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March 19, 2021

CityDance School and Conservatory Monthly Newsletter: March 2021

CityDance Summer Intensive Audition

CityDance is bringing world-renowned guest artists to the DC metro area and virtual platforms this summer! CityDance's signature Summer Intensives provide challenging training in classical and contemporary techniques, world dance forms, dance history, improvisation / composition and repertory with classes taught by the stellar teaching artists of CityDance Conservatory, Koresh Dance Company and other world-renowned guest artists of high calibre.  Intensives are open to serious dance students ages 8 to 20. We encourage you to take this opportunity to audition and secure a coveted spot for the summer of 2021!
Virtual Audition Tour Dates:
Saturday, March 20, 2021 register here.
Saturday, May 1, 2021
We also accept video auditions on a rolling basis. Learn more here.
You can find out more information about our summer intensives HERE or contact summer@citydance.net or call 301-581-5204.

Summer Placements Are Coming Soon!

We are so grateful for your patience as we finalized our summer programs and secured our studio spaces. We are happy to announce that our 2021 summer programs have been finalized and the placements are coming out next week!  All students who auditioned for our CityDance summer intensives and programs will receive their placements by Thursday, March 25th.  If your dancer auditioned and does not receive a placement by Friday, March 26th please reach out to our registrar.  We look forward to having all the dancers join us for an exciting summer!

Spend Your Summer At CityDance: School Summer Programs

Summer at CityDance encompasses a broad offering -- from learning and fun through culture and creativity in camps and specialized dance programming for youth, as well as pre-professional training Intensives for the serious dancer.Students study multiple genres including Ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, Umfundalai and Sri Lankan and learn challenging choreography and performance skills in multiple styles! 
Click here for more information.

S&C Spring Break Reminder 

CityDance School & Conservatory will be on Spring Break from Sunday, March, 28th though Sunday, April, 4th. Classes will resume online on Monday, April 5th 2021.

All Classes Will Be Held Online April 5th-April 10th, 2021

All classes will be held online during the period of Monday, April 5th - Saturday, April 10th. All students who are coming on-site on a rotation basis is asked to self-quarantine immediately after the Spring break from Monday, April 5th through Saturday, April 10th. Examples of avoiding high risk situations and observing quarantine guidelines according to CDC and the Maryland State Department of Health/MOCO Health & Human Services are the following: Avoid gathering in large groups of over 15-25 individuals indoors and 100 to 200 outdoors; Wear masks at all times and in ALL individual and group contact with the exception of your personal family bubble; Avoid gatherings in large groups of individuals who are coming from various geographical locations and where there is a COVID spike; Avoid all group gatherings where you discover that individuals may have had exposure to COVID and you are uncertain if members are responding safely with COVID tests etc.
Additionally, all staff/faculty and students must take a COVID test the week of April 5th (and no later than Friday, April 10th) and receive a negative test result prior to attending any in-person classes the following week starting April 12th. 
Please click HERE to complete the form and submit your test results by Sunday April 11th.

Children and Youth Concert Important Information:

Upper School Filming Days (Onsite and Online) and Concert Date

Upper School Filming Days (Onsite and Online) and Concert Dates
Upper School Filming Days (Onsite and Online) and Concert DateHappy Spring! 
We are so excited to see all the dancers working online and onsite in preparation for the upcoming Children and Youth concert filming in April and in May.  
The Children and Youth Upper School Concert will be held via online on Saturday, May 29th. As we shared before, we will be having the C&Y concert through the online platform we used so wonderfully in December, during ReCreating the Magic concert. We will have onsite filming for a limited classes starting Saturday, April 17 and Monday, April 19 through Saturday, April 24th.  
We will have a filming for the remaining classes online during the week of Monday, May 3 through Saturday, May 8. The exact schedule for the onsite rehearsals days will be shared by Monday, March 22 via email and will be posted in MS TEAMS as well. There are only a few weeks remaining prior to our onsite and online filming days so it is very important that dancers attend all their remaining classes. Thank you and we are so looking forward and excited for our online Children and Youth Concert in 2021!

S&C Attendance & Attire Reminder

It is important that students log in for online classes 10 minutes before the class starts so that we can make sure that their video and audio are working properly before class begins. Especially with our teachers preparing for the end of the year all students are expected to be in class regularly, and watch the class videos if they miss so that they do not fall behind on the choreography.  Classes are structured to begin by warming up the body properly; arriving late to class increases the risk of injury and disrupts the concentration of the class. Students arriving up to 10 minutes late will be asked to warm-up appropriately before joining the class. Attendance will be monitored and addressed as needed. Parents will be notified automatically of student absences. When absences are in excess of three consecutive classes, the parent will be required to inform us of the specific circumstances and provide a doctor’s note or other certification of reason for absence.
 This is also a reminder that it is important that all students wear proper attire for each genre and have their hair done appropriately.  Thank you!
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