Dear PDT Family:
We hope you are staying healthy and safe, first and foremost. For the safety of the community at large, at this point we do not feel comfortable re-opening the dance studio on 3/27. (Those that study on Friday evenings, you will have a virtual class the evening of 3/27. Ms. Alessandra will teach her lessons and Ms. Michelle will sub for Ms. Diane.) This could change but as of the date listed above, we plan to make this a “virtual dance studio” for at least two weeks after March 27 (the week of March 30). We will monitor the situation and if things are deemed safe, we will return to normal lessons; but for now, PLAN ON GOING REMOTE.
Here is our plan:
The following classes will be recorded for you to view on YouTube. You will be emailed a link so only our students have the access, and you can do the lesson at your leisure when you feel it’s best. It’s also possible to pause as necessary when a break is needed too.
Monday Beginning Tap/Irish
Tues. First Steps
Wed. and Thurs. Creative Movement
Wed. Intro to Tap & Jazz
Fri. Adv.-Beg. Ballet w/ pointe
Adult Ballet (or they are welcome to join in one of the Inter/Adv, Ballet below)
All other classes will run live during the normal class times with the instructors teaching remotely utilizing Zoom. Some will be combined together as to not crash your personal WiFi. You will get a meeting ID to be able to log on and join the lesson. The teacher can see you and you can see the teacher, and we can answer questions live. Here are those lessons:
All of Ms. Carol’s Monday lessons
All of Ms. Michelle’s Monday lessons (including Academy & Pilates)
Beginning Ballet (normally w/ Ms. Diane but with Ms. Kelsey online)
Tues. Stretch, Intermediate and Advanced Ballet Combined which will be with Ms. Michelle, Adv. Pointe (Ms. Megan), Hip-Hop (Ms. Megan)
Wed. Inter./Adv. and Pre-Pro Ballet combined which will be with Ms. Michelle, Pre-Ballet Two (Ms. Alessandra) Beg. Pointe (Ms. Michelle), Break Dance (Ms. Nina), African Dance (Ms. Michelle)
Thurs. Graham and Adv. Ballet combined which will be with Ms. Michelle, Beginning Ballet (Ms. Kelsey) Adv-Beg/Int. Ballet and Inter. Pointe combined which will be with Ms. Michelle, Adv./Pre-Pro Jazz (Ms. Megan), Inter./Adv. Irish (Ms. Megan), Pilates (Michelle)
Fri. Tap, Fri. Beginning Ballet, and BOTH Friday Modern/Jazz combined (all will be w/ Ms. Alessandra)
Saturday Rep Ballet w/ Ms. Michelle
We realize this is not ideal but is best for the community at large. Your links/meeting IDs will come to you via email so you’re ready as needed. Please make sure you download Zoom and are ready so we can jump in with this. This is a challenge, but there’s often a new joy in a new type of learning. We will return to normal lessons once things are deemed safe.
Stay healthy and safe!
PDT Staff and Faculty