Attention dance families:
After careful consideration, Just 4 Kicks Academy of Dance will be postponing the dance season.
Rest assured, there will a solution for all these dates and commitments. We are keeping the safety and well being of our dance family our priority. My team and I want to be part of the bigger picture, being part of the solution so we can all resumes our day to day lives in good health
We will be notifying you all of any changes as they are presented to us We will make sure we are constantly reading up on any and all information pertaining to this virus
Please stay posted for our involvement with keeping your dancers, dancing from home.
We encourage all of our dance families to follow the latest information and safety protocols issued regarding COVID-19.
We are grateful to you all for your patience and support during this time
Wishing you all a safe and healthy summer!
Miss Wendy Laidlaw
REOPENING SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENT
Attention dance families:
Please find below a hard copy of the tentative reopening schedule.
Classes will commence when phase #3 opens, which Dance Studios are on that list.
The Dance Industry provided a detailed set of safety guidelines to the provincial government, which was also sent to the Muskoka/Simcoe Health Unit. They did confirm that they added Dance Studios to Phase #3. With that said, we are hoping for July 6th or the 12th, running for 8 weeks. At the end of those 8 weeks, we will hold an in studio recital in costume, with drapes and lighting. This will also be recorded. We are also working on offering a Costume Photo Day!
We have gone over this schedule many times, with our focus being keeping our students and staff safe. Some of these times are late, but please know with limited staff and space, we have done our best to provide this schedule to our dance families.
Competition classes will be held over a one week period per age division to finish classes owed to them. Competitive student's Ballet classes will be done during this week as well.
Intermediates Aug. 3rd-7th
Senior #1 (Younger) Aug. 10th-14th
Senior #2 (Older) Aug. 17th-21st.
With classes running 10am-3pm. One group per hour.
(Schedule to come once we have more information).
Just a few notes:
- I'd love nothing more than to hold a recital at the Gravenhurst Opera House. That would be my first choice. Right now, that is not an option, so we are making plans with what we do know. If an opportunity to do so presents itself, I will look into this fully. I have been in contact with them throughout all of this. We have had many ideas....out door etc you name it, but none of those ideas can be put into action at this point in time.
- 80% of our costumes were purchased and received pre-Covid -19. This is why we take deposits in November. Companies had shut down as well, leaving our orders pending in the middle of the production.
We are making our decisions with much thought and regard for each of our dancers in mind, handle any costumes that seem too small and do what we can to make our dancer comfortable.
- SUMMER DAY CAMP - we will be offering a summer day camp, adhering to government guidelines for weeks in July/August. These camps will be half days, 8:30am-11:30am for MINI (ages 5-7yrs), and 12:30-3:30pm for JR (ages 8-10yrs). If you are interested, please send me an email. We will only be taking 8 students for each age group. We should have more information for you come, as restrictions are lifted.
-PRIVATE CLASSES - We will also be offering private lessons all summer. Email if you are interested.
If you are in a position where any of this seems impossible for you, please email the studio and I will personally contact you via phone to assist you in any way.
You have all been amazing throughout the 2.5 months of Zoom classes/challenges etc. We appreciate each and everyone of you and your patience and support.
*note there is no set time for reopening.....when the time comes we will give you at least a week notice, hoping for a July start date.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. Communication with you is our priority!