Covid -19 update: 20 January 2021
Spring Term - Will commence from January 18th with classes being delivered via zoom, with a reduced timetable - Codes will be email before your class, along with being on our members only web page.
Dear Parents/ Guardian and students,
Thanks again for you patients. I hope you have all received your email update on the 8th January. As I’m sure most of you know from our website and email, we have delayed opening until this week, for Spring Term on Zoom, hopefully for the very last time!
We will be keeping an eye on the government updates and will be reviewing this regularly so remaining positive, we will hopefully get some studio classes in before the end of the term. But for now, let’s embrace the fact that students can still receive their training online.
Our intention as always, is to ensure that our students still receive the highest quality dance training whilst staying on track with their progressions. It is important to us that our students have a personal and enjoyable experience of Zoom classes; we shall be mixing it up a little bit this term and adding some opportunities for student interaction and team challenges, with also the chance to brush up on their technique, throughout this stint on Zoom.
The thought of Zoom could leave us feeling deflated, but let's try our best to see the good in the provision of Zoom. Our students love being a part of RBS&PA and for many it is their happy place. Along with zoom classes our students have the use of our pre-recorded classes on our website.
You will receive an email with the Zoom codes before your class is scheduled, this will also be on our student members page You can find our zoom timetable here
Thank you all for your continued support and look forward to when we return to some normality. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in contact.
Our very best wishes,
Vanessa and the team.
Covid -19 update: 30 December 2020
Spring Term - Will go ahead from the week of January 18th with classes being delivered via zoom or in-studio as hoped, returning to our COVID secure timetable with the restrictions still in place.
As a result of yesterday Covid announcement, unfortunately, we are still in Tier 4. The government guidance states that under Tier 4 restrictions all Dance Schools/ Dance Class providers must close in-person teaching.
Spring Term will still go ahead from the week of January 18th with classes being delivered via Zoom, or in-studio as hoped.
It seems as though this may well be the final push so that our lives can all resume to some sort of normality as soon as possible. We are all feeling the strain of covid and so let’s all push through and keep supporting our students training by whatever means we can.
We will, as usual, keep you all posted throughout the next couple of weeks with any changes that are in place, your unfailing support has been incredible this year and we are so grateful that we have been able to continue working with you all throughout the madness of 2020. Due to all your positive attitude everyone's training hasn’t been hindered by the circumstances we have all been faced with.
We are very proud of all of our students and we are fully committed to each and every one of them, we look forward to working with all our students in January.
Wishing everyone a happy new year. Let's hope a real difference will be made in the coming months of 2021. Keep Safe and well!
Vanessa and the team.
Update: 18th December 2020
Sadly our fellow student and my beautiful mother passed away in her sleep on Thursday morning of 17th December. After her long battle I feel at peace knowing that mum can rest now.
Mum had always had a passion for dance, but as a child had to save up her own money to get herself to dance classes for a short time, due to my grandad being in the Army.
Mum's passion for dance certainly rubbed off on to me. As RBS&PA grew. I was lucky enough to offer adult classes in 2008, which gave mum the opportunity to return to her love of dance. Mum is a real inspiration; dancing until she was 80yrs old.
We have so many happy memories to cherish; she will live on in our hearts forever. Mum will be deeply missed and there are few words to express the deep pain and sorrow of losing her. She will be dancing with the angels now.
Marie Searle 1939-2020
We celebrated mum's birthday the following evening with letting off balloons with messages.
Covid -19 update: 11th December 2020
Dear Parents and Guardian,
We received a email from Warblington school late afternoon today. Sadly we won’t be running classes this Saturday 12th December and Thursday 17th December due to Warblington School early closure, as they have a confirmed case of an a-symptomatic student. These classes will be taken off the spring invoice and will be email over before we start back. It is worth keeping an eye on our latest news too, just in case you miss an email update.
Due to the short notice we won’t be able to run zoom classes. Apart from these two dates all other classes will continue to run in Portchester until Wednesday 16th December.
To all the parents and students we won’t see now. We would like to wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in the new year.
FROM WARBLINGTON SCHOOL
Following reviewing our risk assessment, following a confirmed case of an a-symptomatic student and heighten risk to staff and students, prior to the Christmas break, I have taken the decision to suspend all lets which take place inside the school premises from Friday 11 December at 21:00 until the situation can be reviewed upon our return to school after the break.
I will be in contact with you the week beginning 4th January 2021.
We thank you for your cooperation and understanding and wish you a very safe and healthy Christmas.
DL-02392 485 160
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Warblington School, Southleigh Road, Havant PO9 2RR
Tel: 023 9247 5480
Covid -19 update: From 2nd Dec - Returning to our COVID secure timetable with the restrictions still in place
November 28, 2020
Following on from the Government’s announcement and the confirmation that we are in Tier 2...
We are so excited that we can confirm that all children's classes can resume face to face classes at Rochelle Ballet School and Performing Arts can open From Wednesday 2nd December! We will be returning to our COVID secure timetable with the restrictions still in place to ensure the safety of all our members. We looking forward to seeing you all again in person!
For our Thursday classes we are extremely luck to have Kathryn Relf taking over these classes. You can find her profile here. https://www.rochelleballet.com/rbs-pa-team.
We are please to confirm our adult ballet classes below.
Thank you for your patient and understanding with us whilst we check and double check when we can reopen adult classes. Our students safety is of high priority and we want to make sure all government guidelines are met. We hope to be seeing you all very soon in person.
Friday Morning Class - In person at The Methodist church hall 11.15am (this is located next to the Parish Hall)
Friday Evening Class - In person at The Methodist church hall
Saturday Morning Classes - In person at Warblington School
Monday evening Classes - In person at The Methodist church hall
Wednesday evening Class- Zoom 6-7pm
Adult ballet classes can continue if it possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with ( share a support bubble with) As we have social distancing measures in place please strictly ensure we adhere to our Covid-19 - secure procedures and when returning you are agreeing to follow all the guidance.
Please find our Cover-19 - secure procedures at our Guest room you will need our code -
We are looking forward to welcoming our students back.
Covid -19 update: October 31, 2020 Classes will continue in-person Mon-Wed this week. After classes will continue via Zoom
Following the Government’s announcement on Saturday, we will be holding our normal classes Mon-Weds this week and then we'll be online taking zoom classes for the following 4 weeks!
Please bare with us whilst we set up zoom classes. Despite this being far from ideal, we know that if we can all come together we can make it work for us and continue to learn, have fun and keep dancing.
Please see our on-line zoom page here: If you need any Zoom class codes please text or call 07754001970. Alternatively you can find them on our students members web page along with our pre-recorded on demand classes.
Finger crossed it will just be for the 4 weeks and lockdown will do it job in the fight to keep numbers down.
My thoughts are with you all at this time and we are here for all of you if you need anything please don't hesitate to get in contact. Stay safe!
Happy world Ballet Day!
October 29, 2020
WE ARE NOW OPEN
September 03, 2020
So excited to announce we will be reopening FRIDAY 4th SEPTEMBER.
We do have a limited number of spaces available in a couple of classes. Please contact us to book your place.
Our Covid-19 guidance must be read before you attend class. Please find this on our student guest page. https://www.rochelleballet.com/on-line-dance-class
We are very excited to welcome back the very popular and brilliant Lloyd Kingston for our Thursday Musical theatre/Street dance and Contemporary. Call 07754001970 to book your place.
PLEASE NOTE: Our new time of 11.15am for our Friday morning classes. (PAYG STUDENTS MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE)
Good Luck to two of our wonderful students Jess Ashley and Alice Cork they will be leaving us to start their new adventure at Canterbury University and Gloucestshire University to study dance. Congratulation girls, we look forward to watching your future dance careers unfold. We are all very proud of you.
Also Good Luck to all those starting back to school or College x
SEE YOU ALL SOON
Goverment go a head for 25th July up-date.
July 09, 2020
Hello to all our lovely RBS&PA students and parents. We hope you are all well and safe and continuing to enjoy our On-Demand classes. There will be more to come soon...
We are pleased and excited to announce. The Government has given the go ahead for 25th July for indoor classes to go ahead. We can now start to plan and put in place measures that mean students can return to classes safely. Please be a little more patient as we finalise all the guidelines to keep us all safe. I will be undertaking a Covid-19 risk assessment this will outline the procedures we need to put in place. You will be all updated with details of how classes will run in September.
We will be offering private lessons in Portchester during the school holidays for those that are interested please text or email to book a place from Tuesday 28th July.
Term starts back on Friday 4th September.
Thank you to everyone for supporting RBS&PA through this unprecedented and very difficult time. I feel incredibly lucky to have such wonderful students and teacher who have stood by us and have been so patient in waiting for RBS&PA to reopen the doors. Not to much longer now!
We are looking forward to seeing you all dancing again soon.
Please find our Cover-19 Guidance at our Guest room -
Please contact me if you need a reminder of our code.
Free On-Demand Ballet classes for all our students
May 28, 2020
We hope you are all enjoying and using our free On- Demand classes. We currently have Baby class, Pre-Primary, Primary, Beginners Ballet Barre and Grade 1-5.
- If you have forgotten or need the code please email or text me for the password code.
We hope to be holding a autumn exam session. So keep practicing hard! We have all the extra free music for practice of the free enchainments. If you have any question about the class work, please call or email or feel free to send a video of yourself if you need corrections.
April 01, 2020
I hope you are all well and coping with the social distancing. Some of you may know I have been unwell over the past couple of weeks. Thank you to those that have been in contact and your get well soon messages. All my plans to getting classes on-line had been put on hold. Now I am feeling closer to being better. I have a new free on-line dance classes page for all our lovely students. Please contact me for the password. We currently have a couple of videos of me dancing in professional shows. So enjoy!
We will be starting with the on-demand classes and then progress to live streaming. You will receive an email once they are up.
In the meantime keep practicing at home with your DVD's and Syllabus and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Don't forget we also have lots of fun links and activities for all ages at
UPDATE News Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 19, 2020
UPDATE CORONAVIRUS 19/03/20 - Rochelle Ballet School & Performing Arts
It is with a heavy heart that we have taken the decision to cancel all further classes this term from today at RBS&PA 💔 Our students, families and staff are our main priority and we are committed to maintaining the health and well-being of everyone, therefore know this is the right thing to do in this very difficult situation. We continue to follow the advice from the government and are monitoring the situation closely.
Due to the uncertainty, we have no idea going forward how much this will effect future plans, Exams, Open day but promise we will keep you posted along the way. 17 years of RBS&PA, nothings going to stop us!
We hope and pray we are able to return after Easter, but in the meantime will be offering all of our students online support, dance challenges, activities and fun things to do at home to keep you all dancing and performing! We want to stay in touch with you ALL, so please message, email, FaceTime, WhatsApp us - We need to see your lovely faces!! 💕
For the missed classes, I will be offering a free workshop, when we return to normality. I am currently working towards creating on-line classes. I will be in contact to let you know if I managed to achieve this.
All the best, stay safe and well.
Vanessa Searle xx
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UPDATE CORONAVIRUS 12/03/20
Like many organisations around the world, Rochelle Ballet School and Performing Arts is watching the news about COVID-19 closely.
We are committed to maintaining the health and well-being of our students and staff. We continue to follow the advice from the government and are monitoring the situation closely. Wherever possible, we are maintaining our timetable of classes, but request that you follow the precautions set out in the government advisory pages if planning to attend an classes or if you have recently returned from overseas. We will be ensuring all equipment is wiped down between each class.
Provides information on what the coronavirus is, what the risks are and how to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus – and the main guidelines:
If you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus or have returned from an affected area identified by the Chief Medical Officer as high risk and you are feeling unwell with a cough, difficulty breathing or fever, stay at home and use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service or call NHS 111.
Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.
To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.
Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
The NHS Overview states, "Most people can continue to go to work, school and other public places. You only need to stay away from public places (self-isolate) if advised to by the 111 online coronavirus service or a medical professional".
While RBS&PA is not qualified to provide guidance beyond what the government has issued here is a round-up of useful sites:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response