Thank you so much for your support, encouragement, prayers, and flexibility as we transitioned to our SJ Virtual Studio format in order to continue serving you through this unprecedented crisis. We are honored and grateful that you have welcomed us into your homes, helping us stay connected to our students and keeping our performing arts community going strong!
We are also grateful for the positive feedback, pictures, testimonials, and fun stories of your experiences learning from home, though we understand that it may be challenging for some of you. It has taken some creativity and patience to find the space to dance, keep the younger children engaged, and overcome technical hurdles, but you are doing it!!!
To be sure, it has been a challenging time for our business as well. There has been much to learn, and each day brings new challenges and obstacles. But God is good and has been faithful to guide and direct us! We are so proud of our staff who have worked extra hard as they gain new skills and pour their energy and enthusiasm into recording and live streaming classes.
So again, we THANK YOU for sticking with us through this time and keeping the Studio J family together!
As Oklahoma begins the process of re-opening by phases, we want to give you an update of what to expect in the upcoming weeks for Studio J PAC. Here is the tentative plan for the last month of classes and the 2020 recital:
May 4-22 – Online live Zoom classes will continue at regularly scheduled times.
***Parents, we ask that young students NOT mute/unmute themselves during zoom classes as it has become a bit disruptive to class flow. The instructor is able to open communication individually or with the entire class as needed and will give students the opportunity to interact when appropriate. Thank you!
Virtual Studio - https://sites.google.com/view/sj-virtual-dance-studio/home
Here are this week’s special class links:
Pom Prep Class with Miss Chloe
Time: May 5, 2020 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 949 9021 7409 Password: sjdance
Barre Class with Chloe for Moms!
Time: May 5, 2020 32:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 991 1817 3164 Password: sjdance
Story Time Dance with Miss Megan Ages 2+
Time: May 6, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 957 5654 0512 Password: sjdance
Frozen Dance Party with Miss Meredith ages 3-7
Meeting ID: 939 0279 4235 Password: sjdance
May 18-23 – Costume, Awards, and Recital Info Pack pick up week. We will open for a drive thru only pick up based on student’s last name initial. Parents will be provided with a drive-thru map with instructions on the May 15 email. Tentative schedule as follows:
Mon 5/18 – A-C 10am-12pm and 5pm-8pm
Tues 5/19 – D-H 10am-12pm and 5pm-8pm
Wed 5/20 – I-M 10am-12pm and 5pm-8pm
Thurs 5/21 – N-T 10am-12pm and 5pm-8pm
Fri 5/22 – U-Z 10am-12pm and 5pm-8pm
Sat 5/23 – Last call for anyone who missed their schedued time. 9am-12pm
Tentative Recital Plan
Recital Theme: LOVE
As auditoriums are closed and unavailable for rental, in addition to the CDC guidelines limiting the number of people allowed to gather, we will have a different kind of recital this year. Instead of the customary large format, we are planning to hold individual mini recitals in our own Studio J PAC performance venue!
The recitals will be held by one class at a time. (We are not yet sure if a small audience will be allowed...details to follow) Since classes have not been able to meet in person, they will have an opportunity to run through their dance together a few times immediately before their performance. Students will be in full costume, and we will also be taking their recital pictures at this time. Each performance will be captured on video and live streamed. All of the videos will then be edited into one cohesive show and you will also receive a link to download your individual class video too!
We are currently working on recital dates/times, but we anticipate them running from May 26 thru June 6 in order to safely space them out and provide for cleaning between. ***You will NOT be charged extra for June, recital packs, or these performances.
Once again, all plans are tentative and will depend on how the re-opening phases proceed here in OK. Safety is our top concern, but we are hopeful that with some extra precautions and planning we will still be able to celebrate our students and all of their hard work this season with a really special recital performance season! Thank you for standing with us and seeing this through! We believe our students deserve this opportunity to shine, and we all could use the healing and joy which the arts provide!
Triple Threat Theater Programs - Please watch your email for updates - we will be sending you additional info this week!
2020/2021 ENROLLMENT is now open!!!
Space is limited, so reserve your student's spot TODAY!
Finally, we we want you to know that we will continue to pray for you and your loved ones through this pandemic. We know that some of you are dealing with financial struggles, employment challenges, health concerns, and anxiety. We love you and want you to know that you are not alone! Please send us your prayer needs and let us know if/how we can help your family through this time. #SJfamily
In His Love,
Miss D & Miss Meredith