Alright, Folks, so here’s the scoop:
Obviously during the SIP order we are not holding in-person classes, so we have switched to online courses. Online courses aren’t the same as being in person, we know this, but we are able to offer some benefits we can’t offer live, in addition to benefits you would expect from attending live classes.
Benefits to online classes:
We heavily encourage you to keep some normalcy in your routines while we are in this very abnormally scheduled period. Join us for the live online class and one of the biggest benefits is I will be able to watch you live and give you feedback, as well as answer questions in the moment. And please! Please, please, please – Ask questions!
Not to mention the benefit of feeling in community, togetherness and unity while we’re all dancing in our living rooms/kitchens at the same time. So important to have that outlet right now. Isolation can lead to anxiety and depression which can manifest in many ways and be the root of other unhealthy issues. Let’s combat that by “dancing together”!
With the online option you will have access to month long sessions for 5 weeks (1 week past the last class), and access to drop-in classes up until the following class is recorded. Forgot a move from class 2 during class 6? Go back and watch the class again!
We are also heavily encouraging you to record yourself (live or pre-recorded FB post to the group only) practicing for some personal feedback. This way we can ensure you are not creating any bad habits or missing any steps.
If what I said and showed didn’t sink in as much as you would have liked it to, then rewind and re-watch as many times as you need to until you really feel like you’ve mastered the movement and lead/follow. All at your own pace!
We know some of you are still working, or maybe, you just simply don’t have the energy in that moment, but that’s not a problem with online classes. Take the class whenever you are available. Never miss a class because you couldn’t make it. Now, just replay the class whenever you are ready.
For most in person classes, we would ask you to do a little more to look presentable for class, but not while you’re in the privacy of your own home! Dance in whatever attire you want, looking however you want! (This is not an encouragement to not to take care of your basic hygiene for your own – and your household’s – benefit, but just simply an opportunity to have a more relaxed, laissez-faire appearance.)
How does it work:
We are using Facebook and Zoom as our platforms to bring you quality content.
Both platforms are free to you and require minimal information to join.
With Zoom, all participants from our group at that moment will be able to see and hear you unless you mute the video and/or audio option. (So avoid situations where you may be taking your phone with you in the bathroom, etc while on Zoom.) We really encourage you to keep your video feed on so we can see you on screen as well and interact with you, and receive and ask questions.
Once you’ve joined the live video you can
- Practice with us
- Get feedback in the moment
- Ask questions and get answers in the moment
FOR DANCE CLASSES:
- Be uploaded after your class, but 24 hrs BEFORE the next class in the series. If it is not received 24 hrs prior to the next class, you can still upload it, but won’t receive personalized feedback.
- Be posted in the appropriate FB group. Not on your FB profile page unless you want the public to be able to view it. If you post it within the group, only the group members would be able to view it.
- You can do a FB live post from the group or upload a pre-recorded video from your camera (phone, laptop, etc) to the group.
- Be 60 seconds or less.
- Show you from head to feet.
- Feature you counting out in timing or rhythm the steps. (You should be doing this during your practices ALL OF THE TIME!)
Your personal practice clips will never be used outside of your FB group without your prior consent, and will be used for the sole purpose of providing you with personal feedback to correct any missteps and ward off any bad habits from forming.
We will be designing these classes to be appropriate and beneficial for both single dancers and couples to learn and practice - with consideration that the goal is to eventually be able to socially dance with a real live partner.
Before starting, stopping, or changing any part of your health care plan, including physical activities like dance and fitness, you should always consult with a medical professional first. DioAmore and its affiliates are not a suitable or proper replacement for medical advice regarding your personal health condition. As always, please use common sense regarding your health and fitness. If a movement is not appropriate for you, modify as necessary, or discontinue. In exchange for opportunity to participate in any of the DioAmore Dance & Fitness Studio programs, whether in person or through online usage, inside the studio or at any other location, you agree you participation is completely voluntary and at your own risk. You also agree to hold harmless DioAmore Dance & Fitness and any of its affiliates from any and all losses, liabilities injuries or damages resulting from any and all claims.
By agreeing to participate in/have access to online classes, you are also agreeing:
Any entity that violates these agreements will be removed from all the DioAmore Dance & Fitness Studio programs, in person and online, without reimbursement, and may be subject to legal action.
We reserve the right to cancel any online group class with 5 or fewer enrolled. Your money for that class will be refunded in that case, but again, we do not offer refunds for classes that you have paid for, but for whatever reason choose not to "attend".
As always, we will never use, sell, give away, share, etc your personal information for any reason other than conducting our business in ways you have agreed to, and in accordance with state and federal laws.
Tel: 707.761.5214 Hours: Monday-Thursday 6-10pm and by appointment
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