December 4, 2020

In light of the London Middlesex Health Unit’s decision to move to an Orange alert, classes will not be held until we are back in a Yellow Alert or better. All remaining classes for the Fall WeeCLAP session will be postponed until we drop back into Yellow or better.

This means that there is a possibility that the Winter 2021 session may need to be postponed. Rest assured, as soon as it is safe to do so, I will start up studio classes again. If you have signed up for the Winter 2021 session, I’ll will update you when I know about about what week we will begin classes.

Thanks for understanding, stay safe and healthy, and keep singing!

Claire

October 1, 2020

WeeCLAP in the studio is returning October 26!

Measures to keep you safe and healthy during an in studio CLAP class will be followed as follows:

– Classes will be capped at 4 student/adult duos. Babes in arms welcome at no charge, but mobile (crawling or walking) siblings must be registered.
– Hanging sneeze guards installed to provide a barrier between participants and also myself.
– Temperature checks upon entry.
– Only one family in the front foyer at a time.
– Handwashing or sanitizing upon entry before class begins.
– Each participant will have their own separate bag of instruments and props that will be sterilized after each use.
– All adults will be required to wear masks indoors at all times. Children do not have to wear masks but are still encouraged to do so if they are 4 or older.
– All high touch surfaces will be sanitized between classes.
– UV light/HEPA filter air purifier running at all times, and windows open if possible.

VirtualCLAP classes will continue to run on Tuesday mornings indefinitely. If you or someone in your family is showing any symptoms of any contagious illness, you will be asked to remain home and instead attend a VirtualCLAP class. Monthly memberships for VirtualCLAP are also available in lieu of in-person classes if you desire. Should another lock-down occur, you will be able to a) convert your studio sessions to VirtualCLAP classes or b) put your membership on hold and resume in person classes when we are permitted to do so.

September 9, 2020

Back to school is upon us, and with that comes new schedules, and a hope for things to get back to some kind of routine. I will be watching the return to classes carefully for a couple more weeks before I finalize my in-studio classes. My intention is to offer CLAP in the Park until the Thursday before Thanksgiving, and return to studio classes after Thanksgiving as long as we remain able to do so. The studio schedule will be posted by Oct 1, 2020.

Measures to keep you safe and healthy during an in studio CLAP class are being implemented over the next 3 weeks.
– Classes will be capped at 4 students/adult duos. Babes in arms welcome at no charge, but mobile (crawling or walking) siblings must be registered.
– Hanging sneeze guards installed to provide a barrier between participants and also myself.
– Temperature checks upon entry.
– Only one family in the front foyer at a time.
– Hand washing upon entry before class begins.
– Each participant will have their own separate bag of instruments and props that will be sterilized after each use.
– All adults will be required for wear masks indoors at all times. Children do not have to wear masks but are still encouraged to do so if they are 4 or older.
– All high touch surfaces will be sanitized between classes.
– UV light/HEPA filter air purifier running at all times, and windows open if possible.

VirtualCLAP classes will continue to run on Tuesday mornings indefinitely. If you or someone in your family is showing any symptoms of any contagious illness, you will be asked to remain home and instead attend a VirtualCLAP class. Monthly memberships for VirtualCLAP are also available in lieu of in-person classes if you desire. Should another lock-down occur, you will be able to a) convert your studio sessions to VirtualCLAP classes or b) put your membership on hold and resume in person classes when we are permitted to do so.

Thank you for being flexible and compassionate during this dynamic and stressful time for everyone.

July 31, 2020

Now that we are in stage 3, we can do do classes outdoors with proper physical distancing measures. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available should you require.

Starting in Mid September, CLAP studio classes will resume indoors, but with a very different layout. Classes can be private (one or 2 children from the same family), semi-private (2 children from 2 different families), or a small group (3 children from 3 different families). A limit of no more than one parent per child will be strictly enforced. All adults are required to wear masks indoors. Children under 5 are not required to wear masks. All participants will be required to wash their hands upon arrival at the studio, before beginning class.

No instruments or props will be shared in any class. All participants will receive dedicated instruments/props for use during the class and must be sterilized before being used by any other participants.

REFUNDS:
Refund cannot be processed for any classes that have been POSTPONED due to Covid 19. Should another lock down occur, any existing sessions will be put on hold until the lock down is over, and then will resume when safe to do so.

Registration in any CLAP program means you’ve given consent to all above guidelines and policies.
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May 22/2020
Important Information in regards to COVID 19, the CLAP studio, and your options going forward:

This is an extremely dynamic time in our lives, and since it’s impossible to set an exact return date, I am appealing to you to be flexible in our scheduling at this time. Our Winter session was cut short by 6 weeks and WeeElderCLAP was cut short by 3 classes.  You should have received an email or a phone call by now outlining your options.  Please contact me if you have not. Our 4 week Spring session is officially deferred to start in mid September, and an exact date will be announced in early August.

 You are also welcome to convert your Spring session to 4 VirtualCLAP classes instead. Email me, and I’ll get you set up!! :)I have also started offering weekly VirtualCLAP classes, so please feel free to join us via ZOOM every Tuesday. 

Click here to sign up!

On a personal note, I just want to thank each and every one of you for being so kind, patient and flexible during this incredibly difficult time. Our CLAP Village is such a wonderful community, and I am truly blessed you are a part of it. Thank you for understanding, keep singing and love to you all!

Thank you for understanding, keep singing and love to you all!