Wendy Bates School of Dancing

COVID-19

Wednesday 8th April

Wacky Wednesday!

Show us your craziest costumes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFeGxofR7fc

 

Tuesday 7th April

Tricks Tuesday!

Check out what Miss Kiera can do! What tricks have you got? πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWU3QJbguxY

 

Monday 6th April

Dance with Dad Monday!

Let's see your best dad dancing! πŸ’ƒ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly5Cx3LGFh0

 

Sunday 5th April

Six Step Sunday!
Have a go at the six step like Miss Emma. Can you teach it to someone else and have a dance battle?! πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id13zAYmb7k

 

Saturday 4th April

It's Sassy Saturday...

Get sassy and show us what you've got! πŸ’ƒ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGl6Mh2uVSE

 

Musicals

What an amazing opportunity to see some wonderful musicals straight from your sofa.

#Repost @andrewlloydwebber (@get_repost)
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Universal have come up with a great idea called ‘The Shows Must Go On’, the new YouTube Channel that will be streaming a full-length musical every Friday at 7pm BST for free so you can bring the theatre into your home!

It will be available for 48 hours, so you can tune in whenever you like over the weekend!

First up, it’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmPjhKMaXNNeCr1FjuMvag

 

Friday 3rd April

It's Freestyle Friday with Miss Mia

Get the music on and show us your best moves πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V62GkVGLkBQ

 

Thursday 2nd April

It's Think about it Thursday!

Use the following actions to make your own choreography:

Walk, turn, jump, roll, slide, kick, pose. Choose your favourite piece of music and get creative!

Here is our Grade 1 contemporary class improvising - maybe they'll inspire you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G-4i9iJw6k

 

Wednesday 1st April

It's WING IT WEDNESDAY!

Wing It: idiom - to improvise, to do something without proper preparation or time to rehearse. πŸ¦‹

How have you been winging it this Wednesday?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDSo-feriQU

 

Tuesday 31st March

It's TWIRL WITH MUM TUESDAY! πŸ’ƒ

Grab you mum (or anyone) and have a twirl- you will feel much better for it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyDpriXqF-I

 

Monday 30th March

It's Mime Monday... Can you guess what Miss Sophie is doing?

Practise your own mimes and see if your grown ups can guess what you're doing!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UrTs05v4qg

 

Sunday 29th March

IT'S STRETCHY SUNDAY!

Get warmed up and get stretching. Can you take a before photo and track your progress?

 

Saturday 28th March

It's Salsa Saturday!

Missing strictly?
Have a go at some basic salsa steps. πŸ’ƒ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVps9OOYwY0

⚠️ As always with all classes, make sure you only do what you feel comfortable with, and if anything hurts or you feel discomfort you must stop. Whilst taking part in these tasks and challenges, it is your responsibility to make sure your surroundings are clear and safe, that you are wearing appropriate clothing/footwear and pets are kept out of the way. βš οΈ

 

Friday 27th March

Fancy Friday

Get dressed up in your fanciest outfit, to take the most expensive and best seats...in front of your own TV! The Royal Opera House are streaming some of their fantastic productions, what a great way to see one from the comfort of your own home!

Peter and the Wolf Ballet 7pm
https://www.facebook.com/royaloperahouse
https://www.youtube.com/royaloperahouse

 

Thursday 26th March

Toadhall Thursday

The Wind in the Willows Musical has made their superb production free and it's avaliable to watch as many times as you like!


Miss Emma was lucky enough to see the show in London and thinks you will all be singing along.


Visit www.willowsmusical.com 
create an account, donate if possible, and see what adventures Mr Toad gets up to.

 

Wednesday 25th March

WALTZ WEDNESDAY

Transport yourself to the Strictly Ballroom by learning the forward and backward change steps from the Waltz. Once you've perfected these, put them together to make a box step and find a partner!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mzSX91Sl2k

⚠️ As always with all classes, make sure you only do what you feel comfortable with, and if anything hurts or you feel discomfort you must stop. Whilst taking part in these tasks and challenges, it is your responsibility to make sure your surroundings are clear and safe, that you are wearing appropriate clothing/footwear and pets are kept out of the way. βš οΈ

 

Tuesday 24th March

It's Tap Attack Tuesday!

Can you copy this short routine?
Grab your tap shoes and make some noise...get on some old floor (or carpet if you can't make a noise)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-fCQIcRzYo

⚠️ As always with all classes, make sure you only do what you feel comfortable with, and if anything hurts or you feel discomfort you must stop. Whilst taking part in these tasks and challenges, it is your responsibility to make sure your surroundings are clear and safe, that you are wearing appropriate clothing/footwear and pets are kept out of the way. βš οΈ

 

Monday 23rd March

πŸ™Œ Give yourself a high 5 we've made it through the weekend. Today's challenge is to get you moving after a weekend of sitting on the sofa. Follow along with this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBnILduEHsQ

⚠️ As always with all classes, make sure you only do what you feel comfortable with, and if anything hurts or you feel discomfort you must stop. Whilst taking part in these tasks and challenges, it is your responsibility to make sure your surroundings are clear and safe, that you are wearing appropriate clothing/footwear and pets are kept out of the way. βš οΈ

 

Saturday 21st March

Here's a little clip to keep you entertained with an important message about washing your hands! πŸ™Œ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkgXS0S4dJw

 

Friday 20th March

Following the Government's announcement at 5pm, the school will have to close until further notice.

For those who have paid termly there will be two weeks (weekday) or three weeks (Saturdays) credit for when the school reopens.

Starting from Monday we have daily posts planned with activities and challenges to keep you all busy and entertained.

Moving forward we will be looking to hold online live classes. We are still working out all the particulars for this, so please keep checking our website and social media for further information.

We look forward to a time when all of this is over. When we can once again see everyone back at Wood Street, enjoying each other company and doing the thing we love most, Dancing!

Stay safe and healthy.

Miss Bates and Team

 

Friday 20th March - Exams - 3.30pm update

We have just been advised that the NATD who we take our examinations with, have had to make the decision to cancel all sessions until further notice.

Examination fees will be transferred to a future examination session.

 

Friday 20th March - Exams

The examiner is still able to attend, so we will be proceeding as planned.

As we have been doing you will be asked to wash your hands upon arrival at the studio.

For those who are unable to attend we will transfer your exam fee to a future examination session.

 

Wednesday 18th March

The school is still open for normal lessons and is planning on going ahead with the examination session on Friday 20th March.

The studio and equiptment is being cleaned several times a day and are we would ask that everyone arriving on the premises washes their hands for 20 seconds with soap and hot water before going into class or waiting in Reception. If you prefer, bring your own towel to dry you hands. We will change towels daily and continue to spray surfaces which may carry the virus.

Please let us know if you are not feeling well and are not coming to class or if your family is self isolating. We hope you are all safe and well at this very worrying time.

Miss Bates and Team​

 

Saturday 14th March

At this stage the school will be remaining open and following the Governments advice and guidance.​

Wash your hands - we would ask that everyone arriving on the premises washes their hands for 20 seconds with soap and hot water before going into class or waiting in Reception. If you prefer, bring your own towel to dry you hands. We will change towels daily and continue to spray surfaces which may carry the virus. ​

If you are concerned about symptoms and to keep updated with latest advise please use the internet for advice on the NHS site www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/. ​

Please keep an eye on our website and social media pages in case the situation changes.​

As a community, we really need to support one another during this difficult time. We will still going ahead with our exam preparation lessons and examination sessions.​

Many thanks for your full co-operation in advance. Hygiene is our greatest protection. ​

Miss Bates and Team​