Great news, D4L Family! Eased dance restrictions have been confirmed starting November 23.
Our end-of-year celebration and ball is set for Saturday December 19, where we celebrate with food, dancing, performances and awards!
As you can imagine, there are few other details that need to be planned for this year's Gala, but we are finalizing the venue and format later this week. Stay tuned for more details.
Meanwhile, check out one of last year's Gala performances!
Our hearts are full after our first day with members back at the studio! It was great to see everyone in person and we were impressed with seeing everyone's development during this time in the virtual realm.
If you felt a little nervous being back physically, don't worry, it's absolutely natural after having been able to dance in the privacy of your home for 7 months!
We'd like to say a massive thank you for supporting us during this time by adapting to the virtual learning format Although a very different learning medium, we knew that given the right format, it was still possible to keep everyone dancing to make sure you guys stayed active this year. We couldn't have done it without all of you being open-minded and willing to embrace a different way of learning!
As we start re-adjusting back to dancing at the studio, keep in mind we're still in a transitional period for easing of restrictions. As we are able to, we'll slowly revert back to our format of partner rotation and everyone in the same room.
Stay tuned later this week, we'll have more info about the next phase starting Monday November 23.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14 - PRACTICE CLASS & MEDAL REHEARSAL
2pm-4pm both online and at the studio
Please book your spot with Ali if you wish to attend physically
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28 - MEDAL PRESENTATION DAY
Medal candidates will receive a scheduled time for their medal demonstration.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 19 - END-OF-YEAR GALA
Save the date as it looks we may be able to run the Gala Ball after all!
A fancy night of dancing, performances and awards!
SUMMER PERIOD - DECEMBER 20 - JANUARY 2
- Group classes will be replaced with online content for each class
- Private lessons will be available on limited dates each week
- If you're away and wish to suspend your membership, please email us with your away dates as soon as possible.
SUPERVISED PRACTICE CLASS
Saturday November 14th 2-4pm
2pm Street & Brazilian Latin
3pm Ballroom Latin & Social Ballroom
Come and practice your dance movies in a supervised practice class on Saturday November 14 from 2-4pm. The first hour is will focus on Street & Brazilian Latin music. Then from 3pm, we'll shift the focus to the Ballroom, both Social and Latin styles. During the session you'll be able to ask any question to clarify any of the steps you've covered in your lessons.
Classes will be held simultaneously at Williamstown and also via Zoom. We do have limited capacity available at the studio, so please contact Ali to book and confirm your spot. COVID-Safe procedures will also apply, so please make sure you read the email regarding Dance 4 Life COVID-Safe procedures, which should be sent to all members before November 9.
The practice class is once again attendable via donation, so just pay what you feel!
The phased re-opening of physical studio attendance has commenced! To make sure all members stay safe, this will be done in phases based on the easing of restrictions.
The next phase is currently scheduled for next Monday Nov 9 where private lessons and group classes will return to the studio with physical distancing and fitted masks required. Due to density restrictions, we are initially inviting only active members to attend physically.
Please refer to the following graphic for more info:
Thanks to everyone who came to our final virtual dance night of the year, and so possibly our last dance night in the virtual world!
The next dance night won't be until 2021, and we'll format our dance nights based on health directions and member feedback. We hope to have more of you in the studio (in a safe manner) by then!
We'd like to thank everyone for their continued support of Dance 4 Life and for joining us for these online social gatherings. It's been a blast dancing with you all in this virtual format!
Congrats also to our Game winners for the night:
TRIVIA ROUND 1
1. Simon (9,595)
2. Dina (8,134)
3. Christie (7,874)
TRIVIA ROUND 2
1. Simon (7,009)
2. Rob & Karin (6,883)
3. John (6,744)
The Werewolves tied Vampires
DANCE THIS SONG
The Ghouls def. The Zombies
Another medal day is approaching, and it's time for some of our students to once again demonstrate their dance progress!
Check out the list below for the classes that are tracking to be medal-ready by the November 28 Medals! These classes will start learning medal/practice routines this week! Students that are ready for medals will be sent invites this week.
The group classes that aren't listed will likely be ready for medals for the Feb/March medals in 2021.
Due to changing state restrictions, the exact format for the November medals won't be finalized until November 2nd, however we are looking at at both physical and virtual options (based on what's permitted).
August Medallist Trophy Collection
Also, for our August medallists, don't forget that medal trophies will be available for Contactless Collection this week from Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th from 1-10pm at the Williamstown studio. Please contact us to schedule a time for collection.
Our Halloween Virtual Dance Night (or Entertainment Evening!) is coming up on October 31, and we'd again love to hear your feedback to help us format the next dance night!
To have your say, fill out the form at the following link:
If you do not respond, we will assume you are happy with any current or previous formats we have used!
RJ & Ali