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.
We hope to be dancing in the studio again soon!
REASONS STUDENTS CAN BENEFIT FROM PARTICIPATING IN ONLINE DANCE EDUCATION
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
along with the password for you to join the class
Set a reminder
Make sure to commit to setting aside class time as you would for an actual activity.
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.
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.
Have a water bottle ready for water break time.
TECH 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.
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.
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.