The COVID-19 Pandemic is upon us &
the shut downs have begun….
As of today, Governor Jay Inslee issued a statement on a statewide
shutdown of restaurants bars and limits on size of gatherings expanded…
I guess it’s time to go with virtual classes….
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Info from their web site as of March 11th:
“Seattle Public Schools are scheduled to close March 12, and Bellevue Public Schools are scheduled to close March 13. PNB School will follow the Seattle and Bellevue Public School’s lead in closing both schools on March 12 (Seattle) and March 13 (Bellevue). This includes all Open and PNBConditioning essential barre and mat group classes.”
From their March 11th Facebook post:
“We are sorry to announce that effective immediately, we will be closing the studio for all classes for two weeks, in accordance with our policy to close with the Seattle Public School District emergency closures, and in accordance with health agency recommendations to try to slow the spread of COVID-19.”
Updated from Facebook March 16th
Open class returns Thursday, via Zoom! Stay tuned for a post with more details, but for now mark your calendars:
Thu 3/19 10-11:30, Leigh-Ann
Fri 3/20 10-11:30, Natascha
Sat 3/21 10-11:30, Chris
Let’s bring dance to the dining room, ballones to the bedroom, tendus to the terrace, or anywhere else you can find to dance 😉 And if we do the technology thing right, there will be live accompaniment!
From their March 11th Facebook post:
“We have made the difficult decision to cancel all classes at Spectrum Wednesday March 11th through Sunday March 15th. During this time the Spectrum administration will be looking at ways to possibly re-open the building under the new guidelines set out from the King County Department of Public Health”. As of March 16th~still closed per the new guidelines from the Governor.
From their web site:
COVID – 19 UPDATE: Beginning Thursday, March 12, ARC will be closed for a minimum of 14 calendar days. NO Classes or Events.
Westlake Dance Center
Westlake’s updated Facebook post March 14th:
Wdc will be closing Monday March 16-March 27 to follow the requests of social distancing to protect our community and the communities we are all a part of.
We will reassess then and hopefully open up March 28, but as you all know, we don’t know. Classes are happening tomorrow so if you want to get your dance fix, wash your hands and come on in. Hopefully we can bring some fun and online classes in some way. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay hopeful but feel your feels.
From their March 14th Facebook post:
Update from Marlo:
“I have thought and thought about Exit Space’s responsibility to our community & equally my responsibility to you. With the continued information from King County Health & CDC stressing social distancing I have made the decision to close the studio starting Monday March 16th. Unfortunately, we will probably closed until the end of the month (and maybe longer). I promise to keep you updated.”
Artistic Director eXIt SPACE school of dance
Can’t make it to class? Social distancing? Take Jennifer Carroll’s beg/Int barre from home!
Evergreen City Ballet
Posted on their web site March 14th:
NOTICE: ECB CLOSED
March 16th – 22nd as a precautionary health measure.
MOMENTUM IS CLOSED from March 13th – March 20th
Velocity ~ closed
The Studios at Issaquah~ closed
From their Facebook page March 16th
“I am working with our instructors to continue offering employment through offering videos of their classes. Our hope is that these videos will preserve our business entity and the community we have all grown to love for years to come. It is my greatest hope The Studio emerges from this catastrophe strong and intact.
If you have a loyalty membership with us, and can afford to continue paying for that membership, we ask for your generous support in not cancelling your membership during this difficult time. We are offering video classes to all clients with active Mix & Match passes.”
If you do not have a studio pass, we ask that you consider trying out our dance and workout lessons at home. Please follow this link to purchase a studio pass and join in our fun! https://www.studioissaquah.com/videos
ROGUE Ballet CLASSES are off…
*Please text Sierra for info on possibilities & options 206-854-3617
I’ll continue to do my best to update with new information as it comes available.
For many of us, our dance community is our life. Let’s do our best to preserve it
by giving our support to our studios, instructors, fellow dancers and performers in whatever way we can.
CURRENTLY OPEN ~Virtual classes- send me your suggestions!
Royal Ballet World Ballet Day
Debbie Allen Dance:
FREE DANCE CLASS TOMORROW! Tune in to my Instagram Live on Wednesday at 1pm PST/4pm EST and lets get those bodies moving! All are welcome. Spread the word. See you on the dance floor. @officialdadance
Chun Wai Chan, Principle with Houston Ballet giving class live online
Wed, March 18th 11-12:30 CST @chunner Live