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Our memory book will be turned in to the graphic artist this week.
Our programs are always distributed at the recital.
This year they will be given out at the end of our dance year, if they are ready. Each student will get one.
As always, all classes, 15 yr, 10 yr, 5 yr, student teachers, individual student ads and Seniors are all included in the book.
American Academy of Dance
Hello AAD Dance Families,
I hope you are all doing well and at least are having some great family time during this quarantine. All our AAD staff is doing well, but we miss seeing you guys.
During the month of May, we are doing a phased in reopening, as well as continuing virtual classes. I will lay out general information in this newsletter, but we will be sending out additional information this coming week!!!
Did you see our Facebook/ Instagram Live announcements on Friday??? Besides going over general information regarding our Re-opening, we also shared exciting Recital Plans. If you didn’t see it live, please watch on the Home page of our website in the social media section.
This is how we will proceed the month of May.
Younger children's classes will end May 30th. All students in classes for 1st graders and up will continue classes through June 19th. I will lay out how this will run, so please see what pertains to your dancer.
Pre-School and Kinderdance Students (Students 2, 3 ,and 4, years of age and students who just completed Kindergarten).
May classes will continue virtually for the weeks of May 4th and May 11th. Live classes will be conducted in the studio the week of May 18th. This will be a slightly different schedule to allow more time between between classes; all classes will be on the same day as usual.. We will close on Memorial Day.
The week of May 26-May 29th….we will have each class in the studio for dress rehearsal with costumes!!!! No further classes for Spring semester for this age group after rectal.
Recital!!!!!!…Saturday, May 30th. 2 Shows -3::00 pm and 5:30 PM.
Primary, Elementary, Middle School and High School Classes. (Basically all School age students 1st Grade and Up.)
Unless you have been notified differently, you will continue to take classes virtually the week of May 4th. (Our competition teams, a couple of Michelle’s classes, and a few Ballet classes were given another schedule. Please refer to what was sent out on May 1st, if you were in this group.)
For all others in this age group…The week of May 11th: We will have live classes in our building running at 1/2 capacity. If your last name begins with A-L, you come to the studio this week for your class. If your last name begins with M-Z, you take class virtually. The live class will go out on G Suites as it happens. The week of May 18th: We continue these classes at 1/2 capacity and virtual classes at home. This week…M-Z comes to the studio for class; A-L participates virtually.
We are closed on Memorial Day. No regular classes for this age group the week of May 26th. Some classes may be called in for rehearsal if the teacher feels necessary.
June 1st-19th. Classes will continue on your adjusted schedule which goes into effect May 11th. You will have full classes with everyone all 3 weeks. We will be using the 3rd week as dress rehearsal in the studio during your class time.
Recital!!!!! June 20th. We will have 3 different shows. Times TBD soon.
We are so excited about or 2 recitals this year!!! Both of our venues and original dates were cancelled due to the Covid pandemic. After daily monitoring the State of Tennessee and Davidson County updates and Re-Opening Allowances, we have made decisions and are ready to announce 2 very different recital options this year.
“Feet on Fire…Live on the Green”. May 30th, 2020.
This is our young children’s show. We re going to have our very own dance festival right here at AAD. This show is for our youngest dancers 2, 3, 4, and 5 (or just completed Kindergarten). We will provide a festival type atmosphere with a professional stage set up on the side of our main studio building. You can bring lawn chairs, blankets, and be ready to watch your young dancer perform to a awesome crowd. There is plenty of space to social distance in the yard with as many family and friends as you would like to bring to see your little “Star”. To add to this festival atmosphere, we hope to have food and drinks available for you to enjoy while watching the show. There will be a nominal recital fee, but no tickets. There will be 2 shows each lasting about 45 minutes. Show times are 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM.
“Feet on Fire …Live at the Wildhorse!!! “ June 20th, 2020.
Yes, can you believe it???? Our students are getting the opportunity to perform on the stage in this tremendous performance venue!!! Please, take a look at the Wildhorse website and see this amazing venue. Imagine your dancer on the famous Wildhorse Stage and think of all the fun we’re going to have. We will have 3 shows, the first starting in the morning. The Wildhorse will have a great selection of food and drinks you can enjoy while you are watching the show. Awards will be given out at the end of the show in which your dancer performs.
This is a very large venue, but we have to wait to see how the city of Nashville progresses through their phases, to determine exactly how many people we can have in the venue at one time and still follow social distance and public safety guidelines. This will not be determined for a while, so please be patient with us. This is a very fluid situation, and things change quickly and are adjusted daily but are entirely out of our hands.
There will be a recital fee, plus tickets. There will be limited number of tickets for each show, so that we can carefully monitor numbers and do not exceed our limit. The number depends on allowances from the city government.
Recital Tee Shirts
Our design is ready to go!! Now we just need your sizes. These shirts are ordered for each dancer participating in recital and are included in your recital fee. (If any moms, family members would like to have one, you can order at the same time as the students. Extras are $15.00).
I need your size by May 8. Please check the social media section on our home page on our website to see this awesome shirt designed by Ms Michelle.
Elliott Lopes will be videoing our recitals again this year. He will have information for you soon.
New Studio Procedures and Scheduling
As you can expect, you will be getting more emails regarding our cleaning, and safety procedures in order to make sure we are all in a safe environment. An additional email will be sent out today with Parent/ Student guidelines for entering our studio and safety protocol for classes in the studio.
Regular tuition will be collected for May . The draft date for May and all unpaid balances is May 7th.
Those students extending into June will pay 1/2 month for June. This payment will be due June 1st.
Recital fees will be determined by the end of next week, and will be due by May 15th.
If you do not plan on participating in the recital, please let us know by Tuesday, May 5th.
Thank you for being an awesome and supportive dance family!!
You have been amazing at rolling with us an adjusting to our new way of classes!!