When Covid-19 first sent us into lockdown, we adapted our lessons and groups and moved online. As a result, we are now are able to easily transition between in-person and online formats as government regulations require.
During lockdown, our online sessions have helped keep people socially connected and have also been a source of strength for those who are self-isolating, shielding or wary of meet-ups in person.
We’ve received great feedback from our pupils of all ages. Children have highlighted the excitement of seeing and playing with their friends online (while their parents have expressed relief in seeing their children occupied and engaged in a structured activity!) Our adult pupils have welcomed the opportunity of some social contact as well as much needed escapism and fun.
In-Person classes and courses
When in-person classes are allowed, we:
*Ensure class sizes are a maximum of 12 people
*Keep a register of pupils (in line with Track and Trace requirements)
*Adhere to social distancing: 2 metre guidelines within the classroom are marked out with red spots on the floor.
*Provide hand sanitiser to pupils on arrival and departure of class
*Work with all our venue partners to ensure they maintain the agreed cleaning regime
*Immediately isolate and send home any pupils who show symptoms of COVID-19 during class. Parents of children in that class will be informed and directed to NHS services for further guidance.
Online classes and courses
Our online classes and courses run over Zoom and include an element of working as a group, working alone and receiving individual, personalised tuition. They all culminate in a different type of filmed performance which is uploaded to The Dramatis Online Stage (a YouTube account) so participants can share with family and friends or use for future auditions.