COVID-19 STATUS UPDATES:
MARCH 25TH, 2020
Dance Factory Students and Families -
As you are well aware, Shawnee County will be implementing the Safer at Home Order which goes into effect on Thursday, March 26th at 12:01 a.m. Obviously things are changing a rapid pace, we are doing our best to keep up with all new orders and information put in place. This email is to serve as a notice that we are now moving all classes to our online platform until such order is released.
We have received incredible feedback from our dance community regarding the positive impact our free and live classes we have been posting in our BAND group ( https://band.us/n/a2a939H8Bd1fX ) are having on our dancers. We will continue to post free and live classes throughout the duration of this time on this page for additional content for your dancers while they are not in school. We truly believe that it is very important to continue to provide dance education and training to our currently enrolled Dance Factory students. Our dancers are no longer able to participate in regular physical education classes or school sports programs and physical activity is such an important part of maintaining a child’s well being and emotional stability.
Beginning March 30th, The Dance Factory will roll out our Dance Factory online classes providing virtual dance classes for our currently enrolled students DURING THEIR REGULAR, STANDARD CLASS TIMES WITH THEIR REGULAR TEACHERS. These online class links will be emailed each Sunday and posted on our website. During your regular class day/time you will click the link to join the class.
The only thing you truly need to participate in these classes is internet capabilities which we know all school districts have been instructed to verify that each student is equipped with. We do however, recommend that if you are using a phone, that you download the ZOOM app. Younger dancers may need a parent to be present with them to help keep them on track. Please do your best to enable video capabilities so we can see our dancers and assist them to the best of our ability. We know that seeing their teachers will be the highlight of class!
Due to the nature of virtual classes vs. in person classes, some classes may be shortened by a few minutes. We are working on adjusting your tuition as necessary and will also include that in our class structure in Sunday’s email.
As we stated in our last email, we are absolutely planning to continue with our May Concert plans! We have beautiful costumes to be tried on and A LOT of hard work that has already been done by our faculty and dancers that deserves to be celebrated [plus we all need something wonderful to look forward to] — the show must go on!
**Company dancers - obviously our online platform of teaching will affect you the most. We will be contacting you, via email, in the next few days to lay out a plan for your classes. Please remember, we have paid for additional content for you through CLI. As long as your tuition is current, you are eligible to take advantage of these additional 120 hours of classes **
We know that this is a confusing time for our dancer sand we hope the this e-mail plan will brighten their day. We will contact you all again on Sunday!
The Dance Factory Faculty
SAVE THE DATES
- May 22nd - 23rd - Spring Concert
PARENT OBSERVATION DATES
- Parent Observation: April 6th– 9th
- Parent Observation: May 4th– 7th