December Monthly Minute
As we begin the last full week of classes in 2020 at Pegasus Dance Studios, my heart is full of gratitude to the wonderful students, families, and incredible teachers and staff. This year, more than at any other time it shows that we are more than just a dance studio. We have stuck together in our belief that dance matters, that the arts matter! The arts have seen us through the most challenging times and we know that we are richer if we can celebrate, express our emotions, and communicate what is in our hearts with music, dance, and art. This is what makes us a community and allows us to be compassionate humans. Thank you for your belief in us, in Pegasus Dance Studios, and the importance of the arts in your families lives. We have an amazing community!
What we know for sure is that our focus is more than the physical development of our students, but on their emotional development as well. We try in every class, whether in person or virtually, to develop empathy, connection, and the feeling of belonging and safety that Pegasus Studios can provide as your child’s “third space”, a space other than home and school that fills their soul.
We continue to learn what is needed for every student to be successful and we have seen many examples of the variety of learning styles, some doing better in person and some thriving virtually. We hope that we will be together in person in January and that we will continue to do what we need to stay safe and healthy.
We have learned how to Pivot (dancers know pivots, spacing and following choreography - rules) and we have spent oodles of time in creating and planning for some New programs; Student Leadership course, Parent Open House, Discover Dance Days, and Showcase 2021, so stay tuned to learn more in January!
We love planning and stretching our creative energies and we can’t wait to share all the Magic that we have planned!!
We are partnering with Hamilton’s Theatrical (one of our great Canadian costume suppliers) and Protect Styles to support CAMH this holiday season. Hamilton’s and Protect Styles have created fun, dance inspired face masks with funds going to CAMH. Use our code PEGASUSDANCECARES to get 20% off and help us support mental health. Learn more here or start shopping.