COVID-19 Update

As of March 27, 2020

Online classes will continue through April 24th, per Gov. Kemp’s order. 

When we return from Spring Break, dance classes will continue to be held online:  
ASPA will continue to provide online classes via Facebook live in order to continue our service in providing our students’ with dance education.

Please find email sent dated March 27, around 1:30PM for all details regarding classes, homework, recital schedules, and summer.

If you have any questions, comments, or need help with online class set-up, 2020-2021 or Summer enrollment, please call us at 678-400-0091, or email us at office@AllStarsPerform.com.

The awesome students, teachers and staff are a very special family, and we miss seeing all of you in the classroom. ALL STARS is our 2nd home, and we will continue to be here for each other throughout it all, even if it is online.

Kids, Remember to keep thanking your parents for all they for you, and make sure you take care of them too.  <3 

We’ll keep seeing you online.


With much love always,
Ms. Victoria

 

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As of March 19, 2020

Hello, ALL STARS Family. 

We will continue with Online Classes next week, March 23-27.  Spring Break is the Week after, March 3-April 3rd.  We will review the situation and best course of action that week and communicate with you. Also, please know that Recital Photos are postponed until further notice.

If you have not done so already, please make sure to join your teacher(s) group, so you can take your class. Please find the email's sent with all the details-- first email was sent March 14th.

It’s only been 5 or 6 days since we were asked to do social separation, and we are already having withdrawal symptoms.  (And most people have not even truly isolated themselves— they are still going to the store, visiting family, friend and neighbors, going to what gyms are left open, and so on…) 

I am so sad and sorry that our world is in this situation, but given that it is, we must make the most of it; let’s find the silver linings, let's love each other, stay calm and patient, and let’s make sure we are responsible (yes; kids. This means you must do your school work, attend your online classes, and help with chores-- just like us grown-ups need to do our work, take care of the house and of you, and still love you very much).  Many parts of our lives may become affected by this crisis, and how we handle them will not only affect our own lives, but also that of our neighbors, community, and, domino effect later, the state of our country.  That’s heavy (I’m dating myself with this phrase, lol). 

So, I’ll do my part by continuing to work on the best ways to keep your children active and physically agile and strong through dance.  I am so proud of our faulty and staff for their hard work during our new online classes and their care and dedication to your child’s dance education.  Watching the videos our students have been posting brings us such joy and pride.  So, I also thank you so much for your support of these online classes. 

Kids, we love you so much! Every one of you is so special, and you are such a wonderful individual, with such power and importance in the lives that you touch. Remember to thank your parents for all they for you, and make sure you take care of them too.  <3 

We’ll keep seeing you online. 

Much love, 

Ms. Victoria

 

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As of March 14, 2020

Dear ALL STARS Families, 

We continue to monitor the situation, and I realize the best way to do our part is to: 

Close ALL STARS for the week of March 16, providing online learning via Facebook live Private Groups. 

We will review on a weekly basis to determine the best course of action to keep our students safe while still being well served. 

And we will postpone Recital photos— possibly to March 28th, but that will be determined based on how things are progressing. 

A note from Ms. Victoria: 
With all that is being presented on the news and social media, our children must be confused and anxious.  Dance is a healthy outlet for many, and not having their dance classes to relieve their stress, anxiety or simply to have some personal expression time, may be difficult.  There is also anxiety for those that have been preparing for the Spring recital, OZ.   I am not certain of what difficulties we may encounter with our online classes— there may be some technical difficulties, trials and errors in making it work at it’s best, and we may be at the mercy of our internet connections, etc., but I am so glad to be able to offer these classes to you.

ALL STARS, please look for an email sent March 14, 6:50pm, for online classes instructions.

 

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As of March 12, 2020 

Dear ALL STARS Families, 
We are all in this together.  As a parent and educator, I want to keep my family, my students, my students' families, and the community around us, healthy and safe. 

I appreciate caution, and realize our government and public school officials are taking preventative measures to avoid the spread of the Covid-19 virus. I repeat, as a second home to our dancers, the health and safety of our students and community is a top priority to me. 

ALL STARS remains open and classes are in session; however, we are taking actions to be in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations. We take the COVID-19 situation very seriously.
The following outlines our multifaceted strategy. 

1) To maintain a safe and healthy environment, and in accordance with CDC guidelines, we have increased our cleaning practices to include the following measures: 
• Ensure hand-washing supplies are in working order and well stocked in the restrooms.
• Supplied all classrooms with disinfecting wipes to sanitize the ballet barres, door handles and door edges before each class. 
• Increased frequency of daily cleaning of the restrooms, door handles, and water fountains. 
• Updated signs in restrooms to remind everyone to wash hands, and require all students to wash their hands when arriving at the studio. 

2) We have instructed our teachers to implement the following preventive measures during class: 
• Encourage healthy practices such as coughing into elbow and washing hands upon entry to the studio.
• Wipe down frequently touched surfaces at the start of each class.
• Be mindful that COVID-19 can cause stress and anxiety to our students and to emphasize a positive and joyful learning environment. 

3) To ensure the health and safety of our entire community, we have asked our faculty and staff, and we ask you to please...
• Stay home from dance class if you’ve stayed home from activities, work or are feeling unwell. 
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve.
• Wash your hands upon arrival at ALL STARS.
• Avoid touching your face.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

4) We are making online classes available starting March 16:
I realize that some of you may feel reluctant to come to ASPA to take class; however, you are also aware of the importance of continued training as a dancer for your continued growth, and continued rehearsals for the May show you have been working so hard on to date.  So, please check your email for upcoming details on how to attend class online.

We will continue to monitor news and recommended safety protocols, and will update this page accordingly. 

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to us at office@allstarsperform.com.

 

Link: CDC Steps to Prevent Illness