VIRTUAL ONLINE CLASSES

Welcome to Day-to-Day Dance's  Temporary Virtual Dance Studio

During our Corona Virus closure, our aim is to bring the spirit of movement to your home while we all stay safe, stay positive and (for now) stay home. Together we can make a difference! We hope to be dancing in the studio again soon!

REASONS STUDENTS SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN DANCE EDUCATION ONLINE

  • Classes provide students the opportunity to receive feedback, in real-time, in a live-streamed class setting.

  • Dancers can train or continue to train even if they are at home.

  • Online dance training can enrich what they can learn in a studio setting.

  • Online dance education can make them analytical, thoughtful and critical thinkers.

  • It can teach them that "the show must go on" even when plans change or challenges arise

  • It keeps them physically, mentally and emotionally healthy while they are quarantined.

  • It gives students a sense of connection and community when they're not seeing their friends.

  • It helps them keep a sense of normalcy of routine while so much is happening around them.​

-DANCE ED TIPS​-

 

TO BEGIN WITH...

Enroll in class through our registration system.

Once registration is confirmed, we will send you a Zoom meeting invite by email to join the class along with the password.

Set up

If possible, larger screens are ideal like a laptop, tablet, or a computer connected to a smart tv but, using a smartphone works well too. Make sure your device if fully charged. Whichever device you decide to use, make sure that it is on a stable surface and that your teacher can see your full body. It's important that the teacher is able to see students entire body.

  • Download the lasted version of ZOOM at www.zoom.us. Check for updates before class. Sometimes the updates can take 10-15 minutes. Usually any technical issues are due to an update that was needed with your personal computer or zoom.

  • Close all other browsers, facebook, iTunes, internet, etc.

  • Keep your computer plugged into a power source; the connection is much better.

  • Check in advance that your speakers and camera both work.


Login

  • Click on join meeting and enter your password.

  • Make sure you join the meeting using video and audio so you can hear and see class well.

  • Once you join you will automatically go to the virtual waiting room. Once the teacher is ready, they will add you to class. It's best to log in closer to class time as there may be a class in session beforehand.

  • If you can, make sure no one else is streaming content at the same time class is going on. This may cause your live stream to freeze.

BEFORE CLASS

Set a reminder

Make sure to commit to setting aside class time as you would for an actual activity.

Make Space

Do your best to clear out a safe "dance space" at least 6' x 6' with a flat surface to move around in. Make sure to remove all tripping hazards. Dancing on the carpet is fine. Some classes will need a chair or a raised sturdy surface to use as their ballet barre too. Know that it is important to be aware of the space you have and to modify steps or facings if you need to to avoid kicking something.

Class wear

Wear proper dance wear and footwear. All dancers should be in dress code.

This helps to feel like they are in dance class and helps them focus.

Keep hydrated

Have a water bottle ready for water break time.


PARENT SUPPORT

For classes (Ages 3-5) we would like parent supervision to keep them focused and engaged. Please stay in the room, close by or join with your dancer. For all classes with dancers ages 5+, we will need your assistance getting the dancer setup with the technology, but you do not have to participate. After being confined to your home for many days, you may want to do dance though. This is a fun activity to do with your child of any age. Siblings are welcome to join. 

VIRTUAL CLASS ETIQUETTE

Make sure the teacher can see you. 

Enable your video by clicking on the camera icon at the bottom of the screen and select the device camera.To make the teacher's video front and center, click on the teacher's video and select 'Pin Video'

Be polite. Most of our studio policies still apply. 

The teacher will mute the dancers during class to eliminate background noise and unmute them when it's time for questions or conversation. 


Please keep in mind that we are using this teaching method for the first time due to the nature of the studio closures. We hope we covered everything, but know technology can always have its frustrations. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this. If for some reason your class has any technology issues, please email us so we can work on a solution.

 

SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE

* Teacher Permission Required

Spring Session Ends June 6th.

Summer Schedule TBA Begins

June 8 - August 1

MONDAY

8:00am-9:00am
Gentle Yoga
5:30pm - 6:30pm                 
Adult Hip Hop Fit 
6:30pm - 8:00pm                 
Adult Beginning Contemporary/Ballet

TUESDAY

4:30pm - 5:30pm                 
Hip Hop Beg/Inter (ages 8-14) 
5:30pm - 6:30pm          
*Hip Hop Inter/Adv (ages 8-17)
6:30pm - 7:30pm           
Contemporary I Beg/Int (ages 8-11) 
7:30pm - 9:00pm          
*Contemporary II Int/Adv  
(ages 12-17)

WEDNESDAY

9:00am-10:00am
Mat Pilates
4:30pm - 5:30pm      
Intro Ballet I (ages 6-8) 
5:30pm - 6:30pm                 
*Ballet II (ages 8-10) 
6:30pm - 8:00pm          
*Ballet III/IV (ages 12-18) 
8:00pm - 8:30pm          
*Pointe I & II (ages12-18)

THURSDAYS

3:30pm - 4:30pm         
*Primary Ballet I (ages 8-10)
4:30pm - 5:30pm           
Hip Hop Beg/Int (ages 8-14) 
5:30pm - 6:30pm          
*Hip Hop Int/Adv (ages 8-17) 
6:30pm - 7:30pm           
Contemporary I Beg/Int (ages 8-11) 
7:30pm - 9:00pm         
*Contemporary II Int/Adv (ages 12-17)

FRIDAY

9:00am-10:00am
Mat Pilates                              
4:30pm - 5:30pm         
Pre Ballet (ages 3-5) 
5:30pm - 6:30pm          
Ballet II (ages 8-11) 
6:30pm - 8:00pm         
*Ballet III/IV (ages 12-18) 
8:00pm - 8:30pm         
*Pointe I & II (ages12-18)

SATURDAY

10:00am - 10:55am
Parent/Toddler (Walking - 3) 
11:00am - 11:55am
Creative Movement (ages 3-5) 
12:00pm - 12:55pm
Dance Movement (ages 5-8) 
1:00pm -   2:00pm   
Hip Hop for Kids (ages 5-8)

SUMMER DANCE SESSION

June  8 - August 1

Schedule TBA

No Costume Fee

No Performance Fee

Registration Begins May 16

An informal performance for families will be held during the last week of classes.

 
Poetry in Motion Ballet III

TUITION & FEES

Classes will run depending on enrollment. If not enough enrollment, or enrollment decreases, a class may have to be canceled. In this case we will work our best to place students in a similar class. Space is Limited. If a class is full you will be placed on a wait-list and a new class/time may open depending on enrollment. You will be notified when a spot or class opens up. Early registration is recommended.

Scholarships available for children's dance classes. Pay-What-You-Can for Adult dance, Pilates and Yoga classes are available to those who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

(just email us at daytodaydance@gmail.com for options).

 

Day-to-Day Dance Studio

(360) 393-3927

1733 H St., Suite 410

Blaine WA 98230 

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