Keep up to date with the latest class news...
Face to Face classes resume
May 10, 2021
As confirmed by Boris' announcement this afternoon, we are happy to confirm that Face to Face classes are all set to return from Monday 17th May.
We will return to the 'Covid Secure' model that we were using last year, before the current lockdown.
- Classes will be available to book from one week before, right up to the time of class. So, Monday classes will be available from the previous Tuesday, Tuesday classes from the previous Wednesday etc etc.
- You must book to attend to make sure we have up to date contact details and ensure our maximum limit is not exceeded - teachers will have a class register to check. No booking and no space in the class ? No dancing I'm afraid.
- Class capacity is 13 dancers.
- Sanitise hands on entry to the studio, and coming back from the toilet.
- Enter via the fire escape, exit via the Mayford Centre (with your mask / face covering, unless you are exempt). If coming back in from using the toilet, you can come back in the 'normal' door - you dont need to go all the way outside to come back up the fire escape...
- Refrain from using the kitchen and foyer areas, unless in an emergency (eg cleaning or first aid).
The ongoing building works at the Mayford Centre will likely cause daytime disruption. We have a meeting to confirm the situation, and decide our plan, with the centre / project team on Wednesday. I know this might seem late in the day, but their project meeting is tomorrow, so an informed decision wont be possible until then.
We are confident the daytime classes WILL be live and we have a plan B if the work around our studio proves to be unavoidable. All will be communicated as soon as we know
Spring Term 2021
January 2, 2021
Due to Woking and the surrounding areas being placed into Tier-4 we are unable to offer face-to-face class at this time.
However we will be back on Zoom with our full timetable of classes from Monday 4th January. Click here for details of out classes.
You can purchase your classes using the WDS on-line store. On completion of your order you will be sent the details to login to the Zoom class.
Covid-19 tier update
November 2, 2020
Not quite the new half term update we were intending to send, but we must roll with the punches...
Following the Government’s update over the weekend, we have to close the studio for face-to-face classes from Thursday.
As such Thursday and Friday’s classes are cancelled and we will be getting in touch with all those booked on in the coming days to arrange refunds etc.
We are working on our plans for how we intend to take WDS forward and will be in touch with exciting updates soon!!
Wednesday class changes
October 27, 2020
Following discussions amongst the dancers and trustees, we are pleased to announce that we are mixing Wednesday nights up a bit to make more room for people to get to class.
From next week the Wednesday class timings will be as follows:
- 18:30 - 19:20 Beginners Ballet
- 19:20 - 20:10 Intermediate Ballet (Early)
- 20:10 - 21:00 Intermediate Ballet (Late)
- 21:00 - 21:50 Contemporary
- 21:50 - 22:20 Pointe
With the exception of Pointe, all classes will be 45minutes, with a 5 minute window at the end for cleaning and vacating / coming in, per the current set up.
Class price has been adjusted to reflect the shorter class, to £4.
The new classes are in the webshop ready to go from tomorrow, so please make sure you select carefully when booking on and make a note of the new start times!
As ever, if you have any queries or issues, please do get in touch via email@example.com
"Indoor Sports" update!
September 23, 2020
An update in light of yesterday’s announcement!
Dance classes are not included when the Government talks of indoor sports. Organised dance and exercise classes in groups larger than 6 can take place as long as Covid safe procedures are in place and groups of more than 6 do not mix. Our classes do not involve group dances - everyone is on dancing in their own box or in their own area so not mixing.
With that in mind, especially when classes are fuller we are reminding people to make sure to keep distance to fellow dancers - being aware of movement and travel , using our separate entrance and exit routes, and sanitising hands.
Classes are booked a and paid for in advance only on our online shop, so book on , come along and join in!
Coronavirus (Covid-19): Information For WDS Studio Users
March 15, 2020
We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and following the advice provided by Public Health England (PHE).
WDS is committed to providing our dance community with a safe and hygienic space to exercise in and we are taking this situation extremely seriously. At this time there are no recommendations to cancel classes or close the studio.
We are not aware of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 related to any person attending the studio. We will keep you updated should this situation change. If you are aware of any person who has tested positive for COVID-19 and has attended the studio please get in contact with us.
In line with the latest NHS recommendations we ask that anyone with flu or cold symptoms DO NOT come to the studio. For the latest NHS advice please refer to the NHS web site https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ or phone 111.
At this time we are still planning to go ahead with our Joining Forces 2020 show in May. Ticket are still on sale and rehearsals will continue on Sundays as scheduled.
We understand that people are concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are monitoring the situation closely and we will continue to provide as much advice, care and support as we can to our dancers and community.
Absolute Beginners Tap Course Full
December 11, 2019
The January Absolute Beginners Tap course is fully booked! Get in touch to be added to a waiting list or to find out about future courses.
June 4, 2019
American Jazz class cancelled 4th June
Unfortunately, due to sickness, tonights American Jazz class at 7:30pm has been cancelled
June 3, 2019
Lyrical Jazz Cancelled 3rd June
Unfortunately, due to sickness, tonights Lyrical Jazz class at 7:30pm has been cancelled.
Snow Snow Snow !
February 1, 2019
Friday morning classes 1st February cancelled due to Snow.
- ISTD Advanced 1 Ballet
- Relaxed Contemporary
- ISTD Grade 5 Ballet
Classes will be made up in half-term 22nd February
Monday Mix Up !
December 9, 2018
As we approach the new year, you may have seen that we are offering a new class from January!
Natalie Dodd has taken the decision to move her career in way that takes her away from WDS on a Monday night. We are sad to see her go, but wish her the very best in her new ventures and insist that she is not a stranger to us!!
So, with Natalie moving on, we have been given the opportunity to mix up Mondays!
From January we welcome to the teaching team :
- Laura Porter ! She will be taking on the Beginners Courses at 6:30pm, and introduce a BRAND NEW Lyrical Jazz class at 7:30pm.
- Helen Ledsome ! Helen will turn her dancing shoes to teaching the Improvers Tap class at 8:30pm.
New Lyrical Jazz class
November 10, 2018
Lyrical Jazz - Monday nights from 7:30pm
An energetic class combining elements of ballet and jazz. Classes consist of a warm up, body conditioning, corner work and a routine.
A fun class structured for experienced dancers with good jazz and ballet technique.
Starts 14th January 2019
Taught by Laura Sharp / Porter
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