Dear Dancers and Parents,

Happy Sunday! We hope that everyone has had a good week. It's a new week...and week #10 of social distancing and online dance classes. As the weather grows nicer, and we are all enjoying the fresh air and time to be outside, we want to take a moment to remind students that attendance over the next few weeks is important for recording material to use in our virtual showcase!


Re-Opening Information
We are all eagerly anticipating the re-opening of the studio. Currently, we are working on our re-opening proceedures. We look forward to the day when we can have all of our students back in classes. We hope to hear some information from Govenor Baker on Monday 5/18 about when the state of Massachusetts will begin to re-open. The studio will not be able to re-open right away. According to state and city guidelines, we anticipate being in the third phase of the re-opening, but hope to have clearer information soon. We will make a formal announcement when the time is right. We do plan to re-open the studio in stages and will be clear with our families about how this will happen. During our re-opening, we will continue to offer classes on Zoom so that parents and dancers can do what you feel comfortable with on your own timeline.

Spring Showcase
SAVE THE DATE!!
#disDANCE2020
A showcase of dance
while social and physical distancing


Saturday, June 27th
Sturbridge Studio @ 3pm
Boston Studio @ 4pm
Metro West Studio @ 5pm

We will hold a Zoom watch party so that we can all enjoy the release of our Spring Showcase together! Because we have a maximum capacity of 300 people per meeting, pre-registration will be required to receive the Zoom link. Parents will all be guaranteed a space, but additional invitations for grandparents, other family and friends will be limited. Zoom meeting codes will be sent out 1 week prior to the release. Friends and family can pre-register for the link as well. More information to come. PLEASE DO NOT POST LINKS ON ANY PUBLIC or SOCIAL MEDIA LOCATIONS. A private link to view and share with friends & family, not at the watch party, will be released on Wednesday, July 1st. THE ONLY OPPORTUNITY TO WATCH THE SHOWCASE PRIOR TO JULY 1st WILL BE IN THE ZOOM MEETING ON 6/27.

Summer Schedule
2020 on ZOOM*
*until we are able to re-open

6-Week Session
July 6th - August 16th

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE JUNE 1st


Summer Session Student Tuition (for the entire 6-week Session)
1 Hour = $100
1.5 Hours = $150
Unlimited = $300*   
*Does not include the Wednesday Hip Hop Guest Classes
Parent Unlimited Add-On = $75*
*Parent Add-On can only be added with a student participating in the Summer Unlimited Schedule

GUEST WORKSHOPS
Wednesdays 5pm-6:30pm Guest Hip Hop Workshop Series
for Intermediate and Senior Intensive
*featuring different guest teachers all summer! *not included in unlimited tuition.  $20/class OR $100 for all 6 - SCHEDULE TBA

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



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.

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.

ZOOM UPDATE! 5.0.0 OR HIGHER
Zoom has released an update to their application. We strongly recommend updating your application before the start of the week. Otherwise, we will not be able to see (and possibly hear) those on different updates. You should be at 5.0.0 or higher. Under your account information in settings there is a link to check for updates. Your Zoom application may have prompted you to do so already or updated you automatically. You can also manually update the application on an iphone or ipad through the app store updates. Please do this right now!

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.



ONGOING STUDIO REMINDERS

THIS WEEK'S PASSWORD: The password for May 18-May 24 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.

DRESS CODE REMINDER:
Please have dancers wear a leotard for class. We do prefer for dancers to be in their regular studio dress code whenever possible. 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.

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