To Our EDA Family,

Thank you all for making the first week of classes so amazing! Seeing your kids faces again was something we truly treasured. Hopefully returning to dance gave your kids a much needed routine and some semblance of normalcy.

We truly believe that by keeping the kids focused on RISING ABOVE, we can overcome anything. The current state of things makes everything seem uncertain - but please know our highest objective is giving the kids something to smile about, be engaged in and look forward to!

As a small business owner, your support means more than you will ever know. So please know how grateful we all are. The OUTPOURING of support you all have shown via emails, texts, posts and phone calls is truly overwhelming (in the best way possible). SO THANK YOU!

This email will serve as an update for our families so please be sure to read through the whole thing.


1.) Virtual Classes

-Recorded Classes:
Some classes unfortunately did not record. We did set each ZOOM account to auto-record, but with technology comes minor glitches. We will make sure to fix this for next week.

-Connectivity:
Sometimes, through no fault of our own, connectivity would glitch momentarily. We are working on creating better connections for the entire class next week.

-Nervous of the New Platform?
Some of our younger dancers may have felt overwhelmed with this "new normal" and did not participate or had to leave during the meeting...and that's OK! We understand this is an adjustment for them. We encourage students who were absent this week, or who needed to leave class, to try some pre-recorded classes to familiarize themselves with the new class format.


-Try Something New!
Use the link above to access ALL 65 weekly classes, with 65 more added the next week. Want to participate in a LIVE class - you can do that too. Setup a class a day or 15 classes a day...it's up to you! Our class schedule will be emailed tomorrow and is also on our website!


2.) Upcoming Events / Social Media Challenges / Pop Up Classes / YouTube Videos

-Virtual Dance Party - Tonight - 6:00pm-9:00pm
Encore Dance Academy  has teamed up with  NuImage Entertainment  to bring you a LIVE dance party, straight from our studios at Encore. Grab your loved ones and find some space to dance, laugh and enjoy! Make sure to SHARE this post with your friends and family to spread the fun! To participate, simply head over to our Facebook page at 6:00pm and join our watch party.

-Special Performance - Presented by some of our Dance Company - Saturday April 4th
Stay tuned for more details on this...you will not want to miss it. This is sure to be something that brightens everyone's day!

-Pop Up Classes - All next week
In addition to your weekly classes, be on the lookout for some fun pop up classes on our Instagram LIVE. We will give you a few hours notice before class begins!

-YouTube - EncoreDanceChannel
Make sure to be following our YouTube page for new supplementary videos. Make sure your dancer is practicing their Recital routine too!

-Social Media Challenges - All next week
Be sure to follow our social media pages to stay up to date on all information and take part in our weekly challenges - sure to keep your dancer engaged and SMILING!


3.) New VIRTUAL Programs - COMING IN APRIL!

-VIRTUAL Little Movers | Boys & Girls Ages 18-24 months | April 28 - June 2
Welcome to your child's first dance class experience! At this age level, we introduce principles of musicality and overall coordination. Your little one will learn important skills such as sharing, waiting their turn and general socialization. Sharing this positive experience with their peers, students learn teamwork and other group skills. We use song and dance as well as basic ballet to help engage student's attention and imagination. This class is without parent/guardian- we have cameras so that you can watch their progress in class! Class length is 30 minutes. No Recital commitment.

-VIRTUAL Adult Cardio Jazz | April 1 - May 13
The class will be typical dance class format with a twist! You will stretch, learn choreography and run through your routine at the end "party style" to sweat it out.



4.) Recital Showcase

At this time it is still unknown what will be happening with our current Recital and Rehearsal dates. We are currently working on an "alternative" idea - and it's actually VERY exciting! Rest assured that the show will go on...just maybe in a new, creative way! As soon as we have any new information we will let you all know.

5.) Any feedback for us?

We welcome any and all feedback from our families. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please respond to this email.

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THANK YOU ALL FOR KEEPING DANCE ALIVE!