Wowzers, what a time it has been recently!
Apologies that we haven't updated this section of our website in a while (5 years to be exact!!!) but we have been so busy.
The pandemic hitting in March 2020 meant huge changes and challenges for The Mandaleigh Studios. At first, we naively thought that after a months closure that we would all resume life as normal. That was definitely NOT the case!
We turned to Zoom to be able to continue our timetabled classes at home which ran until July 2020. All Mandaleigh students showed incredible commitment to their dance online and we saw fantastic improvements in our students even with the difficulties we were all facing. We reopened the studios in September 2020 which was an amazing time to welcome everyone back and to be able to dance together again, even with Covid restrictions in place. However, by November, we were forced to close our doors again and revert back to online tuition. We did manage to open just before Christmas and we enjoyed some of our normal festivities ahead of the holidays!
In the New Year until Easter, we were online dancing again which was tough for us all but we struggled through!
After Easter we were back dancing together again at the studios in our 2m square boxes! It was better than being online and we were thrilled to be back in one another's company again!
As we now get ready to start our new term in September, we hope that we can get back to some normality! We hope to book some exam sessions, complete in the Arts Awards and go back to planning our wonderful school social life too!
Watch this space for more regular updates... I WILL BE MORE ORGANISED!!