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October Newsletter: Waltzing into Nutcracker Season!

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Evolution of class etiquette for a hybrid dance world

We’re thrilled to be back in the studio — seeing people in three dimensions as both a teacher and a student is incredibly beneficial. As the pandemic persists, we continue to offer virtual class as an option, allow our community to connect from afar and to dance in a way that feels safe. In this new, hybrid world, expectations and etiquette have changed (and continue to change).

At Danspace, we’re asking everyone to arrive ahead of class time (either in-person or on zoom) because we also have to shift our focus as teachers and staff between the screen and the dancers in person. If you arrive late (either in-person or on zoom), we thank you for your patience if we’re delayed in admitting you to zoom or ask you to wait before entering the studio. By arriving 10-15 minutes before class time, we can use all of our class time for dancing.

Children’s and Youth Divisions

Fall tuition is due by October 1.

Email if you have questions or need a reminder of your tuition amount.

Late start Serendipity class!

Offered on Tuesday from 4:00-4:45pm or Saturday from 9:15-10:00am. Email to sign up for the class. We need 5 students for the class to start. Ideal for family pods and close-in-age siblings.

Serendipity is offered for students ages 3.5-5.5. The class is designed to introduce young children to the creativity and artistry of dance. Classes include work on basic motor skills, coordination, flexibility, rhythm, spatial awareness and design.

School Policies adapted for COVID-19 response

We needed to adapt some of our school policies to address the uncertainty of holding classes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for understanding. Email if you have any questions, concerns or circumstances that need to be attended to.

All enrolled students were asked to fill out this form at the start of the semester. If you think you did not get the link to fill out an acknowledgment of our policies, kindly let us know.

Refund Policy: Upon enrollment, you have 3 classes to decide if the class is suitable for your child. If you decide not to continue in the class, you will pay only for the classes your child attended at the rate of $20 per class. Email to request a refund.

Refund Policy after 3 classes: Due to the unpredictability of the pandemic, we cannot guarantee that your child’s class will be able to meet in person for the full course of the semester. If anything changes and it is not safe to meet in person in the studio, then classes will be moved to Zoom. Classes for all youth, especially ages 3-11, may be shifted to online during the semester if we determine that it is not safe to meet in person. Refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis for students unable to attend online.

Make-up Policy: If you know you will be absent from a class, email to let us know the date you will be absent and to schedule a make-up class during the semester in which the absence occurred. Classes are not transferable. Three make-ups are permitted per semester. Make-up classes can always be completed virtually on Zoom. We cannot guarantee that an in-person make-up will be available during the semester and offer a virtual make-up as an alternate option. No refunds or credits are given for unused make-up classes.

Adult Division

Sign up for Series 2 by October 15

Complete this form to be considered for in-person class for Series 2.

Click here to see Series 2 schedule and pricing. If you’re interested in attending class in person, please contact us ASAP. In order to be considered for in-person classes, you must register for the series so we can create pods of students.

Drop-ins and makeups are welcome virtually.

We are asking our adult students to show proof of vaccination. If you prefer not to share your vaccination status or if you’re not vaccinated, please provide a recent negative test in order to participate in the studio.

Learn more about our in-person protocols and what you’ll agree to if you decide to dance in person. This page also has some FAQs.

Complete Series 1 make up classes by October 30

Click here to see the Fall schedule. If you need help selecting a makeup class, please email or ask your teacher for suggestions.

Makeups are only offered virtually at this time.

Ballet with Beth returns in October!

Saturday, October 9 from 11:00am-12:30pm
Saturday, November 13 from 11:00am-12:30pm
Saturday, December 11 from 11:00am-12:30pm

For the safety of our students and instructors, class sizes are still limited to allow for 6 feet distance between each other. We are offering this class to adult students on Zoom so that our enrolled teens can attend the class in person. Thank you for understanding and supporting our safety plan.

If you are interested in attending Beth’s Ballet class on Zoom, email for payment information and the zoom link.

Dancing with Beth is an educational, energizing, and uplifting experience. Learn from her wisdom and experience as you grow your technique and artistry.

Still time to join Series 1 on zoom!

Click here to see the Fall schedule. Please email by 9am the day of class to give us enough time to send you the zoom information.

As we learned over the last 18 months, dancing on zoom gives us the opportunity to try new things. Dropping into a class you’re curious about or testing the next level up is a great opportunity to explore dance at home.

Drop-ins are only offered virtually at this time.

In The Community

Danspace alumna performing in San Francisco

Danspace alumna Katherine Neumann is highlighted in the San Francisco Chronicle review of her current FACT-SF dance performance.

Split runs Sept. 9 – Oct. 30 at CounterPulse, 80 Turk Street, San Francisco. Ticket information is available here.

Read the Chronicle review.

Check out this additional review in the publication San Francisco Classical Voice.

Reserve your tickets

– The Danspace team

Looking Forward

We are working on a theme for this year’s Nutcracker Project.

Email coming soon with information for dancers and families.

Last year, we shared our first ever Nutcracker Project, a narrated journey highlighting our favorite variations from the classic holiday Ballet. We hope you enjoyed the presentation and look forward to sharing the next project theme with you.

Click here to support the Nutcracker Project 2021. Updates will be posted during the coming months leading up to the culmination of the project.

This past year has been challenging for everyone, and arts organizations are struggling. Danspace has been committed to continuing to pay our teachers and staff, and your support continues to make that possible.

If you’re able to, please consider making a contribution. You can contribute to Danspace directly or make a tax-deductible donation through our resident company, dNaga. Click here for contribution options and please contact us if you’d like to support our school at a different amount.

Thank you for all the ways you make Danspace so vibrant and special!

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