We are switching our classes from Webex to ZOOM for better quality.
Get started with Zoom:
Zoom is a free app/online download. If you'd like to use your phone or tablet you can download the app through your Google Playstore or Apple App Store. If you are using your computer, you can download here: https://zoom.us/signup. You will need to have this app in order to participate in the class. This allows everyone to see each other and the teacher to answer any questions you have while also ensuring you are dancing safely and correctly. Classes will be 30 minutes. Assuming you are dancing in your bedroom, basement, living room, etc. We can't include things like extreme tumbling & acro, but will do our best to give you a complete class.
To join the class: simply click on the link to the class listed under the "Zoom schedule". That tab will log you right in to the class (or waiting room if you're a few minutes early). (You will need a password to join, you can find these listed in your email or Dance Studio-Pro accounts. If you are having issues accessing the class feel free to call us at 773.573.6580 (Miss Amanda). You can also find the zoom links and the meeting ID on our calendar.
What to wear: Dancers can wear any dancewear. Please avoid super short shorts (because we can see you at home) and baggy pants (because we can’t offer any corrections without seeing your legs). Typical dance shoes are best.
What you need:
Creative Movt, Tumble and Acro classes: Find any space that you can move around without too much around you. If the weather gets nice, feel free to dance outside!
Ballet classes (level 2 & up): find something to use as a barre such as a wall, counter, or chair. Ballet barres are traditionally 42-44” off the ground. You can do ballet on carpet or hardwood/laminate, just make sure you wont kick anything.
Jazz, Lyrical, Poms, Hip Hop and Fitness class: Find a space that you can lay on the ground comfortably and move around without too much around you.
Tap Classes: If possible, find any floor in your house that isn't carpet. Laminate, hard wood, etc. work best. You can also use the top to a plastic storage bin! Tile is difficult and sometimes too slippery.
All classes have been modified to accommodate a smaller space than the traditional dance studio, so you should be able to take class in your bedroom (great excuse to clean your room!), basement, family room, or kitchen.
Most teachers will also be teaching in their homes (some have created a few really unique spaces!) as well, so it'll be a learning process for everyone!
Here is the daily zoom class schedule. This can also be found on our website and imported directly into your google calendar HERE.
Only Classes with a * beside them are open to the public which must be pre-registered and paid in advance to attend.