Last Updated: May 12, 2020

Our first concern is for the Health and Welfare of our NCDA staff, students, and their families. Because of this and information that was shared with us by one of our NCDA students via her personal relationship with one of the world’s most prominent epidemiologists, Dr. Annie Rimion, the North County DanceArts’ studio closed on Sunday, March 15, 2020, just prior to ‘secure at home’ order was given late on March 16th.

In speaking with the San Diego Health Department, the San Diego County Supervisor’s Office, and other local agencies today, it looks as though the studio may be able to open for all classes in the next week.

North County DanceArts is working to bring the studio up to the level necessary to re-open which includes putting in place a protocol to protect our students, staff, and instructors. This will include taking temperatures of everyone entering the studio by a non-contact thermometer, the wearing of masks in the lobby (if necessary), and much more. For a copy of our full protocol plan, please email us at ncdancearts@aol.com.

We will continue to offer all our student population online classes through our NCDA Student Private Portal so that they can continue their dance instruction as well as offering links to FREE NCDA teen and adult classes and classes provided by our partner, My Online Dance Teacher until the time the studio operations have returned to a more ‘normal’ state.

We and our staff as dancers/choreographers/instructors are in the position that teaching and performing is the only way we make our living; and I know I speak for Tanya and myself as well as all of our NCDA instructors when I say “we Love our jobs”. We are appreciative of those NCDA dancers and their families that have continued to support North County DanceArts with their tuition payments through April. As we navigate these uncertain waters going through May and beyond, we are taking all the necessary measures and exploring all avenues to ensure that North County DanceArts will survive long past our current situation. That means that adjustments in all areas of the operation of the dance studio will have to be made and ask that you continue to support us through this unexpected but necessary closure.

As of now, Tanya and my thoughts are to return to our regular class and recital schedule if able and adjusting some of our regular studio closures so as to ‘make up’ the time off as well as reschedule the recital performance and year-end date if necessary so that our dancers can get back to dancing without interruption.

If you have any questions regarding our upcoming re-opening of the studio, feel free to write here or you may call my cell at 858-245-1908. We feel that it is important that we maintain total transparency as to what is happening in the studio and with your contribution of tuition and gifts. We will be happy to discuss the measures, we are taking at this time on a one on one basis. Tanya and I and our staff and instructors wish you and your family’s Health, Happiness, and Peace.

Best Wishes,
Louis