Status and Thanks…

Status Update and a BIG THANKS to our Vibe Members,

First, we wanted to let you know that all of FootNotes, Cheryl and the entire FN dance instruction staff are SO grateful for your continued support and encouragement during this unprecedented time!    We have heard the Zoom classes are a hit with the dancers, and we are so inspired to see all our dancers adapt to our current format and continue to do what they love!  We are all thankful that our dance family has remained supportive of our dancers, our studio, and each other throughout this time.

Below is current status/what we know as of today…

  • Masquerade has not yet canceled the Birmingham competition that is scheduled June 5-7.  Of course, the final decision on whether the competition can be held that weekend is not up to Masquerade but rather the Alabama government & state health officials who will make the final decision.
  • Masquerade’s Nationals competition has not been canceled until they are updated by Florida government & state health officials.
    • Cheryl will likely not have an update until at least May 18 as this is the date that some are projecting that Florida will have a better picture of what is happening in their state. We hear that short-term vacation rentals are restricted until Phase 3 of their state re-opening plan…but  we do not know how quickly they will get to Phase 3.
    • We would suggest if you have not already, reach out to whomever you booked your condo rental with to see what you can work out with them regarding upcoming deposits/payments/cancellation policy. We know that some have amended their cancellation policy to 2 weeks prior to the arrival date.
  • Raise the Barre (week of June 15) has not been postponed yet…Cheryl is continuing to evaluate based on information from GA government and health officials.
  • Cheryl has not heard from other competitions on possible re-schedule dates. She is looking at ALL competition opportunities in hopes of us competing dances as soon as it is allowed/deemed acceptable within government/health official guidelines.

As soon as Cheryl knows more, we will continue to update you.

National Dance Teacher Appreciation Day is May 7

May 7 is National Dance Teacher Appreciation Day. Details are below on what this appreciation day is.  Let’s all plan to use this Thursday to THANK all of our dance instructors for everything that they have done and ARE DOING to make our children’s lives more complete and fulfilled with their love of dance.  Tag FootNotes and dance teachers on social media as we support them on #ThankADanceTeacherDay.

#ThankADanceTeacherDay is a global movement to shine the spotlight on dance education and the teachers who make it possible. It was started in 2014 by the National Dance Education Organization to raise awareness of the benefits of dance education through social media. A quality dance education can have a life-changing impact on students, providing physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and psychological benefits. Professional development allows dance teachers to provide a better dance education experience for their students, as the teachers take what they learn back to their studios, classrooms, and communities!

Lastly, I will share a favorite dance quote that always makes me smile and think of our beautiful dancers…

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.