Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

May 17, 2020

Hi Dance Addiction Families,

Touching base once more (with full transparency) about our little studio and how things have developed over the past couple weeks.  Of course we were hoping and praying that the studio would be allowed to be up and running by tomorrow, May 18th... but once again we have been put off by our governor and state officials continued/frustrating announcements of 'allowances' where openings are concerned. Trust us when we say that we would have been up and running if we felt like we were able to. Please know that we have your dancer and family's best interest in mind and think about you often. I think we are all feeling exhausted, disappointment and even defeat as this process continues, when our hands are tied.... and things feel completely out of our control.

We are certainly wanting to get up and going as a dance family and community again, as soon as possible!! With that being said..   

Dance Addictions NEW target date for the reopening of our studio is Monday, June 1st!  WE WILL BE OPENING OUR DOORS THAT DAY!  We have complied all along, but feel like this has gone on much too long, to the point of ridiculousness. We miss our dancers and are ready to normalize things with extreme precaution on our part. We have met as owners and staff and have a solid roll-out plan in place and will be ready to dance on June 1st. We will be sending detailed information on "how" our opening will occur with any new rules of engagement, our sanitizing process, safety protocol, and where NEW comfort zones exists as a Dance Studio. We are giving every student a choice and opportunity to adapt how they would like to in the classroom situation and where your child's comfort zone is at the time of reopening

Our initial plan is to open doors to students, with the option of being able to stay home and Zoom any of their classes if your family feels more comfortable with that. Our class schedule will resume as it was before. Same instructors/same times.   

We understand that many of you still have questions specifically about recital and our plan of action for that. We have been notified and acknowledge that recital will run very differently this year because of not being able to meet in a larger venue. Sadly, that has been taken from all of us this season. Thank goodness, we have options and will be able to accommodate our dancer/families with our beautiful, larger studio. We plan to hold an in-studio recital, just like other studios across the nation. This is new for everyone, but we ask that you trust that we have put a tremendous amount of time and energy into this decision and feel confident with what we have to offer for our recital this year.  We also understand that many adjustment have to be made on our end...and yours! We ask that you continue to stay positive and respectful with the changes to come.  We are finalizing details this coming week and will let you know as soon as we select dates/times.

Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. We hope that we will be able to rise above all of this and get our lives back to a normal and healthy status in the next couple weeks!

We look forward to seeing everyones beautiful faces in the studio on June 1st, ready to work hard and put all the crazy behind us.  Please be patient and work with us through this unprecedented time, utilizing the extra opportunities for interaction and growth.  We WILL continue to keep Dance Addiction a positive and influential part of this community, but we need your help, prayers and good vibes to make it all happen!!

We are again thankful for the incredible feedback & encouragement we have received about our zoom classes. Our participants seem to be having a great time!  If you have any questions specific to the Zoom, please reach out to Amy Cropper, who is heading this project.  She can be found at Amy@danceaddiction.net

We miss you... we love you...and think of your children, our Dance Addicts, often...and cannot wait to see all of your smiling faces in the studio again VERY SOON!!!!!

April 28, 2020

Hi Dance Addicts,

Checking in and making sure our dancers and families are all healthy and happy!  We are touching base about our little studio and how things are currently developing.  Of course we were hoping and praying that the studio would be allowed to be up and running by May 1st, but we are all aware that this is not the case due to continued agravitating closures, per state officials. 

Dance Addictions NEW target date for the reopening of our studio is now May 18th!  We miss our dancers and are sticking to positive attitudes in hopes that this will all be over and behind us, so we can be dancing together again with a renewed energy and spirit of gratitude!!

We are again thankful for the incredible feedback & encouragement we have received about our zoom classes. Our participants seem to be having a great time!  If you have any questions specific to the Zoom, please reach out to Amy Cropper, who is heading this project.  She can be found at Amy@danceaddiction.net


A couple exciting extras on Zoom this week include an addition of two, 30 min tumbling classes! 

Another layer to our EXTRAS for right now, is our first ever, DA Virtual DAnce Competition!!!  This fun activity will be kicking off the first part of May...Instructions to follow soon.  Thank you Ms Hailey and Ms Megan for putting in the extra time to make this project so amazing!  Please watch for this to be posted on our social media pages!! This promises to be an absolute blast for our dancers who are encouraged to come out of their comfort zones, be creative, have some fun.... and participate. Prizes up for grabs!!

Dance Addiction's owners, staff and instructors are continually looking for ways to push our dancers to the next level and expand their love and knowledge for this incredible sport.  

Please, please continue to be patient and work with us through this crazy time, utilizing the extra opportunities for interaction and growth. WE WILL continue to keep Dance Addiction a positive and influential part of this community, but we need your help, prayers and good vibes to make it all happen!! 

We miss you... we love you...and think of your children, our Dance Addicts, often and pray we get to see all of your smiling faces in the studio again SOON!!!!! 

April 5, 2020

Hi Dance Addicts and Families!

First off, thank you for all of your incredible support! Dance Addiction officially has the GREATEST parents, staff and students around! We love and miss you all!!

We wanted to provide a quick update as to what you can expect from us this month. This coming week we will be starting our much anticipated virtual dance classes through Zoom for you to participate in from home. The virtual classes will each be 40 minutes in length with one of our instructors straight from the studio. We have decided to condense the class times since your dancer will not be in a formal classroom setting. Studies show participants online tend to have a more difficult time staying focused longer than that allotted time when they're by themselves, working independently. Our goal is for this to be a fun, positive experience….not a chore that your child NEEDS to accomplish in a day, but rather an exciting outlet!!

View schedule HERE.

Each morning we will be sending out a link through e-mail for the classes your dancer is enrolled in, with the appropriate link for that class. For example, if you are enrolled in Advanced Hip Hop, you will be sent the link for the Advanced Hip Hop class. 

We understand there are no designated tumbling classes on the schedule. This is due to liability as we will not be able to provide hands-on instruction (which is required) for that type of class. The tumbling classes will be sent a link to all of our Stretch & Conditioning classes and encouraged to work on their strength and flexibility for now.

We are grateful for technology during this crazy month. We are so excited to still be able to connect with our dance addicts, even though it's virtually …for the time being!

Thank you for your patience and support as we introduce this new platform!! We are confident it'll be an overall success!

We look forward to seeing you all in classes this week!

March 30, 2020

Hello Dance Addicts, 


First and foremost, we hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy! We wanted to keep you updated on the latest developments with the current situation as well as how Dance Addiction continues to move forward with positivity! Yesterday, the President announced that he will be extending the stay at home order until April 30th. Sadly, this means that we will be forced to remain closed during this time.

We are so grateful for all of the positive feedback & encouragement we have received and are happy that your Dancers are utilizing the YouTube links we have provided with at-home instruction & learning in all styles of dance, at all levels. We appreciate all the nice texts and emails...and LOVE the videos of you dancing with your kids!! We are confident in the product we have put out for you and are grateful it's making a difference to you and your dancers throughout this difficult time.

If you missed the private link for the instructional/virtual dances, technique, and tumbling videos, let us know!

Over the past couple weeks, the DA Ownership has met and reviewed what this closure means to our Newer Studio! We have crunched numbers and are willing to be completely transparent throughout this process. We understand that this is a harder time for most of our families in one way or another and are sensitive to that fact. We ask you to be patient in realizing we are doing everything on our end to make sure that our doors can stay open after this crisis is over with. With that being said, we will be discounting tuition 25% until we are up and running as strong and confident as ever!!

We pray you will continue to stay committed to our small business. The choice to maintain your tuition sincerely helps as we navigate the difficult month ahead. We have offered extra activities (via instagram) with last weeks BINGO game, and this weeks "Spirit Week".....and next week are continuing to offer another layer of fun and instruction with LIVE DANCE CLASSES to keep your children engaged, happy and learning!

We KNOW that working together, we can keep Dance Addiction a positive and influential part of this community.

We miss you and think of your children, our Dance Addicts, often and pray we get to see all of your smiling faces in the studio again SOON!!!

Thank you for your continued love and support for us!

Please direct any comments or questions to Mama K at the number listed below! :)

Kelly Andrews
Owner & General Manager
702-581-9291

March 16, 2020

Hello Parents and Dance Addicts:

After an extensive meeting with DA ownership, we have reviewed the current situation with the COVID-19 virus and ultimately have decided it is in the best interest of our DA faculty, students, and staff to temporarily suspend all classes.

Effective tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17th the studio will be closed through Sunday, March 29th. On this day, we will reassess the current conditions and determine if we will resume our regularly scheduled classes. At this time, we are looking into extending our dance season for that same period of time to ensure delivery of all classes. In the meantime, while dancers are home practicing "social distancing", we are determined to provide some fun, upbeat and instructional videos to our DA students via a link emailed out to parents from our private YouTube channel.

On another note, almost all venues available for recital have been canceled/closed through the end of May. We are SO EXCITED to announce our NEW Recital Date and Venue to be at the beautiful Horn Theatre, CSN Cheyenne Campus June 24th and 26th. We understand that this might be a challenge for some of you who have already made summer plans, but with the current situation we are feeling fortunate that we were able to land such an amazing venue while other studios are having to cancel their recital for the year.

We appreciate your understanding and willingness to adjust your schedule and help us stay positive through this trying time. A quote that we are drawing inspiration from was said by one of our favorite Dancing with the Stars winner, Derek Hough, who spoke to our girls last year at their Nationals.

"Replace Expectation with Appreciation"

Stay healthy, stay positive... and know together we can get through this!!!

-DA ownership

March 15, 2020

With the announcement of schools closing, we are planning on staying open unless we are instructed to close. Please see the information below with how we are doing our very best to navigate through this while keeping your kids' health and safety our top priority. 

For any direct questions or concerns, please reach out to one of our owners:

Kelly Andrews: 702-581-9291

Amy Cropper: 702-595-5060

Thank you!

March 14, 2020

Dance Addicts & Families,

As valued members of our dance family, we wanted to reach out regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our community, students and families.

At this time Dance Addiction remains open unless or until directed otherwise. We would like to reassure you that we are adhering to the CDC Guidelines regarding the health and well-being of our students, their families, and our staff. This is DA's top priority! We will continue to monitor and implement the local, state, and federal recommendations as they're announced.

We take pride in our facility and how it operates and would like to highlight the policies we have in place at the studio to help our dance families stay healthy and safe.

Prevention Steps in the Studio

  • Sanitizer: We have sanitizer in each studio, the bathrooms as well as at the front desk and we encourage you to utilize it frequently.
  • Hand Washing: We encourage frequent hand washing (for at least 20 seconds before rinsing).
  • Surface Cleaning: We continue to wipe down areas that are frequently touched, along with door handles and equipment/Mats/Barres
  • Deep Cleaning: Each night the studio gets cleaned, and (per our usual routine) we have the studio deep cleaned by a professional each weekend.
  • Sneezes & Coughs: We are encouraging dancers to cough and sneeze into their arms, not in their hands.
  • Staff: Only staff feeling well (without symptoms) will be in the studio.

How you can help

  • Don't bring toys or "extras" from home.
  • Don't send your child to the studio sick or if a family member is sick.
  • Children missing a class due to illness will be granted a make-up session.

Dropping off dancers for class

We are asking families of dancers who are in intermediate & advanced levels, to drop dancers and go. Meaning, we are trying to lessen the amount of bodies in the lobby area. Parents of beginner classes and younger, are welcome to stay if your child needs you, but we are asking that you leave all other siblings at home.

In the coming days and weeks, we will continue to monitor the situation and pass along any pertinent information we gather.

Each family is encouraged to make their own decision about coming to the studio, please do what you feel comfortable with and what makes the most sense for you and your family. This is an extremely exciting time of year and we are looking forward to recital time. If your child is healthy, we would encourage you to keep up normalcy and continue to bring them to classes.

The well-being of our students and families is a top priority! Please know that we are here to address any concerns or issues and are happy to hear from you on additional ways we can keep our community healthy!


Sincerely,

Kelly Andrews
Owner & General Manager
702-581-9291
danceaddiction.net
1321 S. Boulder Hwy | Henderson, NV 89015