The COVID-19 pandemic has forced small businesses to close all across the state and people are being told to stay home. This has put a stop to sports practice times and seasons for professional and young athletes. But one dance studio found a way to continue keeping its students active while stuck at home.
Dance City West in Lansing was in the middle of its competition season with recital quickly approaching in May. When Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered all non-essential businesses to close, the studio locked its doors.
But the staff is still holding hope to finish its season later than expected when all is clear and back to normal. The only question was how to keep the kids dancing.
That’s when the studio decided to hold online classes for the students. Each teacher made videos consisting of warm ups, work outs, technique pointers and breaking down their dances step by step.
But practicing at home isn’t the easiest according to students like Evie Cook and Makenzie Kahl. Space is limited and the dogs are curious about what’s going on. Dance mom Monica Kahl said regardless, it’s a good way to keep the kids in shape and keep their technique up for whenever it is safe to return.
While the future is uncertain right now, one thing is for sure, these kids will keep dancing no matter what even if dancing in their living room is the new normal for a while.