TKDA London News

  • TKDA Newsletter

    11/10/20

    Hi Parents 

    Firstly, I would like to welcome all new and returning parents to our Autumn term, after a very rocky and uncertain couple of months it feels great to be back. I thought it would be best to get everything in full swing before bombarding you with information.  

    This term we have made some necessary changes to our classes, due to everyone’s cooperation everything has gone to plan swimmingly. One thing I would like to push is no waiting on the fire escape before, during or after class, this is to ensure the safe passage for all students. This term will be mainly taught by myself (Kieron) and Jutsu, between us we will be covering Hip Hop and Popping. It’s been good watching all the students develop these past few weeks especially as the dance styles are almost a complete contrast, they are not only being pushed physically but also mentally in order to improve on their craft. Please encourage your child to practice using the videos on their class page, this will only help their progression and help with their confidence and execution in class. 

    We would like to make you all aware that we are actively looking to increase our class times, we’re at the stage where the students would benefit from longer sessions, also quite a few of you have also requested this. JAGS have no other available evenings free so we are actively looking elsewhere in the local area, once we have any developments we’ll be sure to let you know. These changes won’t come in to place until at least 2021, we will also be increasing the class prices next year, more details on this will follow before the end of the year. 

     

    Merchandise 

    The uniform for the TKDA is a white TKDA top and black bottoms, the uniform is required during special events and shows. However, students are more than welcome to purchase merchandise in other colours which can be worn any other time. We currently sell t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts in a array of colours, all coloured garments are made to order. We currently have white t-shirts in stock which can be purchased at any time. 

    We will be making a big order on 23/10/20, if you would like to get anything please ensure the payment and merchandise for is completed before then. 

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    That’s everything for now, if you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in contact, thank you for reading 

    Regards 

    Kieron 

  • Online Forms

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  • Term Dates

  • Autumn 2020

    17/09/20 – 10/12/20 

    (no session on 29/10/20 due to half term) 

  • Spring 2021

    07/01/21 – 25/03/21 

    (no half term break) 

  • Summer 2021

    22/04/21 – 15/07/21 

    (no see on 03/06/21 due to half term break) 

  • Payment Methods

  • Santander
    Account Name: Team Kaizen
    Account Number: 43553058
    Sort Code: 09-06-66
  • Health & Safety Procedures 

    In order to resume our classes we’ve had to include a lot more protocols, we have also have a detailed risk assessment which can be provided for anyone who would like to see it. Please see below for the measures the TKDA and JAGS Sports Club have put in place to promote  

     

    Traveling – students arriving by car should only do so with others from their household, those taking public transportation should remember social distancing and to wear masks were required 

      

    Hand Santisting – Hand santasing will be offered before and after leaving the dance studio 

     

    Pick up and drop off points – to limit the amount of people in the studio we will be providing a drop off and pick up point for the students, the students will be collected from the fire escape to the studio, after the session the children will  be dismissed to the same location one at a time to parents and guardians. Please arrive on time and not too early as your child will not gain access to the studio until it’s there time, after dropping off / picking up your child please do not hang around the studio as you may be asked to leave by staff, social distancing will also need to be followed while waiting. 

      

    Advance payments – due to having limited numbers advance payments will need to be made to secure your child’s place, this will also need be as an online payment as we are going cashless to make transactions easier. At present we are only accepting one full payment for the term (12 weeks) or one half payment before the term starts with a second being paid before 02/11/20 

      

    Food and drink – only water bottles will be permitted into the dance studio, these also should not be shared. Water fountains will also be out of use 

      

    Use of personal belongings – essential items will only be permitted into class, only fluids will be allowed 

      

    Social distancing – floor markings and signs will navigate the one way system implemented by JAGS, while walking everyone will need to keep 2 meters apart. 

      

    Covid Symptoms – If your child or anyone in their household develops Covid symptoms they should not attend class, if a child develops symptoms during a class they will be removed from the session immediately and the child’s parent / guardian will be notified to come and collect them. The government guidelines will then need to be followed accordingly  

      

     

    As you may know businesses have been severely affected since the Covid outbreak, as a small business owner this has been extremely testing due to the fact we haven’t been able to trade since March. The next couple of months will be a crucial time for us, hopefully we will be able to pull through and get things back to normal, it will be a struggle as we need to reduce all our class numbers but I’m confident we will pull through. 

      

    Online Classes – Going forward if we are unable to fulfill our studio sessions due to any Government changes this term we will revert back to online classes, like before these sessions will run via Zoom. The Zoom classes will run on Saturdays during your child’s class time, these sessions will also be recorded so students can access them throughout the term

     

    Online Payments & Documents To make things easier this term all paperwork and payments will be online, all term fees will now need to be made via BACS. We are also in the process of updating all our paperwork so will also be sending out some online forms to be filled out, this may be in a similar format to the questionnaires that have been sent out of the past couple of months. 

     

    Below is a useful link to the Government website with guidelines on how to combat the virus 

    https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus