Classes may be suspended, but we want to ensure that you still have access to the Theatre at home. South Side 'Virtual Academy' is our new virtual theatre classes for young people running every Tuesday via Zoom, open for new members, as well as current and past members.

Our online classes for 4-15 year olds will allow your children to explore a range of drama games and exercises from the comfort of home, ensuring the imagination and fun of theatre doesn't go anywhere. Our South Side Leaders will be teaching hit musical theatre songs, teaching dances and playing drama games throughout the weeks. At the end of a theme we run the 'Virtual Academy Festival' via YouTube for you to share with all your friends and family what you've been working on. You can see our last festival here.

Class Timetable every Tuesday until 14th July 2020:

Ages 4-7 at 4pm

Ages 7-11 at 5pm

Ages 11-15 at 6:30pm

Places are completely free with donations welcome at your own discretion. To register your place complete our online booking form. Once booked on you will be sent a confirmation email and on the day of your class you will be sent a link to your Zoom class. If you have completed a form previously then there is no need to complete another. Just send us an email with the class you'd like to book onto. 

'Thank you for today! We really needed a bit of fun to break up the day and zoom off into Space! My daughter thought this was amazing and was really buzzing from this!'

Virtual Academy Parent

Safeguarding

The safeguarding of all participants in the 'Virtual Academy' is vitally important to us. As a company we have been in consultation with our Safeguarding Officer from 'Achieveing for Children' and have set out the following guidelines. 

As a service provider we have a duty of care for all our participants. However we do request that at least 1 parent or guardian are at home for the safety and wellbeing of their children.

Our Agreement:

  1. All the teachers for the 'Virtual Academy' are regular South Side teachers and have enhanced DBS checks. We also hold 'Public Liability Insurance' to cover the classes. 

  2. South Side promises to always have at least 2 members of the team online during a class. One of these members will be monitoring the Zoom Class, whilst the other teaches. Ensuring guidelines are striclty adhered to. 

  3. To ensure all participants safety all children will be held in a waiting room prior to the class and then a member of the South Side team will admit each particpant booked on. 

  4. All 'Virtual Academy' leaders understand and agree to our Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. 

  5. Zoom Classes are password protected. The link for classes will be sent out to all participants via email on the morning of the class. 

  6. All particpants camera's will be muted, unless asking a question or performing back.

  7. A register will be kept of all particpants each week. 

  8. Zoom sessions will be recorded for advertising purposes. This will be kept secure by South Side and not distributed for any other purposes. 

  9. Participants will be able to chat with the Academy leaders during the class via private chat. The public chat will be closed. 

Your Agreement:

By booking onto the 'Virtual Academy' you agree to the following:

  1. You agree to ensure for all classes at least 1 parent or guardian is present for the safety and wellbeing of your child(ren).

  2. You agree to not share the Zoom link with anyone else to ensure safeguarding and confidentiality procedures are followed.

  3. You agree to complete the booking form with the correct information to allow us to contact you with details of the 'Virtual Academy'. 

  4. You give consent for photos and videos of the classes to be used for advertising purposes. These will only be shared on the South Side social media pages and the website. 

Logging onto your Class

To log onto your class please follow these simple steps:

  1. Download Zoom Cloud onto your device. A computer or laptop is recommended, but a tablet or phone will work just as well. Your device requires having a webcam. 

  2. Click the link emailed to you on the morning of the class (check your spam) or input the meeting ID and password.

  3. There is nothing else for you to do, just enjoy the class!

If you have any issues please email info@southsidetheatre.com.

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