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Temporary online dance class timetable

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As you’ll be aware, SK Dance Studio is temporarily closed due to the social distancing rules around Coronavirus.

It’s a worrying and very strange time for us all right now, with unprecedented disruption to all our routines.  From the outset, Susan has been really keen to ensure dancers have the opportunity to continue both their dance education and their learning routines until we can re-open the dance studio, so wanted to offer a timetable of online classes that students can enjoy from home.

We’re delivering our online dance classes using the Zoom App

Susan and Miss Kimberley have spent the last few weeks testing out the technology and running the first of our online dance classes.  We’re delighted to now announce a weekly schedule of classes for SK Dance Studio dancers to enjoy.  All online classes will be delivered via the Zoom App – which is free to download and use.  You can learn more about using the Zoom App below.

Online dance class timetable now launched – Starting 3rd April 2020

Our temporary online dance class timetable is below.  Classes will be held at the same time every week.  To join a class, you’ll need to download the Zoom App (instructions below) and use the special code we’ll send you.  For security reasons, we’re not publishing the class codes here.  Susan or Kimberley will send you the class code you need directly.  If you don’t receive one, please contact us – it may be because we don’t have up to date contact details for you.

Day Time Class Teacher
Mon 7:30 pm Adult Ballet: Beginners and Improvers Susan
Tues 7:00 pm Students Tap & Modern Kimberley
Tues 7:30 pm Adult Tap: Improvers Susan
Tues 8:30 pm Adult Tap: Advanced Susan
Thurs 7:30 pm Adult Tap: Beginners Susan
Thurs 8:30 pm Free ballet class for Advanced Adult Ballet and Students Susan
Fri 3:00 pm Mummy & Me Ballet Babies Susan
Sat 10:30 am For dancers usual attending our Saturday 10:30 am class Susan
Sat 11:30 am For dancers usual attending our Saturday 11:30 am class Susan
Sat 12:30 pm For dancers usual attending our Saturday 12:30 am class Kimberley
Sat 1:30 pm For dancers usual attending our Saturday 1:30 and 2:30 pm classes (joined together) Kimberley

About Zoom
Before class, you need to download the Zoom app or go to Zoom in your browser on your computer. Once you’ve done this, the easiest way to access your class is to just click on your live class link and it should open you up into the correct class.

Your Zoom control panel
Generally, all participants will be muted (which is so you can hear Susan or Kimberley). During the class if we open up for questions, you will have the option to unmute and share your video. You can control your microphone by clicking on the microphone button on your control panel. If it’s green, it’s on! We can hear you. If you see it’s black and has a red slash through it, it’s muted. On the app, this is at the bottom in the left hand corner. You have the option to share your video too, by clicking on the video camera. It would be very valuable to Susan and Kimberley to be able to see your child dance whilst teaching, just like in class!

This is all very new, not just to you but to our teachers too. So please bear with us if we experience any kinks. It is important to Susan to try and keep some of the children’s normal lives intact while we navigate this crazy situation. They can all still see their dance friends and have some interaction with what they are used to.

Class fees
With the introduction of this online class timetable, we hope you’ll continue your direct debits payment so we can keep our staff and keep the business running until we’re all back on our feet in the dance studio. However we understand that during this time, some families may be struggling. If you find yourself not being able to afford to continue, please do contact us so we can work something out.  Our dance family is so important to us and we’re really grateful for all your support and patience during this time.

Stay safe and take care x

 

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Ballet dancer Violet appointed as ambassador for Russian Pointe Brand

Russian Pointe Brand ballet ambassador

Big CONGRATULATIONS to SK Dance Studio ballet student Violet who’s been appointed as an ambassador for dancewear company Russian Pointe for 2020.

As an International RP Dancer, she’ll be representing the brand throughout the whole of this year, so watch out for her posts on Instagram – search her Instagram handle @violetmaedancer to follow along, or visit her account here.

As well as her classes with SK Dance Studio, Violet is currently in her third year of training on the Cecchetti Associates programme where she’s trained by a faculty made up of ex professional ballerinas, Royal Ballet School trained teachers and tutors from the likes of Tring Park and The Hammond.

She also takes a weekly class with Royal Ballet School trained ex London Festival Ballet (now English National Ballet) ballerina Kate Simmons as part of the KS Dance Classical Associates programme.

We’re sure you’ll be an amazing ambassador Violet – Congratulations!

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Russian Pointe Brand ballet ambassador

Try two FREE sessions of any dance class in Jan 2020

Dance class at SK Dance Studio Wigan


Our New Year’s Dance Class gift to you…

We’d love you to enjoy TWO sessions of any SK Dance Studio dance class that you don’t currently take, for FREE during January 2020.

You can choose from ballet classes, tap, modern, acro or street dance classes – all taught by fully qualified teachers in our beautiful dance studio complete with a fully sprung dance floor.

Dance Class Timetable

Check out our class timetable to see the full range of classes that are available. Classes resume after the Christmas break on Saturday 4th January 2020.

And the best bit? This offer is also open to both non SK Dance pupils AND adult ballet and tap classes too, so there’s never been a better time to try something new.

Contact us today to book your child’s free sessions. But hurry as class sizes are limited.

We’re really looking forward to seeing everyone in 2020 and to starting work on our summer dance show. It’s going to be amazing! Have a great New Year everyone.

SK Dance Studio’s Grace is off to dance in New York

Dancers Backstage at SK Dance Studio Wigan Show

GRACE IS DANCING IN NEW YORK TONIGHT!

We’re so excited for SK Dance Studio pupil Grace who’s dancing at the Town Hall Theatre on 43rd Street in New York TONIGHT!

The Town Hall Theatre is one of New York City’s premiere performance spaces for music, dance, and other performing arts. It seats around 1,500 people, so it’s sure to be a fabulous experience for this young SK Dance Studio pupil.

Grace will be taking to the stage with the Inspirations performance dance group, with whom she performs alongside her ballet, tap and modern training at SK Dance Studio.

The Inspirations are a dance show team who take part in a variety of performances. They were formed to support Rock FM’s “Cash for Kids” charity and through their events, have helped to raise thousands of pounds for underprivileged children in Lancashire.

We’re sure you’ll be amazing Grace, and can’t wait to hear all about your stateside adventures!

Please join us in wishing Grace good luck!

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Isabel offered place on the School of Ballet Theatre UK’s Associate Programme

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Huge congratulations to SK Dance Studio ballet pupil Isabel.

After her recent successful audition, she’s been offered a place on the School of Ballet Theatre UK’s Associate Programme. This prestigious training school is attached to the professional ballet touring company, Ballet Theatre UK.

What’s more, Isabel has also secured a place on their summer intensive course and will be off to train with them in just a few short weeks.

“Isabel has been dancing at SK Dance Studio since pre-school age and has blossomed into a beautiful dancer. She is particularly focused on her ballet studies and has worked incredibly hard on her technique” said SK Dance Studio Principal, Susan Kielb. “I’m thrilled that Isabel has been offered a place – it’s testament to all her hard work and dedication”.

As well as training at SK Dance Studio, Isabel also trains weekly with ex professional ballerina and Royal Ballet School graduate Kimberley Berkin as part of the PDE Associates programme in Leeds.

Please join us in congratulating Isabel on her amazing achievement.

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Violet wins Cecchetti Ballet Associates place for 2nd year

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CONGRATULATIONS to SK Dance Studio ballet pupil Violet on securing a place for the second year of her training on the Cecchetti Ballet Associates programme.

Existing associates must audition along with new applicants in order to keep their place, so this really is great news. Violet will continue training in September with the Northern Cecchetti Associates group.

The associates programme is run by the Cecchetti Society Classical Ballet Faculty of the ISTD. It offers young dancers the opportunity to work with an array of amazing teachers who trained at, or teach at top schools such as the Royal Ballet School, Tring Park and The Hammond.

As well as training at SK Dance Studio, Violet also trains weekly with ex professional ballerina and Royal Ballet School graduate Kimberley Berkin as part of the PDE Associates programme in Leeds.

“Violet is a very dedicated dancer with a particular passion for ballet. Her first year of training on this prestigious programme has really helped her hone her craft, particularly her performance quality thanks to repertoire as well as technique classes” said Susan Kielb, Principal of SK Dance Studio. “I’m sure she’ll go on to build on this during her second year of training and bring everything that she learns back to SK Dance Studio to apply in her exam classes.  We’re all very proud of her”.

Please join us in congratulating Violet on her achievements!

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