Dear valued dance families,
As you may know, schools in Manitoba have been closed as of Monday, March 23rd.
Through consultation with my global dance teacher collective, my colleagues in education, and my staff, we have decided to temporarily suspend dance classes at DBSD. This action is being taken out of an abundance of caution, and is intended to limit the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 and is intended to reduce risk for all Manitobans.
Unfortunately this means we will not be able to run our brand new Spring dance camp, which makes us all very sad.
At this time classes at DBSD will be suspended from March 23 to April 5th. We will look at returning to dance on April 6th. As we monitor the situation we may continue with the suspension of classes until April 12th and return to dance on April 13th. ( watch your email and our social media for important updates )
I do not yet have final word on the Candance competition.
We intend to move forward with positive intentions of all activities resuming including our May competitions and of course our June recital.
Costumes are all being built as we speak, and our small business and my amazing staff depend on your continued financial support.
Your fee payments will remain the same.
To ensure you receive the correct number of classes we will extend dance classes into the month of June by the number of classes missed. We appreciate your understanding and help during this very difficult time.
I will be offering my March 31st solo rehearsals as planned. And will encourage my teachers to continue with their small competition rehearsals as well.
If you would like to arrange private lessons with one of our teachers during the break please reach out to me personally at email@example.com, someone would be happy to do that! Remember that large crowds are the concern, one on one lessons will not be an issue.
The dance studio will continue to be sanitized multiple times a day, we encourage thorough hand washing, and ask that folks with flu symptoms of fever, coughing, sneezing, and shortness of breathe do not enter the building.
Likewise, if you or anyone connected to you has just returned from International travel, we ask that you do not enter the studio.
For this last week of dance please drop off and pick up your children to help us keep the studio less crowded.
We understand that these are challenging times and ask that we all stick together in a positive way like the amazing DBSD family we are.
Please remember that there are seniors, vulnerable, and immune compromised folks out there that need our help, generosity, and kindness. Look out for your neighbours. Don’t hoard.. share! Let’s all get through this together the best that we can
Artistic Director and owner
Doreen Bissett school of Dance