Studio Update -- March 21, 2020
To our EDA family
We hope this finds you and your families healthy and safe...The EDA staff and I are missing teaching your children. We're sure they miss their classes and their teachers so we are trying to come up with some creative ways to interact with them.
As you have probably surmised, Essex Dance Academy will have to remain closed until further notice. The staff and I are busy uploading videos of the recital choreography to YouTube so your children can view them and practice along with the video. Please search EDA Recital 2020 to find the list of videos we are posting. If your video is not up yet, it will be within the next few days.
Next week, to finish out the month of March, the teachers will be putting prerecorded videos of classes on YouTube that your child will be able to view/"take" . Since the class will be prerecorded, they can view it at their leisure while trying to balance home schooling. You may also view other classes to see if you are interested in exploring another genre.
My plan is to postpone our recital. Of course I have no date planned, since we do not know the duration of this health crisis. But as soon as we can return to the studio and have ample time to prepare, we will be putting on the recital that we have been preparing for all season. At that time, I will contact our venue to request a date.
For those of you on novice competition teams, I will let you know as soon as I get information on postponements, cancellations, and rescheduling. We will at some point compete our dances that we've worked on this season.
Most studios are finishing their season by offering online classes (either live or prerecorded). They are charging regular tuition in order to pay their teachers for their time in putting the classes together. Please use the sample classes next week to assess whether or not you would be interested in online classes for April and May and then let me know. At that time, we'll be able to formulate a plan to provide classes to fulfill everyone's needs. We will also try to include some fun live interaction with them via zoom or another platform.
Thank you for your patience while we try to get through this most difficult time.
We sincerely hope for everyone's well-being....