Word on the street is that 3D Dance are smashing it!
CHILDREN at a street dance school are leaping for joy now they are back in class after months meeting online during lockdown.
3D Dance, which started in 2005, had been due to hold its 15th birthday show in December, but this has had to be cancelled because of Covid-19. However, the plan is to produce video performances instead.
Owner Louise Hopton said: “We tried to carry on and keep things as normal for the children as possible during lockdown, but we are so pleased to be back! The children are loving seeing their dance friends again and even though we have to do things a little differently to stay safe, we’re still having lots of fun!
“The majority of our 250 pupils have come back to us too which is great. We started weekly classes at the start of September, and although we won’t be having our Christmas show we wanted to have something for the children to work towards, so we have decided to shoot some music videos in December.
“We’re still working on routines during the term, and we’ll shoot during the first week of December with a videographer and production set backdrop. Each class will have a video, and we know the children will really enjoy the experience!
“Parents are also thrilled that their children have had something to come back to and can get back into some form of exercise. The pupils are being really sensible, following our Covid-safe rules, sanitising their hands and social distancing in class. So far everyone is sticking to it as that’s our rules and they know if they want to come they have to, but as long as we can keep on dancing that’s the main thing for us!
“Here at 3D, we are determined to make our weekly classes a safe but fun environment for our pupils and we look forward to seeing their finished dance routines in time for Christmas.”
3D Dance have classes based at Hanham Community Centre (Tuesdays from 4-5pm and 5.15-6.15 and Wednesdays 1-1.45 and 2-2.45. The school is continuing to grow with the recent introduction of pre-school drop-in sessions and adult street dance classes.