NEWS UPDATE: 16/7/2021
To our dear Commotion community,
As you are aware, the NSW Government has extended the lockdown in Greater Sydney until at least the 30th July. There is great uncertainty about whether or not it will be further extended. At this stage we hope to commence our Term 3 from Saturday 31st July, but obviously this will depend on what lockdown rules and restrictions are in place. We will continue to keep our Commotion community updated with any changes.
With regards to billing, we have frozen all direct debits (except those still paying off overdue Term 2) and we have removed all Term 3 charges from everyone's statements. When we know exactly when we can return to the studio we will re-raise Term 3 fees - calculated for a shorter term, only for the weeks remaining. Please be assured that we will not charge for lessons not provided.
Our thoughts go out to our students and families, especially those who are struggling mentally, emotionally or financially during this challenging time. I know that our students are missing dance, and missing being out and about in the world, seeing friends and even missing school.
The number one priority for us is the wellbeing of our students. This is why we have launched commotion.ONLiNE to help our kids get through the next few weeks. Right now, with so much uncertainty around, what kids and teenagers are craving is a little bit of normalcy. We know that dancing at home via a screen on Zoom maybe isn't quite the same as the thrilling experience of being at Commotion when it's buzzing with energy and excitement, but we truly believe that it can still be hugely beneficial for our students.
Our team of teachers are excited and ready to provide the very best online dance classes for our Commotion students, and bring some big energy and a whole lot of FUN to make this experience positive and enjoyable for all. We have a special timetable of Zoom classes catering to ages 2 to 21, as well as a brilliant collection of prerecorded dance class tutorials. We are really proud to be offering "PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN" subscription pricing so that no one is excluded from being able to participate in our online classes - that was the most important thing for us when creating this program.
CLICK HERE to find out more about commotion.ONLiNE and register for classes starting this Monday. Our teachers would really love to see all of our students joining in on the fun. There are so many reasons to encourage your kids to join in for some Zoom classes with us over the next few weeks.
They can keep active and fit by dancing at home
Our teachers have lots of fun routines and activities planned
It's a great distraction from being bored or stressed
This is an opportunity for them to socialise, even if it is virtually
Momentum is important, as well as maintaining connection
Students get to keep working on progressing their skills and dance training
The pricing is a "PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN" donation, so it will suit any budget
It supports us and helps ensure Commotion survives this lockdown
For Commotion, many of our fixed operating costs like our rent, bills and essential support staff continue even though our physical doors are closed. As you can imagine, an extended lockdown is potentially catastrophic for a school like ours. Commotion has been in business for 20 years as a fixture in the Camden/Macarthur area and we would like to continue to provide our unique and fabulous classes to current and future students for many years to come. Please really do consider commotion.ONLiNE not only for your kids to benefit from being able to stay connected, engaged and active, but also to support the studio, our staff and this beautiful community that we have built together. CLICK HERE for more information.
Trust that we will be back open soon, and more eager than ever to create a fun, exciting and enjoyable dancing experience for all of our students. We have big plans for concert and lots of adventures in store at the studio for the second half of this year. We are missing you all, and we're missing the wonderful energy of our buzzing studio.
Please stay safe, and try to enjoy this opportunity for some additional downtime and rest. This is a time for reading some good books, cooking some delicious food, bingeing some brilliant TV series, playing some silly board games, Facetiming with friends, going for some interesting walks with family and hibernating with some long sleep-ins.
From the whole team here at Commotion, we are sending our love and wishing you all the best through this difficult time. We'll be back at the studio soon, and we can't wait to see you. And in the meantime, you can join us via Zoom with commotion.ONLiNE