iD-Company Ltd


GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation Policy



GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, replacing the previous Data Protection, coming into effect on 25th May 2018 in order to comply with new EU regulations. 


GDPR states that personal data should be ‘processed fairly and lawfully’ and collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes’ and that individual’s data is not processed without their knowledge and are only processed with their ‘explicit’ consent. GDPR covers personal data relating to individuals.  iD-Company Ltd is committed to protecting the rights and freedoms of individuals with respect to the processing of children’s, parents, visitors, examiners, teachers, volunteers and staff personal data.


The Data Protection Act gives individuals the right to know what information is held about them.  It provides a framework to ensure that personal information is handled properly.


iD-Company Ltd is registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) under registration reference: ZA393548


GDPR includes 7 rights for individuals:


  1. The right to be informed

iD-Company Ltd only stores information that is absolutely necessary for us to perform our duties as a company. All information is held under strict confidential conditions protected by both password and high-end software and security.  We need to know information regarding students’ name, date of birth, address, contact number, email address, medical history and allergies – if the student does not have a phone number or email address – we ask for a Parent/Guardian’s details on this.  We also request for an emergency contact name and phone number.  At times throughout the year, this information may be requested by performing council areas; this information is sent to the Local Authority via a secure electronic file transfer system.


We are required to collect certain details of visitors to our company.  We need to know visitors’ names, telephone numbers, and where appropriate; company name. This is in respect of our Safeguarding Policy and the event of a fire or injury.


When employing staff, iD-Company Ltd is required to hold the following data; name, address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, National Insurance number, photographic ID, passport or driver’s license, bank details, an up to date Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS – formally known as a CRB), a copy of teaching qualifications, public liability insurance and first aid training.  DBS UTR numbers and date of issue are also held on a central staffing record.

  2.The right of access

An individual is able to make a request relating to their personal information and data that iD-Company Ltd holds for a fee, that is considered reasonable by ICO regarding GDPR.  iD-Company will then provide a response within 4 weeks.  iD-Company can refuse a request, if we have a lawful obligation to retain the data but we will inform the individual of the reasons for the rejection. 


  3. The right to rectification

An individual can make a request relating to their data held by iD-Company at any time.  iD-Company will follow all instructions to make sure all information held is accurate and check annually that the information is still correct.  If an individual’s data, held by iD-Company is requested and the individual notices a discrepancy with their information, iD-Company will alter the data and re-send it back to the individual (within 1 week) to check thoroughly that all information is correct and accurate.  We do request that any updated information that an individual has must be submitted to us as and when it happens.  


  4. The right to erasure

Individuals have the right to request your personal information and data being deleted where there is no compelling reason for its continued use, however in doing so, you may risk your membership/role in the company being cancelled.  iD-Company Ltd has a legal duty to keep data records of our students, parents and guardians’ details for a reasonable time, accidental and injury records kept for 19 years (or until the student reaches 21 years), and 22 years (or until the student reaches 24 years) for Child Protection records. Staff records must be kept for 6 years after terminating their contract before they can be erased.  This data is archived securely onsite and shredded after the legal retention period.


  5. The right to restrict processing

Parents, visitors and staff can object to iD-Company Ltd processing their data.  This means that records can be stored but must not be used in any way, for example for reports, communications or publicity/promotion etc.


  6. The right to data portability

iD-Company Ltd may require for data to be transferred from one IT system to another; such as from iD-Company Ltd to the Local Authority, for performance licenses and dance associations for examinations.  These recipients use secure file transfer systems and have their own policy procedures in place in relation to GDPR.


  7. The right to object

Parents, visitors, volunteers and staff have the right to object to their data being used for certain activities like marketing or research.


  8. The right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling

Automated decisions and profiling are used for marketing based organisations.  iD-Company Ltd does not use personal data for such purposes.



Use of Personal Information and Storage:


As a professional examination board, iD-Company Ltd has a legal duty to store the following information on you as a member;

Name, address, email address, telephone and mobile numbers, membership number, qualifications, enhanced DBS, enhanced DBS certificates information and previous business trading with iD-Company Ltd such as examination sessions, purchase of Syllabi, "Programmes of Study" and merchandise etc.  As well as information regarding your CPD (Continuing Professional Development) attendance and any courses that you may attend.

We also store information on candidates that take iD examinations with us and attend our courses (either amateur or professional), such as:

Medal Test Exams:

Name, subject taken and mark achieved

Graded Exams:

Name, address, email address.

Summer and Easter school:

Name, address, email address.

Payments made online:


Who we share your information with:

We share your information with the following organisations to be able to run an efficient and professional service:

Royal Mail - name and address

Courier Companies - name and address

iD Examiners and teachers;


iD-Company Ltd keeps all paper copies of students, examination students, staff and teaching records in a locked filling cabinet.  All records are completely confidential.  These records remain on site at all times.  Paper records are shredded after the retention period.


Access to company computers are all password protected.  Passwords are changed every six months.  When a member of staff leaves iD-Company Ltd, all passwords associated with the company are changed in line with this policy and our safeguarding policy.  All external hard drives are also password protected for extra protection.


Information regarding individual students for weekly registers, medical information and emergency contact details are kept on a password protected external hard drive.  These documents include data such as student’s names, date of birth and sometimes phone numbers and email addresses.  These records are deleted after the relevant retention period.

iD-Company Ltd stores personal data held visually in photographs and video clips; unless written consent has been obtained via the Photography Release Form.  Video footage will be kept as archives for choreographic purposes. In the event that an individual requests for the Right to Erasure, iD-Company Ltd will keep video footage but not expose to anyone as the choreography remains the property of iD-Company Ltd and the Choreographer.  The files will not be passed on, or shown to anyone other than iD-Company Ltd and the choreographer.  


If you wish to remain an active member of iD-Company Ltd you do not have to do anything.  If you do not agree for us to store information enclosed in this document, please contact us at expressing your termination with iD-Company Ltd and to not contact you in the future.

Policy Review Date: May 2019





Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modernjazzlyrical, classical ballet and more recently street dance.

Contemporary dancers work to connect the mind and the body through fluid and dynamic dance movements. 


Unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor.

This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.

Pioneers of contemporary dance include Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and Merce Cunningham and more recently Matthew Bourne. 

Choreography is often created through improvisation.

The course covers many techniques giving dancers a broad training and an introduction to the many directions of contemporary dance.

There are many methods to training in contemporary dance, through following the course many of the components from these methods are taught -


Fall and recovery

Direction changes


Core strengthening

Connecting with the floor 


Creating original choreography 


Each Grade has been designed to build a solid technique from set exercises to enable students to dance new, challenging and inspiring sequences.


In each grade students perform a set dance which can be altered for their own interpretation for their exam, but it must be danced using an emotion or theme from a list provided for each grade.


As the Uk’s most up coming dance style used by most choreographers, contemporary dance training is a major component that all dancers should attain for their future.

We have devised a new way to help teachers that we believe will transform dance in the UK.


With fresh ideas and new approaches that involve practical assessments we want our teachers be the best they can be.


iD believe reading from a book is not enough, you have to dance the steps and know their origins.


Once you know this information learning and teaching the syllabus is easy as you have an understanding of what each exercise has been designed for.


We want to help you be your best and know that you may forget something or need a little help sometimes.

With this in mind we have set up a private Facebook group for you to join upon finishing the course.

You can ask questions, share videos and make friends with your fellow teachers.

 Know that you are not alone!

 But we are all connected if you ever need to ask our team a question.



You will be given a list of tracks which are to be downloaded. Our music uses traditional and currents artists so the class is fun for yourself and dancers.

Ryan Jenkins will lead you on your 2 day course giving you all the help you need.
 You will receive a handbook with a break  down and desciption for each exercise along with dvd containing all the exercises.
The Jenkins technique enables dancers and teachers to learn how to adapt their bodies to reaching the floor with ease.
Learning this new technique will change the way you dance and create choreography forever.
You will be learning each style from the beginning and writing notes down in your handbook with all the tips and new skills learnt. 
11th -12th July 2019


Ryan jenkins

In constant demand from the world’s leading brands and producers, having worked with Joel Schumacher, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Matthew Bourne, Michael Flatley, Idina Menzel, Nigel Lythgoe, Louis Walsh and Arlene Phillips.

Whether it’s working with Abby Lee Miller, choreographing on the hit UK TV show Dance Mums, to choreographing Red Bull’s Formula 1 new racing car launch to being invited by the UK Government to represent Great Britain for National Day at the 2015 Milan Expo. 

Movies, music videos, musicals, operas, adverts, live concerts, to being a TV personality, Ryan has worked as a creative in all genres of the business with return clients.

With an infectious personality and killer creative instincts, you can be sure your product will be produced to the envy of the world.

2016 WORK

2016 Ryan was nominatied for a Carl Allen award as choreographer of the year alongside Matthew Bourne, he has been asked to be a talent scout for the biggest TV show - Britain's Got Talent and in one year has signed 200 new schools to join his  exam board iD-Compnay.

Ryan Choreographed the movie, ‘Denise’ for release 2016 and was appointed choreographer for the multi-million pound launch of the new Team Red Bull Formula 1 Racing car and worked with Puma on the launch of their new Allure clothing line.

He choreographed the acclaimed educational dance 'Syria', performed at the world renowned Sadlers Wells Theatre, which was selected to represent Great Britain by Jelli Studios at the Dance World Cup in Jersey 2016 winning Bronze..


Ryan was the Creative Director of the UK’s biggest glamour group, The Dream Idols, who were invited to work with Channing Tatum on the UK launch of Magic Mike. 

He has choreographed for the Beirut, Vietnamese and British Governments and did work for Tourism for Ireland, which showcased his work for the Royal Family at St James Palace.

With a love of fashion, Ryan could not resist being involved in the fashion industry, directing for London Fashion Week, working with Fashion TV. 

Kindness and helping others is an integral part of Ryan’s personal philosophy, which influences both his work and philanthropy efforts. Ryan recently worked on a National Campaign, about a child abuse cover up at the Shirley Oaks homes, choreographing a music video, now with over 100,000 hits, which was showcased on the BBC news resulting in 3 offenders now in prison.  

Ryan recently worked on a national advertising campaign for Parkinson's Uk When I Dance and the Mayor of London's "# London is open 2017" campaign, both featuring iD-dance Company.

He has choreographed live concert tours around the UK to audiences over 10,000 people with countless theatre productions and cruise ship shows. 


Not shy of the camera, Ryan was one of the most successful dancers in the UK. He was a finalist on Season 2 So You Think You Can Dance and Got to Dance for Sky TV.

But it all started at 19 for Ryan, where he was offered a role in the most successful show of all time, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. At 20, Ryan was working with Joel Schumacher as a featured dancer on the blockbuster movie ‘The Phantom of the Opera’. By 21, he was in the original London cast of the musical ‘Wicked’, performing alongside Idina Menzel. Things did not stop here, he then worked with Michael Flatley on Celtic Tiger, other West End musicals including, Grease for Arlene Phillips, Cabaret for Bill Kenwright and Kismet for English National Opera, directed by Gary Griffin, staring Michael Ball, Faith Prince and Alfie Bowie. 

Ryan is the original ‘Flash mobber’, having performed in the very first flashmob for T-mobile at London Liverpool Street - This is now a common thing everyone does around the world.

Not one to stay in London, he has danced all over the world even in Bollywood for the hit movie ‘Namastey London’, staring Katrina Kaif and Asskay Kumar

Instagram @realryanjekins

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