Fall 2022- Spring 2023 Covid Make Up Policy
Every semester class has 1 make-up class scheduled at the end of the semester in case LJD must cancel a class- due to illness in one of our instructors, severe weather or building issue. This plan has served us well in the past, however with Covid there is the possibility of more than 1 cancelled class. After adding one make up class LJD cannot be responsible for adding additional make up classes or issuing refunds in the case of any additional cancellations on our part per semester due to COVID-19, Flu, RSV or other illness in our staff or teachers. If a make up date has been added for any reason and another cancellation occurs we simply cannot add classes as it disrupts the entire next semester's schedule.
The possibility of losing classes that cannot be made up or refunded must be acknowledged by our families as they decide whether or not to enroll. As a not-for-profit, LJD remains committed to our mission of dance for all in our community. From the beginning of the pandemic, LJD has kept classes going, as we feel so strongly that children and teens need the uplifting, stress reducing and beautiful experience of dancing together now more than ever. Classes have been held on Zoom, Outdoors in Memorial Park, Outdoors on the Burgdorff patio, and Indoors, masked, at Burgdorff. As of Fall 2022 we are dancing mask optional with classes indoors. All of this took much planning, preparation and pivots from our dedicated teachers, Laura - our Managing Director , and Lydia herself.
Covid outbreaks have continued and this fall there are increases in Flu and RSV as well. Like many small businesses LJD is still juggling staffing our classes as assistants, and on occasion teachers,
test positive or are otherwise too ill to teach
Our teachers and staff have lost significant portions of their income and yet continued to provide meaningful and uplifting classes throughout this global emergency. Our unique and warm community -- from our youngest preschool dancers through teen Interns, professional dancers and our supportive parents -- have been understanding and enthused about our ongoing programming.
We thank you all and hope we can continue to be together dancing with fewer and fewer interruptions!
See you soon!
Lydia and LJD Team