Coronavirus update - THE SCHOOL IS OPEN
I am pleased to be able to re-open the school and return to classroom based teaching following the recent closure due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
In line with Government and NHS advice, control measures are now in place for each site and class that are now being held. This includes limiting the numbers in each class, provision of hand washing facilities and maintaining distance between each pupil in class along with good levels of ventilation. Pupils, parents and guardians must follow the control measures in place at all times and your co-operation is most appreciated.
It is a difficult and challenging time and the support from pupils and parents is valued and it helps to keep the children dancing and the School running safely for everyone.
Whilst there are different arrangements in place it does not affect the standard of teaching being provided to pupils. The IDTA syllabus will continue to be followed that enables pupils to progress through different levels of grades and achieve formal, nationally recognised qualifications - they also provide UCAS points at Intermediate level and above.
The IDTA have also recommenced dance examinations. The School holds exams each year and this enables all pupils to showcase their talent and obtain nationally recognised qualifications. These qualifications enable pupils to not only to progress their dance careers either on a personal or professional level but they also can be used for their further academic studies as they can be used for UCAS points. In any event, learning to dance provides valuable life skills, promotes good levels of physical and mental health and well being and most importantly builds friendships that last.
Completing examinations is a key part of the Schools commitment to improve, develop and progress each pupils enjoyment of dance. If you are asked to participate in a dance examination you will be provided with full details of when, where the sessions is to be held and the time.
Following exams, certificates are provided to pupils when they are received back from the IDTA.
Good luck to all pupils taking exams - you will all do great but remember to practice.