News letter

Dear MTSD Families and Dancers,                                                                                                                           April 1st 2020

    We are getting so excited to launch our new virtual platform “MTSD Online” for you. We begin classes on Monday April 6th. Our schedule runs Monday-Saturday with their set teachers. Listed below is our new online schedule. You will see that there are time changes and a handful of classes may be on a different day. We did this to work with online schooling and making sure our classes didn’t run to late especially with them dancing at home. There has also been majoradjustments made to our curriculum. In the classroom there is time dedicated to correct students or focus on particulars that need individual attention. Our instructors are working hard to stay engaging without the face to face feedback that you can only get when in close proximity to the students. With that being said our creative Movement classes will now be 30 minutes, Pre-School and Combo Classes will be 45 minutes and all Beginner-Advanced classes will be 1 hour. Within the hour long classes we will have time set aside for questions and feedback for our dancers. As a reminder April tuition is half price and any parent that has set up automatic payment withdrawal will be taken out the week of April 6th, unless you have notified us by email to make different arrangements. There is a waiver form on our web-site that needs to be filled out and returned for students to take online classes. We also are asking that if you decide to opt out of our online classes please notify us by email ASAP as we are placing students in their proper classes.

 There will be more detailed information sent this week about Zoom and how to login, but for now this is how you can prepare.

  1. You will not need to have a Zoom account, but you will need to download the App. We have researched and it does say it is easier when you have an account- but is not required. Try using the Zoom account with friends and family. All Zoom classrooms will be private and secured for our students.
  2. Tap and Combo classes: If you have somewhere you can tap that would be great. Example: A small piece of plywood, hard plastic mats or you can get creative. If this is not an option that is ok too as you do not have to wear your tap shoes if you do not have access to a tap floor. Sneakers or other dance shoes are acceptable.
  3. Ballet classes: you will need something to use for barre. Any counter space or at the back of an upright chair is perfect.
  4. Prepare your dance shoes and clothes. We would love it if you followed your designated class dress code. Please have hair pulled back in a bun or ponytail.
  5. Practice Zoom on your various devices to decide what works best with you. Your phone, computer/laptop or iPad.   

Of course we realize that you will have many questions right now about future events, as do we. If we are able to return to our studio on May 5th, our new tentative recital date will be June 26th and 27th. Again this is if we are able to return on May 5th. We do not have dress rehearsal information at this point but we will keep you informed once we receive more information. Regardless of these new tentative dates we WILL have our end of the year recital. Recital Costume balance due date has been extended to Saturday April 25th. Payments can be made through our website or checks can be sent to the studio made payable to Miss Tanya’s School of Dance: 345 Summer St. Fitchburg Ma. 01420. * Costumes cannot be returned or refunded* We deeply thank you for your support during this time. Your continued dedication to our mission to provide your child with invaluable life skills through dance ensures we can continue doing the work we do. 

Thank you.

See you inside our online studio!  If you have any questions please respond to this email otherwise we will be in touch with further details as they unfold.