Dear ASDM Families and Dancers,
Yesterday, March 15th we announced we would be shifting our Spring Break to begin today through Saturday, March 21st. Following Spring Break, Allegro will be temporarily suspended in-person dance classes.
Our team of 17 employees made it possible to continue services as long as we could following state guidelines. We included every possible precaution from heightened cleaning cycles to curricular changes eliminating props, barres and hand-holding.
It goes without saying that this is an unprecedented time in history, but especially for schools and small business owners in the service industry.
Today, faculty and staff met remotely or had the choice to meet in person (following the 6ft distancing protocol) to plan for the dancers return from Spring Break Monday, March 23rd. Below was the message sent prior to the meeting.
Hello ASDM Faculty and Staff!
As you know, we are following the precautionary Rochester Public Schools K-12 school closure. In these unprecedented times, I want to reaffirm my commitment as a small business owner to the following things for our employees:
1. Job security-- We are proud to employ 17 people in our small business. Any staff member who needs or wants to work during this time has the opportunity to do alternate work while typical classes are suspended.
2. Family Flexibility-- We are committed to making remote work opportunities available for those who need it.
3. Service Excellence-- We are committed to providing service excellence for our students and families. To help us fulfill this (and to make sure we are ready for the Spring Dance Concert), each teacher will be recording practice videos with faculty to keep kids active and engaged during the break.
Again, we so appreciate our families and dancers staying flexible as this is a rapidly evolving situation. A variety of online interactive, recorded, and live class options are in the works as we speak! Stay tuned, we are working hard to develop content for next week!
Thank you again for your support during this challenging time. Please reach out to us directly should you have questions regarding how we are moving forward.
Janet Johnson, Artistic Director and Owner Allegro School of Dance and Music