Learn To Dance will be launching online streamed lessons in response to the second lockdown in England. Unfortunately we will be closed for in-person classes until at least Thursday 3rd December.
In contrast to the videos that we provided over the first lockdown, these will be live interactive classes. We will also have a video-on-demand service. Live class sizes will be limited so that you can still benefit from our attention – even if it’s remotely!
We’re sorry that it’s taken us a few days to update you, following the Prime Minister’s announcement at the weekend. There was some ambiguity in the legislation initially, as to whether we had to fully close. We wanted to get clarification on this before announcing our closure.
Online Streamed Lessons
We will be running our regular class schedule as an online option that is attended virtually. Those registered for a class will receive an exclusive link 30 minutes before the class to join the live stream.
Numbers will be kept limited to allow us to interact with our students and provide hints and tips.
We will adjust our lesson plans to fit within more confined spaces. Helpfully the next few weeks were scheduled to include Salsa, Argentine Tango and Merengue. These are generally much easier to keep compact.
The live online streamed lessons will be recorded (our teacher’s live feed only). These will then be uploaded to our brand new video-on-demand service that will be launching shortly.
Your attendance in the live class will also include weekly complimentary access to our video-on-demand library.
Whilst virtual lessons are not the same as those taken in-person, we hope that our live feedback, as well as the added benefit of the online library, will encourage you to keep your dancing up during this testing time.
Our plan is to launch these virtual classes starting from our Sunday night beginner class on 8th November.
Brand New Video-on-Demand Library
Part of our new online streamed lessons options will be an on-demand library of dance videos.
We will be offering both weekly and monthly subscription options that will give you unlimited access to all our videos.
As well as recordings of the live classes, we will also be uploading our back catalogue of online dance lessons. We will also be adding previously unreleased videos of workshops and dance breaks.
In addition we hope to re-launch our “Technique in Three” video series. The aim is to provide short videos on specific techniques to practice. We originally launched these during the first lockdown. Unfortunately practical issues led us to decide to drop the series at that time.
There will be two tiers available:
- a weekly pass for £10; and
- a monthly pass for £25
Both will have no minimum commitment required. We are also looking at offering a direct debit option to make it easier to manage.
Those that attend our live classes will receive a complimentary weekly pass. Unfortunately at this time this offer does not extend to our kid’s classes.
Further details on both online streamed lessons options will be released over the coming days.
“Zoom” Private Lessons
Both Antony & Denise will continue to offer private lessons via online streaming services.
Lessons can be booked as usual online, or by contacting us.
Those with existing in-person bookings have already been contacted to confirm if they wish to switch to virtual. Our availability may change as we settle into how this is going to work.
We’ll See You Soon
The timing is unfortunate, as things were moving in the right direction for the school, but the situation is unavoidable.
We hope you will enjoy our online videos options; and keep yourselves ready to come back as soon as we are allowed to reopen.
Stay safe and well and we hope to see you all again soon.
Antony, Emma & Denise