It is with heavy hearts and love for our community that we announce we are cancelling all classes and social dances for the next two weeks starting today.
Our provincial and local governments have chosen to be very proactive by closing schools, libraries, daycares and encouraging people to work from home. The measures may seem extreme given the number of cases we currently have but we have plenty of evidence from other regions that predict the future for us and the time to act is now.
The official recommendation is to cancel events larger than 250 people, but that is to maintain a safe distance even in groups. Dancing puts us in such close proximity that we no longer feel it is responsible to host classes and dances. The situation is changing rapidly and we have decided that it’s time to take action for our collective health.
We are asking for your support and understanding as we navigate this global pandemic. We will hold your registrations on file and welcome you back to your current classes when we are able to resume normal activities. This will be a difficult time for all of us. Musicians, dancers, artists, freelancers, restaurants, theatres and dance studios will be carrying a heavy financial burden in the coming weeks and months. If you are able to, we encourage you to continue to support us and we will find ways to support you.
We have some great ideas for online classes, solo practice, online meet-ups and more. If you have special requests or ideas please share them with us!
We know how important dance is to all of you and we will do everything we can to keep you moving in the coming weeks. We also know that your community, your friends and your soon-to-be-friends are found at Cat’s Corner and we are excited to get creative about staying in touch. Please reach out, your mental health is important now too. You are not alone, we are all in this together.
Meghan & Anaïs
For reference, here is an article that we found useful about a week ago, and here is one that is much more relevant today. The situation is changing rapidly and we are doing our best. Thank you for understanding.