SBDC Dance Moving Forward From Covid
At Star Bound Dance Company we believe in fostering a true love of dance from the very beginning. Whether a child is looking to have fun, get fit, and make friends or create a path to professional level dancing; we have programs to help make their dance dreams come true!
Covid 19 has currently interrupted our regular season and put the true completion of our 2020 program on hold, however, we are dedicated to continuing to provide programs for students wishing to dance, learn, create, get active, and discover their inner artist and athlete.
We have spent the last three months watching dancers from our smallest, newest Preschool students up to our graduates show perseverance, dedication, determination, kindness, community and love! Our teachers have been working from home or the studio via Zoom, Facebook Live, Webex and other medias ensuring they have stayed connected with the students they love while themselves going through these unprecedented times. They have done this with class, kindness, and love for their art and dance family and we are so proud.
We are currently offering classes in an online forum which will come to its completion at the end of June.
Moving forward we will be offering in person workshop and “camp” style classes in the month of July which will be posted on our Summer Classes and Fall Schedule Tab. Registration to these programs will be on a first come, first served basis as we will be working within the parameters of proper social distancing, personal protection, and safety of our staff and students which ultimately means very small class sizes.
We will be completing our 2020 season in the months of August, September, and October with a modified schedule for students who experienced an interrupted season with our new recital dates being in the early winter. Our “2021” season will start in November. Full season fees that have been held that were paid up front will cover these months of dance with new registration for classes happening in September/October and the new fee schedule for 2020-2021 beginning in November. Parents who were paying monthly this past season and had their payments suspended will be responsible to make these payments in August-October to maintain enrollment in this program.
Session classes that were unable to complete and 1/2 season dance will also return in the fall to complete their programs, however, these programs will not start until September.
New students wishing to join SBDC for next season will be able to join dance for a full season from September-June in our Recreational Starter Program which will have details on our Summer Classes and Fall Schedule Tab.
All over the world life has been interrupted and most have had the pause button pushed on this year but ultimately the safety and health of the world’s population is the highest priority and we are so grateful to have had such outstanding support from our dance base and community! As we enter these next steps cautiously and follow through on our last season’s commitments while transitioning into the “new” we encourage parents, dancers, staff, and the community of Airdrie to continue on this incredible path of diligence and kindness and we will all make it through this together.
Dance has helped our staff lift the weight of some of the stress of this situation and we hope it can help our students, returning and new, do that as well! Our studio will take all precautions to make sure our students return to a safe environment and that they continue their dance education in compliance with Alberta regulations, safety, and proper protocol.
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