COVID-19 update

DanceSyndrome COVID-19 July Update

 

It’s been over 3 months now since COVID-19 forced us to close our face to face inclusive dance sessions in the community. Of course, Team DS rose to the challenge and have enjoyed being able to bring you a selection of online sessions using Zoom. We’d never even heard of it before COVID-19 came along! You’ve all responded so well to using the new technology, we can’t thank you enough. It’s been very rewarding to see everyone adapting so quickly to this new way of dancing and learning together.

We’ve had some wonderful opportunities to work in partnership with other organisations and you’ve created beautiful inspiring dance performances from your homes:

#MakeitBlue Campaign to celebrate keyworkers:

Jen Blackwell’s duet with Star Supporter Andrew Self:

 

Ocean Waves produced & choreographed by DS Dance Leader David Corr:

 

What else we have been doing in lockdown:

 

We had a glimmer of hope that we might have been able to start operating face to face sessions with small numbers again soon. Unfortunately, it isn’t our turn quite yet, so we will be dependent on online dancing for a little longer. With this in mind, we would like to just give you a round-up of what our current sessions are.

 

Monday 1pm – Zoom Street Dance – 6 week block of sessions with a video performance at the end!
Wednesday 10am – Zoom Infant Dance with Max (age 3)
Wednesday 3pm – Zoom adult Everybody Dance

 

We also have some sessions on YouTube that are free to use.

 

Meanwhile, we are keeping in contact with our community venues to learn when they will re-open and we’re following the Government guidance for when we can start to come back to dancing face to face again in a safe way.  Our face to face sessions will be different, with smaller numbers and social distancing and we will be in touch to ask you for your input on how you think this will work for you and any ideas you have to help us. Your views are especially important to us and we value every person’s opinion. If you want to share your ideas with us please click here to send us an email.

 

Fingers crossed that it won’t be too long before we can be with each other again.
 

Until then, please stay safe and well!

 

The COVID-19 crisis has presented small charities and arts organisations like DanceSyndrome with many different challenges. If you are able to support our work, donations of all sizes are very much appreciated and make a big difference to us at this difficult time. Thanks for your support!

 

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