Interesting article by the Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT).

"1. Awarding Organisations offering Graded Examinations in Dance, on behalf of their member teachers, are dismayed that the authorities have not issued clear guidance on when private or independent dance teaching studios can open in England. This is despite allowing pubs, restaurants and aspects of theatre activities to open from 4th July 2020.

2. Not only do these dance studios in many cases represent the sole source of income for longstanding family businesses, but they are also a valuable resource for young people in particular, giving them an outlet for their creativity, the chance to exercise, and providing vital support to their general wellbeing and mental health. This is particularly important at this difficult time when other educational structures are not available to them..."

Read the full article.