This update will give you all the information that you need about our continuing online dance sessions and forthcoming indoor sessions. This is quite a long update, if you prefer a visual summary, please click here.
UPDATED 15th JUNE 2021 with revised dates following the government announcement
As lockdown easing continues, our team are busy preparing for the final stage of the government road map. If the national lockdown easing continues to go to plan, we hope to return to indoor dance sessions at this stage. Of course, we appreciate that our participants may be anxious about this and so we are continuing to offer a significant online dance timetable alongside our returning face-to-face dance sessions.
We are so glad that people are enjoying the new way of dancing online! Because there is so much demand from across the UK we want to try and offer as many different opportunities for our participants as we can and we will have a new timetable to make this fit around our face-to-face sessions so that participants can enjoy both if they choose.
The return to face-to-face activities is exciting but for the benefit of our participants, volunteers and staff we are taking this slowly and safely. For this reason we are bringing back different sessions on different dates to enable us to re-evaluate risk assessments for different groups.
The phased return of activities is outlined below and a visual planner is available at the bottom of the page.
PLEASE NOTE: this is subject to the government approving step 4 of lockdown easing and so is subject to change.
Monday 19th July 2021 at Plungington Community Centre
EXTEND: Jazz will return at 11am – 11:45am from Monday 19th July. Cost £10 per session.
EXTEND: Contemporary will return at 11:45am – 12:30pm from Monday 19th July. Cost £10 per session.
EXTEND: Street will return at 1:15pm – 2pm from Monday 19th July. Cost £10 per session.
Wednesday 21st July 2021 at Plungington Community Centre
Everybody Dance – Preston will return at 10am -11am from Wednesday 21st July. Cost £7 per session.
EXTEND: Ballet will return at 11:15am – 12:15pm from Wednesday 21st July. Cost £10 per session.
DS Collective rehearsals on Wednesday afternoon will take place in Avenham/Miller park from 19th May to 16th June. This session will go indoors in Plungington Community Centre on Wednesday 21st July from 1pm – 3pm. Cost £10 per session.
EXTEND: Rave a new face-to-face session building on the success of our Zoom Rave with Bex and Dave session. Wednesdays at 7-8pm. Cost £10 per session.
Saturday 24th July 2021 at St Mary’s Centre, Clitheroe
Everybody Dance – Clitheroe will return at 10:30am -12:15pm from Saturday 24th July. Cost £7 per session.
PLEASE NOTE: Don’t worry if your regular session isn’t included above. This is a phased return and we are still looking at how to safely return to other venues. This is an extensive process and the first phase of the return required us to focus on one venue at a time. We will be in touch soon as further sessions re-open. In the meantime, everyone is welcome at both our face-to-face and online sessions, so why not try something new?
As part of our Health and Safety risk assessment for a safe return, we are asking that, at the present time, people pre-book and make payments online for face-to-face sessions wherever possible. Booking will be via www.dancesyndrome.co.uk/events
Monday 12th July – Online sessions
Zoom sessions will continue on the current timetable until Friday 9th July. From Monday 12th July there will be a NEW timetable:
ZOOM: Wake N Dance – every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00am. £3.50 per session.
ZOOM: Contemporary Dance Tuesday 10am -11am – a block of 6 sessions costs £21 (£3.50 per session). Starts Tuesday 13th July.
ZOOM: Street Dance Tuesday 11:30am -12:30pm -a block of 6 sessions costs £21 (£3.50 per session). Starts Tuesday 13th July.
ZOOM: Everybody Dance Tuesdays at 2pm – £3.50 per week.
ZOOM: Funk Out Tuesdays at 7pm – 7:45pm – £3.50 per week.
ZOOM: Ballet Thursday 11am -a block of 6 sessions costs £21 (£3.50 per session). Starts Thursday 15th July.
ZOOM: Rave with Dave & Bex Thursday 7pm – 8pm – a block of 6 sessions costs £21 (£3.50 per session). Starts Thursday 15th July.
Zoom: Musical Jazz Friday 11am-12pm – a block of 6 sessions costs £21 (£3.50 per session). Starts Friday 16th July.
ZOOM: Junior Dance – Saturday 10am -10:30am. Dance for under 16s. The session is free thanks to funding.
ZOOM: Infant Dance – Saturday 10:45am – 11:15am. Children of all ages are welcome, but the session is aimed at pre-school aged children. The session is free thanks to funding.
YouTube sessions – This new schedule means that our weekly YouTube sessions will be coming to an end on at the end of June after 16 successful months! Please join us for a special final session!
Booking for all sessions will be via www.dancesyndrome.co.uk/events
If booking online is a challenge for you, or you would like to discuss our hardship support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 07597 942494.
Whatever way you choose to dance, we hope to see you at one of our sessions soon. In the meantime, please contact us if you have any questions.
Thank you for your support throughout the pandemic.