We have been watching the Covid-19 numbers very closely over the past few weeks and seeking professional advice about when we should return to in-person learning. We have been advised that now is a good time to reopen. We are very excited to welcome our students back in our building starting on Monday, June 15 at the regularly scheduled times. We have been busy preparing our building for social distancing to keep everyone as safe as possible.  If you would prefer to continue classes via ZOOM, please just let us know so we can turn Zoom on for you.  We also have private lessons in person or online, if desired.

Ms Teresa has been on Prednisone for over 20 years, she is immunocompromised and at high risk so we need to be EXTRA CAUTIOUS.   Our students will be REQUIRED to follow these safety measures to enter the studio:

- Daily temperature/symptom checks (DO NOT send your child to class if they are sick...schedule a makeup class instead)

- Since we must limit the number of people in our building, we would prefer that parents check their children in at the door.  

- Hand sanitize upon entrance/exit

- Classes/groups will remain small

- Students must bring their own water bottles

- Students must stay in their own designated area and remain AT LEAST 6 feet apart from others 

- Students, parents, and teachers must provide and wear a mask/face covering when inside the building

- Parents are welcome to log on to our ZOOM classroom during their child's class if they desire (just let us know so we can open that option up for you), but visitors will not be allowed in our classrooms, as we must limit the number of people allowed in each room.

- All parents must sign a Covid-19 Assumption of the Risk & Waiver of Liability for their child upon returning to in-person learning. Here is our Summer Class Schedule.  

* indicates new or changed classes for in-person learning

Monday 4-5 pm Tumbling/ Jazz (Ages 7-10 yrs)  Monday 4-5 pm Tumbling/ Jazz (11+ Int/Adv)  Monday 5-6:30 pm Ballet/ Ballet Co (11+ Int/Adv)-- Levels 5/6 Monday 6:30-7:30 pm Tap/ Tap Co (11+ Int/Adv) * Tuesday 4-5 pm Ballet/Jazz (Ages 7-10 yrs)-- Levels 3/4

* Tuesday 4-5 pm Teen Beginner Ballet/Jazz (11+ yrs) Tuesday 5-6 pm Vocal (Ages 6+ yrs) Tuesday 6-7:30 pm "Greatest Show" Rehearsal * Wednesday 3:30-4 pm POINTE (Ages 12+) Wednesday 4-5 pm Ballet/Jazz (11+ yrs Int/Adv)-- Levels 5/6 * Wednesday 5-6 pm Int/Adv Vocal and Dance Company (8+ yrs)  Wednesday 6-7:30 pm "High School Musical" Thursday 4-5 pm "Descendants" Mini Musical  Thursday 5-6 pm Ballet/Jazz (4-7 yrs)-- Levels 2/3 * Thursday 6-6:30 Tap (ages 5-9) Thursday 6-6:45 pm Family Tap (Ages 8+ yrs)  Friday 9:30-10:30 am Ballet/Tumbling/Music (Ages 18 mo-4 yrs) Friday 10:30-11 am Tap (Ages 2-5 yrs)  Friday 11-12 pm Ballet/Tumbling/Music (Ages 4-7 yrs-- Levels 1/2) Friday 4-5:30 pm "MULAN" Friday 5:30-6:30 pm Vocal (6+ yrs)  We want everyone to be safe and feel comfortable. Your children will be in a very controlled and sanitized enviornment.  We want to make sure we can accommodate the needs of ALL of our students, without alienating anyone. The safety of our students, teachers, and families is our biggest priority! We are all in this together!   

What a crazy and stressful week for our world! We have enjoyed being able to teach online this week. Thank you so much for helping your children stay involved in their classes with us. Did you know dance and music help to relieve stress and anxiety? Continuity in activities and being able to allow your children to see friends regularly will help them to better get through this pandemic both physically and mentally. Thank you for providing the best for your children. The show must go on!

Of course we would prefer to teach classes in person, but our virtual classroom is working better everyday, as we learn the ins and outs of teaching classes online. Practice makes progress!

At this point, we will continue teaching classes online until it is deemed safe to be together. This is a perfect time for make-ups and perfecting skills in the arts. If you would like to add any classes during this time, we absolutely would love to have you!

Because our students need continuity, we hope you will keep your enrollment active in order to participate in our online classes, save your spot in class, and support our small family business during these challenging times. You might also consider enrolling in summer classes, new musicals, scheduling private lessons, or purchasing gift cards for use at a later time. Summer class enrollment is available! Your continued support during this difficult time will help to ensure our programs can continue for years to come. Of course we will not let a child go without performing arts during this time due to financial strain. If you have the financial means, please consider sponsoring a child so he/she can continue in classes during this time.

Because of the need for continuity, we will not be taking time off in March or April. We want to be readily available to help our students through this trying time. Because of this, we are also offering our tutoring services, if your child needs help while you are "homeschooling" for the next few weeks. We homeschool and tutor everyday, and we are absolutely willing to help you during this time, if needed.

We will all be making sacrifices over the coming weeks. For us, the sacrifice of not being able to see each other live, is definitely one of them. We will be praying for the health of our entire community in the days to come. It won't be long before Spotlight is filled with your smiles and laughter once again.



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6328 E County Line Rd #102A * Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 * 720-44-DANCE (720-443-2623)