Youth Company Online Classes
Our Inclusive Youth Dance Sessions have all had an online makeover, and Cherie writes about how you can access these.
I hope you haven’t eaten too many Easter eggs because here at Stopgap we have been putting on some online classes together so we can stay fit, connected, positive and above all can keep dancing together… just virtually instead.
The Creative Learning team have been busy organising, sending emails, creating the private Facebook Group for youth company members and planning what to deliver. It is all very exciting. We went live on Monday 6th April and it was such a great start we have made it a regualr thing! There are classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2-2.30pm. BUT you have to be part of the Facebook group, so if you are one of our Youth Company members or simply interested in joining in, get your parents/carers to check their emails or click on this link and request to join the group. If you do not have access to Facebook, do not worry, as of today, we have a very cool YouTube Playlist with ALL our classes on it! To check it out, just click here.
The times are hard for all of us, so we are offering these free of charge. But if you would like to donate, please click here.
Nicky, Millie and I will be taking a day each to teach and they will run very similar to the layout of your usual classes. Each week we will focus on a different texture, exploring how we can move in that specific way along with teaching you a set exercise. As we move nearer to the end of the week there may well be a creative task thrown in there, so we can see your fantastic ideas if you wish to post in the group. We will also be looking out for a dancer of the week and would love to keep our usual reflections going with our words of the week, or if you know Mr Chris Pavia many words of the week which is totally cool too.
We are really hoping to keep supporting our young dancer’s development with these classes. It is just from our homes instead of the studio. This will help us so when we can get back to our regular sessions we can be ready and raring to go! We are super excited to start this new way of dancing with you, hopefully with not too many technological glitches.