We have missed you all this summer and have been working very hard trying to figure out what we will be able to do for fall of this year. After many discussions, meetings with teachers, reviewing safety concerns and many many factors, we have decided to offer both a limited schedule of IN PERSON and ZOOM classes for the beginning of this season. Starting us off will be Miss Kathleen and Miss Sara on group classes. Class sizes will be limited and time to clean between classes will part of the schedule. We will have many safety procedures in place, waivers and more!
COMPETITION DATES HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED
STARPOWER FEB 12-14, 2021
ONSTAGE NEW YORK APRIL 30-MAY 2, 2021
This year may turn out as “THE YEAR OF THE SOLOIST” competition speaking, but we have wiggle room if things start to improve and change for the better!
Right now, we will absolutely entertain taking solos and duets at this time. We will think about groups (if possible) later this fall. Production teams and all large groups over 10 dancers on stages are not allowed. With social distancing right now, choreography for groups would obviously be a challenge. So, you can see as of right now, on the schedule, there are no teams, as we need to see how the year starts to unfold. Productions are “ON HOLD” at this time and live singing is not advisable in a group setting right now and masked. Miss Kathleen will be offering a ZOOM group vocal class.
REGISTRATION AND TUITION
Due to the class size limitations, we will not be offering the zebra unlimited program this year or any discounts. Each class is priced individually and will have the IN PERSON and ZOOM prices. We must do this in order to “stay alive” right now and help pay for additional cleaning supplies.
Registration may fill up fast. Once a class fills, we will start waiting list. It is possible we will open more classes, especially once we get underway. We are allowed a maximum of 10 dancers per class and a minimum of 6 dancers to hold the class. If we do not reach 6, that class will be cancelled and we could open a new class off the waiting list or open the time up for studio private lessons.
If things start to improve, we will adjust the schedule in January and start working towards teams again, but we will have to see how this all unfolds. We are definitely open to doing choreography and more as long as things go smoothly. We are definitely taking a cautious approach compared to what some other studios are doing. At this point, competitions are also limited on how many dancers are allowed on stage, talking of new competition scheduling procedures and possibly virtual awards. Also, my concern too, is making sure competitions are refunding if events get cancelled again.
If we are forced to close the studio again or quarantine, the classes WILL finish up on Zoom for the session, with no refunds. We are releasing the Sept-Dec schedule only at this point. If you are registered for session 1, you will be able to hold your spot all year if those classes are able to continue. We understand that COVID-19 is affecting families differently and know some of you may want to return, some of you on Zoom and some may not be ready yet or at all.
We will be releasing our new safety rules regarding masks, social distancing, sanitizing and additional guidelines. We realize that we have fewer options this fall and with class sizes limited, classes could fill quickly.
NEW TUITION RATES FOR FALL 2020
IN PERSON CLASS:
$84 per class/per session ($14 each)
$54 per class/per session ($9 each)
Session 1 (6 weeks): Begins Sept 14
Session 2 (6 weeks): Begins Nov 2 (Thanksgiving week off)
As for private lessons, any lesson at Miss K’s home or on zoom will remain the same price:
30 minutes for $30
45 minutes for $45
60 minutes for $60
Any private lessons booked at the Gallery studio will increase due to cleaning time and supplies to the following. Dancers will receive their full lesson time and then cleaning will be done before and after.
30 minutes for $40
45 minutes for $60
60 minutes for $80
HOW TO REGISTER!!!!!!
Please register for your family only.
Registration will open to the general public and non-team dancers on Sept 3rd.
Please state in person or Zoom selections.
Payments will be due by cash, check, Venmo or credit card (please call) on or before Sept 8th.
We will group email out the class rosters by September 8th.
Once you are registered in classes, we will send out a COVID form to complete.
WELCOME BACK TO VAN DE VEERE PRODUCTIONS
WITH OUR IN PERSON (SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCED MASKED CLASSES) AND ZOOM OPTION CLASSES
The safety of our Dancers & Staff is of the utmost priority here at Van De Veere Productions, listed below are the new procedures we will be utilizing going forward. We are very fortunate to be able to offer a limited amount of in person classes this fall and these classes will also be offered on zoom. We are thrilled to be back, and have taken many new rules into play!
DANCERS ARRIVING AND DURING CLASS! WELCOME BACK!
Please wait either in your car or social distance in a line away the door. Your teacher will open the door once the studio is safe to enter. Please do not enter before class time. Please wear a mask at all times. Temperatures will be taken and dancers will proceed to wash their hands and sanitize. Please bring sanitizer and a water bottle to class. This will be the first 5 minutes of class.
Our dressing rooms will be closed. Please bring what you need to class. We will have a space for dancers to put their dance bags, 6 feet from others.
Dancers will move to their 6ft by 6ft square for class. Dancers will be required to stay in these squares during class. Each class will have a maximum of 10 students, and a minimum of 6 students.
Please dance in shoes. Dancers will be required to have some type of dance shoe during all dance classes, bare feet will not be allowed.
We will dance for 45 minutes. The last 10 minutes of class, the teacher will sanitize all surfaces before the next class. Dancers will not be allowed to stay in the building if they do not have back to back classes. So please pick up your dancer on time as the next group will be waiting to come in, rain or shine😊
We love you!
Only Students, Staff & Teachers will be allowed in the studio. There will be no parents allowed to observe, due to room limitations. Please pack umbrellas for your dancer in the case of bad weather.
Please note that our one-hour class features 5-minute check in, 45 minutes of dancing and 10 minutes of sanitizing.
Lost and Found will be removed from the building. All lost and found items will be removed each night.
Ballet barres if used during class, will be wiped down between each class.
All high touch areas will be wiped down in between classes.
We will have extra masks and sanitizer, but please provide your own.
WHEN NOT TO COME TO CLASS…..
Any dancer who has felt ill or had a temperature (100.4 or higher) 24-48 hours before their class. (Fever, coughing, sneezing, runny nose)
Any dancer or family member who has been potentially exposed to COVID-19, needs to stay home for a MINIMUM of 2 weeks before you will be allowed to attend classes again.
Anyone who feels they cannot comply to all procedures or if you do not feel comfortable coming into the studio for ANY reason.
THANK YOU AND WE HOPE WE CAN SEE YOU IN PERSON OR ON ZOOM THIS FALL!
MISS KATHLEEN, MISS TAWNYA, THE VDV TEACHERS AND STAFF