What We Are Doing During COVID-19
Hello MPA Dancers and Parents,
In consideration of Governor Evers announcement requiring the closing of K-12 schools and the new recommendations from the Wisconsin Department of Health, we will be canceling in-person classes March 22-April 4 and possibly beyond.
The decisions we have all made as a community over the past few weeks have been very difficult and we sincerely appreciate your patience as we came up with a plan. We have decided that in place of our in-person classes for these weeks, we will be providing “virtual classes” as well as online educational material for our dancers to use at home. While this is not ideal, and we would much rather be dancing together at the studio, we can take this as a positive opportunity to do some things we don’t always have time to do in the traditional classroom setting.
These online classes began on Monday, March 23rd and will continue as we continue to be closed. All currently enrolled families will receive an email each week for each class that your student is in. It is our goal to have these emails sent out by 4:00 PM each day, the day that each specific class would have met in person. Once you get your emails, please let me or the instructor know if you have any questions. We have also set up a web page on our site that will open all of our “virtual classes” to our students and their families. You will need a passcode to enter this site-this will be emailed to our currently enrolled families by email. Students can try classes that they aren’t enrolled in, so long as for safety reasons the classes are at their same level or a lower level.
I would like to acknowledge the hard work my faculty put in to produce these videos over this week and last. I am so proud of how adaptable and committed our faculty is to continuing to share their passion for the art form of dance to our students here at MPA.
In these times of uncertainty, I can assure you that:
We love to teach dance and are honored to have been able teach your children this year.
We will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so and appreciate the support of our dance families.
We will always strive to keep enhancing lives through dance education, even if from a distance for the time being.
We will continue to be proactive in our decisions for our staff and dance families and will send you any updates via email. Our greatest concern is to keep our staff, our dancers and their families safe and healthy. We appreciate your understanding and support during this time.
Owner/Director, Midwest Performing Arts
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Midwest Performing Arts enhances lives through dance by providing each student with a strong technical base while encouraging them to explore creative and artistic thinking and also inspiring them to increase their body movement potential, physical health, and an appreciation of dance as an athletic art form.