The Art of Dance Studio
MAPLE RIDGE, BC
Dear parents and students,
We are so excited to have the new dance year underway!
*THANK YOU PARENTS WHO HAVE KEPT DANCERS HOME WHEN NOT FEELING 100%. If any dancer does contract a confirmed case of Covid, parents MUST inform Susan immediately.
*PLEASE REMEMBER TO SELF- ASSESS, EVERY TIME, BEFORE COMING TO THE STUDIO. Make sure you have read the studio protocols - they were sent to all of our dance families and are on our website.
*NOT TO BE CONFUSING: we will be soon be sending everyone Zoom invitations for every class at the studio, even if the class is normally an all-in-person participation class every week. This is being done so that if someone is not feeling well and can’t attend in-person, they would let the studio know (so we know to turn Zoom on) and they can participate on Zoom that day. This option should only be used for this purpose and not just for convenience.
*** It is also a good idea to have all of this in place in case of another lockdown. You will notice that the invitations run to the end of June as we don’t know yet when the final classes of the season will be. We have just set it up this way for now.
*Please let Susan know if you would NOT like your child’s image to be used for social media purposes. We will never list names of students. We used images from our June outdoor performances on social media.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
* Monday, October 12th - Classes cancelled for Thanksgiving (This is the only holiday Monday we will cancel, and we will make up the classes at season end.)
* Wednesday, November 11- Classes in session despite the Remembrance Day holiday
PROCEDURE FOR SNOW/WEATHER CANCELLATIONS
Winter weather could be just weeks away, and classes may be cancelled due to poor road conditions. If the school does close, a message will be available (we decide around noon) by calling the studio at (604)463-0304. WE DO NOT CALL EACH STUDENT DUE TO SNOW CANCELLATIONS. IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT ABOUT THE WEATHER, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CALL THE STUDIO ANSWERING MACHINE! If you reach our message and there is no mention of a closure (remember that we wait until noon), classes will be in session as usual, even if the weather is poor in your area. Cancelled classes will be made-up before the end of the season IF we are left with less than the yearly guaranteed number of lessons.
Please remember that October tuition is due this week if only the September tuition was submitted at registration time. Thank you!
*Students are not to chew gum in class
*Students should practice at home to reinforce what is covered in class---it makes a BIG DIFFERENCE! Just make sure that it is done safely (especially acrobatic students)
*Students should come to class in the dance attire specified in the brochure/on the website and have hair up if required. Ballet students ages 8 and up should have hair in a bun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*Hip-hop students must change into the mainly white runners/sneakers (listed on website) which should be for studio use only - inside shoes
THANK-YOU, and HAPPY DANCING! - Susan, Karen, Kirstin, Katrina, Carly & Celina.
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