The world has changed and at Ascension Dance we're ready for the challenge! We have launched a brand new dance studio for this brand new world. Keeping safe distances and proper contact-less protocls mean that the large production dance numbers with partner work and lifts are not possible for the time being. But people need dance classes to keep their bodies moving and brains active. We have created online dance classes for adults and online dance classes for kids focused on curriculum to make sure that everyone can have fun, move, and grow. None of us can predict the future even as studios start to re-open in careful ways. We are positioning ourselves to make the best of the situation we are in, and be ready to engage with whatever comes next.
We have drilled down to the basics of making dance classes fun and accessible, building technique, improving strength, flexibility and balance, and creating community. Social distancing and awareness of people's health and safety have changed the way we look at dance classes. Though we know that in-person is still the best way to learn dance and build relationships with each other and instructors, studios have also created hurdles and barriers for some people. Online dance classes mean that you can try out a course in the safety of your own home without thinking about who might be watching you. People with all abilities will feel welcome to engage as much as they are capable of without any judgement.
While re-organizing curriculum for our online dance classes we have heightened our focus on techinque for all levels of dancers. We want all students to build good foundations and a love for dance no matter what their goals are. We are trying to break down the separation between recreation and competitive dancers, all deserve to build skills and be great dancers.
Previously the only adult dance classes available in Chatham were scheduled later on weekday evenings to work around busy schedules. Our pre-recoreded online classes allow our adult students to watch (and re-watch) throughout the week whenver they want. We listened to you, and will be providing online adult classes going forward in our hybrid model. Now you can learn to dance in the comfort of your own home at your own pace and schedule.
Most studios provided online classes just to finish out their 2020 season. We recreated online classes from the ground up so that we can continue to offer them going forward. Rather than trying to re-create in-studio lessons we have created curriculum that works well in small spaces. Many parents are concerned with keeping their social bubbles small and are keeping their children home from school. Online dance classes work very well to keep your social groups small while still providing students a chance to dance, build technique, increase flexibility, improve strength and endurance, and boost confidence.
It has always been important for us to be able to provide in-studio dance classes in Chatham and the surrounding area. We are working hard to comply with local by-laws as well as going over and above to keep everyone safe and healthy. Our classes are limited to 11 students each to ensure proper social distancing protocls. We have fewer of our youngest dancers, limiting to only 8 students in our dance classes for toddlers.
We are responding to the needs of our students by offering in-studio courses during the day as well as afternoons and evenings. Home-schooling families appreciate this flexibility so that they can keep their evenings available for family time and other activities.
Come dance with us at Ascension Dance. Get to know yourself and us, get your body moving, fall in love with dancing, and find out that you belong in this community.Register Now!