Dear Dancers and Families,
The current health concerns around COVID19 are impacting all areas of our community and CDC guidance around protecting our community of all ages involves social distancing, handwashing, and considerations around gatherings. The very nature of dance education for children presents several challenges to preventing students from coming in contact with each other. I have decided to temporarily move all dance classes to an online learning experience to protect our community by minimizing the chances for spreading illness and to continue teaching. This change is effective Saturday, March 14, 2020.
Our online learning experience may include recorded lessons, worksheets or visual aids, and choreography for at home playback, and possibly interactive online learning or rehearsal that allows teacher to dancer feedback and a platform for questions. As I work with my team of faculty and staff, I appreciate your patience.
As of now, we are proceeding with our plans for a show on June 20th, however, all additional community performances at nursing homes and assisted living facilities are cancelled. Our community partners are or will be closing the doors to all visitors for the safety of the residents. Plans for performances at Great Adventure and Somerset Patriots are on hold at this time.
If you have not already elected to purchase your costume on autopay which will run March 15, the account balance can be paid online in the Customer Portal. The portal link is https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/modernmotion
In the meantime, in order to prepare for practice at home, find a spot that is clear of obstructions, if possible, so your dancer can move freely in a small area of your home. Our recordings will allow you to log on at your convenience and to rewind and replay breakdowns of steps or choreography. If you have a tap dancer, consider a small plywood board to protect floors. In lieu of a ballet barre, the back of a chair or a counter make a great support surface. Lastly, do not dance in socks on tile, laminate, or wood as it can be slippery.
As a community, we can work together through most anything. We look forward to connecting with dancers in a whole new way, strengthening our teaching methods and rejoicing when we can gather again safely at the studio. Links to online learning will arrive shortly.
Yours in Dance,
Executive Director | Modern Motion Dance School
Modern Motion Dance School