Virtual classes are proving a success for Universal Dance and reaching more than 100 households.
There are classes every day of the week, plus free content, live classes and challenges for everyone to get involved in.
Artistic directors Lindsay Willis-Wood and Jess Lloyd say that before the launch of UD Virtual people had to find a class to fit in with their busy schedule.
Now dancers are able to do every class on the timetable in the comfort of their own home, at minimal cost.
Pre-school dancers joining in classes are as young as two years and a Senior Contemporary class had 38 in it last week.
The company is able to call on its extended ‘dance family’, including professional artists previously worked with, ex-students now working in the professional sector, and even TV star Chris Donelly from Got to Dance to run live classes and tutorials.
Lindsay and Jess said: “Our clients have remained so loyal and supportive and the dancers themselves have been so positive. It’s kept everyone sane, I think.”
Feedback from happy families has included:
“The timing of UD Virtual was just perfect. The transition was managed so well. My daughter has been so much happier since classes started back – well done.”
“This lockdown has been really hard so far, but dancing has kept the girls happy, and motivated. So proud to be a part of UD. It’s not just a dance school. It’s a mini-family.”
“We are so grateful to the UD Team. It’s so good have a little routine, and the girls love dancing and seeing their friends.”
“A massive THANK YOU! I sat in and watched as a side spread across her face. The sense of normality and ‘routine’ was lovely to behold. A little beacon of normalises in a COVID-19 world.”
“So proud to be a part of #UDfam. What you are achieving in only 45 minutes is amazing.”