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.

ONLINE LESSONS

Printable documents for online lessons

Version 2: 20th March 2020

As promised when we closed classes on Tuesday 17th March, we will be able to run internet based private lesson training and follow-on to all adult classes.

Suitability:

This training is suitable for individuals and couples wishing to continue the following:

  • Private interactive Coaching – in your own suitable location

  • Private Interactive Technique training for medal tests – in your own suitable location

  • Private Interactive Professional Examination training – in your own suitable location

  • Class Videos covering choreography and technique for class members

 

Classes & Interactive Training Sessions

There will be two different approaches used for the training:

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Classes via Videos

  • We will create class videos for a class which cover the choreography of each dance covered by that class and appropriate aspects of technique

  • Access to the videos will be via approved subscription to a Dropbox account / file available on the internet

  • Access to this will be covered by existing course costs for the period to Easter 2020 and depending on its success continued after Easter until resumption of normal classes

Classes Currently Available:

None available as yet - these will be created and listed as soon as possible.

Technical Specs:

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 internet capable 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.

Interactive Training

  • 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) or Google Duo (iOS and Android devices) video conferencing facilities. (Full technical spec requirements are listed at the bottom as obtained from Wikipedia, please note the minimum release numbers).

  • Both 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 lesson.

  • We would 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, so not available for you to hire. Sorry!.

  • We would agree an appropriate rate per hour for these sessions. This would be payable by bank transfer after the session.

  • For class attendees - We are happy to use any credit you may have for the 2 or 3 weeks of cancelled classes in the period up to Easter for interactive training instead of using the class videos.

Bookings:

Having closed all actual classes, practices and private lessons, we have a very flexible diary and may be able to fit around your requirements.

Technical Specs:

FaceTime

How does it work?

  • We both ensure the we have FaceTime application on our devices and that the device is 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?

  • We both ensure that we have Google Duo application on our devices 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