At this time we are planning to hold classes in person as scheduled this month and ask that you please stay home or keep your child home if you/they are not feeling well, have a fever, or if any family members are ill or suspect they may have been directly exposed to COVID. Students must have a negative test in order to return to class. At home rapid antigen tests may be used for this purpose.
We know that things are ever-changing while we are living in this pandemic. We thank you for your flexibility and for communicating with us any questions or concerns about our programming or safety protocol plans. We will move classes to zoom if it feels unsafe (an abundance of positive cases traced to the studio, a majority of students choosing to stay home out of precaution) or if the County guides us to no longer meet in person.
City Ordinance Requiring Proof of Vaccination
At a special meeting on December 21, Oakland City Council unanimously adopted an Emergency Ordinance requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination (https://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/cao-94612/galleries/13669-CMS.pdf) for patrons 12 and over that takes effect February 1, 2022, at the following indoor public locations:
1. Establishments or events where food or drink is served including restaurants, bars, coffee houses, clubs, and banquet halls
2. Entertainment venues, theaters, concert venues, museums, and recreation facilities
3. Gyms, fitness centers and yoga studios (Dance studios fall into this category)
4. Senior adult care facilities and City Senior Center programs
5. City Hall
6. Large indoor events at City- and privately-owned facilities
Vaccination proof can be an original, copy or picture of your vaccination card from the CDC, a healthcare provider, or a government agency, or a digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California. If the patron is over 18, the proof of vaccination proof should be cross-checked with a valid Photo ID.
We will email our 12 + students in the Youth Division with instructions on how we plan to collect vaccination proof so that our staff is not overwhelmed with collecting this information over the next few weeks.
You may be exempt from these requirements if you are entitled to a reasonable accommodation for a medical condition. To qualify, you will need to show verification of medical exemption, proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test, and photo identification.
Nutcracker Project 2021: Nutcracker Sweet
We are so proud of our students and the work they put into making our Nutcracker Project this year!
Our deepest thanks and appreciation to everyone who supports our dancers – either at home or in spirit. We had such a wonderful time dancing with everyone and creating together.
A very special thank you to our teachers, staff, and volunteer students on the Nutcracker production team. Your creativity and expertise made the project happen!
If you were in the production and did not receive the video link, email email@example.com.
If you would like to contribute to support our school and programs:
Now, you all have a whole 8 months to think about if you are on Team Mouse or Team Nutcracker.
Children’s and Youth Divisions
Make dance a priority in 2022!
We love being back in the studio face-to-face and look forward to seeing each of our students for class. In the New Year, please plan to attend all of your classes for the entire assigned time. We do our best to start and end class on time. If your child needs to leave class early, please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance so that we can notify the teacher.
Thank you for sending an email if you will be late or absent for class. We can’t always check email before class, but appreciate the information when we can view it.
Spring enrollment is open.
New students can enroll: email email@example.com to register.
New classes added for the spring!
Serendipity (ages 4-6)
Tuesdays, 4:00-4:45pm with Freesia Paclebar Huth
February 5 – June 11, 2022
A creative movement based class that includes work on basic motor skills, coordination, flexibility, rhythm, and spatial awareness.
Composition for ages 10-13
Saturdays, 11:30am-12:30pm with Freesia Paclebar Huth
February 5 – June 11, 2022
Tuition: $340 or less depending on other class enrollment
This class introduces students to basic dance composition. They will learn tools and choreographic devices to turn their movements into phrases and dances. Dance Makers will use improvisation to create movement vocabulary and hone their performance skills.
The students work together and individually to cultivate creativity and bring ideas to life.
Freesia uses all types of modules and media to inform and guide the creation of dances. In past classes, students have explored artwork to inspire dances, experimented with different styles of music and learned how to use props as part of a dance.
Fall classes go until January 29.
The Spring semester starts right away on January 31. There is no break between semesters.
PLEASE email us ASAP if you are not going to enroll for the spring semester so that waitlisted students have the chance to enroll.
You may send in a check for your spring tuition, 473 Hudson Street, Oakland, 94618 or pay online with a credit card by clicking on the link below.
2021/2022 Tuition Schedule
Series 3 is underway!
All of our classes are fully enrolled, but we expect to open the waitlist in Week 3. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist for your preferred class.
As a reminder, we are verifying vaccine information for our adult students. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us anytime.