Together, we will Dance through this!
These are indeed strange times, and a new world for us all. With the introduction of strict social distancing, we are enormously proud to say that the CDC team are still very much “open for business”! Instead of being in a beautiful studio, we have moved our dance school temporarily online instead.
It is vitally important that everyone's health, both physical and mental, is preserved during this time of semi-confinement for the public. As such, we are keen to operate as normal as possible, and broadly in line with our existing timetable, but using the advanced tools available to us.
The studio ethos since it started in 1991 was to take great care of people, in their dancing, in the development and from an emotional wellbeing point of view as well. In line with this, we are proud to announce that all of our online teaching, classes, private lessons the “whole shebang” are Entirely Free of Charge. Our staff team has pledged to give their time and energy to you to keep you and your family is as fit, healthy and dancing through this unprecedented time.
For those people who may still have a regular income available, there is an option to donate a small fee to our “Keep Dancing" fund. This is entirely optional regardless of your circumstances, and we leave this entirely to your discretion, but please do not donate unless you are able and comfortable. More details on how to do this will be on the website - once we have worked it out!
This fund will be used when we are back in the studio to cover the cost of dancing lessons for people who come out the other end of this dreadful situation in financial distress (as many will) and therefore would not otherwise be able to continue dancing. Using this fund they WILL be able to “Keep Dancing” when things all return to normal and while they get back on their feet.
Your friends and neighbours
In addition, we are so acutely aware of the benefits that Dancing brings, especially at these times. We are more than happy for you to invite other family members, friends and neighbours to benefit from what we are doing. If Dancing will help them get through this period, please let them know about this. All are welcome.
If they are people you care about, there are also important to us.
Please let them know our website address and they will become one of our unique dancing family. If they have never danced before, that is fine – there is a special online product for them to learn and be part of it. Once again, and to push the point, everything we do from here on in through this crisis is absolutely free.
We have stopped all paid advertising at the moment as you can imagine, so we ask you instead to shout from the rooftops and tell absolutely everyone about us and what we are doing for the community.
This is currently an evolving plan as you can imagine, and there may be some gaps in information at this point, for which we hope you will forgive us. However, please use the buttons below to see what has been delivered already.
These change almost on an hourly basis at the moment as we are working flat out to increase delivery.
If you have any queries about anything, please get in touch.
Phil, Zara and the CDC team