The sad news has come that we must close our doors once more.
This weeks classes will run as normal face to face and from next week for 4 weeks, we will run classes online on the zoom platform.
To avoid any disruption and to keep the students in their routine, the classes will remain on the same day at the same time as their usual class.
This term is a 6 weeks term starting week beginning Monday 2nd November and finishing week ending Friday 11th December.
Week 1 - face to face
Week 2 - zoom
Week 3 - zoom
Week 4 - zoom
Week 5 - zoom for Tuesday classes, face to face for Wednesday classes
Week 6 - face to face - Christmas Party Dance class.
The fees for the 6 weeks will be £20 for all except the Teen Commercial class which will be £22.
If you have already paid this terms fees, i can either refund you the difference or deduct it from next terms fees - please let me know what you'd prefer to do.
Unfortunately the exam will be postponed until the end of January.
I will send out the zoom link on the day of each class. If you are able to connect zoom onto a bigger screen (laptop, tablet, TV) rather than a phone it makes the experience so much better for your child. I can talk you through this if you need any help.
The mental and physical health for all our students is priority therefore keeping them active and seeing their friends online should keep them motivated.
I would really appreciate the support from our families where possible to keep us going and allowing us to remain open in these hard times.
Lets get through these 4 weeks and we can hopefully look forward to a lovely Christmas at the end of it.
Stay safe, stay happy, stay healthy x
Please find info below with regards to setting up zoom on your TV.
I find there are some students who don' like learning from zoom and i think the main reason for this is because they are watching from either a phone or tablet and you can not get the same atmosphere or see clearly on a small screen.
With these uncertain times and a lot of students having to isolate for 14 days i think it would be wise to stream the classes live. If your child can not attend class, they will not need to miss out on their dance training and also socialising with their friends.
All you need to do is download zoom on your laptop -
Either sign up if you haven't got an account or sign in.
You will need to buy a HDMI cable. You can get them for under £10 on Amazon.
Connect your laptop and TV with the HDMI cable (just like you would if you were
setting up a playstation/games console) and select the HDMI option on your TV.
The TV will mirror your laptop so you will be able to view and take part in the class on a much bigger screen.
You will just need to click on the link or type in the meeting I.D and password once i send it to you.
It is really easy to do and the best way for your child to enjoy taking part in their dance class online if the need to isolate.
If you have any questions please just ask and i'd be happy to talk you through it.
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!
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 -
* Created our own music video!
* 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!
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!
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.
**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 !
Setting up Zoom account
Click on ‘Sign up, It’s Free’ (see below)
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.
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
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!