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- Summer 2020
The government has announced on Thursday 25.2. harder restrictions between March 8.-28. The Metropolitan Area coronovirus coordination group announced yesterday evening new restrictions concerning the Helsinki Area, which will take place immediately next week starting from Monday 1.3.2021.
Because of these new restrictions, between 1.3.-28.3.2021 only 12-year-olds and younger will participate in their classes in the usual studio at the normal time. All students over 12 years old will join their classes remotely.
Starting from Monday 1.3. classes are arranged as contact and remote teaching in the following way:
Children and youth classes are arranged as usual in their studios according to the normal schedule. Over 12-year-olds cannot participate in their classes in the studios, but they can join their class remotely. If the student is 12 years old or younger, they can join the class in the studio. Youth classes with students both under and over 12 years old will be arranged as a so-called hybrid class, at the same time in the studio and as a remote class.
Dance with toddler where the adult participates, counts as an adult class and is arranged remotely.
Teen classes are arranged as remote classes or hybrid classes, depending on the age of the participants. If the student is 12 years old or younger, they can join the class in the studio. Over 12-year-olds can join the class remotely.
Adult classes are arranged as remote classes. Some adult classes might be arranged as hybrid classes, if several 12-year-old teens have registered for the class. The students of these classes will be contacted separately.
Teachers will send links to the remote class latest the day of the class.
STUDENTS WHO DO NOT WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE REMOTE CLASSES
If a student does not wish to participate in the remote classes, they must send an email to the student office firstname.lastname@example.org latest Friday 5.3.2021. After this we will apply normal cancellation policy and cancellations sent after 5.3. can cancel classes from period 9, April 9th onward.
MAKING UP CLASSES
During March it is not possible to make up absences in the studio classes. Students can only participate in those classes they have signed up for. However, a student can make up an absence in class, if they have been registered for the class in question in October-January in periods 2-7, or if they have registered for the class later this spring.
Tanssiopisto also offers a selection of remote classes, where students can make up classes in March. More information here.
Due to the continuing restrictions the right to make up classes has now automatically been continued until the end of year 2021 for all students. This means both classes of 2020-2021 semester and the cancelled classes last spring between 13.3.-5.4.2020.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR DANCE CLASSES IN STUDIOS
Previously given instructions still apply about coming to classes and how to behave in our studios. We entreat that all students and families follow the given instructions and requirements. These can be found on our website: https://www.helsingintanssiopisto.fi/en/current-info/
Summary of the instructions:
– Only join the class if you are completely healthy.
– Take care of good hand hygiene.
– Wear a face mask.
– Come to class outfit and hair ready.
– Come to the studio just before the class starts and leave quickly after class.
– Showers are not in use
– Parents cannot come into the studios.
– One parent can take the child to the class room if needed, but cannot wait inside for the class to end.
STUDENT OFFICE OPEN ONLY FOR EMAILS AND PHONE CALLS
For now, student office can only be visited by booking a time by sending an email email@example.com or calling 09 681 2120. We can be reached by email and phone Mon-Fri at 9.00–19.00.
Student office receives many contacts at the moment and there might be some delay in answering emails. We will answer all emails as soon as possible.
Adults’ classes in venues listed below will continue as remote teaching or in substitute venues. Teachers will inform the students of these classes.
Munkkiniemi Coeducational School (MUN1)
Nordsjö lågstadieskola (VUO)
Kontula Primary School (KONT)
Day Care/School Kanava (AUR)
Merilahti Primary School (RAS)
Hertsikka Primary School (HERT)
Kannelmäki Youth Club (KAN)
Pitäjänmäki Youth Club (PIT1)
Roihuvuori Youth Club (ROI)
Munkkivuori Youth Club (MUN2)
Alexander Theatre (LAU, MAAL, PYLK, PTH)
Malmitalo Cultural Centre (MAL)
Oulunkylä venue: Pieni puukoulu (OUL)
Viikki Community House Kunto: Asukastalo Kunto (VIIK)
Pikku Huopalahti venue: Terassitalo (HUO)
Tikkurila venue: Sahrami (TIKK)
Korso venue: Lumo (LUMO)
Day Care Sansinpelto (SANS)
Leipätehdas 2. floor studio Friday teens’ class. (LEI5)
Suvilahti venue Thursday classes (SUVI)
Olympiastadion dance studio Wednesday classes (STA)
Dance classes which returned to classrooms already on 18.1. will continue to be held as past weeks. (Kamppi, Kasarmitori, Leipätehdas (1-4), Vilhonvuorenkatu and Käpylä studios and SkillzGym, Tero Saarinen Company, Tanssin talo studio and TanssiBuumi. ( KAMP1-3, KAS1-5, LEI1-4, VIL1-2, KÄP, RUO, TSC, KAAP and PIT2 )
As we return to the studios, we will continue paying special attention to hygiene, cleaning, keeping safety distances as well as using our premises as loosely as possible. Previously given instructions still apply about coming to classes and how to behave in our studios. We entreat that all students and families follow the given instructions and requirements:
During January and February, it is not possible to make up classes. Students can only participate in the classes they have signed up for. Students are allowed to participate in class with make-up slips, if they have been signed up for the class in periods 2-5 in October-January or if they are registered for the class later in the spring semester. Making up absences from last November as well as make-up classes from last spring 13.3.–5.4.2020 is still possible until the end of spring semester 2021.
Student office is currently overworked and there might be some delay in answering emails. We will, however, reply to all emails as soon as possible.
On Monday 18.1. the dance classes which return to classrooms are those which are within our own studios: Kamppi studios, Kasarmitori studios, Leipätehdas studios, Vilhonvuorenkatu studios and Käpylä studio as well as classes in SkillzGym in Ruoholahti, Tero Saarinen Company and Tanssin talo studios in Kaapelitehdas and TanssiBuumi in Pitäjänmäki. For next week 11.1.–17.1. these classes in KAMP1-3, KAS1-5, LEI1-4, VIL1-2, KÄP, RUO, TSC, KAAP and PIT2 -studios are still arranged as remote classes.
Classes in other locations might still continue as remote classes until 31.1., depending on the decision of Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group next week. The group will reconsider the restrictions related to the hobbies of youth and children. This means that other locations might also be available for dance classes earlier than 1.2. It is possible that also other studios can begin classes as normal already in January and we will inform the students of that studio if this happens.
Teachers will continue to send information on the remote classes and links latest on the day of the class. If the student does not wish to participate in remote teaching, send an email to the student office firstname.lastname@example.org latest 15.1.2021.
As we return to the studios, we will continue paying special attention to hygiene, cleaning, keeping safety distances as well as using our premises as loosely as possible. We entreat that all students and families follow the given instructions and requirements:
During January 2021 it is not possible to make up classes. Students can only participate in the classes they have signed up for. Students are allowed to participate in class with make-up slips, if they have been signed up for the class in periods 2-5 in October-January or if they are registered for the class later in the spring semester. Making up absences from last November as well as make-up classes from last spring 13.3.–5.4.2020 is still possible until the end of spring semester 2021.
Student office is currently overworked and there might be some delay in answering emails. We will, however, reply to all emails as soon as possible.
The cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa gave on November 27th new restrictions and recommendations regarding the corona epidemic. The strong recommendation was that all indoor recreational activities are cancelled between 30.11.-20.12. Last week the cities said that the restrictions will continue until Sunday January 10th, 2021.
Thus the contact classes of Helsingin tanssiopisto within our studios are still cancelled for the time being. Teachers will continue to send their students information about the remote classes.
For those students whose classes cannot be arranged remotely, the cancelled classes will be compensated in the next bill.
– Most classes will be held remotely between Mon 30.11.-Sun 20.12. due to corona situation. If you are unable to come to your remote classes you can make up clasess 6.6.2021 at the latest.
– For those students whose class has not been arranged remotely between 30.11.-20.12., the class will be compensated in the bill. (Some classes have not been arranged remotely last week, but will be arranged 7.12.-20.12.)
– Making up classes, that were held before 30.11.: Right to make up these classes is lengthen by 3 weeks.
– If your teacher offers the change to join theacher’s other classes than your own for free, you don’t need to use your make up classes for this.
The cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa have today on November 27th given new restrictions and recommendations regarding the corona epidemic. The strong recommendation is that all indoor recreational activities are cancelled between 30.11.-20.12. This recommendation concerns the classes of children, youth and adults. The city will also close all indoor-sport spaces for three weeks.
From the start of the epidemic in spring 2020, Helsingin tanssiopisto has in all our activities tried to guarantee safe conditions for all our students and employees. It is still our goal to act responsibly and prevent the spread of the coronavirus in this worsened situation. Therefore, all dance classes within our studios are cancelled between Monday 30.11-Sunday 20.12.2020.
Since the last break in our dance classes we have tried to find a way to organize our dance classes remotely. Despite our efforts we have not found a way to organize all of our over 500 weekly classes remotely. However, our goal is that at least some of our classes would be held remotely. Those students, whose classes can be held remotely, will be contacted separately.
For those students whose classes cannot be arranged remotely between 30.11.-20.12., the cancelled classes will be compensated in the bill. We will contact you about the compensations in December. We ask you to be patient and not burden the student office with unnecessary inquiries. Please give us the time to manage this situation.
These requirements affect tanssiopisto as follows:
During class students can use face masks if it’s possible to do it safely.
These ruquirements applie to students over the age of 15 and parents accompanying children to the classes.
The cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa recommend that everyone over the age of 15 start using face masks in municipal service situations in which it is difficult to avoid close contact. The recommendation is intended also for indoor sports and fitness centers. Finnish institute for health and welfare has recommended using facemasks in public indoor spaces in which close contact cannot always be avoided.
Helsinki Dance Institute also recommends that students over the age of 15 and parents accompanying children to the classes start using face masks at least in common areas (lounge, stairs, hallways, etc.) as well as changing rooms. We also recommend to use face mask when visiting student office.
The safety instructions given on August 11th (below) are still applied in our classes and studios. When attending our classes, we kindly ask you to stay informed and comply with the face mask and coronavirus guidelines of the Finnish institute of health and welfare.
During season 2020-21, in the manner of the summer season, we will continue paying special attention to hygiene, cleaning, keeping safety distances as well as using our premises as loosely as possible. We have instructed also our personnel on practices in this exceptional situation caused by corona.
Please, read carefully the following instructions on how to act in class and at our venues. The teacher will guide you further about the lessons themselves on the spot. Pleace, comply with the general guidance by THL (Finnish Institute of Health and Wellfare) and the government on how to act during the coronavirus epidemic.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS:
ACTIONS TAKEN AT THE DANCE INSTITUTE:
Due to the government orders 4.5. concerning the coronavirus, all classes in Helsingin tanssiopisto are cancelled until end of spring semester 31.5.2020. Summer semester 2020 will start as planned on Monday 1.6.2020, enroll for summer classes, courses and camps here! We will send info about safe distances in classes etc. to enrolled students before courses start.
Due to the government orders concerning the coronavirus, all classes in Helsingin tanssiopisto are cancelled at least until 13.5.2020. We follow closely any changes in the situation and make our decisions based on those changes. Students are advised to keep an eye on our website for any changes in the situation.
Helsinki Dance Institute offers Basic Education in the Arts authorized by city of Helsinki, Kauniainen and Vantaa. Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture has recommended that Basic Education in the Arts would be arranged in alternative ways during these exceptional circumstances. Helsinki Dance Institute has more than 500 weekly classes in the syllabus, which means that there no resources to provide encompassing remote education material for everyone. Dance is also a challenging art form to teach without any contact teaching.
Since remote teaching, due to abovementioned reasons, cannot be arranged in accordance to the syllabus, the cancelled classes in period 8 (13.3.–5.4.2020) will be compensated for our students as compensation classes. Compensation classes can be used until the end of the year 2020 even without registration. Students’ families can use these compensation classes, too. Classes are used by filling in Dance Institute’s make up slip. On the slip is written the date and “compensation” as additional information. For example, if, due to the cancellations, a student missed 60 min classes on Mon 16.3., Mon 23.3. and Mon 30.3., they can go to three compensation classes of the same length or two 90 min classes. The classes should be used before 31.12.2020.
If a student has absences from before 13.3., they can still make up those absences in autumn 2020. Absences can be made up for two months from the start of the autumn semester until 16.10.2020, even if the student has not registered to any classes in summer or autumn.
During the past few weeks Helsinki Dance Institute’s teachers have send bulletins and video material to cheer up students. If these exceptional circumstances continue, we will continue to send you your teachers’ greetings, if possible.
When considering the compensation of cancelled classes and the effect of missed classes to our students, we have taken into account that Basic Education in the Arts is part of Finland’s official educational system. Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture has recommended, that during this Force Majeure situation cancelled Basic Education in the Arts classes should be considered completed. Advanced studies diploma works will be evaluated during the spring semester.
Helsinki Dance Institute, a nonprofit institute, is now working determinedly in a challenging situation to guarantee the continuation of dance education as soon as the current situation allows. We like to say a warm thank you to our students who have sent us touching inspirational messages during this challenging time.
We have also cancelled all of our student performances this spring. Those who have already purchased tickets for the Long curriculum performances 25.-26.4., can ask for a refund from this link: https://web.lippu.fi/palautus. There might be some delays due to the large number of refunds.