Even at this difficult time, SSDC is teaching girls to shine through dedication, teamwork, and sisterhood.
Due to the pandemic, our August Intensive will be held on the Zoom platform. In September, small groups may be alternated to achieve in-studio training. However, all our classes will be live streamed to accommodate families in remote locations or that prefer to train at home. We will follow all CDC guidelines. We are trying to give every option possible to accommodate our star family at this trying time. If these circumstances continue - virtual dance competitions will be attended. All SSDC training and competitions will go on regardless of the platform. Some of our Upper East Side classes may be held at our Upper West location temporarily due to the pandemic.
We are aiming to teach not to quit when things get tough, and if there is a will there is a way. We want our girls to find safety and consistency with their star sisters.
No refunds or credits will be given should a virtual element be utilized. SSDC continues to be an audition only program with limited enrollment. We will continue to honor our promise to train and empower young woman through the love of dance, no matter what, #itswhatwedo
We miss the competition stage just as much as our girls do, and we are excited to share that moving forward, there will be various options on attending competitions. These perimeters are in place currently - we're sure there will be new developments and we will continue to keep you all informed!
To assure that all families and dancers stay safe as we move past the COVID-19 Pandemic, some dance competitions are holding Block competitions. This means our staff, dancers, and TWO PARENTS per family (no grandparents, siblings, or any other individuals) will be THE ONLY PEOPLE allowed into the building. Meaning each studio competing will be the only studio in the building. Our dancers will perform each of their routines, receive their adjudication award upon walking off stage, and then will be able to leave the building. After each studio leaves the building, the seating area, dressing rooms, stage, and rest rooms will be cleaned and sanitized before the next studio is allowed to enter the building. This will save parents time as now their children will only have to commit to a few hours on one day of the competition weekend rather than an entire weekend, and will eliminate the need for overnight hotel stays. Overall Awards will be done on the last day of the event with no spectators in the audience, but it will be live-streamed so that dancers and their families can watch them safely from the comfort of their home. This will also have a zoom option should a dancer feel more comfortable not attending.
Currently, some dance competitions are holding Virtual competitions. These competitions will consist of our girls performing in full costume, and will be live-streamed so that families and friends can watch and cheer their dancers on from home.
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