New September Timetable
To download the pictoral timetable in colour, please click here timetable-master-autumn-2020-covid-plan-autumn-2020-all-classes.pdf
Term Dates 2020-2021
Planned For Classes At CoD Studios. Plaese note that Outreach classes held at St John's College School & the Perse Prep will run in line with the clubs term at these schools. Details of these term dates will be updated from term to term here: Term Dates
Autumn Term 2020- 13 weeks
Saturday 5th September to Saturday 12th December (inclusive)
Half Term: Saturday 24th to Saturday 31st October (inclusive)
Spring Term 2021 - 10 weeks
Saturday 9th January to Saturday 27th March (inclusive)
Half Term: Saturday 13th February to Saturday 20th February (inclusive)
Summer Term 2021 - 11 weeks
Saturday 17th April to Monday 12th July (inclusive)
Half Term: Saturday 29th May to Saturday 5th June (inclusive)
During half terms and holiday periods our phones will be unattended and any emails sent will be replied to in due course. So email or leave a message and we will get back to you when we have rested!
Black Lives Matter
Every person at Colours of Dance believes Black Lives Matter.We are committed to having a culture in our school that is safe and does not support, enable or turn a blind eye to discrimination of any kind. Decisions in any aspect of the school, whether they are about recruitment, costumes, uniform, exam or show participation or anything else, will be made after an open & transparent process has taken place and we will, at all times, seek to listen to individual feelings and need, learning and adapting as we do.
We published 'An Ethos for a Dance Education’ some years ago. We are listening to and learning from the Black Lives Matter movement, and have returned to this document to ensure that our statement of ethics and the language used, is considerate to the black person’s experience. To read the Ethos in full, please click here: Notices - from Miss Imogen
We would be glad to hear from any person at any time who wishes to share their thoughts or experience about this issue.
Covid-19 - Additional Policies temporarily in force
The following additional policies will be in force during the Covid-19 Pandemic and relate to health & safety measures to be implemented across the school.
If you would like to raise any concerns or issues, or discuss any of these policies or processes, please do kindly send an email or phone us up! We are really happy to answer questions and to work closely with you all to keep us all safe.
'Office Hours' during Covid-19
'Office Hours' - meaning when you can speak to someone by phone - are 10am to 6pm and will resume from Tuesday 1st September.
Until then, we are preparing hard for the start of term and will only be able to pick up and reply to messages left for us. We are now checking the answer phone daily, and we are in and out of the office working around builders so you should receive a phone call or an email back to any message you receive within a day or so and someone may even be able to pick up and speak to you straight away. Thank you for your patience whilst we put everything back together.
Due to staffing limitations and the changed pattern of working during this period, we will not be replacing the reception services on Saturdays until term resumes on 5th September.
Emails will be answered, so email us if you have our email address or use the contact form on this website Contact Us
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During the lockdown period of COVID-19 it is important that you as parents know that your child is getting the best quality of teaching in a safe environment.
ISTD have greated guidelines for parents and a poster for their members to show parents about these guidelines. The initiative is designed to reassure you that as reputable teachers and members of the ISTD, at Colours of Dance, we are doing our best to give you what we promised and also what is expected.
Here is a checklist for you to check that we are giving our best and following guidelines. If you click on either of these images, they will take you to the ISTD website where you may read more information.
If you leave something behind at the studios or in the changing room, if it is named we will bring it into the office and drop you a note about it so you know to collect it. If it is not named, then we will leave it out in the changing room for aprox 2 weeks, then we will wash anything unclaimed and donate it to the East Anglian Children's Hospice charity shop.
So please check before you leave that you do indeed have everything you brought with you - like your shoes!
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Mobile Phone Number
We have a mobile number which you can text or call to quickly contact us. The number is 07444 452924. Please store this number in your phones (or wherever you keep this sort of information!) and use it when:
1. You are stuck in traffic and will be late, or won’t make it at all
2. You collect a child from school that day because they are poorly and you won’t be bringing them to class
3. You are delayed for pick up at the end of class and want us to hold onto your child safely until you get here
We will use it to text or call you in the event of an emergency or a sudden cancellation of class - so by storing this number, you know who the call/text is from.
Please check back often for new notices.