I hope you have all enjoyed your half term.

After yesterday’s announcement from the government, I can confirm that Aviv Dance Studios will unfortunately be closing its studio doors once again in Watford & Harpenden from Thursday 5th November. Classes will still run Monday – Wednesday this week at both our studios (Harpenden lessons will take place at our new location at KWS).

The good news is that we have managed to create a full online timetable starting from Thursday 5th November, meaning all classes will be available for our students to continue this half term remotely, with the view to return to the studio in December to complete the term.

There are a few time/ day changes for some groups to allow us to accommodate all classes in our online schedule, but we have tried to stay as close to our current studio timetable as possible.

Our normal studio timetable will operate this week Monday-Wednesday. From Thursday, our online timetable will be as follows:

Online Timetable from Thursday 5th Nov:

MONDAY
4.15pm – 4.55pm – Kids Ballet with Sue
4.55pm – 5.45pm – Ballet II with Sue
5.45pm – 6.35pm – Street I Harp & Street II Watford with Emma
6.40pm – 7.30pm – Street II & III Harp, Street III & IV Watford with Emma/ Akwasi
7.35pm – 8.25pm – Teen Contemporary Watford with Sue

TUESDAY
4.40pm – 5.25pm – Tap I with Fay
5.30pm – 6.20pm – Street I Harp & Street II Watford with Akwasi
6.30pm – 7.20pm – Adult Basic Tap with Fay
7.30pm – 8.20pm – Adult Inter/ Adv Tap with Fay

WEDNESDAY
4.30pm – 5.10pm – Kids Funky Jazz with Fay
5.15pm – 6.10pm – Street I Harp & Street II Watford with Fay
6.20pm – 7.15pm – Adult Basic Ballet with Fay
7.20pm – 8.15pm – Adult Inter Jazz with Fay

THURSDAY
5.00pm – 5.50pm – Tap II with Fay
6.00pm – 6.50pm – Teen Contemporary Harp with Emma
7.00pm – 7.50pm – Street II & III Harp, Street III & IV Watford with Fay

SATURDAY
9.30am – 10.20am – Junior Harp & Street I Watford with Fay
10.30am – 11.10am – Ballet I with Sue
11.15am – 12.10pm – Adult Inter Ballet with Sue
12.15pm – 1.10pm – Adult Contemporary with Sue
1.15pm – 2.00pm – Boys Hip Hop with Akwasi

All classes will be streamed via Zoom as before, and we will provide more details on this later in the week.

As this half term will be a mixture of studio and online classes, your half term invoice will cover both of these, instead of our previous pay-as-you-go system for online classes during the Summer Term. We will also be amending your invoices to include a 25% online discount (if you have already paid this half term’s invoice, we will credit your account with this amount off of your next bill).

We understand that this is a difficult and frustrating time for everyone, and want to make sure that we keep providing classes to all our students to help with their physical and mental wellbeing. We will continue working hard to keep everyone dancing, and (thanks to the first lockdown) we now have a lot of experience in running online classes…so we’ve got this!

As always, we wouldn’t be able to do this without your continued support, so I’d like to say a huge thank you for sticking with us again. I cannot tell you how much that means to the whole Aviv team.

We look forward to seeing everyone in the studios for the next few days!

Many thanks and stay safe,

Fay & the Aviv Team