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Coronavirus Update - 22nd February 2021

Following the recent up date from the Prime Minister, we now have a date confirmed for our re-opening! As we are an IDTA school, please see the below statement from the International Dance Teachers' Association for the most recent update.

"The UK Prime Minister announced on 22 February the 4 Step Road Map to easing and lifting restrictions in England, with schools reopening from 8th March.

The Road Map is a positive step forward and will be reviewed and updates given prior to each step forward. However it is clear that a cautious approach must be taken and when dance classes and examinations can restart they must be covid-secure.

Current lockdown rules apply until the first step on 8th March.

  • Step 1: From 8th March onwards: we are waiting for clarification from the Department for Education regarding the possibility of regulated dance qualifications being assessed in out-of-school settings. As soon as we have further information we will advise you.

  • Step 2: From 12th April at the earliest: in-person dance classes for children and young people, under the age of 18. We aim to offer examinations by video or live stream only for children and young people, under the age of 18 years.

  • Step 3: From 17th May at the earliest: in-person dance classes for Adults over 18 years. For all age groups, we aim to return to examinations with examiner present and will continue to offer video and live streamed examinations.

  • Step 4: From 21st June at the earliest: No limits on social contacts, larger events.

We must emphasise that all dates are subject to change and all dance classes and examination when and where possible must be covid-secure."

The Lonsdale Academy of Dance will therefor be re-opening for in-person dance classes from the 12th of April! We're still enrolling new students ready for re-opening so why not drop us an email at for more info on how to join the family!

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