Half Term Update


Well done for surviving the first half of a very unusual term.

Thank you for observing and understanding the new procedures put in place as a result of Covid-19. We know it is not ideal or easy and please rest assured that it is not for us either. We can't wait to get out of our 'boxes', allow trials in person, start planning the show and do less mopping!

If you do have any issues with the policies, please address them to either me or Ellis (Children's Class Manager) via email or call outside of class time. Teachers and assistants working in between classes are not in a position to give you the required time to address your concerns. 

The same policies will continue for the rest of the term until we are told otherwise and we are so impressed with the children who are adapting very well; especially those who are being taught 50% online and 50% in person. We are thrilled that so many new students have joined us following 'zoom' trials and we have added a new Street class which is great.

If your child is isolating please let us know as we can then set up a link for them to join in online. However we do need at least 24 hours notice to do this as not all classes have an automatic online version in place.

Please remember that we are operating for 7 weeks this half of term and 5 after. So the final class of this half of term is Saturday 24th October. We then recommence on Monday 2nd November.

Please read on for further news and I look forward to seeing you soon.

Many thanks,

Jo x

Giving notice for January

We are now on week 6 of our 12 week term and, as per our Terms and Conditions, you will need to let us know by Sunday 18th October if you will not be continuing classes with us in January. 

You can of course let us know after this date however as we require 6 lessons notice you may be charged for one or two lessons next term. 

As many students have been dancing with us for years, and have to read about giving notice 6 times a year in this newsletter, if you are unsure as to why we require this notice and why it is enforced, please follow the below link.


Keeping warm during class

In order to remain CV19 safe, we are keeping our spaces as well ventilated as possible. This means doors and windows open.

So far, it has not been too cold and, as we are dancing and working hard, the fresh air is welcome! However, as it gets colder, we will close the doors if needed and open them only during the break between classes to ventilate.

We have notcied some unusual jumper/cardigan options being worn and whilst we are currently so pleased to be back teaching in person, it's getting harder to teach effectively when we can't see our students arms + torsos as they are hidden under their 'Leavers' hoodies!

We offer several, dance appropriate, cover up items including our own hoodie that can be worn to and from class. This hoodie has a zip which means hair (which has of course been carefully and neatly styled off the face!) is not affected when the hoodie comes off.

The below crossovers and raglans - available at the studio - can be worn whilst dancing as they are close fitting. (We are aware that stock levels have meant some of you have wanted to purchase these items but have not yet been available).


Crossover - available for children aged 3 upwards

Raglan - available for children aged 6 upwards


10% off activewear + equipment this week

You may have noticed the Barnes Fashion Trail posters popping up in shops over the past week and we are joining in this event; offering 10% off all activewear and equipment until 17th October.

This includes *NEW* Lorna Jane leggings, tanks and bras as well as an extra 10% off our last season sale items. 

Our range of equipment includes yoga blocks + bricks, mats + resistance bands which are needed for Intermediate + Senior Performance classes so, if you don't have your own yet - this is the week to buy!


Lisa wears LJ Frankie Active Tee + Extraordinary Core Leggings

Lisa wears LJ Balance Lightweight Tank + Always Active Leggings


Clifford Studios
173 Church Road • London, LDN SW13 9HR
+44 7739 006506
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