ONLINE LESSONS

Printable documents for online lessons

Version 5: 9th May 2020

Available Now

As promised when we closed classes on Tuesday 17th March, we now have the following running:

  • Internet-based Private Lessons (using FaceTime, Google Duo or Zoom)

    • We can tailor this to suit your needs (Competitive Coaching, Social Dancing​)

  • Internet-based 'Small Room Dancing' public classes (using Zoom) on a Tuesday evening at 8:00pm

    • Suitable for pretty much all standards​

  • 'Small Room Dancing' class videos accessible using Dropbox

    • These will follow each Tuesday's online class​

  • Adult classes choreography scripts accessible using Dropbox with videos coming soon.

    • Scripts are now available for MO1, MO2, TU1, TU2, TH1, FR1 and FR2 classes​

    • Videos for these classes will be available soon.

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'Small Room Dancing' Classes

What will these include?

In the class we will teach fun, bite-sized choreography which can be danced in your home and which can be easily incorporated into existing routines as they are designed to start and finish in the same position.

We will also include small elements of technique supporting the choreography.

We have ready two classes for each of the following dances - Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot (including Social Foxtrot), Quickstep, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba and Jive

When?

Weekly on a Tuesday evening at 8:00pm for 35 minutes.

How do I join in?

We will be using Zoom for these classes.

An outline of how to use Zoom is further down this page.

We will give all our adult contacts the necessary information to join the Zoom class in advance of the session.

The ISTD has produced a Zoom Guide which is very helpful and contains information and conditions which you are signing up to. Click here for this guide. ISTD Zoom Guide.

Can I record the class?

We will record each class and upload it to Dropbox for you to access after the class has take place. Access to all recordings will be restricted to registered pupils of SHDC in according with our GDPR statement (see bottom of page).

How much do classes cost and how do I pay?

We will initially be offering a free trial of this.

Technology Requirements

This section outlines the technologies we are using with hopefully sufficient detail for you to decide what might be best for you and to have a go at getting the chosen ones up and running.

We can try to help if you are struggling!

Online Video-based Sessions

  • We can interact with each other using laptops / tablets / smart phones

  • These require an appropriate video-conferencing facility at both our end and your end

  • We have the capability to use either FaceTime (Apple iOS devices only), Google Duo (iOS and Android devices + Windows) and Zoom (iOS and Android devices + Windows) video conferencing facilities. (Full technical spec requirements can be found on websites such as Wikipedia, please note the minimum release numbers).

    • Remember we will only be using Zoom for 'Small Room Dancing' lessons!​

  • All these applications are free from your Apps Store.

  • We will help with setting up this video conferencing if required and will do a free trial video conferencing connection with you from home prior to booking a private lesson.

  • We advise that you use somewhere of a suitable size with good wifi access to the internet.

  • Use of a mobile phone network connection may seriously eat into your data allowances and become costly.

  • Both North Holmwood Village Hall and Oddfellows Hall are closed at the moment, so not available for you to hire. Sorry!.

Zoom

How does it work?

  • You need have Zoom application on your device.

  • That device must be connected to the internet (preferably via wifi)

  • We will usually be the host of a Zoom 'meeting'.

  • The host will send out a link to the planned Zoom session, and potential participants will receive a message or email with an option to 'Join a Meeting'

  • You click on the link to join the meeting and add the designated Meeting ID (The Meeting ID can be a 9, 10, or 11-Digit number).

  • The Meeting ID should be provided by the host.

  • A connection is made which allows us each to see each other on the screen and hear them via the microphone

  • Zoom sessions are able to be recorded.

What technology do you need?

  • Windows Computer, MacBook, iPad or other tablet, iPhone, Android or Windows based smartphone

  • IOS 8.0 or later (Apple devices) or Android 5.0x or later (other devices), or Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Enterprise. S Mode is not supported.

  • You must be connected to the internet

  • You must be signed into Zoom

  • You must have a built-in or connected microphone and a built-in or connected camera

Internet-based Private Lessons

How do these work?

These are interactive sessions which can be tailored to suit your needs. Some suggested topics are included in the 'Teaching Modules - Ballroom' document (see link above). We are actively running sessions where we work through your choreography in small pieces, sessions where we work with you to improve your dancing knowledge and technique, plus posture, mobility and balance.

When?

These can be scheduled for pretty much any time that suits you - we are taking bookings for these just like we have in the past but with a more flexible diary!

How do I do this?

We can use FaceTime, Google Duo or Zoom for these sessions.

An outline of how to use all of these is further down this page.

Can I record the lesson?

Yes - you can record the lesson. A Zoom session can be recorded  simply as part of the options in the 'meeting'.

How much do lessons cost and how do I pay?

Contact us via email or phone regarding rates and how to pay.

Class Scripts & Videos

How do these work?

All you need for these is access to Dropbox (an internet based big filing cabinet). We will give you access to your class scripts and videos as they come available. All we need is your email address.

How much do the scripts & videos cost and how do I pay?

We are providing the scripts free of charge to all class attendees. If you would like do give us a donation towards them, please contact us via email or phone. Thanks.

Dropbox

How does it work?

  • Dropbox operates like a big filing cabinet based on the internet (cloud)

  • Individual documents or videos are then placed in files in the filing cabinet by us

  • We can then give you access to these documents or videos using your e-mail address – the setup process at our end sends you an email with a link to click on

  • Dropbox can be accessed from the internet via most internet enabled devices (computers, tablets and smart phones).

What technology do you need?

  • Computers

    • RAM: At least 512MB (which isn’t much – it’s a very light application)

    • Hard Drive Space: a few GB if you wish to download any of our videos to look at offline, else very little

    • Operating System: Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.4+, Ubuntu 7.10+, Fedora Core 9+ - all later releases are also fine

  • The Dropbox iPhone app has the following requirements:

    • iPhone OS v3.1 or later

    • Apple ID with access to the App Store (to download Dropbox)

  • The Dropbox Android app has the following requirements:

    • Android OS 1.5 or later

    • 2MB of free space

    • SD card of any size

  • Dropbox's website is also an important part of the service. To use it you'll need to have Internet Explorer 7+, Safari 3+, Firefox 3+ or Opera 9+ or later releases. Other web browsers also work OK.

Taking part in Online Sessions - Conditions

FaceTime

How does it work?

  • You need to have FaceTime application on your device and the device connected to the internet (preferably via wifi) – NB Apple devices only.

  • Within the FaceTime application, one of us makes a FaceTime call to the other person using the appropriate mobile number

  • A connection is made which allows us each to see the other person on the screen and hear them via the microphone

What technology do you need?

  • Macs, iPads or iPhones

  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later is required

  • You must be connected to the internet

  • You must be signed into FaceTime with your Apple ID

  • If you don’t have an Apple ID, go to the Apple ID account website to sign up for one for free.

  • You must have a built-in or connected microphone and a built-in or connected camera

  • It is best if one person has headphones or earbuds on as this allows the sound from both ends to occur at the same time.

  • FaceTime works with quite old iPhones and iPads

GoogleDuo

How does it work?

  • You need have Google Duo application on your device or for Windows devices go to www.duo.google.com in your web browser.

  • That device must be connected to the internet (preferably via wifi)

  • Within the Google Duo application, one of us makes a call to the other person using the appropriate mobile number (the first time you will need to allow the device to access your camera, microphone, contact list and Google account).

  • A connection is made which allows us each to see the other person on the screen and hear them via the microphone

What technology do you need?

  • Windows Computer, MacBook, iPad or other tablet, iPhone, Android or Windows based smartphone

  • IOS 9.0 or later (Apple devices) or Android 4.1 or later (other devices), or Windows 10

  • You must be connected to the internet

  • You must be signed into Google Duo

  • You must have a built-in or connected microphone and a built-in or connected camera

  • It is best if one person has headphones or earbuds on as this allows the sound from both ends to occur at the same time.

  • Google Duo does not work with old smart phones

Please read the following information and conditions before you join / take part in classes:

  • You are responsible for ensuring the space you undertaken this online class in is suitable and safe. This includes ensuring the space is a sufficient size to accommodate you moving freely and the space should also be free from obstacles / dangerous items.

  • You should not allow your siblings / others to participate alongside you, unless you have at least 2 metres between you, an appropriate space such as a large room / studio, and they are of the appropriate dance level to take part.

  • We require you to be warmed up before the dance class, as we always ask of you, and to inform the teacher of any injuries or conditions that they need to be aware of. If this is of a personal nature, you should send an email to the relevant school email address the day before the class.

  • We accept no liability for any injuries sustained by those participating in the classes, nor do we accept any liability for damage to personal property caused during the dance classes.

  • All under 16s must be supervised during the class by an appropriate adult.

By signing up to take part in these online classes, and in being a part of our dance community, you agree to adhere to the above terms.

Website Structure

Home (including contact details)

  - Online Lessons (Details of how to arrange and access online tuition)

      - Printable Version (PDF file of the content of the Online Lessons page)

  - About Us (Details of teachers within Surrey Hills Dance Centre)

  - Locations (Details of main locations plus facilities & links to maps)

  - Calendar (Approx 3 month ahead Calendar - doc)

  - Dancesport Links (Links to dance industry suppliers, organisations etc.)

  - Dorking Links (About Dorking)

  - Partners Wanted (People associated with SHDC looking for dance partners)

Website Structure

Classes (Details of classes and outline schedule, including prices)

  - Classes in current / coming 1/2 term (Doc)

Private Lessons (Details of Private Lessons)

  - John's Lessons (Available slots with John up to 2 months ahead)

Wedding 1st Dance (Details)

Practices (Details of social and competitors practices)

Competitive Coaching (Details of Competitive Coaching

  - John's Lessons (Available slots with John up to 2 months ahead)

Events, News, Archive (Details of current News and Events)

  - Archive (a compendium of information, pictures and videos)

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

Surrey Hills Dance Centre will endeavour to be fully compliant with GDPR. Personal data held will be that given to SHDC through e-mail, phone or other media. It will be retained in one or more of the following media: mobile phone, home desktop computer and paper. Its usage will be entirely for contact between SHDC and the person concerned. The only 3rd party who will receive any data will be the ISTD in conjunction with registration for and attendance of Medal Tests. SHDC will provide a copy of all data held within 40 days of a written request. During the Covid-19 crisis, Zoom (or other video conferencing applications) may be used to record online classes. Recordings will be stored securely on Dropbox. Access to classes and recordings will be restricted to registered pupils of SHDC.