Online lessons…. Welcome to Tiptoes TV! We are starting our online lessons Monday March 23rd!
This Monday will be our “set up day” where we will invite you by ballet grade to meet with us via Zoom, have a chat, and get to know what we are going to be doing with students in our new video classes.
From Tuesday 24th March: We will be running some daily pre recorded workouts aimed at junior and senior students as well as a new timetable to try and make sure everyone has access to exercise during our period of isolation.
The Class format:
We will schedule a class via Zoom and email the relevant participants to join us. At the time of class you will join us for your online lesson!
- We have been pre-recording exercises this week to demonstrate an exercise just like we would in the studio.
- We will then go through the work with students dancing in their living rooms/bedrooms
- Make our corrections
- Then run music like we would in a normal class
At the end of the lesson we will go though some theory and send out a worksheet to support what we have learnt in class.
We are incredibly grateful to our insurers for agreeing to underwrite our lessons and allow us to operate over this time period. They have some very clear stipulations that parents will need to agree to so I have added an online form that MUST be filled out before we can offer your child their online classes.
I have spoken to a large number of parents about the best way to schedule our classes whilst in isolation and most have agreed that running classes for Primary Schol students during the day rather than after “school” would be preferred during this time.
Our senior student classes will be afternoon classes as we are aware they have been given a more formal timetable for their learning.
Parents have requested that rather than run all their children’s classes together we should spread them over the week to keep activity and social contact going on a regular basis for both physical and mental health, and general well being.
Our classes will run for roughly 30 minutes giving everyone 5 minutes to log on say and high and the beginning and 5 minutes to catch up say “see you later” to their friends at the end.
I have placed the timetable online and hope that is works for everyone …. we are learning as we go so are doing our best to keep everyone happy and engaged – please feed back to me parts of the timetable that don’t work and I will do my best to amend things make them work for everyone.
We will be running pre recorded dance work outs for Juniors and Seniors every morning Monday – Saturday and will repeat the senior workouts in the afternoon.
Lastly, again a huge thank you to everyone who is supporting us though this time – we hope our timetable and efforts so far show you we are committed to delivering the best version of our classes and hope you will be pleased with what we have produced and happy to continue with us.
Like you we have no idea when this will be over and what the “new normal” will be like on the other side but hopefully we will be back in the studio with you all soon.
Thanks and stay well.
Rachael and the Tiptoes team x