Wednesday 17th March saw us close our doors to classes suddenly due to government guidelines regarding the spread of the virus Covid-19. Up until this point, extra precautions had been put into place to avoid the spread of the virus within our classes. A a no touch policy was put into place within class and each and every person entering our room was asked to wash their hands before and after class. As always a high level of cleanliness was adhered to for all our props. Sadly however it was impossible to remain open and keep all of our dance family safe, and Dance with Dash closed its doors to classes.
This has to be one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make as a dance teacher and many tears were shed. I had so much planned for this term. Many would be taking dance exams, watching week, bbodance days for both students and myself. I really was looking forward to returning to Elmhusrt Ballet School for this event; updating my Tap and Modern skills, learning some new vocational grades. then an end of year sharing to celebrate everything we have learned and enjoyed over the years. It was however not to be.
We will however return to classes and celebrate being back dancing together. Its only been 18 months since I returned from 6 months off for maternity, and in that time we have had 2 lots of fantastic exam results, a wonderful show, many fun dance workshops, lots of fun and learning at bbodance days, one of our students performing with English Youth Ballet and successfully auditioning to perform with them again. Then we also smashed that Tapathon record.
Currently I am at home focusing on my family and ensuring that my 3 young boys feel happy, loved and slightly educated, but I am preparing and am ready to throw myself back into dance life just as soon as I am given the go ahead to open those doors. I am missing all my dance family dearly, all those smiling faces, the giggles, the sound of tap shoes and the hustle and bustle. I cannot wait to hear all about what you have been up to, and to see how much you have grown. In the meantime, stay safe, keep well and stay in touch. I am here and I love seeing everything you have been up to. Follow Dance with Dash on Instagram and Facebook to keep in touch. Join our Facebook group for Jill Bridger’s free Melody bear online classes and activities and for links to online classes you may enjoy.
See you soon