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Dear Dancers and Parents,

Happy Sunday Everyone! This is our 7th Sunday update since we physically closed the studio doors and began our virtual online classes. In the past seven weeks, we went from Facebook and Instagram LIVE classes to Vimeo pre-recorded classes (which are still available any time you want to take a class!) - to our online, interactive schedule on ZOOM. We are beyond thrilled with how well our students have adapted and impressed with thier commitment and dedication. We have seen all of the dancers, from Tiny Tots to Teens, flourish and they really are progressing in their dance training. Bravo dancers! Bravo!!

We have been so happy with the online classes, that we have decided to offer a 6-week session of classes for NEW STUDENTS. The goal is to introduce new students to our online classes and faculty. We have heard from many of you that want to share our classes with friends and family. Please help us advertise these new classes by sharing information with anyone that might be interested.


SHEDULE CHANGE: Ballet Chair Conditioning for EVERYONE
Starting this week, class will be on Wednesdays 7-8pm. There will no longer be a Tuesday & Thursday class.

NEW IN MAY: CHOREOGRAPHY & TAP CLASSES & BOYS ONLY
Starting the week of May 2nd, we will begin choreography for our spring showcase. Tiny Tots, Level Classes, Children's Classes and Petite and Junior Intensive Students will begin choreography in class. Intermediate and Senior Intensive Students will have an additional separate hour of choreography.

Intensive Choreography Assignments and Times: Links and IDs will be in the schedule next week.

Sturbridge Intermediates: Friday 2-3pm with Kiana
Sturbridge Senior 2: Mondays 5:30-6:30pm with Lindsey
Sturbridge Senior 3: Friday 4-5pm with Irada

Boston Intermediates: Monday 3:30-4:30pm with Jen
Boston Seniors: Monday 4:30-5:30pm with Shelbia

Metro West Juniors: Friday 4-5pm with Rachel Lacasse
Metro West Seniors: Friday 4-5pm with Alexis

TAP: BEGINNING MAY 2ND
*dancers should have a flat cardboard box or a floor that you don't mind them tapping on.

LEVEL 1 & 2 ages 5-6 Mondays, 2pm-2:30pm
LEVEL 3 & 4 ages 7-9 Mondays 2:30-3:30pm

Intermediate Child Tap ages 10-13 Saturdays 10am-10:30am
Advanced Teen Tap: Thursdays7pm-7:45pm

BOYS ONLY! WORKOUT & MOVE with Adam Wednesdays 2:30-3:30pm
Starting in May we are offering a BOYS ONLY class with Adam Werthiemer. This is a conditioning and exercise class with a little bit of dancing too! It is open to all boys that are registered at the studio and we encourage them to take it!!!


CLASSES FOR NEW STUDENTS MAY 2nd - JUNE 20th

ZOOM classes are for ages 2.5 through teen and no prior dance experience is required. The NEW STUDENT class schedule offers the opportunity to have structured, fun, physical exercise classes at home. 

QUESTIONS? massmotion@gmail.com

Tiny Tots: Ages 3-5 with Miss Alexis
Tuesdays 9am - 10am

Children's Intro To Dance: Ages 6-9 with Miss Alexis
Tuesdays 3pm-4pm

BOYS ONLY: Workout and MOVE! ages 6-12 with Adam
Wednesdays 2:30-3:30pm

TEEN HIP HOP ages 12+ with Adam
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm

TEEN WORKOUT & STRETCH: ages 12+ with Miss Jen
Thursdays 4pm - 5pm

DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATER: ages 10+ with Miss Pru
Fridays 5pm - 6pm

Register HERE



STUDIO REMINDERS

THIS WEEK'S PASSWORD: The password for April 26th - May 3rd will be sent in a separate email. Please remember that the password will change each week.

SCHEDULE: For security reasons, the link to the schedule will be in another email with the password every week. Please check the schedule each week for updated Zoom links, codes and passwords. We do TRY to make the schedule, codes and links consistent each week.

CAMERA "ON" REMINDER: Please make sure all dancers have their camera on while in class. This is so that we can make sure the dancers are taking class, the teacher can offer personalized corrections, and so that we can see who is watching. If your camera is not working or you have other issues, please send us an email.

DRESSCODE: We do prefer for dancers to be in their regular studio dress code. Please have dancers wear a leotard for class. Shorts and/or black leggings are okay, but we are finding that the sweatshirts, t-shirts and baggy clothing is distracting and makes it difficult to correct posture and position. Hair should also be up neatly and away from the face. Dress code is not required for any of the classes for EVERYONE or HIP HOP.

Summer 2020 - Take Us With You To The Beach or Mountains!
We will announce our 6-week summer session and begin enrollment by May 15th. We are aware that many summer camps and programs have made the announcement that they are cancelled or closed. We want you to know that we will be holding an online summer schedule. Dancers can register for individual classes or an open class schedule.

RECITAL 2020 POSTPONED (NOT CANCELLED): We made the decision to postpone our annual spring recital to late November or early December 2020. We are working to reschedule the date with the school auditoriums and will make an announcement once we have a date. We will still be doing TROLLS (Sturbridge) and SUESSICAL (Boston & Medfield). We are all VERY excited about these shows and cannot wait to perform them for you - as soon as it is safe for everyone.

Email Help and Support Regarding Online Classes

If you need help with a class or support with Zoom, please email massmotion@gmail.com .

*Other topics and questions, email your studio location directly.

STURBRIDGE: massmotionsturbridge@gmail.com
BOSTON: massmotionboston@gmail.com
MEDFIELD: massmotionmedfield@gmail.com

Sincerely,

Mass Motion Dance Directors, Faculty and Staff