Hello Crested Butte Dance Community,
We hope this finds you healthy, happy, and healing.
As you know, we are currently legally obligated to continue closure of the School of Dance through April 17th by order of Governor Polis and the State of Colorado. It is unknown if the closure requirements will be extended and for how long.
The safety and well-being of our dancers and our community comes first. So, we are excited to announce we will be launching new online classes in response to the ongoing closures. Our teachers and staff are honored to be of service by bringing community wellbeing and dance into your homes. We will have something for everyone, youth and adults, with both live and pre-recorded online options. This is a great opportunity to connect with other local dancers live online and to offer healthy recreational options for our youth at home. We’re exploring the possibility of having some of these online classes culminate in a showcase. We’ll provide details as this plan evolves.
As a nonprofit, we rely on our public to keep all of us at the School of Dance afloat. Taking our online classes and/or offering a small (or large) donation is critical to keeping our teachers employed and to keeping dance alive in our community. Classes will be offered on a sliding scale from $5 to $15 per class.
Current winter classes are continuing online. Teachers, staff, and board have been working diligently to quickly move the rest of our winter dance class season online so our students can dance at home to complete their choreography, keep up their dance skills, connect, and find closure in their experience. This includes 50+ classes, 250+ local students, and 15 teachers now fully online. Although we’ve had to postpone the April youth shows, we are still planning to have these performances later this spring or early summer, depending on any COVID-19 mandates.
We aim to give the very best online experience we can. We hope to bring wellness, movement, and community connection to you and your families! Here is what students and parents are posting about our online classes. Liz said “Thank you so much! Elodie had fun in her class! This is so cool!!! We will keep practicing.” Conni said “LOVED seeing your faces. Thank you for doing this!” Michelle said “me and my mom and dad all did it, we thought it was great!”
Please support us by joining new upcoming online classes or by offering a donation. We look forward to bringing the joy of movement into your homes.
From all of us at the School of Dance, we wish you joy, connection, peace, and love. Together we dance as a community!
The SOD staff and board