Dear Dancers and Parents,

Happy Sunday Everyone! Thank you for taking the time to read our Sunday update. It's finally May and we are ready to move forward with some new plans. We have been in touch with our regular videographer, Boston Freelance Media, and we are excited that they will be working with us on our Virtual Spring Showcase. We will soon announce a date for all of our families to tune-in and watch the release together...from the comfort of your own home!

If you are new to Mass Motion Dance, and joining our online Zoom classes this week, we would like to extend a warm welcome from all of our faculty! You will be receiving a separate email with a link to the class schedule and this week's password. We change the password EVERY week. Every Sunday, you will be receiving an email (like this) with Studio information as well as a private email to active students with the password, links and IDs to join your dance class. Please let us know if you have any questions or need any help finding your class information.

Starting today, our ADULT ONLY! Ballet class will now be on Sundays 7-8pm. We hope that this time will allow more parents to join us for this adult only class.

Starting this week, our current classes will begin choreography for our spring showcase. Tiny Tots, Combo/Level Classes, Children's Classes and Petite and Junior Intensive Students will begin choreography in class. There is an additional optional rehearsal hour for the Saturday Combo/Level Classes on Mondays 12-1pm. This rehearsal is for any combo/level students interested in reviewing their dances. Intermediate and Senior Intensive Students will have an additional separate hour of choreography. Please see the Zoom schedule (google doc).

Intensive Choreography Assignments and Times:
Links and IDs are on the schedule.

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

*dancers should have a flat cardboard box or a floor that you don't mind them tapping on.

Beginner Combo/LEVEL 1 & 2, ages 5-6, Mondays 1pm - 1:30pm
Intermediate & Advanced Combo/LEVEL 3 & 4, ages 7-9, Mondays 1:30pm - 2pm
All Levels Tap ages 6-9 Saturdays 11:30am - 12pm
Intermediate Child Tap (Jr/Intermediate), ages 10-13, Saturdays 10am-10:30am
Advanced Teen Tap: Thursdays, 7pm-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 Wertheimer. 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!!!


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

Have a great week!

Mass Motion Dance Directors, Faculty and Staff