What Progress in Dance Looks Like
Dance class is a lot like school in many ways: your child explores new ideas, practices skills, solves problems, and develops friendships. Unlike school though, dance classes don’t have a new grade level every year. This can seem strange at first, but for dance education it’s very normal and expected!
At Pegasus Studios our dance students experience “growth” years (when they move up a level) and “grind” years (when they remain in the same level). Because every dancer develops at their own pace, this advancement will look a little different for everyone over time. For example, a student might experience growth to the next level only after grinding it out at their current level for two years.
Dear Pegasus Families,
Welcome back to classes after the holidays! Although this is not how we had thought we would return, we are excited to connect with each and every student on zoom. We are proud to continue to offer consistent weekly class experiences that support the physical, social-emotional, and mental health of our students.
We have learned from teaching and learning virtually in the past that some of us struggle but there are also some of us who thrive with virtual learning! We know that at this time, this is the safest way to be together and we will do all that we can to connect with each and every child.
The Pegasus faculty and staff have connected in a Zoom meeting to brainstorm new and exciting ways to continue to provide fun and engaging learning for our students.
For the older students we will encourage them to be part of the discussion of what they need and want their time to look like and for the younger students we encourage you to connect with us with any ideas of engaging with your children online.
We continue to plan for being back in the studio, making all necessary adaptations to our programs, following local, national, and industry guidance in order to support a Safer Studio™ learning environment with air purification and ventilation in our studios, N95 masking for our teachers and staff, and regular antigen testing. We will continue our enrollment management with 50% capacity in the building and continue with our current mask policy for all students and staff at all times.
We look forward to being back in the studio together very soon, but please know that each teacher is looking at their class plans to focus on various forms of learning that address the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical health of your child. It will look different than being together in person, but each teacher continues to plan for the best classes for your children. We have some fun and engaging activities up our sleeves!
We also continue to prepare and plan for spring performances, sharing hope and confidence with our students of brighter days ahead!
Thank you for continuing with us and I am available if you have any questions or would like to share ideas for our virtual classes.
We appreciate you for allowing us to be part of the educational community for your child.
PS - please check your Parent Portal for all zoom room codes for your child’s classes and reach out to contact@pegasusstudios for any questions.