The Orchard Dance Academy was established in 1981 and is based in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire. Our aim is to provide a home from home where every pupil is valued and every pupil achieves.
We offer classes in ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern, plus Streetdance & Adult Tap.
With ISTD examinations taken throughout the year, plus regular performing opportunities, we pride ourselves in offering a welcoming, well-rounded place of learning. We are delighted to be able to say that many pupils who start at the Orchard Dance Academy at the age of 3 stay on into their teens and beyond.
The New Normal
Following our successful Summer term of online classes, preparations are now well underway for our return to lessons in person. Whilst we are really looking forward to being reunited with our students, please rest assured that the safety of our pupils and teachers is our number one priority. Therefore, from September 12th onwards will be implementing new hygiene and distancing measures which are in accordance with both the government and the ISTD's guidelines. These will include:
A temperature check on arrival for all students (using a non-contact temperature gun held near the forehead)
Parents/guardians/family members will no longer be permitted to come into the building, we politely ask they either wait in our car park, pop home, visit the park behind St.Andrews or Costa nearby.
A one way system will be implemented, so students will not be coming into contact with other groups. All students will need to be dropped off at our usual foyer door, but will be collected at our Main Hall fire exit.
Floor stickers will be used to distance the students from each other when dancing, as much as possible.
Teachers will aim to maintain a 2 metre distance from the students as much as possible, but when they need to come into closer contact with the students at pick up and drop off times, teachers will wear personal protective equipment.
In time, we look forward to being able to relax these measures, however at present we are sure everyone will understand the importance of doing all we can to maintain a safe dancing environment. We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.