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To All Students & Parents
The following email was sent to All students & parents on 3/23/2020.
Hi DDANW Family!!
We have been working hard around the clock to serve you in the best way possible during the quarantine.
Please click on the link below for a video presentation about resuming our regular class schedule in our new online distance learning format.
DDANW Class Schedule & Distance Learning
You will be receiving an additional email with your login credentials to get started so that dancers can attend their regularly scheduled classes this week LIVE!
We are truly blessed to be able to offer this to our students and families. Stay tuned for updated info as we receive it!
Please remember to check your emails daily and God bless!
Sarah & Mark Dayley and then DDANW staff
To All Accelerated Students & Parents
The following email was sent to Accelerated students & parents on 3/15/2020.
Our goal for our Accelerated and Company students during this time is to maintain/improve strength and flexibility as well as increase technical skill levels through at home practice, conditioning and in-studio private/small group training.
Starting this week, please watch your emails closely for training videos.
We will send the following pre-recorded videos (Sent once weekly on Regular Class Block Days):
- PBT – do at least 2-3 times per week (injury prevention, posture, conditioning)
- Tech & Choreography for Jazz
- Tech & Choreography for Ballet
We had plans in the works for some small/private training sessions but just tonight, Jay Inslee ordered all recreational facilities in the state to temporarily close.. We will keep you updated as we learn of new information that affects our studio.
We love you all so much and hope you are all safe and well at this time!
Sarah and the DDANW Staff
To All Students & Parents
The following email was sent to all students & parents on 3/13/2020.
Dearest DDANW Family,
We recognize the potential for serious consequences if the COVID-19 virus is allowed to continue spreading & putting our most vulnerable at risk. We don’t take this lightly. With careful consideration, we’ve decided to institute a modified class schedule for the next 2 weeks (Starting Monday 3/16) leading up to Spring Break.
After Spring Break, We will make a determination of how best to proceed through April 24th.
We are dedicated to taking the necessary steps and precautions given us by the CDC towards halting the spread of the COVID-19 virus. If you haven’t reviewed the CDC recommendations, please go to:
We are going above & beyond the CDC recommendations at the studio, with disinfecting, discontinuing prop/equipment use & maintaining social distancing in small groups.
Modified Classes –
The following classes will receive AT-HOME class video instruction for the next 2 weeks (sent via email) :
- Shining Stars
- Male Technique
- Musical Theatre
- Hip Hop
**All students are also eligible for make-up classes upon returning to regularly scheduled classes.
All Accelerated Dancers –
- Instructional Videos for Labs and Technical Training via email
- Virtual Classes using Google Hangout – must have a gmail account to access
- Small Group Instruction (no more than 6 dancers per class)
Please know that there are requirements to meet in order to attend small group sessions. Those requirements will be sent in a separate email to Accelerated students with additional information about how to schedule small group instruction.
As you can imagine, our students are the lifeblood of our organization. DDANW staff members will continue to work for our students either remotely or on-site to perform their duties and develop strategies to help them keep growing and learning through this time.
There are dance institutions all across the country who have been communicating similar challenges as we are now facing. We hope to pull the spirit of our DDANW family together in this very challenging time and ask for your patience, understanding, and support. Although we will not be holding on site classes for every student, our operational expenses will still continue. Loss of incoming tuition would be catastrophic to our non-profit school and quite possibly impossible to recover from. We are optimistic however and ask for your continued support to hold on to our Washougal gem through this turbulent time.
DDANW is committed to continuing to play a proactive role to support and encourage community health, especially for our kids and faculty. Yes, viruses are contagious. But so is fear. We believe it’s important to take precautions and also to remain centered and continue to thrive in all areas of life to maintain purpose and meaning.