Just since Thursday, March 19th the landscape of Los Angeles county has changed. The Mayor of the City of Los Angeles issued a "Safer at Home" order from March 19 to April 19. On Friday, March 20th, the Governor of California issued at "Stay at Home" order from late March 19 to an indefinite date. Our local school districts updated their closures from La Canada Unified date of March 27, Glendale Unified date of May 5th to LA Unified date of May 1st. Obviously things are changing rapidly and we are doing our best to review and understand all the most recent information from our government sources and its impact on our business and our community.
UPDATED CLOSURE DATES - RDC's PHYSICAL STUDIOS WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL TUESDAY MAY 5
We have received incredible feedback from our dance community about the positive impact of our free live classes and our teacher communications and videos in their private BAND groups. We truly believe that it is very important to continue to provide dance education and training to our students while they are doing remote learning with their schools during the school closures. Our dancers are no longer able to participate in regular physical education classes or school sports programs and physical activity is such an important part of maintaining a child's well being and emotional stability.
As of March 30, 2020 - RDC will re-open and roll out RDC Online Academy providing virtual dance classes to our existing students DURING THEIR REGULAR STANDARD CLASS TIMES WITH THEIR REGULAR TEACHERS. These classes will be posted on the teacher's Band pages.
How Do I Access My Student's Regular Class? - Last Friday, you were sent an invitation to participate in your teacher's private BAND page (see below for more information about BAND). That link will allow you to view your dancer's recital dance, download the recital music and NOW access your dancer's class that will be posted at the same time as your dancer's regular class.
What if I can't do the class at the regular time? All dance classes will remain on the teacher's Band page for ONE week from the original class date. EX: All March 23rd classes will remain on the teacher's Band page until Monday, April 6. You can access any and all classes that are being taught by your dancer's teachers.
How Long Will the RDC Online Academy Continue? At this time we are planning to resume regular classes on Tuesday, May 5th. This date is subject to change as circumstances change. Non-recital classes will end the week of April 27th. Non-recital dancers or students in Non-Recital classes will not be billed for May 2020.
How Long is Each Academy Class
? Academy classes will vary in length from 30 minutes to 105 minutes. At the end of each class, dancers will be assigned "home work" to work on particular skills and/or practice recital routines.
Is there Opportunity for Individual Feedback for the Dancers? Yes! Dancers can send private messages and videos to the teachers through Band's Private Chatroom feature. Teachers will respond to student questions about choreography and technique and provide constructive corrections on submitted videos of recital choreography performance. These message and corrections will be solely between the teachers and the dancers/parents - they will not be posted on the larger Band pages.
Are there any restrictions on Band Postings? For the health and well being of our dancers and faculty, RDC will not post anything BEFORE 9am or AFTER 9pm Monday to Friday and BEFORE 9am or AFTER 5pm on Saturday. No posting on Sundays. We ask that you respect the same time frames.
What is the Cost to Continue with These Classes
? Even though you will have access to ALL of the classes taught by your child's teacher, your account will be billed the regular monthly tuition for the number of classes per week your child is enrolled in. Billing dates for the remainder of the 2019/2020 season are March 30, 2020 and May 1, 2020.
How Do I Make Payments?
Accounts on autodebit will be charged on April 1 to 3 and on May 1 to 5, 2020. If you are NOT on autodebit, you can pay online through www.revolutiondancecenter.com OR mail a check to RDC - 2287 Honolulu Avenue, Montrose, CA 91020. Link to Log In Page -
Account Log In
What if I don't want to participate in RDC Online Academy? If you don't want to participate in RDC's virtual classes, you have the opportunity to cancel your dancer's class through the "Document Center" on RDC's Website.
Cancellations must be received by 5pm on Wednesday April 1st.
As a reminder, in our March 13th update, RDC advised that we would issue credits for the original March 13 to March 29 studio closure. We also did not charge late fees during the month of March. These credits will not expire and can be used for upcoming tuition.