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Recital Update 7/6/2020

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We take very seriously the health and safety of our students and their families. Due to the very recent spike in local pandemic activity and the fact that there will be grandparents and other higher risk people attending the recital on July 10th and 11th, we have decided the only responsible thing to do is to require masks for everyone involved in the recital, including spectators.

Until the spike in cases, we thought optional masking along with social distancing would be adequate, but not now. We will have disposable surgical masks and some cloth masks available for those without a mask. We will expect social distancing when possible, except for those who mutually agree to stand or sit closer (family/close friends/bubbles).

There is very good ventilation at the Borealis Pavilion, and we will be doing diligent cleaning throughout the recital. Seating will be in socially spaced clusters with folding chairs and aisles.

As a friendly reminder, this year the recital is at the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds in the Borealis Pavilion (the huge blue and white building visible from College road). There is no admission fee. Students should arrive at least 30 minutes before their class is scheduled to perform. There will be very limited changing areas available, so we ask that students please arrive in costume if possible.

All of this is as new and alien to us as it is to you, so please be understanding if we don’t do everything perfectly. We are committed to our students having an opportunity to perform the dances they have spent the semester learning, with as much risk reduction as we can practically do.

For those who won’t be attending, the recital will be taped and made available to all our students to share with family and friends. We hope everyone enjoys the show, whether at home or in person. Mo is grateful for your contribution to making some lemonade out of the lemons we have been given this year.

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