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- Summer 2020
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.