Dear Parents and Carers
I am hopeful you are all keeping yourselves safe and well?
As I am sure you all have seen – the government guidelines surrounding social gatherings and group activities are changing rapidly and we are adapting our plans accordingly.
We are have spoken with all of our hire venues and our staying in line with their plans. We currently plan to run as many Halstow and Mycenae House classes as we can for as long as schools remain open. We will not be running pre school classes from next week so this Friday’s (March 20th) Mycenae House 10.00am class will be the last for this term – we will be switching to online pre school classes from next week.
For the remainder of our time running physical classes we ask that students with a persistent cough or fever, or students with a family member displaying these symptoms DO NOT come to class. For information on symptoms and government guidelines:
Robert Owen: As of yesterday Robert Owen have asked Tiptoes and Tappers to suspend classes held at the nursery – this means there will be no classes at Robert Owen for the remainder of this term.
The Bridge: Yesterday was our last pre school class at the Bridge for this term.
Mycenae House: Friday mornings pre school tap & ballet will be our last pre school class at Mycenae House for this term.
Halstow: We aim to keep all of our Halstow classes open until school closes.
Invicta: Invicta primary are monitoring the situation and the school will contact families regarding after school activities.
Exams: I have spoken to Bbodance and as it stands they are happy to reschedule their exam entries but are unable to offer any exams sessions until September 2020.
Considering all the hard work the children have put in, the BBO’s position, and having spoken to the examiner (who has agreed to come and examine this weekend), we will continue with the session. We have thought long and hard about this decision, and feel this is the right choice.
We will take extra precautions during exam session for hand washing, room ventilation and door-handle and barre sterilisation between each exam.
Online Classes: Kate, Penny, and I have been busy filming as many classes/syllabus exercises as we can. Ashley and Sara-Marie have filmed some fun 30 minute jazz workouts for the family. We will be testing our on-line class system over the next few days and once we are happy with the outcome we will send out a “how to” guide for joining our lessons.