Update from Studio - January 12th - Provincial Stay At Home Order

To our students,

Here we are again, reaching out to inform you that the Ottawa Fred Astaire Dance Studio physical doors will have to remain closed. Today’s Stay at Home order highlights the gravity of the situation in Ontario and reminds all of us that unless we work together, we’ll be forced to stay apart.

Right now you might be feeling stressed, or angry, or even just simply tired of it all. We get that. Dance is an important part of expressing and working through all kinds of emotions. This is why we felt it was important to move our dance lessons online when the pandemic first struck, and why we will be offering more social events for our students over the coming weeks. We want you to always have the option to dance, and work through those feelings in a way that feels natural, carefree, and fun. 

Here are all of the ways you can keep dancing for the next 28 days:

  1. Start dance lessons online: Our teachers are very comfortable adapting their teaching styles to suit any space. This is a great way to connect, dance, and add some fun to your weekly schedule.

  2. Join our Online Group Dance Lessons: Topics include latin dance, latin dance fitness, burlesque, smooth & standard (foxtrot, waltz), nightclub & party dancing, and many more. You can see the full list here.

  3. FADS Ottawa Weekly Happy Hour: Join us as we unwind, chit-chat, and connect. Bring your own happy juice and join us!

  4. Dancing for Mental Health - Fundraising Event for the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health: From January 25th - January 29th we will be running dance workshops in support of The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health. Details for the event can be found here.

  5. Host an Online Dance Party: Get 4 - 10 of your friends, family, or colleagues together and let us handle the rest. These custom dance parties are a great way to change up the usual weekly zoom calls, and turn them into an evening of dancing, laughing, and having fun. More details can be found here.

In the words of Brené Brown: “Laughter, song, and dance create emotional and spiritual connection; they remind us of the one thing that truly matters when we are searching for comfort, celebration, inspiration, or healing: We are not alone.

Stay safe. Stay Home. And Happy Dancing!!!

Melissa, Denise, Thomas & Bianca

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