May 31, 2020
Phase Three. We have arrived and dance studios have been granted the green light for in-house, person-to-person instruction with limitations of 10 dancers-per-instructor dependent upon square footage. We are currently limited to 10 dancers in Studio 1, 8 dancers in Studio 2 and 6 dancers in Studio 3. PPE and sanitization protocols will be printed/posted onsite and posted here shortly. We’re extremely excited to dance with you again! Please be patient as we reopen registration as in-person training will be first-come-first-served. Remaining students will have the capability to participate in the live classes via Zoom and can standby if there are absentees.
May 20, 2020
Thank you to all the dancers and families for your support and continuing your dance training with Sole Unique Dance Complex in our online classes! We are eagerly looking forward to the restrictions of Illinois’ stay-at-home order to soon be lifted so that we can safely move through the phases of reopening businesses like ours. Term 5.2 comes to a close on May 31 and we will soon have our newest schedule available here on soleunique.com as well as e-mailed to currently registered families.
We are currently in the second of Illinois’ 5-phase restoration plan to safely reopen. The third allows gatherings of a maximum of 10 individuals per-room where we may host a hybrid series of classes in-studio and online. Governor Pritzkers’ announcement on Wednesday, May 20 stated that we are expected to move to phase 3 on May 29 with lightened restrictions. The fourth allows gatherings of 50 or more individuals while sanitization measured and continued use of personal protective equipment (PPE). The fourth phase poses a challenge in hosting our annual dance recital in the format we’re most familiar with and we are moving to either postpone further or modify the viewing options available under the fourth-phase restrictions. The next major announcement from our states’ governor will help us to better determine both our summer programming schedules as well as confirmed recital updates.
April 28, 2020
Online learning continues. Term 5.2 begins Monday, May 4 through May 31. Originally scheduled 2020 dance recital has been postponed to August.
April 5, 2020
Live, online classes begin via the Zoom platform. Term 5.1 begins Monday, April 13 through May 3. Details of our modified, virtual schedule have been emailed to all registered families.
March 21, 2020
During our temporary closure, we will be utilizing web and app-based tools to continue serving our students. Detailed information has been sent to student families via email with a private invitation to join “Band”; an app where you and your dancer can view and learn individual class and recital material. Some classes and warmups are being uploaded to our YouTube page as well. We miss you and can’t wait to dance with you again soon!
March 15, 2020
Thorough and ongoing sanitization of our space was a wonderful first step yet, as much as it saddens us to do so, we have collectively found the best preventative action is to temporarily suspend regularly scheduled dance classes at our Aurora and Wheaton facilities effective:
Monday, March 16, 2020.
Our current plan is to shift our Spring Break ahead one week to begin on March 23, which will allow a minimum fourteen days of social distance between our students and staff. Once specified, a return-date will be communicated to you via email, our outgoing voice-message system, website and our social media platforms. We truly appreciate your continued support and wish you good health.
Stay tuned – stay toned – stay terrific