It’s been lovely to connect with our dancers (and their families, dogs etc…) by Zoom for our online dance lessons. It was a challenge to get it up and running and also to see how it would work; happily it seems to have worked really well for most people. We have certainly enjoyed being able to continue teaching classes and seeing your progress. It’s been great to be able to keep the show dances going, work on syllabuses and also ensure that fitness, conditioning and flexibility are still being maintained throughout this period of lock down, so thank you for your willingness to try this out. March/April online classes have been running well: just a reminder that in line with our usual Easter break, there will be no online classes on Saturday 11th April, Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th April. Other than these three dates all classes will run to the online class timetable, for the rest of April and the month of May. Please note, you will be able to use the same links on the original email as we are just going to update this link with the May dates.
May classes In our previous newsletter we said that we would review the situation on a monthly basis. It seems clear now that schools etc. are still not going to be reopening during May. We would like to continue with our online classes during May, as they have been so beneficial. We would ask parents to please pay half your usual monthly fees amount for fees due on 1st May. Those with standing orders set up you will need to amend these via your banking app. We feel as the situation is going to extend beyond April that this is a fair way of being able to carry on with our online classes. (For those in the CJ’s performers class – Saturday 3.15 – 4.15 pm – we will send you a May fees email separately as yours is slightly different).
Dance Project We thought that we would give our dancers a challenge to work on during the Easter break, when there will be a short pause in classes. We would like to create a display on the notice boards and also the T.V screen in the children’s beanbag room when we are able to come back to classes in the school. The theme of the project will be ‘Dance Anywhere’ and what we would like is for our dancers to think about what they would like to create for the display. It can either be a picture created from any art materials, a photograph taken of them doing a dance move, or a short video clip of them dancing (maximum 2 mins. long). The idea of the theme is to create a display so that we can all see a ‘window’ into how our dancers have been able to continue with dance in their homes and gardens. We thought it would be a lovely way to celebrate when we are finally able to have classes back in the dance school. Video clips and photos can be sent to us when they are done and if a piece of art work is created please send us a photo of it and then keep the piece to bring in for the display once we start back.
Happy Easter and thank you for your continued support
CJ’s Easter Newsletter Dear Parents, carers and dancers It’s been lovely to connect with our dancers (and their families, dogs etc…) by Zoom for our online dance lessons. It was a challenge to get it up and running and also to see how it would work; happily it seems to have worked really...