PICTURES: Young performers assemble in Inverness, after Covid restrictions ease
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DANCE students in Inverness are delighted to be treading the boards again.
TFX Performing Arts Academy resumed classes at the end of April, after staff worked hard to make sure the venue at the Old High Hall in Academy Street was ready to receive students in a Covid-safe manner.
Principal Sally Robertson said: “We have cleaned up the alleyway alongside the hall so that each studio can have its own door.
“We have also spent hours reading through guidelines and consulting with experts.
“The safety of staff and students is paramount at TFX.”
Artistic director Claire Darcy took on the role of student welfare officer over lockdown, holding classes via Zoom and mental health workshops.
“It was so important to us to keep in touch with our students and parents,” she said.
“I was impressed with how many of them adapted to a new interactive way of meeting and interacting, but it’s wonderful to meet again face-to-face and feel the warmth and enthusiasm in the room again. Although we are glad we could interact with students on Zoom, there is nothing like the feeling of ‘in person’ learning.”
A presence in the city for more than 20 years former students of TFX include Hollywood actress Karen Gillan.
Assistant principal Kayleigh Redford said: “Our students experience so much growth at TFX.
“Not only in technique and performance skills, but skills for life that they will carry with them forever.”
For more information on what the school can offer and how to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01463 231500.