COVID-19 INFO for MDA

Dear Dance Families:

We have been continuously monitoring the update regarding the COVID-19 Virus. In light of the recommendations set forth by the Health Department and other government agencies, as well as local school district closures, we now feel it is our responsibility to our dancers and our community to temporarily postpone classes at MDA.

During this time of temporary closure, we will be beginning our online training academy with many great resources as well as classes taught by our wonderful staff, dance activities, guest teachers and other fun dance related material to keep the kids moving and training during this time. We find the arts help students to find joy in these confusing times and believe that dance is not only a great art form in and of itself but it is also a great means of exercise and helps to keep the mind positive. We will be offering a make up schedule upon our return to the studio. The online academy is a wonderful addition to our program and our excited to utilize it to better serve you as our dance family and clients. The online academy is not meant to replace classes but enhance the class experience as a perk for being a part of our dance family. Our online training academy will go live this week and information will be sent out regarding how to access the programming.

For our competitive teams, we will be reaching out in regards to the status of all competitions and a game plan for training as information becomes available.

Spring Break was originally set for April 6, however with the unexpected measures that have come forth, we will be foregoing the observance of these dates and continuing with class as usual for these dates, unless otherwise events occur. This also falls in the standards set forth by the state as well. We also have one week of snow days worked into the schedule and will be using those as well as the spring break accordingly. Again, all time missed will be made up and we will provide a make up class schedule upon our return to the studio.

Our students, as well as our staff have all been working hard to put on an amazing show for our dance family and community and we do not plan to interrupt that process. Videos of routines will be provided in our online academy for all classes so that students may continue to progress and be fully prepared for our 2020 dance recital which is still being held on June 7 at Elyria High School.

These are vital times for our studio and staff and your continued support will help us all through this temporary setback. Our facility may be closed but our services will continue. As a small business owner I am doing my best to take care of our dance home as well as our amazing team of teachers. We appreciate the support and willingness to stick by us as we all work through this together. We know you have questions and right now we do not have all of the answers. As we receive new info that affects the studio and our teams, we will advise. We will do our best to over deliver class time, customer service, and infuse a little joy into your upcoming weeks as we always strive to do. The office will be closed during this time but we will be retrieving messages remotely via email. Please be patient as we work to navigate this situation.

Lastly please know that we are heartbroken to be in this situation. Athletes, students, artists, all work hard for these special moments to come and watching them be pulled away is devastating for everyone. I chose this profession because I truly love what I do; I know my staff would agree as well. We will continue to do that safely from home for a while. Again this is a temporary set back. Please tune in to our online academy and help bring some joy to your dancer and help keep their spirits up.

Stay healthy and stay safe, MDA dance family. MDA will continue to be a positive light in our dancers lives and after this we will come back stronger and healthier than ever before!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely

Darcy Sines

Owner and Director