Zona Dance Company

Dance Classes in Ballet, Contemporary dance,

Jazz Dance, Acro Dance & Pilates

Premier dance school in Donegal

Zona Dance Company

Covid -19 Action Plan for re-opening

OUR STUDIO WILL OPEN ON 13th JULY 2020

Phase 1 OPENING - Summer Intensives 13th July - 31st July, 2020

Phase 2 ONLINE REGISTRATION will be available from 3rd of August - Term classes of EXAM CLASSES to begin 17th August, 2020

Phase 3 Term classes for NON-exam classes begin, 28th September


YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY IS VITAL

• We have taken and trained all staff in Cleaning Skills for Covid-19. 

• Our studio will be deep cleaned and all measures to keep safe will be implemented in August, these include

  • Hand washing stations and sanitation
  • We will be implementing distancing measures within the studio, and class sizes and numbers will be limited to 15 to account for 2 meter distance
  • System of distancing to allow footfall traffic within the studio reception and studio to maintain social distance spacing
  • Classes will be timetabled to allow cleaning between classes
  • We will be following all government regulations for opening of our space
  • Reception area will be reopened but we will allow only one parent at a time to come at the reception. Other parents will be asked to queue outside.
  • HSE covid19 posters are in place within the studio
  • We follow the government regulations to reopen our space
  • The following procedures might be updated in the future in line with new government regulations.

CLASS STRUCTURE for 20/2021 academic year

  • We are exploring online registration options. In studio registration will be held on Saturday the 8th of August, 2020, time TBC
  • Our 6 Week term structure will remain in place and the last term of next academic year will be a bonus term with extra week for FREE
  • Our annual showcase will take place in May/June 2021
  • Exams will be scheduled for winter exam session, we are not certain of exact dates, but target dates are Mid-late November 2021.
  • Previous exam fees are going to be held on your behalf, and will be applied to exams in Winter Sessions (n/b - please note below for more details)

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CLASS FEES, EXAMS FEES AND FINANCIAL ISSUES:

Firstly, to all those who have been supportive - I would like to express a sincere appreciation and gratitude for your support and help, as you know Zona Dance Company is a small business which supports not only my own family but also employs a small staff. Your kindness has been such a wonderful blessing at this time of uncertainty. I am confident that as we work together we will be able to rebuild Zona Dance Company to the bustling centre of excellence that we have all come to know and love.


Please note that due to the extensive and unexpected length of time off, I have had to make decisions to responsibly handle your exam fees and it has been a very difficult time to manage administrative tasks with no admin support while also taking care of your financial credits. Due to this factor of the extended period of time off, the decision to hold your exam fees on your behalf and keep them separate from term fees has been necessary.

I hope that you can appreciate the challenge and complexity of the accounting in this matter, as we have also had to secure your exams sessions for Nov-Dec 2020. The previous request to have your exam fees be transferred to class term fees has had to be re-evaluated and with many MANY apologies for the change. With that said, we are able and willing to work with each family on their unique situation and ask that you contact with any concerns, I will do my utmost to handle each situation on a case by case matter. My ultimate aim is to keep our dancers dancing. All else will be worked out with care and conscientious communication to meet everyone’s circumstances.

Therefore we are working on a basis of the following:

  1. Any pre-paid term fees for classes which have been paid in addition to exams fees, will be applied to either the online 8 week exam TOGETHER TERM OR to our first term of next year.
  2. Any exam fees which have been paid will now be held on your behalf for exams which will be scheduled in Nov-Dec 2020.
  3. All credits of term fees paid will be credited to your child’s classes in which-ever way YOU prefer.
  4. If you have not paid in advance, term fees will be due via Paypal link online for Together Term.
  5. We have set the 8 week TOGETHER TERM fees at €50 per household for unlimited classes, while these classes are exam classes, you are welcome to try out a new style of dance, take as many classes as you like including adults for Pilates!!!
  6. Your child will be expected to attend online exam class once per week of their previous classes in order to be prepared for exams in the autumn.
  7. We have changed the class times for online classes to try to accommodate multi-users of internet in your household, but if you are challenged with technology difficulties we will make accommodations for catch up classes in the autumn.
  8. We are doing our best to make sure we take care of our customers and understand that each family has a UNIQUE situation which can be discussed by appointment. I am doing my best to make sure that you are getting not only value for money but also being respectful of your financial situation. WE WILL WORK WITH ALL families to meet the needs of each individual circumstance.

With much appreciation and gratitude to all our dancers and their families,

Jessica Peoples