Our Response to COVID-19 (3/20)
Tippy Toe Dancers, Parents, and Families,
It is with heavy hearts that we have decided to remain closed through April 28th alongside the Salem-Keizer School District in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. This is a difficult decision to make, as we know how vital an outlet such as dance can be during times like these - however, we feel it is our responsibility to prioritize the health and safety of our families, staff, and community by reducing the contact that is unavoidable in a dance studio setting.
Our current plan is as follows:
Staff is continually monitoring guidelines and mandates from official health authorities as the response to COVID-19 is an ever-changing situation, and we will continue to provide updates as things progress. As of now, the studio
will remain closed through April 28th, and will re-open April 29th with our regularly scheduled classes. All automatic tuition charges will be placed on hold for the month of April, and payments will resume in May.
Over the next month, we will be posting weekly online instruction and activities as a way for students to continue to participate in dance while we are away from the studio. These online classes and activities will be available at no charge on our Facebook page and YouTube channel (linked below). We encourage parents to find time during the day to have their students continue to practice their choreography for our June performance - you can find all of the music for this show in a playlist on our YouTube Channel!
For the last 11 years, Tippy Toe has always been, and will continue to be, a safe space for students to let go of stress, connect with a community that loves them, and fully express themselves. We are determined to remain connected and hopeful during this time and not allow fear to overcome us. If you are able to do so, please consider donating your tuition payment, or a portion of it, for the month of April to ensure that we are able to continue to share our passion for the arts after this is over. We have opened our PayPal (linked above if you would like to donate. We are incredibly grateful for your business and appreciative of your support!
Rebecca Swisher, Artistic Director/Owner
Nicole Tea-Pelley, Studio Manager