The UK Government have now confirmed that our Dance School Reopening can enter the next stage from Monday 17th May.
This means we can finally reopen our studio doors to all of our dance students again! We will have to limit the numbers in our classes, to about a third of normal capacity. However this does mean we’ll be able to give each student a bit more of our time (whether they want the extra attention or not 😜).
The Prime Minister has also said the, subject to the impact this next stage has, we are on track to move to Step 4 on 21st June. This could mean that we can begin planning to return to contact lessons, but further details will be released as the information is made available to us.
Our dance studio follows COVID-secure guidelines and has been awarded a ‘We’re Good To Go‘ certification. This is the official UK mark to signal that a hospitality business follows Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines; and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.
What Changes Affect The Dance School Reopening in May?
Whilst the indoor limits for social gatherings are 6 people this limit doesn’t apply to our dance classes. Following government restrictions we have limited our class sizes to 12 people.
However no group ‘socialising’ inside the studio can be bigger than 6 people so social distancing should still be maintained. This includes those who have been vaccinated.
With Hugging Allowed, Is Contact for Dancing too?
The government have announced that hugging will be permitted again from Monday 17th May. This is aimed at family members and close friends and does not stretch to close-contact businesses.
Answering a number of queries from students you will still not be able to partner our teachers, or other students. At present, and until at least 21st June, there will still be no contact permitted outside of same household/bubbles.
We would love to be able to welcome you all back to our studio with a hug; but the last thing we want is the next variant to be called the Learn To Dance variant!!!
Revised Timetable for our Dance School Reopening in May
If you haven’t been back to see us recently, or taken part in our online offerings, we have revised our class schedule.
Classes now take place from Sunday to Thursday and generally get progressively higher in level as the week progresses.
All classes are currently pre-book only under current government guidance. You can choose to book for individual sessions, or we can reserve a set number of weeks for you. We have already been taking bookings in anticipation of the dance school reopening in May. Some classes are therefore at or nearing our current capacity and we recommend booking sooner rather than later.
See the Schedule
Our revised schedule for our Dance School Reopening in May is as follows:
[Beginner – Improver/Improver 2 – Intermediate/Advanced – Solo – Kids – Over 50s]
- Sundays (from 23rd May)
- 7pm Beginner
- 8pm Improver
- Mondays (from 17th May)
- 7pm Refresher Classes (starts with Waltz and then follows our regular cycle of dances).
- 8pm Beginner (almost fully subscribed)
- 9pm Improver
- 1pm Over 50s Mixed Ability (currently 45 minutes but will return to 90 minutes once socialising is permitted again)
- 7.30pm Solo Routines (almost fully subscribed)
- 10am Solo Routines
- 12.30pm Beginner
- 1.30pm Improver
- 4.15pm Kids 4-8yrs (term-time only)
- 5pm Kids Over 9s (term-time only)
- 6pm Refresher Classes (starts with Waltz and then follows our regular cycle of dances). Some weeks fully subscribed.
- 7pm Argentine Tango Course starts (initially 6 weeks, extends in 6 week cycles)
- 8pm Improver (fully subscribed from 26th May, waiting list in operation)
- 9pm Improver 2
- 1pm Improver 2
- 2pm Intermediate
- 7pm Improver 2
- 8pm Intermediate
- 9pm Advanced (currently postponed until contact can resume)
We look forward to welcoming you back to the studio next week.
About Learn To Dance
Learn To Dance is a Ballroom and Latin American Dance School based in Burnham, Buckinghamshire. We have been closed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic but look forward to the dance school reopening in May.
During our closed period we offered a number of different ways to dance with us from your front rooms. Offering regular live-stream classes, as well as useful dance uploads, subscribe to be kept informed when new videos are going live. Send us your suggestions of what you’d like to see us release and we’ll do our best!
Looking for more personal tuition? We provide both in-person and streamed lessons and classes. Check out learndance.co.uk/online for more information.
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