Early Closure – Monday 23rd March

Dear Parents,

In light of the recent updates from the Government about COVID-19, The Jazz Factory has decided that in the best interest of our students and our community, we will be ending Term 1 early and closing today Monday 23rd March until Monday 27th April.

The energy at the studio in the past week has been amazing. We are thrilled to have been able to keep bringing joy and happiness to our students in a time that can be scary and overwhelming for them. We hope The Jazz Factory can always be that positive light for everyone, whether physically open or online.

To make up for these lost classes, we will be running Term 2 for an extra week – until Saturday 4th July making it a 10 week term. Furthermore, our teachers will be using their paid class time next week and the week after, to provide further online content for our students to be able to continue their dance training at home if our closure continues into Term 2.

The Jazz Factory is a family and we are so grateful for all our amazing parents and students who continue to support us so we can provide top dance tuition to the community. With hand-picked teachers, beautiful custom-built studios and an ability to cater to all ages and dancing dreams, we feel so incredible fortunate to have such a strong, family-oriented and tight-knit studio.

The unsettling times in the world are scary and we want to always put the health and safety of our students as our top priority, We hope to welcome everyone back to Term 2 on Monday April 27th. 

ONLINE CONTENT NOW AVAILABLE!

Our teachers have been setting up cameras in their classes and filming exercises in their “free time”, so that we can all keep up with our classes as not to fall behind for Term 2. Also to try and keep moving and dancing while at home!

Please note it takes some time to get videos uploaded, but we are doing our very best to be able to provide something over the next two and a half weeks.

The google drive will be available for the remainder of Term 1 only.

A reminder that students must ensure they are sufficiently warmed up before jumping into any technique or choreography and that they have a clear, safe space to practice in.

We will also have some great weekly challenges on our instagram as well as some live feeds from our teachers – so stay tuned.

We are currently designing a “Members Only” section on our website for all enrolled students. Parents will receive log in details and a password once Term 2 fees are paid. The members only section will have content for all online classes including exercises and choreography videos to download, links for extra dance resources online as well as downloadable PDF content. This content will be updated each week.

We feel this will provide sufficient content and classes for anyone who has to miss class or if we have to close our physical doors into term 2.

Logins and passwords will be renewed each term.

We will have more information for you shortly however please see the attached video for an example of how our class content “instructional videos” will work. Please note this was done quite quickly today by Miss Kim and Madison!

We are also currently reviewing some direct debit instalment options for Term 2 fees, for those that have found themselves in a difficult financial position. Obviously with strict class capacity measures in place and the online content that will be available, we will need fees paid in order to secure your child’s place in our classes but we will certainly come up with some options to help us continue to afford paying our staff, rent and outgoings, but also assist those parents that need to pay in instalments.

As they say in high school musical “We are all in this together!”

We thank you again for your understanding at this time. We are all facing something new and uncertain and are doing our very best to continue to provide amazing dance education for our students and keep our beautiful family and community strong.

Wishing you a safe, calm and relatively peaceful time over the next month and we can’t wait to be back dancing with you soon.

I honestly can’t thank you enough for your continued love and support, we couldn’t do it without you.

Kind regards

Kim and the JF team x

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