April 9th, 2020
Dear Dancers and Families:
We miss seeing all of you! According to the Governor’s recent “stay at home” order, and the CDC’s recommendations of social distancing, we have to keep the studio temporarily closed. We also realize that since the April 6th announcement of schools remaining closed, it is unlikely that we will be back dancing at the studio in May or June. We do not want our dance year to end so abruptly. You will be hearing individually from your teachers. Some will be using Zoom for a virtual class, or just to communicate with students and share some dance time. We would like to continue through June with this. There are videos of recital dances, along with warm-ups and exercises that can be done at home. We have included links under each teacher’s name in our previous email and at the bottom of this email. Please check back often. We will continue to update these folders!
Our June 20th recital date will have to be canceled/Postponed. We are looking at options; some possibilities being have one class at a time perform at the studio (if the social distancing rule is relaxed), or if/when the parks re-open, having an outdoor performance this summer. We are considering saving the dances and costumes to be presented in next year’s recital for those that will still fit in those costumes (the “littles” will probably do most of the growing and we may have to be creative if we repeat those dances next year). We will also add new dances for the 2021 shows! These are all ideas we are talking about with the staff at TJ Dance. Parents and students, we would like to hear your opinions on how you think we should proceed. We will do our best to keep in touch with you all. A huge Thank You to our supporters! We are a small business trying to survive. We would appreciate any payment you can give. We know many families are facing financial difficulties also. None of us have faced this type of situation before, and we would really like your feedback. We will continue to reach out to all of you weekly, as things continue to change.
We do have some costumes available for pickup, and some costumes still arriving. You will be contacted when costumes are ready for pick-up.
Please feel free to email us at email@example.com if we can answer any questions. We also love hearing from you! Again, thank you for all your support of TJ Dance. We feel you are a part of our TJ Dance Family and we’re very thankful to have you all.
Public – we hope to fill this folder for anyone wanting a little exercise and dance at home. Once it is full, please feel free to share it any time with anyone!
Aariel, Karen and Nyree have contacted their students directly. They will be adding to “Public” folder also.
Take Care Everyone! Keeping you all close! Looking forward to the day we all get to dance together again!