Last week it hit me how horribly Covid-19 is affecting my dancers, especially my seniors.
Think back to when you were a teenager....
Every year your recital was your ROCKSTAR event.
It’s the one day of the year where all eyes are on you, where you get to do the thing that you’re good at, and you get to full on SHINE!
Not being able to create that moment for my students this year is absolutely heartbreaking.
The other day I spoke with my seniors and we all had tears in our eyes, realizing that they were going to miss out on this final moment.
This event that they’ve been looking forward to their whole dance careers in now… gone.
When I got off that Zoom call, I was determined to create the best version of a virtual showcase that I could, because my kids - like yours - deserve it.
They’ve worked so hard and deserve some type of culminating event, some type of end product to showcase all their hard work.
So, over the past 2 weeks I’ve begun to put the pieces together to host a virtual showcase for my dancers.
I’ve learned A LOT of things along the way and I want to share my recommendations, hints, and helpful tools that I’ve figured out through this process.
Because let’s be real….
In-person recitals are most likely NOT going to happen.
I hate to admit it, but that’s the reality we’re in.
I know we keep saying that we’re going to push the date off...but I think this quarantine stuff is going to restrict us for a while and even through the summer.
So, we need to think outside of the box and create something unique and memorable for our dancers who have been working so hard.