(NB from 1st June 2020 users will need Zoom version 5.0 or later)
Our online classes are delivered via Zoom!
Zoom is a video conferencing app that can be accessed on a phone, tablet or laptop. (The bigger the screen the better.) In advance of the session please download the app from your app store or their website: https://www.zoom.us/
To log-in: Click the link in the booking confirmation which will take you straight to the session, or input the meeting ID and password we will email you.
After joining you will be held in our ‘virtual waiting room’ until the class starts. At the start time our teacher will bring everybody into the session.
There are two views available – Active Speaker and Gallery View. These can be changed via the button in the top right of the screen. Gallery View will show everyone, Active Speaker (the default) will show the person talking the loudest!
Zoom tip: To keep the teacher’s video full screen click on the three dots (…) on the teacher’s video and choose ‘Pin Video’.
At the bottom left of the screen is the option to Mute your Audio and/or turn off your video. At times during the class we will mute all the participants so that the teacher’s voice is clearest.
If you have a headphone and microphone this will improve the sound quality. However this is drama so at times we will be moving around!
Safeguarding: We will still be warming up physically in class – so please ensure there is enough space for children to move, with no danger of hurting themselves (or breaking anything)! Parents should remain within ear-shot, so please leave bedroom doors etc open. Children should be dressed appropriately – as they would be for a class taking place in a physical space.
"Thanks for a great week last week - Eddie and Anna LOVED it."
Thank you so much for this brilliant initiative. It has been amazing seeing my kids so happy and involved! They really enjoyed it.”
The kids were very happy. I haven’t seen them so smiley and engaged since we have been in lockdown!
The class was absolutely wonderful – Maximilian was so excited and engaged and it has really boosted his mood for the rest of the day. Thank you.
I love Joe and I liked the monkey and the spider. I had fun and I want to do it again and again and again.
The online classes are brilliant, lots of laughter and lots of fun ringing throughout the house! Thank you Drama Queens for bringing some escapism to lock down.
This is what the internet was invented for!
I just wanted to say a big thank you to Jo for doing all these brilliant classes. Kasim remembers them and we play the Banana Game, sing like Opera Singers in high and low voices and talk about things that are “disgusting”! It’s been a joy to watch how Jo engaged with the little kids and made them laugh and participate. Thanks a lot!
Thank you so much...he is obviously delighted with his result. I'm so happy for him.It is testament to how brilliant you all are at teaching and motivating your pupils!!! Truly grateful to have had access to Drama Queens in this virtual World.
These Drama Queens sessions have been a real life-line while we've been in lockdown. Charlie has really enjoyed the sessions and the chance to be with his friends each week. I don't think you can over-estimate how important these sessions have been for his wellbeing and we're really grateful that you went for the challenging option of going online via Zoom.Thanks for continuing in the face of adversity!