Hello FDW Family!
As you know, we are in uncharted territory with COVID19 and things are changing daily. The teachers met last night to discuss how to proceed after our official Spring Break ends next week. We THANK YOU for your patience and support as we all work together to get through this very unusual circumstance.
As of now, we will remain closed in line with the Charlotte County Public School policy until Monday, April 20th (or otherwise stated). We will add Friday & Saturday Classes to the schedule as soon as we have them all clear to resume business as usual (schedule TBD). At this time, the plan is to keep Showtime 2020 on June 6th as scheduled.
We know you are eager to dance and so are we! We are excited to offer Online Class Videos via YouTube. Links for ALL CLASSES will be emailed out each Wednesday, starting March 25th to keep everyone on track with their dance skills and Showtime routines.
Dancers are encouraged to contact teachers by sending videos on Facebook, Instagram, email, etc for feedback. Students are encouraged to practice and review Showtime dances at home and learn new choreography (if the teacher gives new material). Parents: we’re even going to give you some tips to help your dancer out so you can make the most of your time. This will resume until CCPS is back at school. Contact information for all your teachers is below.
Dancers wishing for one-on-one or small group private lessons with an instructor at their own risk and are asking to take all recommended precautions by the CDC and WHO at the time. There will be a special notice for this. We are encouraging dancers wanting private lessons to meet via FaceTime or another video platform for extra attention if needed.
Want more classes to take online? We have opened up the CLI class membership to everyone! Log in information below:
**NEW** We are excited to announce that we decided to start a new $100 Scholarship for Showtime 2020! All you need to do to enter is to send us a video of you practicing at home. Just tag #FDWsocialDisDancing Every post gets you 1 ticket in the box. Keep an eye out on the studio’s Facebook (@FloridaDanceWorkshop) and Instagram (@Florida_Dance_Workshop) for special challenges and contests starting Wednesday the 25th! The more you dance, the better your chances are!
We understand that this is a hard time for everyone, so for the remainder of the season, all late fees will be suspended and tuition payments will not be due until April 20th and May 20th.
Due to the format of some classes, we have decided to cancel indefinitely:
Tiny Tots Creative Movement on Wednesday mornings
Ovations & Dance Company
All Ovations rehearsals are suspended and charges for rehearsals will be canceled beginning April 1st. A modified rehearsal schedule will resume when dance resumes preparing for Showtime. Details TBD
Platinum National Dance Competition is refunding our entry fees. Money will be refunded ASAP. Please allow up to 4 weeks.
Florida Dance Company will resume if we can start our regular classes by April 20th (determined by the CCPS schedule).
For dancers attending the DMA National Convention in Orlando in July, at this time there is no change, however, we will inform you ASAP if news is given.
Teacher Contact Information
Florida Dance Workshop
Thank you, everyone, for your patience & understanding while we all work together to get through this! Keep a lookout for the email on Wednesday with your Online dance class!
Love, FDW Teachers & Staff