BULLETIN

Dance Discovery provides a studio update to our students and their families during each scheduled watch week. We will update this section with the most current issue September 1, December 1, March 1 and June 1.

SEPTEMBER BULLETIN

WELCOME TO DANCE DISCOVERY!
Welcome all new and returning students and families from your 2020/2021 Teaching Team:

Melissa Slobodian (Owner/Director)
Bailey English
Rhiannon Mielnichuk
Erika Walker
Genenne Gilliard
Carmelle McKinlay
Brody Kalwajtys
Kellie Draper
Darby Watson
Shayla Phan
Morgan Tillmanns

Office Administrators: Marilyn P. and Melissa P.

THANK YOU
We would like to thank everyone for their support and working with us as we put forth our best efforts to ensure a safe return to the dance studio. Although the current landscape of the dance season may look different, we remain committed to:

  • Quality dance education
  • Student development, progress and well being.
  • A structured environment to continue to provide our dancers with focus and normalcy.
  • An anchor of connection to their peers and community.

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding for the duration of the dance season as we are dedicated to making careful and thoughtful decisions relevant to the current landscape.

STAY INFORMED; WE ARE HERE TO HELP
With the circumstances of the dance season being so fluid, we want to make sure you are always informed and connected to your child’s dance education.

To stay informed, we encourage everyone to become familiar with our website and social media platforms. We are remaining diligent in ensuring these resources are always up to date for your reference!

In addition to these resources, we are committed to providing communication in two ways:

  1. Designated Watch Weeks – watch week is held the final 15 minutes of your dancers first class in September, December, March and June.
  2. Email Communication – please make sure we are not going to your junk mail!

If at any time throughout the year you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. At this time, we ask for communication to be limited to phone call or email.

Our reception staff is available:
Monday – Thursday 4:00-8:00 and Saturday 9:00-1:00

WE ARE A TECHNOLOGY EQUIPPED STUDIO
We are ready to shift whenever necessary to ensure our dancers education is not interrupted. Technology Terminals are located in each room to guide our dancers at home when they are unable to attend their in-studio instruction.

The virtual option is being offered for dancers in our Non-Competitive and Competitive Program. If you are unable to attend your class, there are TWO easy steps to transition to virtual!

STEP ONE: email our office prior to 3:00 pm on the day of your child’s class (9:00 am if your class is on Saturday), to receive the ZOOM ID and Password.
STEP TWO: Log on at the time of your regularly scheduled class to participate at home!

There are safety guidelines in place for participating in the online option. These guidelines will be emailed along with your ZOOM ID and Password.

Please Note: We understand the virtual platform is not appealing or effective for all dancers. If you are sick and unable to attend class, it is not mandatory to participate virtually. Online participation is completely optional!

CHRISTMAS RECITAL
We are hopeful that a Christmas Recital at the Myer Horowitz Theatre can be possible this season. Our Christmas Recital is intended to include our Tiny Tot, Preschool and our Non-Competitive 6-8 year Ballet program.

Utilizing a venue of this size will of course be dependent on current operating guidelines given by AHS; all of which are not in our control.

Should a recital not be possible at the Myer Horowitz Theatre, we will plan for a smaller scale performance for our dancers and their families. We believe it is important for students to work towards a goal of a performance and get to enjoy the applause of an audience, no matter how big or small that may be.

We cannot guarantee when guidelines for theatre performances will be confirmed however, we will make a decision with the information we have as of November 15. We thank you for your continued understanding and patience as we are committed to putting forth our best efforts in providing this opportunity to our families; big or small!

TRIAL PERIOD
All students have been registered into a class based on their age. In order for every student to benefit from the class it is extremely important to take into consideration the level of the class. It would not be in the student’s best interest to keep them in a class that is either too difficult or too easy. We appreciate your understanding as we take the month of September to assure correct placement of all students.

PHOTO BOOTH
New protocols aren’t going to stop us from capturing memories! We’ve moved our photo booth outside this season! Please enjoy our outdoor ‘photo booth’ during the first week of classes!

Be sure to tag us in your photos so that we can share in these memories with you!

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