We realize that space is limited and we want our dancers to be safe. Most of our teachers are also teaching from small spaces so we completely understand. Dancers can dance in place if they have to - if they can do a jumping jack, they can dance :). If possible, push furniture out of the way and move breakables. Be careful of your flooring surface - tile can be slippery so perhaps use a rug. You’d be surprised how many areas of your house can work though. We’ve seen dancers in the hallway, kitchen, bedrooms, and living rooms. Dancing outside is even ok. In this new format the trick is to be creative, a chair or table can be used as a ballet barre! Encourage your dancer to dress in proper dance attire just like they would for class.
We recommend using a computer or laptop if possible, preferably with a webcam. Hooking it up to your TV gives you the biggest screen. A tablet or iPad is the next best option. While its not ideal, a smartphone is still completely fine. We have tried some online classes by smartphone and our dancers have been able to follow along.
We will be sending out emails today to each class with the code to join their Google Classroom. We have found that students cannot join our classes with their Snowline email address so please use another email address (either your parent email or another email address your child has). Join the Google Classroom and take a look around. Check the Classwork section for all your class content. You may see your child’s recital costume under Recital Dance :). You’ll notice Class Dates in your classwork. This is where you’ll find links to our Zoom meetings. Your teacher may also communicate with dancers on the Class Stream.
If you have never used Zoom, we suggest using a computer or tablet (the bigger the better so you can see everything) and getting it ready in advance when you are preparing your dance space. Then you’ll be ready to get started on time.
-- Once you click the link in your Google Classroom, Zoom will launch in a new window. If you have never used Zoom before you may have to install the Zoom App/Program onto your device.
-- Make sure you have the video enabled so your teacher can see you!
-- Keep your microphone muted until your teacher wants to speak with you or if you have a question. Background noise makes sound cut out for the whole class.
-- Speaker View or Gallery View can be found in the upper right corner on a computer or found by swiping to the left on a mobile device.
-- Enjoy your dance class!!
**If you are not directly clicking the link to your class, you can join by Meeting ID . . . .
-- Open the Zoom app and enter the Meeting ID found in your Google Classroom. Enter the password.
Let us know if you have any questions or need any tech help while we get this all set up!
Studio K Dance Center