Horsham School of Dance is using Horsham Rural City Council’s COVID Support funding to increase the quality of its online learning experience.
While physical distancing is essential, Horsham School of Dance has invested in new audio-visual equipment as it looks to build its future around virtual classes.
“I’ll be using the funding to update my laptop webcam and my video filming and editing resources,” business owner Karen Booker said.
The benefits of this will also continue once COVID-normal is achieved.
“In the future, people will be more aware of when they’re feeling unwell. When we return to usual face-to-face classes, if someone can’t be in class due to health reasons but they would still like to participate, I’ll be able to be live streaming the session and still interacting with them.
“I’m grateful for the Council’s support so I can continue moving forward with my business in the future,” she said.
Horsham School of Dance was a successful applicant in the Horsham Rural City Council’s second round of COVID Support grants, for the Stronger Business stream.
The two other streams include Recreation and Community Recovery, and Arts and Events Activation.
The grants program is open to affected people and groups located in the Horsham municipality until March 2021, or until funding is fully allocated.
Applications will be assessed and approved monthly throughout this period to ensure support is available when it’s needed.