RE: COVID-19 (Corona Virus)

 

We are looking at restarting back in September with obvious changes to our timetable to make everything as safe as we can for Pupil, Parents and staff. There will be a one way system into and out of the building to minimise contact. Because of this there will only be access to the rear carpark via foot as the Alex Moore, Bussel and Astaire studios will exit via their respective rear fire escape doors. The Fosse studio will exit via the side fire exit.

 

More information on this will be coming along with a walk through video of what to expect.

The only parking spaces will be the ones on the front (we will ask teachers to park in the rear carpark) so if you have to drive please make sure you use a parking space and not just leave the car across the front, blocking parking spaces. Because we will be trying to keep students to a bubble, we strongly advise that you leave once you have dropped your child and return at the allotted time to collect.

We can't stress enough how important time keeping is on dropping off and collection.

We will be staggering class start and finish times to minimise crossover of bubbles.

If at all possible DON'T DRIVE, if you do please be courteous to our neighbours.

 

Entrance for Astaire and Bussell studios will be through main reception door on right and entrance for Alex Moore and Fosse studios will be via the door on the right. Each studio will have it's own dedicated toilet so for the duration of these ,measures they will be Uni-sex.

So until we can return to some normality we wish you all well and trust you will work with us so we we can get back to teaching your children. We would like to thank the teachers and students that have attended the zoom classes. I believe they were vital in keeping some sanity in the chaos.

 

There maybe some private lessons starting before September, anyone interested please contact the relevant teacher or Diana to register your interest.

 

Due to the social distancing measures in place our classes are suspended until further notice, this decision was made with a heavy heart, but the safety of our pupils and staff is our priority. Do keep an eye on our facebook and website for updates and news of special resources for you as well as future online classes. We hope to still be here at the end of this challenging period and we are so grateful to you our loyal pupils, families and staff. It is with your strength we will get back delivering excellence in dance education and keeping you all healthy and happy in the future.

 

 

 

Notice From the Trustees

 

As Trustees to ACS we are in constant admiration of the way Mark and Diana, the principals, work in running the dance school.  Their handling of this emergency situation has been exemplary, working to keep classes running but with the safety of both students and staff uppermost in their minds.  The time has now come to make the decision to close in line with government advice and we fully support that.

Mark and Diana run the school from their hearts; their interest is in providing excellent quality dance teaching enabling all students to reach their potential far and above any financial gain.  We are well aware from our overseeing position just how closely the budget is run with them constantly balancing funds in order to keep the school going under normal circumstances let alone the current situation.  We have seen them time and again apply imaginative solutions to unexpected issues and they are again thinking and acting imaginatively by seeking to provide virtual dance lessons, thus enabling some form of continuing level of classes whilst we pass through this uncertain period.

We appreciate in financially difficult times often it is the extra-curricular activities that are the first to be affected but we ask that you try to continue to support the school to whatever extent you can so that ACS can weather this storm and continue in the future.

 

We are working on contingency plans to keep some classes operational with other resources available to keep you entertained through this period. Our aim is to keep you moving and engaged in dance.

 

There are some puzzles  and entertaining links to keep you occupied.

 

Exam refunds and outstanding fees, If you do have any outstanding fees we urge you to please pay these at your earliest convenience. we are fully aware that you have not received your full quota of classes, but ask you not to automatically deduct these from your fees. We will, once we return, rectify it, it is simpler and less complicated if we can do this for our entire membership and not individually.

 

Those of you that had exams, again the refunding of these will be implemented once we return.

 

 

We do urge you all to keep looking at our website, facebook pages and ACS Dance Family Group page, and if you have changed your email, contact details lately please make sure you inform us of your address by emailing us at admin@acsdance.uk so we can keep you fully informed of any and all changes.

 

We hope to offer classes in some fashion even if Video links of dance lessons, and exercises etc, for you to do at home.

 

Many Thanks for your support in these challenging times,

 

Diana, Mark and the ACS Team

 

 

More advice on the NHS website

 

ACS Dance Centre Registered Charity No: 1159627  66 Albert Road, Romford Essex, RM1 2PP

Patron: Mr David Pickering MBE

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Facebook link to ACS Dance Centre's page. CDET, Council For Dance Education and Training link for ACS Dance Centre
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Raise funds for ACS Dance Centre by shopping online.
ISTD Approved Dance Centre, Imperial Society of Teachers Dancing Approved Teacher Training Centre.
Facebook link to ACS Dance Centre's page. CDET, Council For Dance Education and Training link for ACS Dance Centre
ACS Dance Centre Logo formerly known as Anthony Clifford Studios
Raise funds for ACS Dance Centre by shopping online.
ISTD Approved Dance Centre, Imperial Society of Teachers Dancing Approved Teacher Training Centre.
CDET, Council For Dance Education and Training link for ACS Dance Centre
ACS Dance Centre Logo formerly known as Anthony Clifford Studios
Raise funds for ACS Dance Centre by shopping online.
ISTD Approved Dance Centre, Imperial Society of Teachers Dancing Approved Teacher Training Centre.
CDET, Council For Dance Education and Training link for ACS Dance Centre