Dear Dancers and Parents,

It is week #13 of social distancing and online dance classes. Thank you for taking the time to read this week's newsletter. This newsletter is short and sweet. It has been an intense week with the continued limitations to social distance as well as the ongoing protests to support equality and efforts against racism in our country. We felt it best to stick to the most important points here in our weekly newsletter.



Last Day Of Classes:
June 27th


RECORDING ZOOM CLASSES

We did get most of the footage we needed last week, but will record most classes for additional footage as necessary. Dancers should be prepared for recording all classes again this week.


Spring Showcase Information
SAVE THE DATE!!
#disDANCE2020
A showcase of dance
while social and physical distancing
Saturday, June 27th
More Information Soon!




Summer Registration Request!

Registration for Summer 2020 is open and you can register in your Dance Studio Pro Account. PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO REGISTER IF YOU PLAN ATTEND SUMMER CLASSES. It is very important for us to get an idea of what enrollment will look like so that we can inform our staff and prepare. This is a very unusual time and we need to have some idea of what registration will be. Thank you for your help.


Summer Schedule
2020 on ZOOM

6-Week Session
July 6th - August 16th



Summer Tiny Tots Dance & Storytime SPECIAL ages 2.5 - 5
Monday-Friday 9am-10am  
Mon - Miss Krystin, Tu/Th Miss Alexis, Wed/Fri Miss Heather
Pick One Day = $100
Unlimited = $300

GUEST WORKSHOPS*
*add-on for the unlimited summer schedule
Wednesdays 5pm-6:30pm Guest Hip Hop Workshop Series
for Intermediate and Senior Intensive students in the Unlimited Summer Schedule
*featuring different guest teachers all summer!
*not included in unlimited tuition. 
$20/class OR
$100 for all 6 - SCHEDULE TBA
(*Siblings are FREE WHEN 1st FAMILY MEMBER IS ENROLLED IN ALL 6 GUEST CLASSES!)


Re-Opening Information

The state of Massachusetts will begin the 2nd stage of re-opening tomorrow, we continue to work on our plan for our studios. During our re-opening, we will continue to offer classes on Zoom so that parents and dancers can feel comfortable participating. Our Zoom classes will the summer schedule. We will probably start phasing in to the studio over the summer in very small groups and private lessons. We are also considering offering some outside classes in the evening on occasion and those will be offered as pop-up classes for dancers enrolled in summer classes.

We will send out a re-opening plan and procedure guideline for Mass Motion Dance. We look forward to returning our dancers to a safe and familiar environment.


ONGOING STUDIO REMINDERS

CLASS LINKS AND CODES
Please make sure that you check the schedule each week. We recommend printing a new one every Monday, or using Google drive to access it every day. Most codes and links should stay the same through the end of June, but sometimes...it is necessary for us to make small changes.

INTENSIVE CHOREOGRAPHY
The Intensive Program choreography hours are REQUIRED. This time is NOT optional and we should be notified if a student must miss for any reason.

PERMISSION TO RECORD:
 We will be recording classes the week of June 8th - 13th for the Virtual Showcase. On occasion, through the next few weeks, we will be recording and compiling footage to use. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE A PART OF THE SHOWCASE VIDEO AND/OR DO NOT WANT YOUR DANCER TO BE RECORDED, PLEASE INFORM US BY EMAIL IMMEDIATELY. You can continue to take classes, and we will edit out out that footage.

THIS WEEK'S PASSWORD:
The password for June 1- 7 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 keep the schedule, codes and links consistent each week.

DRESS CODE REMINDER:
Please have dancers wear a leotard for class. We prefer dancers to be in their regular studio dress code whenever possible. Shorts and/or black leggings are acceptable, 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.

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.

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

Have a great week!

Mass Motion Dance Directors, Faculty and Staff