Westfield School of Dance
137 Central Ave, 2nd floor,
Westfield, NJ, 07090
Ph: 908-789-3011
westfieldschoolofdance@yahoo.com

Registering Now for ALL classes. Come join us for the 2019-2020 Season !
Classes begin September 16th!
Come celebrate WSOD's 22 years of Dancing!
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October is Bring-A -Friend Month!

Halloween Week! October 23rd -October 30th

October 31st - Studio Closed

Testimonials

"My daughter, Kaila, has attended WSOD since its inception in 1997. It has been a great privilege to be part of a school where all the instructors are very caring and extremely dedicated to their students. Joanne Carey’s devotion to the art of dance has made the school a huge success and all the students adore her. Her commitment to the community is commendable and is evident through fundraising, offering a work study program and just this year introducing a “Little Stars” program for disabled children. The recitals are comparable to a professional production and leaves the audience feeling very proud to witness the cultivation of the dancers’ skills year after year. WSOD is a very special place and we are so happy to be a part of it." - Diane Starita

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ZOOMING forward in REAL time; Update from WSOD


Dear Parents & Students of our Westfield School of Dance Family,

I hope this finds you all well. It is hard to believe the difference in where we
were a month ago and where we are today. Again, I want to say a heartfelt
thank you for your support over these past weeks since having to shift our
classes to an online model. The responsibility to do our part in minimizing the
impact of COVID-19 throughout our community and the world is monumental,
to say the least. While this immediately impacted our ability to hold our classes inside the studio, we are so grateful to be able to continue to deliver the dance experience you know and love at WSOD, to continue working, to keep the staff employed, and to keep creating for you, just in a slightly different way.
I am extremely thankful for WSOD's extraordinary staff who are working hard to make certain everything is as seamless as possible. Thanks to technology we have literally opened our digital doors to provide for you an online dance experience so that your dancer can keep moving, learning, interacting with their friends and having fun during this truly unprecedented and historical time.

Our original course of action used as its guide the Westfield Public School
System's school closure policy, the recommendations of the
CDC, the WHO, and the State of Emergency Executive Order enforced by the Governor of NJ, the Mayor of Westfield and The Federal Government; all of which we are acutely aware and living out on a daily basis. In a rapid response to those mandates we developed a 4-week remote video access model for continued dance classes using YOUTUBE as our platform -- scheduling out all classes accordingly while at the same time continuing to re-evaluate the growing situation.

Currently each class has a weekly assignment that is recorded onto our YOUTUBE Channel, to which you have been given access, as well as the receipt of a daily WSOD email containing that particular day's class links. The 24/7 access to the YOUTUBE channel provides all past and current videos to our students at anytime. The continued mandate of "Shelter in Place" through April 30th has presented a new timeline and therefore a potential shift in our approach to teaching.

Next week, April 6 - 13 is our scheduled Spring Break, which WSOD will observe.

We do however have a great week planned of BONUS video classes for you to
review and keep dancing!

In the meantime, the staff and I are busy planning out our next phase of
WSOD's Digital Dancing which will enable us to LIVE-STREAM classes to you
using the ZOOM platform during your regularly scheduled class time. This will
begin after Spring Break on Monday, April 13. If you do not already have
ZOOM on your device please download the app now -- it's free and super easy !!! (ZOOM LINK)
Your dancer will be able to meet with their teacher and their friends inside the ZOOM meeting room at their regularly scheduled time in REAL time! We are very excited to be able to see all our dancers and dance with each other again.

All the tech details will follow.

We deeply thank you for your support, encouragement, pictures, and videos of
your dancers diligently working on their assignments. They continue to inspire us. We have all found ourselves navigating this time, adjusting, readjusting and adjusting again. 

The entire WSOD staff assures you that we are fully committed to continuing to offer you the best dance experience during this time and to provide your child with a place to "Dance with all your Heart!" staying safe is our top priority and the reason we continue doing the work we do and the reason to provide a digital avenue to our classes. We miss all of you!

Here are just a few bullet point starter details as we prepare our ZOOM online dance experience for you:
  • You will receive more detailed information regarding the structure, access, and layout.
  • The WSOD YOUTUBE Channel will stay up and you will continue to have access to its content.
  • At each ZOOM class, the teacher will take attendance, give the students an opportunity to say hello to each other and interact, which is SO important during this "distanced" learning time we are doing.We want our children to feel connected, supported and filled with friendship even if in person is not possible right now.
  • The teacher will also take the time at the end of each class to say a"see you next time" and to give an assignment .
  • The meeting will end a few minutes early to allow the next class to start,
and/or the next instructor to access the meeting channel.
 
Remember, we will be in touch with further details as we prepare to go LIVE!

See you soon inside our online studio!

 Fondly, 
Miss Joanne and the staff of WSOD

Why We’re Different

At the Westfield School of Dance we do what we love and love what we do - and it shows! We are very proud of our reputation as a leader in dance education and stand by our commitment to excellence for your child’s dance education. We want you to have every opportunity to register for class so please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have. We are currently accepting registration for the dance season.Thank you for celebrating 16 years of providing quality dance education in the Westfield area and hope that you join us for an amazing year of dance!

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