P-05-1004 Allow Dance Schools in Wales to re-open their indoor classes with immediate effect


This petition was submitted by Michelle Meano having collected a total of 1,307 signatures.


Text of Petition:                      

Since lockdown of the UK back in March 2020, indoor Dance Schools have been closed. Dance classes offer release to children/adults with many diffiifculties ie lack confidence, nervous dispositions, Autism, limb problems etc. The Welsh Government should state where Dance Schools fit into Covid19 recovery roadmap, create a tailor-made financial support mechanism for the Dance sector & clarify how help will be provided. Mr Drakeford needs to put forward his plans to restart this sector indoors.


Additional Information

Many teachers work through governing bodies like Bbo Dance, RAD, ISTD etc. Many of these are all recognised by both Ofqual and Qualification Wales. The environment of a dance class is very easily social distanced and most students of any genre are used to being placed (put in positions) by their teachers already. Not all genre require partner work and even if they do there are many creative ways to change this requirement at these times. Dance is not just a passion for the Teachers and Students it also has great health and mental benefits. This is an important part of the Arts Industry which is at present being looked over for business, health and pleasure.


Senedd Constituency and Region

·         Newport East

·         South Wales East