Cariad Ballet's Covid-19 Action Plan!

A big hello and virtual hug to you all. I hope you are safe, well and coping ok at this surreal time. I have been keeping registered students updated regularly via email but just wanted to reach out to our website visitors to wish you all the very best.

It is so important to stay positive and active for both your body and your mind busy whilst social distancing. I am pleased to inform you:

We have now taken our classes online via Google Classroom!

Our wonderful teachers are recording stimulating, challenging and fun dance class videos for students to follow at home. If you are already a registered Cariad Ballet student you would have now received your instructions and class code to access the videos. If you are a new student and would like to access our videos please get in touch.

Our most popular classes are:

  • Nursery Ballet (children aged 2.5 - 4 years old)

  • RAD syllabus Pre-Primary Ballet (children aged 4.5 - 5.5 years old)

  • RAD syllabus Primary Ballet (children aged 5.5 - 6.5 years old)

  • Adult Ballet Fitness, Stretch & Barre-Core (all levels)

What had been lovely is that many parents of our younger students have recently joined our Adult Ballet Fitness, Stretch & Barre-Core class! In its current format it is easy to access and enjoy whenever is convenient for them. We also have no maximum class participant number now, so the group is growing daily and proving very popular. Please get in touch to register now.

Reduced class prices

 

REGISTRATION PERIOD 1

One class provided each week of 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th April

  • Nursery Ballet - £3.00 a class (usually £5.25 a class) = £12.00

  • RAD syllabus Pre-Primary Ballet - £3.50 a class (usually £5.75 a class) = £14.00

  • RAD syllabus Primary Ballet - £4.00 a class (usually £6.25 a class) = £16.00

  • Adult Ballet Fitness, Stretch & Barre-Core - £5.50 a class (usually £10.00 a class) = £16.00

Engaging pre-recorded video classes are recorded by our wonderful teachers and then uploaded for you to stream or download via Google Classroom. Once registered and paid you will receive instructions to access, including a unique class code. As they are not live-streamed you have the opportunity to pause, rewind and re-watch as many times as you like. I hope they keep you/your child motivated, active and that you are all staying safe and well during this time. Thank you for supporting Cariad Ballet x

 

TO NOTE: Please do not please do not share these videos! They are private Cariad Ballet videos for registered students only.

* Whilst enjoying video dance classes please be aware of the environment around you/your child: make sure you/your child are not going to bump into or trip over anything, are wearing appropriate footwear and the floor is free of hazards. Cariad Ballet and its teachers do not accept liability for injuries sustained whilst following dance class videos. You/your child are participating voluntarily and do so at your own risk. *

If you are late to register do not worry! Even if you sign up during the final week of the Registration Period you will have access to all four classes, as they will remain in the 'Classroom' for the duration.

Private lesson feedback videos

For our regular private lesson clients, adult students plus any student that now feels they would like a more personal experience; we are now also offering private video feedback options so that your syllabus work can retain a high standard whilst regular classes are on hold. Please record yourself performing 3 - 4 exercises from your syllabus and send them to me at: cariadballet@gmail.com, or via platforms such as Google Drive, Dropbox or Wetransfer. I will then watch, analyse and send you back either written or video feedback, corrections and helpful tips. Whichever works best for you. Please get in touch for prices and further information.

Stay safe, remain positive and keep dancing! Lots of love, Michelle x

Some examples of the incredibly positive feedback we have received following taking our classes online. Thank you all so much 🥰

 

"We really loved this, *** was able to follow and she really enjoyed it. She says hi. Can't wait for next week!"

 

“*** loved the miss Elizabeth class, she already watched and practices 3 times, incl. today at 7am. We would be very happy for more if we really continue to be closed inside.“

 

“Thank you so much for the video, *** and I enjoyed it a lot. Please keep sending, we are looking forward to it.”

 

“Really enjoyed Miss Elizabeth’s adult ballet fitness class, can’t wait to try the next one. Could make a habit of this. Good idea to put it online for those of us who are unable to make it to the studio - quarantining or not!”

 

“I have to say, it was a wonderful experience this morning for ***. *** puts on her ballet shoes many times during any normal week and then teaches us the things she is learning in class. So it was so good to see what the classes actually look like. Fantastic class, fantastic teacher! A real shining light during this crazy time.”

 

“just as a short email to say that *** has really enjoyed the online class and we look forward to watch the following ones. Many thanks to Elizabeth and yourself for arranging this.”

 

“I have been enjoying the videos from Google Classroom. They are very good at exercising the key muscles and I like how the teacher pushes us to do more :)

I will definitely join the monthly registration!”

 

"*** and his big sister *** (and their mum) really enjoyed this ballet class! Thank you for sharing it with us."

 

“We’d be happy to sign up for ballet classes throughout Easter if they’re available. Being so stuck inside it’s really great for continuity, routine and physical exercise and enjoyment!” 

 

“Miss Elizabeth's adult class was so good. I really like her style: her kind, cool and stylish approach translates well across the ages from my toddler's (frankly wonderful) class to that of a capable adult!”

 

“I had a few minor issues with my back and pelvis after childbirth and the first 2 years of carrying a baby and then running after a toddler; so the floor work was very relevant and effective. The body changes so even if it's like riding a bicycle the impacts can be so different. I appreciate the sense that I'm actually now doing something to correct some of those physical / technical challenges I've been having and strengthening myself up to be both strong and able to do something beautiful with my body again. So, basically, many thanks. Miss Elizabeth just needs to keep doing what she's doing!”

 

“Thanks very much for the class invitation and links. *** is currently doing Miss Elizabeth’s class on a yoga mat in his bedroom he didn’t want me to watch! I keep hearing him talking to Miss Elizabeth (asking her why her hair is like that and if that’s her house and asking if she wants to come to his house 😂) - I don’t think he’s fully aware it is a video and not in real time!! 😂 it’s a brilliant thing to keep him busy and he seems be loving doing it and I can do some of my work in the living room! It’s perfect! Thanks very much! Stay well and please pass on our thanks and best wishes to Miss Elizabeth too and hopefully we get back to normality soon!! 🤞🏼🤞🏼🌈”

 

“Thank you Miss Elizabeth, *** absolutely loves it.“

 

“Thank you - *** loved it”

 

“We have loved joining in with your ballet lessons at home. Please can we continue receiving them. Thank you”

 

“Thanks a lot for the online class. Great job by Miss Kathryn. A great resource for keeping up practice at home and was much enjoyed.”

Cariad Ballet

Crossway United Reformed Church

18 Hampton Street

London

SE1 6SN

cariadballet@gmail.com

07462133243

www.cariadballet.com

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