Events

Studio Calendar

Updated: Saturday, July 11th, Welcome Members!!

Company Members, please use this link to see your company zoom update. https://dbqdanceandgym.com/dubuque-dance-company-members/

Open House / In Person Registration / Shoe Sizing and Leotard Purchase August 10 – September 3 / Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 4:30 pm – 8 pm Easy Registration https://dbqdanceandgym.com/registration/

Summer Hours: July 13 – Aug 6 / Monday – Thursday 9 am – 7 pm

August 10 – September 3 – by appointment: dubuquedance@gmail.com or text 563-513-9306 or call 563-556-1842. Convenient walk in registration available Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 4:30 pm – 8 pm

Maquoketa team carpool starting June 15: M & W: leave DBQ at 1 pm, pick up in Clinton at 2:30, pick up in Dewitt at 3:05, pick up at McDonalds in Maq at 3:30 / Leave DBQ at 7:40 pm for McDonalds in Maquoketa.

DDSGC Guidelines for Entering our Building:

  • Face Mask must be worn upon entry. Some classes will wear masks for part or all of their class, others will not.
  • Sanitize Upon Entry
  • Please maintain social distance

If for any reason you’re are uncomfortable with possible contact conditions, you should not touch the door/enter the building.  Please email dubuquedance@gmail.com, call 563-556-1842, or text 563-513-9306.  We also have virtual classes and video class pages available so that you do not have to enter the building.

  • June 1 – 14th: All Teams Hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 pm – 7 pm
  • June 15th: Summer Team Hours Start
  • June 22nd: NON-TEAM CLASSES START
  • July 3 – July 11th – we are closed
  • July 13 – Aug 6th Summer Team Hours Continue
  • Aug 10th – Sept 3rd: Team Clean / Finish up and clean for competition

Anyone who is not comfortable with class room situations should not attend any “in studio” classes until you feel completely comfortable. Remember, you can choose to do training on your video pages and zoom with Miss Alicia or wait to return to class. (Miss Dee prefers the video pages – as the training with her needs repetition and students will forget details from a “one time” class. Technique needs to be repeated and mastered so Miss Dee’s classes will primarily be using the video pages.)

ALL STUDENTS ARE ASKED TO HAVE THEIR OWN PERSONAL SANITIZER AND TO ATTACH IT TO THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR BAG PLEASE.

Studio Policy: Please wear a mask and have your mask on before you enter the building. Please read June policies below. Thank you

  • TEAM MEMBERS: June 1 – 14th / procedures and safety. The younger students (7 and younger) will have extra reminders during their class time after our team start date June 15th as will all classes. Anyone who misses these introductory sessions will still be updated each lesson before we start.
    • PLEASE ENTER THE BUILDING WITH YOUR MASK ON/EVERYONE NEEDS TO WEAR A MASK. Athletes will wear their masks unless they feel the need to remove it or if staff feels the mask should be removed for safety reasons (this may have to do with skills, apparatus’s or breathing capabilities). Please understand and plan that your student will be without their mask on at some point. If this does not work for your family situation, please instruct your athlete “and their coach in writing” that they should sit out during this time frame and we will give them an alternate exercise or activity.
      • If you need to remove your mask during practice, you will sanitize your hands, then remove your mask to place it in your bag-avoid placing your hands on additional surfaces. As soon as you’re finished with the activity that you need to do without your mask, you will then sanitize your hands before you touch your mask to put it back on your face.
    • Sanitize upon entry to building
    • PARENTS, PLEASE MAKE SURE THEIR BAGS ARE BIG ENOUGH TO HOLD ALL OF THEIR EQUIPMENT. Choose a place for your equipment – your equipment should remain in the same place for your entire visit. (gymnast will place their bags in the gym and dancers can place their bags directly in the dance room(s) distancing your bags)
      • YOU CAN NO LONGER LEAVE YOUR BAGS OVERNIGHT – everything must leave with you
    • DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE PLEASE
    • Sanitize upon entry to rooms
    • June 1 we will meet in the back-parking lot, June 3rd through 10th we will meet in the main gym (and other rooms depending on the number attending). There are distancing markers on the floors in all of the class rooms. Please grab a place furthest from the door to sit and immediately start stretching while we wait for everyone to take their place.
    • Each day we will start with a short talk time/safety precautions as athletes are sitting on their distancing markers.
    • Partner conditioning and stretching is suspended. Anything that your athlete likes a partner for is something that they should do at home with a partner please. If you would like for your student to be able to partner stretch in class, we need a written release for this please.
    • In place of scooters – please have your athlete (dancers and gymnasts) bring fuzzy socks. They can do this conditioning without, however it’s a bit hard on the feet. Thank you
    • IT IS VITAL THAT EVERYONE PRACTICES KEEPING THEIR HANDS FROM THEIR FACE PLEASE

May 24 Reminder, All Teams Conditioning: All teams post shutdown training and workout Monday and Wednesday June 1 – 10 from 5 – 7 pm. Summer Class Registration at https://dbqdanceandgym.com/registration/

  • OK just to be clear everybody. The meeting and teamwork out are all together in one.
  • There will be signs around the building reminding the kiddos of safety precautions, we want to physically sit and talk to them at the beginning of the work out and remind them of all the ways we can be safe together.
  • The length of the talk will depend on who shows up quite frankly. There have been some of the team members in the building in the past few weeks working with coaches. These athletes are already conditioned to sanitize upon entry into the building and safe guards.
  • All athletes must have their hair completely secured back to ensure there are no fly-aways that caused us to brush our face during the time in the building
  • Our goal is to make sure that we are safe, build good-life long habits, and to try to insure that parent’s feel as secure as possible.
  • Come in and ask questions – whatever we need to do to help you out with that is what we will do it.
  • Updates on plans will be posted on May 31 to help everyone.

Happy Memorial Day! The building will be open May 26-29 from 10 am – 6:30 pm. Come drop off registration, pick up equipment and get ready to have fun with summer and fall classes. Please remember, we also have virtual and class web pages for those who are not ready for a class room situation. You can also pick up pictures during these hours.

May 17: Picture Pick up this week: Wed, May 20 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm and Thur, May 21 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Open Date is June 1st:

  • June 1 – June 12 the building will be open for registration/team conditioning/cover new protective procedures. June 15th, summer team starts. June 22nd: Summer camps and recreational classes.
  • Face masks will be required in the lobby, desk, drop off areas (once in class, students will need to place their masks in their bags as wearing a mask will hinder their oxygen level during workouts.
  • Hand-sanitation will be required upon entry to the building
  • All athletes are required to carry a dance or gym bag with their own sanitizer attached and easily accessed.
  • Company Members, please note that you have been scheduled for the DBQ County Fair and memos of this are on the calendar and on your company page.

Picture Pick Up: May 13th and May 14th from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

  • pick up is between 5:30-6:30 pm
  • use the front parking lot only-pick up will be inside at the pink desk- note these instructions:
    • the front door will be propped open, please avoid touching services
    • before you enter, please have your face-mask on
    • please use sanitizer upon entry, every time that you enter and leave the building from now on
    • please try not to touch anything in the building, and help train the kiddos to not run their hands along services
    • if there is a line, please try to maintain distance

April 27 – Picture pick up times: Wed, April 29th and Thr April 30th 5:30 – 6:30 pm

April 22 – I’m a bit behind on messages – working through things ASAP, thank you for your patience.

April 22 and 23 picture pick-up instructions (more days and times will be posted next week):

April 21 / Nothing is cooperating!!! No picture pick up today, April 21 as when I tried to set up – pictures were starting to blow all over, so I gathered up and we will try again Wed April 22 and Thr April 23 – both days 5:30-6:30 pm….. again, please watch your phone – if it’s windy or looks like rain, we have to postpone. Also, April 27th I will post days and times for next week.

Summer and Sept 2020-May 2021 schedule and prices are available.

April 20th / An email was sent to all parents with a studio update and information about picture pick up. Stay safe and happy 😉

April 11th / To our dear, sweet students and parents, a Very Blessed and Happy Easter to all of you. We will see you soon, until then, be safe and enjoy the family and togetherness we all have. We appreciate and love you dearly.

April 10th / Update from accounting: if you pay monthly, you will see both April and May posted on your accounts. No action is underway either to delete or charge at this time – once the social distancing and quarantine is lifted we will then adjust as needed as we will need to take care of each individual account manually. Summer and fall prices are on the price page and your summer and fall spread sheets are listed here. Updated schedules are HERE

April 8th / We have been loading videos and training material most of the day, however it’s taking quite a while. This is normally a quicker process… Just wanted to relay, thank you for your patience.

April 5th / Training pages will be updated starting April 8th. Please remember, some of you are using both sites. Your original page and then your additional site page.

March 30th / Thank you Athletes for the excellent videos with your progress… keep them coming and we will provide feedback as desired!!! Remember to log into your training pages https://dbqdanceandgym.com/videos/

Updated Sunday, March 29th: We will continue to post online videos and training materials. Just a reminder that the training is set up for a small 3‘ x 5‘ area on most videos and adaptable to homes in different style of rooms for the kids to practice in. There will be a few live classes for team members, however that is not the most beneficial to the average student. Most students need to back up video, review and try several times to perfect/gain the information that is given. Your online class page is set up so that the material can be reviewed on a daily or more basis. We will try to keep all material current to class plans. We plan on posting another update on Sunday, April 5

Update Wednesday, March 25th / Just a note on April tuition will not be processed April 1st, payments made will be deposited and applied as needed to keep things going for everyone and a firm decision will be made as soon as we can make one on how things will work out. More updates will be posted as we continue on our journey with this pandemic. We have tried to keep videos posted on your password pages and we continue to update. In the meantime, some considerations/habits to implement so when we are all able to return to activities that we have updated our habits to provide the best protection possible. Please stay safe everyone 😉

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands that are visibly soiled.
    • use sanitize upon enter to the studio and classes and when you leave
    • be sure to apply lotion before bed at night if hands start to dry out to avoid further complications with cracking/drying skin
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • dancers tend to touch their hair/brush their face too often if their hair is not secured back correctly. A high pony tail or high pigtails will help secure hair back from face and assist with this.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick, or have symptoms of a runny nose, cough.
    • stay home and use our online training
    • if you do have to blow your nose – be sure to sanitize after

From Sunday, March 22nd / Just a reminder, per notice below, we will update our patrons on Sunday, March 29th by 5 pm of our plans for March 30th and moving forward. Please use your online videos as much as possible and as often as possible.

From Tuesday, March 17th / Greetings Everyone, So, initially we were going to hold class for Monday and Tuesday this week, March 16th and 17th, however we have adjusted this and we will be closed from now (Tuesday, March 17th at Noon) until March 29th, at which point we will update everyone. Please know that all classes have videos that your athlete can do on a daily basis or multiple times a day.  These videos will provide everything from warm ups, stretching, conditioning, dos and don’ts, helpful hints, and you can even overlap your training and for a small fee have additional access. While everything going on around us can be a bit overwhelming, this can also be a good opportunity to allow your athlete to dive into their training more and experience a great difference and progression in their body and development. Thank you everyone for all that you are doing during this time. Miss Dee