17.8.2020

Hi Parents and Students, 

 

Hope you’re all having a lovely summer. I look forward to welcoming you all back in the next few weeks!

The first half term is for 7 weeks from week beginning Monday 8th September to Friday 23rd October 2020.

Please find below information for the new September term and instructions with regards to Covid 19.

Attending your dance class will be slightly different and will require you to do a few things before entering.

  • No parents will be allowed to stay/wait at the venue. Please drop your child off at the door and keep 2m apart at all times from other children/parents. Please arrive no more than 5 mins before your class.

  • Please wait at the door for your teacher to let you in. Upon entry you will have your temperature checked.

  • For younger students of the Hip Tots and Tots classes, parents please can you take your child to the toilet before entering the hall.

  • Once in the studio/hall you will need to change your shoes. No outdoor shoes will be permitted, please bring a spare pair of trainers in a bag to change into it. You can then put your outdoor shoes in the bag. Please put your bag along the wall.

  • Use the hand sanitizer provided straight away.

  • There will be rubber spots on the floor to keep students 2m apart. Choose a spot and stand on it. That will be your area for the rest of the class.

  • If you do need to cough or sneeze, please cover your mouth with your elbow and not your hand.

  • If you feel unwell or have a high temperature, please stay home.

With regards to payment of fees:
Fees will continue to be paid up front at the start of each half term. If paying by cash, please put the correct money in an envelope labelled with your childs name and hand to Carrie at the start of the first class back. Alternatively, please transfer the fees via bank transfer (please ask for the details if you don’t already have them).

Fees will increase slightly from September 2020. I haven’t increased the fees in at least 5 years and even with the increase they are still a very competitive price.

The times of some of the classes will change slightly to stagger arrival and finish times to avoid blocking of the hall/studio on your arrival.

Please see below new times and fees: 7 weeks half term from week beginning Monday 8th September to Friday 23rd October 2020.

 


 

Your child does not need to wear a face mask to take part in the dance class. I will be wearing one at the start of each class to greet the children and then take it off when the class starts.

Please can you fill in the form below to state you are happy for your child to attend the classes with the above information. Also, in some of the classes I usually give sweets or chocolate at the end, can you please state if you are still happy for me to do this or not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Should the guidelines change with regards to lockdown or if there is a need to quarantine, the classes will continue to run online until it is safe to re open.

I look forward to welcoming you all back to class safe and sound!

 

Stay happy – Stay healthy – Stay safe and Socially dis-dance!

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27.7.20

To all parents and students,

That's a wrap! On lockdown classes!

Thank you for all your support through out these crazy times of lockdown and for keeping me going over the past 18 weeks with seeing your lovely faces each week!

Here's what we have achieved:

* Created a user friendly app to access the classes quickly

* We have danced 18 weeks of online classes, pre recorded and live zoom classes.

* Ran a competition each month to win a glitter print CH Dance t-shirt. Winners are: Elektra, Liberty, Ava, Lola P, Izzy, Lola G

* Design your own CH Dance tshirt. Winner - Nancy Hill

* Star of the week. Each week i have selected one dancer who has been the star of that week - www.chdance.com/votw

* Created our own music video! www.chdance.com/lockdown

* Dance Quiz Night. This was so much fun! Winners - Katy, Liana, Ava, Mia

* To everyone who has sent a video or picture of you practicing, dancing are now all featured on the lockdown page! www.chdance.com/lockdown

And as a special thank you to everyone for your loyalty, i will be giving out medals and certificates for the Lockdown Loyalty Scheme for keeping dancing and staying positive throughout this time.

Please text me your full name.

I can't wait to see you all in September back in the studio! 

I will be sending out in a couple of weeks, information of enrolling for the new term with new safety measures in place.

 

Hope you all have a lovely summer!

 

Carrie x 

15.07.2020

Hi All

Happy July! Just a few things before we finish for the end of term next week.

The last class will be on Saturday 25th July - either on zoom or in person (to be decided) and then we will break for summer until the start of September.

Hopefully we will be in class, in person with guidance from the government with regards to health & safety and social distancing.

There is still time to enter the CH competition for July to be in with a chance of winning a t-shirt, please keep sending your pictures and videos of you practising! I will be picking TWO winners in JULY!

The Dance & Music Quiz will be held on Thursday 23rd July 6-7pm on ZOOM. 

All you will need to take part is a pen, paper and be able to send me an instant picture of your answers either via whatsapp or email. You will need to send me a clear picture of your answers within 5 mins at the end of the quiz so i can total the scores up to see who has won. If you are playing as a team e.g 2 sisters living at the same address taking part together and you win, you will win one prize between you.

It's not about the winning, its the taking part that counts! It will be a fun, social evening for you all having a bit of fun!

There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes. See the pictures below. 1st place - purple chocolate bouquet and 2nd & 3rd place a chocolate hamper.

Please respond that you would like to take part in the quiz so i can send you the zoom link.

Excited!!

**EXCITING NEW COMPETITION!!!**

Our dancewear provider is running a one time competition for our students!
Design your own tshirt and be in the chance of winning a custom made tshirt with YOUR design for FREE!

Your tshirt needs to include the text ‘CHDance’ but everything else is up to you!

Click on the picture to download the pdf template or right click and save it and print it off.

Get your entries in by the end of May to be in with a chance of winning!
Good luck !

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Setting up Zoom account

 

 

 

  • Add your email address and click ‘sign up’

Use of Zoom - Parent Guide

 

Zoom is a fabulous platform and one which I will be using to stream the dance classes to you. This is a free app and very easy to use!

 

Zoom can be accessed through a number of different devices.

  • • A browser from your laptop.

  • • A browser from your PC.

  • • An app from your phone.

  • • An app from your tablet.

 

For the best experience we recommend using on a TV. You can do this by either:

  • • Connect an HDMI cable linked from your laptop or phone to your TV.

  • • Select the HDMI option on your TV screen.

 

However, I know this is not always available so laptops, tablets or phones can also be used.

 

How to get your invite to join?

 

I will send you a specific link for your live class on the morning of the class.

 

Click on the link.

Ideally join the class 10 minutes before it is due to begin. When you click on the link you will be placed in the ‘waiting room’ until the class starts.

 

When the class starts, change your view to ‘gallery view’ which can be found in the top right of the screen. Or if you’re on a phone or tablet, swipe to the right. This will mean you will see everyone else in your class and you can all have a chat!

 

During the class I will ‘mute’ you all. This is to avoid distortion occurring during the class and so you can hear me and the music.

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Hi All

Hope you're well and staying safe!

The Zoom classes on Saturday was a success! Was great to see your faces!! Hope more people will support and join this week. Please see below NEW times for your live zoom class on SATURDAY:

Timetable - Live class:
Hip Tots (Tues)           1.40pm

Mini Movers (Tues)     1.05pm
Teen (Tues)                12.30
Hip Tots (Wed)            2.05pm
Kids (Wed)                  2.40pm

The next VOTW is now online! Go check it out! https://www.chdance.com/votw 

Please don't forget to make payment for this month's fees

See you Saturday x

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Hi All

New weekly update for you! I didn't realise how much more work it would be working from home!!

This weeks classes are now online!

The live zoom class is this SATURDAY, please download the app in plenty of time. Also, please text me to register so i can send you the live link on Saturday morning. The times are as follows:

Timetable - Live class:
Hip Tots (Tues)           1.40pm

Mini Movers (Tues)     1.15pm
Teen (Tues)                12.45
Hip Tots (Wed)            2pm
Kids (Wed)                  2.20pm

The first VOTW is now online! Go check it out! https://www.chdance.com/votw 

You can now chat online with your friends! Check out the online chat forum exclusively for CH Dance students https://www.chdance.com/post/chattocarrie

I have added more workouts for you to do at home too in the 'Train' section of the app.

Please keep sending your pictures and videos and i will post them on the CH Dance social sites.

Also please view the video below for an exciting competition you can be involved in!

Hi All

Wow what a week it has been!

Hope you are all well and staying safe and adjusting to life in doors, working from home and home schooling!

How did you get on learning this weeks routine for your class? I will be posting a video once a week on a Tuesday as though you are actually attending the class. 

Also i will be doing a live 15 minute rehearsal for each class on Saturday 4th April (see times below)

You can tune in live, ask me any questions, practise your dances that you have learnt online and be able to see and talk to all your friends from the class too! As we are all in the same boat isolating, it will be great for you/your child to socialise via the live class and keep in touch with your/their friends.

All you will need to do is download the ZOOM app https://zoom.us/download

You can do this on your phone, tablet or laptop. If there is a way of hooking it up to the TV that would be great for your child to see me and everyone in their class on a bigger screen.

Please text me your name to register for the live class next Saturday and i can send you the link.

Please do send me any pictures or videos of you/your child practising the routines. It really does make my day! Teaching to camera is totally different as you don't get the feedback as you would being in a class full of students, so receiving the videos really make me smile.

Timetable - Live class:
Hip Tots (Tues)           12.30

Mini Movers (Tues)     1pm
Teen (Tues)                12 noon
Hip Tots (Wed)            1.30pm
Kids (Wed)                  1.50pm

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!

Carrie x

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Hello All! Welcome to the CH Dance App full of wonderful things to keep you entertained while at home.

I will be doing virtual classes which i will update every week for you to learn and then do a live class for you all to get together and practise and keep social! This will all be in the 'Class' section of the app which is password protected for CH Dance students only!


We are still going to be working towards the dance exam for the time being and also the presentation showcase, so it's important you don't forget your routines!
You will need to download the ZOOM app on your phone or tablet for the live classes. It might be worth checking if you can link it up to your TV so you will have a bigger screen to watch and see everyone else in your class!

There is a section in the app called 'Train' which has various stretching exercises, workouts for the mums and colouring dance pages for you to print off and enjoy. You can also draw your own designs and send them to me for VOTW (see below)

I have also launched VOTW (Video of the week) where you video yourself practising, stretching, choreographing your own routines, freestyling, colouring in the dance pictures and anything else dance related and i will choose one video a week to upload onto the app as 'Star of the Week'!

I'm missing you all already! It won't be long until this is over and we can get back into the dance studio and see each other again! Be extra nice to your parents and keep on dancing and smiling! 

Carrie x

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