Studio Update - Coronavirus Shut Down
PLEASE READ COMPLETELY - VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION
It is with a heavy heart that we have made the difficult decision to close down for a short time in light of the current situation.
Our initial plan was to remain open for those families that felt comfortable attending classes while also offering recorded classes for those who opted to stay home. We were trying to do so in our efforts to remain open minded and fair to both sides. But as days have passed and the situation has progressed we have come to the realization that there is really only one side and that is to work together for the betterment of everyone.
So in the best interest to safe guard the health and well being of our students, families and staff, we are closing the studio EFFECTIVE MONDAY MARCH 16 THROUGH A DATE TO BE DETERMINED
Our plan is to reopen at a future date. But with that being said we will certainly reassess at the end of each week, and let you know if our decision will change to possibly extending an additional week. It will largely depend on where we are at, both locally and state wide. BUT have no fear, we have some creative back up plans and options set in place so our students can continue to stay on course with their dance training despite the situation.
AND as an added option we have also decided to remain open during April vacation this year for those who are not planning to travel and would like to attend. This will be considered a make up class week in place of the shut down this next coming week, along with receiving the recorded classes that will be sent via email and Facebook team pages.
What will be happening at HSPA during the break
Deep cleaning of the studios, bathrooms and all furniture and classroom equipment and props.
Our dedicated HSPA staff will be working diligently, filming classes to keep the students active at home, so they can continue to work on their set curriculum during our shutdown.
Our goal is to make sure that we still provide the same amount of weekly class time (if not more) as they normally would get throughout the week, whether they are a one class a week student or multiple.
We are also considering individual private lessons during this time, especially for our competitive soloists for upcoming competitions, making sure to follow the strict guidelines for health and safety.
We have been in close contact with CLI throughout this period and happy to share some great news. They will generously be allowing us to open our membership program to ALL our students for the week for no xtra charge. Over the next few days we will be sending out an email with a link and instructions as to how to access the CLI site. The CLI Team is working around the clock to provide us with 3 live streaming classes every day with some of the most incredible teachers in the business. Many of these professional instructors have not been able to teach for CLI in the past because they've been booked on tours which have now been canceled. Obviously these classes are geared for our intermediate/advanced students and will not necessarily work for all of our younger recreational classes, but we will make sure our younger students are receiving some fun and engaging classes as well.
In regards to all of our upcoming end-of-the-year events, we are still planning on keeping them as scheduled. Obviously we are taking it week by week and should any of these dates change, we will keep you updated
Spaghetti Dinner May 14
Team Picture Day May 11
Recreational Picture Day May 17
Recital June 12-14
Gym Show June 16
More detailed information regarding each of these events will be sent out soon.
As each day passes it's becoming more and more clear that regardless of our personal opinions, we need to all stand together and do what is asked of us. It may go against how we feel or what we believe as an individual, but sometimes we have to do it for the greater good. We at HSPA are incredibly grateful for the continued love and support from all of you, our amazing dance families. We are all in this together and appreciate knowing that our families are always so willing to stand by us with understanding, and patience, knowing that we will always care enough to go above and beyond in every way we possibly can for our kids.
Enjoy this time reconnecting with your families and continue to check your emails and our Facebook page for updates and we will contact you again should circumstances change. Stay safe and Dance Happy!