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COVID-19 notice

Due to the ongoing health crisis we need to adapt our training and align it with regulations and guidelines given by the UK government, local authorities and the university. Our plan is to run our regular weekly classes in two streams, complete beginners and novice and above. Primarily these classes will be online; however, we will be putting on in person classes on a semi-regular basis when we have the ability to. There will also hopefully be opportunities for online classes for intermediate/advanced to enable some more focused tuition relative to the higher levels. As we assess the demand for the online classes once we are in term time, we will determine if it is feasible to split novice and intermediate/advanced as we would on a normal year. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will announce any changes in time.

Please see below our schedule for online classes this week! Please take note there is a change of times for classes on Wednesday.

Mondays
19:30 – 20:15 INT/ADV LATIN
20:30 – 21:15 WORKSHOP LATIN (weekly changing topics)

Tuesdays
20:30 – 21:15 NOVICE LATIN

Wednesdays
20:30 – 21:15 BEGINNER BALLROOM
21:15 – 22:00 WORKSHOP BALLROOM (weekly changing topics)

Thursdays
20:45 – 21:30 NOVICE BALLROOM

All classes are online via Zoom and the code for the classes will be sent out to those who have purchased the monthly membership at https://www.bristolsu.org.uk/groups/bulabds-bristol-university-latin-american-and-ballroom-dancing-society/join

We would also like to update you with plans for post lockdown dancing. We were hoping to return to providing the opportunity to take part in in-person practice sessions however we have received information from the SU which means we will no longer be able to provide practice space until at least the new year. We have included the following information directly from the communication we have received from the SU about this matter:

“As we approach the end of lockdown we just wanted to reach out to you with expectations for the period between lockdown ending and Christmas break. The latest Government directive states that after 2nd December 2020 all face-to-face extracurricular and social activities within the higher education sector must remain paused. Unfortunately, this includes clubs, societies, and projects, so plans for face-to-face socials, events and activities will need to be delayed until the new year. We understand that breaches to this directive may be illegal, and could incur fines, as well clearly being in breach of the University Acceptable Behaviour Policy, and Bristol SU Code of Conduct. We understand these restrictions will come as a disappointment. Like you, we were hoping to get activities up and running from the point this lockdown ends, however, unfortunately, this is not possible.”

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