We are moving to an online class system and doing a little warm-up tomorrow for all to join!
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I am sure you all are not surprised, but FBC will remain closed until further notice.
This week we have been working hard to try and bring our FBC classes online. Our plan is to bring you interactive, live streaming classes. A schedule has been made, teachers are learning how this works, and Rob and I are working on the logistics. We had a successful "class" online last night with a few of the teachers, so we are optimistic. We will be mass emailing everyone more info so please stayed tuned. Our ultimate goal is to have classes ready by Monday. We have a condensed schedule (kind of like what the summer schedule is like) offering multiple styles of dance classes so our students can stay active, keep up their training, and engage with their teachers and classmates. We even will be offering "Wild Card" Classes on Saturday's with fun things like a Heels Class, Musical Theater, Family Yoga and even a Dance Party! But this is a huge learning curve for us, so please be patient. I am aiming for a FBC Warm-up Class on Sunday so everyone can see how this works. We may have to roll this out slowly, but we plan on rolling it out one way or the other to help in the interim.
The plan is for the first week, March 23-27, all the classes will require no extra charge as everyone has already paid for the month of March. I have arranged the classes into 3 groups. Beg, Jr & Sr. We are offering 5 classes a week for Beg's and 9 for Jr & Sr. These classes will focus on technique, stretching/strengthening, and fun dance combinations. And you can take as many classes as you want to in your group. Yes! That means that if your child usually only takes 1 class a week, they can take as many classes as they want to in their assigned level.
The following weeks, we will be offering a paid subscription to the online classes. We are getting that worked out and sorted and will give you that information once we get going. This way, we can keep our classes going, keep our teachers teaching, and keep our dancers dancing until we can get back into the classroom. During these stressful times, an interactive classroom environment is a great way to help keep your kids engaged, active, and with a sense of normalcy.
Keep an eye out for updates.
FBC is canceling classes for tonight Thursday, March 12 & Friday, March 13. Since Saturday was the beginning of our Spring Break anyway we are going to use that time to watch things unfold and make any future studio plans based on developing information.
We are doing this to be proactive against the Coronovirus. There has not been any report or indication that it has come to the studio. We have been listening to the CDC guidelines and added extra precautions like more hand sanitizer and asking students to wash hands before and after class as well as using a properly diluted bleach solution on heavily touched surfaces before and during class hours. After last nights news on travel limits and keeping unnecessary groups of people together we thought it best to just extend Spring Break by 2 days and help close off one more path for exposure.
We didn't do this lightly and considered how nice it is to have something "normal" in a students life when things are changing, but limiting exposure paths for this virus is what will be needed from the country right now. Google "flattening the curve".
Spring Ballet, has been postponed. We received notice from the Fredericksburg City Public Schools this morning that "due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fredericksburg City Public Schools is cancelling all outside building rentals until April 1, 2020." I am in contact with them about rescheduling the event, but can not get anything on the books at this moment because of the uncertainty of how long this policy will be in effect.
The Ballet Maintenance Classes and any scheduled privates or personal use of the studio are all being canceled as well.
Information regarding the "Turn it UP" competition this weekend will be in a separate email sent to team members this evening.
As of now we don't have any more information than is available to you.
This might be helpful for those of you with younger kids.
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Studio Closed: March 14
Studio Open: March 21
Ballet Maintenance Classes are canceled
Postponed new date TBA
Sunday, March 29th at 3:00pm
Held at James Monroe High School
General Admission: $17 At the Door: $20
Hours of Operation
Will Call Available. Visa or MasterCard.
(Studio is Closed for Spring Break March 14-20)
for more information.
Princess Dance Camp
ages: 3-5 time: 10:00-11:30 instructor: Ms Cristi
PC 1: June 8-12 PC 2: June 22-26 PC 3: July 6-10 PC 4: July 13-17 PC 5: July 20-24
Enter a world of creativity and the enchantment of ballet designed for the young child. Each day dancers will meet a new Princess, explore her fairy tale, complete a craft and learn ballet steps with the Princess. Families will enjoy a show and presentation on Friday.
Musical Theater Camp
ages 6-12 time: 1:00-3:00 instructor: Ms Taylor
Frozen: June 15-19
Beauty & the Beast: July 6-10
Moana: July 20-24
Please bring a snack daily. Ever dreamed about starring in a show? Learn the makings of a musical; singing, dancing, staging, costuming, and the art of theatre makeup. End of week camp performance for family.
Classical Ballet Camp
ages 6-8 time: 10:00-11:30 instructor: Ms Cristi
Come explore classical ballets. Be transformed into a Little Swan or swept up in a Midsummer's Eve with Cupid...see the greats perform, "design" costumes, learn choreography, and enjoy visits from ballet characters such as Odette, Swanhilda, and Kitri. Families will enjoy a showcase featuring the classics on Friday.
All Camps - $90 and must be prepaid at time of registration.
Note: The 7 week summer course will be coming out soon.