March 20, 2020

Hello Dance Loft Family,

First and foremost, we miss you and hope that all our dL dancers & families are safe and healthy!!! We wanted to send out an update regarding the ever changing situation that we are all experiencing at this time. Earlier this week, the CDC & White House recommended that all gatherings be limited to 10 or less people. Additionally, Arizona governor Doug Ducey announced that starting tomorrow all businesses that promote gatherings of 50 or more are to no longer operate as normal. With that said, our studio will remain closed until further notice so that we can follow those strong recommendations. We will continue to closely monitor this situation and will update all our dL families regularly.

What does this mean for your dancer? We are thrilled to announce that this does not mean dance has to stop, as there will be awesome new things starting next week …

Live Stream Classes

Starting this Monday (3/23) morning, all Dance Loft classes will now be offered as live streams at the same day/time/instructor that your dancer would normally attend. Our website team has been working round the clock to integrate a live stream setup for our dancers. Please look out for a separate email on how each dancer will be able to access this live stream content.

In-Person & Virtual Private Lessons

All dancers will have the opportunity to setup one-on-one private lessons with the instructor of their choice. We offered in-person private lessons at the studio this past week and will continue to do so going forward. For dancers that choose to remain at home, we are excited to now offer virtual private lessons for at home one-on-one instruction. All private lessons will be scheduled through a Sign-Up Genius link on our website and all virtual private lessons will run through Zoom. Details for in-person & virtual private lessons will be sent out in a separate email this weekend.

Social Media

If you are not already following us on social media (Facebook & Instagram), please make sure to do so. We are going to be posting fun activities & challenges, as well as offering live stream master classes to take at home for free.

April Tuition

As of now, no April tuition will be due … all dancer’s remaining March tuition will be applied towards April, so that all dancers can continue to take their classes via live stream.

2020 Recital

At this time, we do not have any updates regarding the status of this season’s recital. So much depends on when/if we will be able to hold in-person classes and how performance venues will be operating at that time. We do have back-up ideas in mind, but for now we will continue to observe the status over the upcoming weeks.

Team Dancers

We will continue to update all team specific items through BAND, so please make sure to have your notifications on.

While we all try to adjust to new routines from this unprecedented situation, our main focus continues to be the health and safety of our dL dancers, families, & staff. We understand how important consistency is for children and hope that these creative ways to offer dance will offer some normalcy to these uncertain times. As mentioned, we will be sending out separate emails detailing the live stream classes and private lessons. We appreciate your patience & flexibility and please know that we are doing everything possible behind the scenes to navigate through this situation.

The dance community is STRONG and we will get through this … please stay safe and healthy!

Chris & Jessie

March 14, 2020

Dear Dance Loft Family,

As the studio Spring Break comes to an end, we wanted to send an update on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the impact it will have moving forward. Due to the fluid nature of what our country, state, and community is experiencing we are closely monitoring recommendations from the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Centers of Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to provide the most up-to-date adjustments to the studio.

Our main focus is the health & safety of all our dL dancers, families, and staff. With that said, we have decided to remain closed for an additional week of Spring Break from March 16th thru the 22nd and pause dance classes to further assess the situation during this time frame. While there are no current recommendations to close businesses or schools in the state of Arizona, we find it in the best interest of our entire community to be abundantly cautious and make every effort to do our part in slowing the spread of this virus.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation during this short pause and will update all our dL families as new information is made available. When the studio does resume, we will have additional precautions in place to assist while we maneuver this unique circumstance. For team dancers, we will be sending out messages through BAND as to expectations in the coming weeks regarding performances, competitions, rehearsals, etc. We want to thank all our dL dancers, families, & staff for your continued support and look forward to seeing you soon!