Coronavirus Update

Shaylen Linke
Dear FDS students and families,
 
As I am sure most of you are aware that Bedford and Clarinda school districts are all closing school effective Monday, March 16th to help combat the spread of COVID-19.
 
We don't want to be part of the problem - which is the spread of COVID-19. Some of our students live with people who have compromised immune systems and are in danger of being severely affected by COVID-19. Also, some of our dancers have asthma and other health conditions that could be dangerous if they become infected with COVID-19. The CDC is currently recommending to suspend all non-essential gatherings. To us, dance class is essential. it's a release, a chance to connect, create, laugh, find joy, and so much more. However, safety and the health of our FDS dance family supersedes all.
 
Here is the plan for FDS as of today:
 
-The studios will be closed March 15th-22nd as our spring break. 
 
-The FDS staff is working hard to push out videos of all of the recital dances. We are going to send some fun challenges, games, and workouts for our students (and their families). This will start happening the week of March 23rd.
 
-Miss Shaylen is working on an online dance software that would provide us the opportunity to teach "live" classes to our students.
 
-There will be some additional classes our students may be able to attend "live". Miss Shaylen has several friends across the United States that have moved to online classes that are willing to help our studio out get extra instruction and some extra fun.
 
All students can:
-Practice and stretch.
 
-Facetime each other and practice.
 
-Make up a dance or write goals.
 
-Wash your hands and take care of yourself.
 
-Know that we are trying to navigate through this the best we can.
 
I care about each and everyone of you and want everyone to be safe and healthy. This will all pass, I'm hoping sooner rather than later.
 
With love,
 
Shaylen Linke
 
Footworks Dance by Shaylen