PLEASE READ Our Road Map to Dancing Fun after the Provincial Announcement

Dear Fred Astaire Ottawa Students,

We were hoping for more positive news last week, but we have reviewed the re-opening roadmap and are optimistic about our future. With vaccines and this new reopening plan in place, this could be our final lockdown (yay!)

We wanted to let you know what each phase of the re-opening plan means for your dance lessons over the next few months. All of the dates mentioned in this email are tentative and subject to change depending on the vaccine rate and public health measures at that time.

We do send out weekly newsletters from our website that will have updates as well.  Double check your junk folder in case they are hiding in there.  If you would like to START receiving these, please let us know. 

Based on the Province's New Roadmap, here is what you can expect:

Before Step 1 (June 14th):

  • All lessons will remain online

Step 1 (June 14th)

  • Outdoor Private Lessons are available
  • Online Private & Group Lessons continue

Step 2 (July 5th)

  • Indoor Private Lessons are available – only one lesson at a time to remain under 5 people in the studio (only student scheduled during that time slot can use reception area - Students will have to wait outside or in their cars until reception area is free)
  • Outdoor Studio Parties or Group lessons of up to 25 people will become available - more details to come
  • Online Private & Group Lessons continue

Step 3 (July 26th)

  • Indoor Private Lessons up to 3 lessons at a time, likely with some restrictions in place
  • Indoor Group Lessons and Private Practice Sessions will be available, likely with some restrictions in place
  • All Outdoor Private Lessons, Group Lessons & Parties can continue
  • Online Private & Group Lessons continue

Please let us know if you have any questions about this timeline.

Summer Programs

If you are ready to have some fun this summer we have a number of programs available to you!

  1. Our next round of Online Group Sessions will be starting July 3rd, so be sure to register before June 20th to secure your spot and make sure that your topic is a go for the summer session!
  2. We are also offering Online Custom Dance parties to our students. You can choose between a 1.5 hour Custom Virtual Group Dance Lesson/Party, or a package of 5 Lesson/Parties that are 45-minutes each. These are great team building events, birthday party events or just a fun way to get your friends together! You can purchase those here.
  3. Know someone who is getting married? Our wedding dance special is available online and we have created several learn at your own pace options as well. There’s pre-choreographed dances for large and small dance floors and couples can choose from jazzy, upbeat or romantic style dances. Check out all of the options here

As always, we remain hopeful and optimistic that we will be able to dance with you again soon! Dance is a powerful way to express our emotions, connect with other people and has amazing benefits for our physical and mental wellbeing. If there is any other way we can support you at this time, please do not hesitate to send us an email.

Take care, stay safe and happy dancing!

Melissa, Denise, Thomas, Bianca & Deniz

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