We have had to postpone all shows that were due to take place on Saturday 21st March

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you all that I have made the decision to postpone all shows that were set to take place this Saturday 21st March, due to the current situation with Coronavirus. 

Whilst I have changed my mind several times over the last 24 hours, there are many factors that point towards it being too risky to go ahead with:

  • The children will be onsite for longer, with more toilet breaks, spending time closer together having their hair and make up done and costumes put on. Therefore putting themselves and the helpers at risk of spreading germs.
  • There are several children who have had to pull out already, either due to minor illnesses that have to be taken more seriously at this time or because they have family members living with them who are vulnerable. It seems unfair to make them miss out after the work they have put in.
  • Older/vulnerable family members will have to miss watching the students perform. 
  • Those still taking part will not be showing their work off to its best with so many cast members missing. 

We had a wonderful day of rehearsals on Sunday 15th March. The students worked hard, my wonderful team of helpers (older students and family) worked hard and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves so they are all set to put the shows on once we feel it’s safe to do so. 

I plan to run the shows at the same times, at the same venue, using the tickets you have already purchased, on a Saturday or Sunday, as soon as we are safe to do so. 

Regular Classes:

For the time being, classes will continue as normal. I will be in touch with any further developments regarding those. 

We will adapt our classes to ensure students do not come into physical contact with each other (holding hands and dancing with partners etc) and will keep them at a distance from each other as much as possible. However, we understand if you’d rather keep them away from class at the moment. 

N.B This Saturday we will run regular classes at Bourton Leisure Centre instead of holding them the following week. This will be the last Saturday of the term (and these will be replacing classes that were due to take place on Saturday 28th March). 

In-house exams:

We will also be postponing the in-house exams due on Saturday 28th March. The in-house exams scheduled for 25th/26th April will be reviewed nearer the time. 

I’d like to thank ALL my parents for respecting my decisions so far, I’m very lucky to have your constant support and encouragement. I am sorry for any disappointment caused by this recent decision and I hope you and the children are able to understand.