Dear R&R Dance family,
First of all, we are sending out so much love and positive energy to you and your families! We hope you are all doing well, and staying safe and sane!
What strange and completely unprecedented times we are living in right now. With everything changing/updating so quickly, it’s been hard to predict what the remainder of the dance season will look like. Although it seems like forever ago (considering today is March 97th!) it was barely 2 weeks ago I said goodbye to most of you as we set out for an extended March Break, hoping we would be back in classes April 6th. Sadly, that is not the case anymore. According to the latest announcement of school closures until early May, the hope of returning to dance as well might be far fetched but could still be a possibility.
Please understand, we are not taking this lightly. There has been so much uncertainty on a timeline, we have not been sure how to proceed. If we are able to reopen in May and extend classes into June, we could make up this lost time and Showcase is still a possibility. In terms of competitions, we are not keeping you in the dark. We have been passing along all information we receive. Most are rescheduling for July and August, not much mention of refunds as of yet. Circumstances are changing at such a rapid pace, no one is able to predict when and how we can regain a sense of normalcy. We just have to take things week by week, even day by day, and see how this is all progressing.
While we try to navigate this new normal, the staff has been working hard to put together dances, activities and a sense of community for you. Thank you to everyone who participated in the past week’s Instagram daily challenges! We miss studio life so much, but it was great to keep up Dancing from a Distance! Going forward, I’d like to try a combination of Zoom, Instagram Live and video tutorials that we can upload onto IGTV and YouTube. We really appreciate your patience as this is foreign territory to us (and I am definitely not tech savvy!) We will be kicking things off today, Tuesday March 31st, with a Zoom mass warm up class at 4:45pm. You will find the meeting ID and password at the end of this email. Going forward, we will be creating classes and age specific combos based on participants, please email or DM to receive meeting codes. Tomorrow Wednesday April 1st 4:45 pm – Level 1 Jazz and Level 2 Hip Hop 5:30pm – Level 2 Jazz and Level 1 Hip Hop. When we cannot make it into the studio for mass emails, we will be updating and promoting new classes through the “Latest News” section of the website, the studio’s answering machine, and our Instagram account. Although creating a schedule based on your usual class times would be ideal, not all of your teachers schedules, quarantine, and living arrangements will allow that. Again, we ask for your patience as we work out the kinks. Feel free to send us suggestions and feedback of what you would like and we will try our best. Also, feel free to update us on how your schedules have changed so we are in the know with the different schools and camps.
Thank you all for being party of our Dance Family, we love you and miss dancing with you! During scary and uncertain times like this, all we can do is try to stay happy, healthy and kind to one another. Know that everyone is trying their best, and we will get through this together!
Lots of Love,
Your R&R Staff
TUESDAY MARCH 31ST ZOOM CLASS:
Meeting ID: 949 830 246