For the time being, we are now cancelling all classes, workshops, open studios, private lessons and parties and other events through at least April 13th, but likely longer. We are still deciding/waiting to see about what to do after that date. However, we have created a whole schedule of online classes that we’re excited to share!
As of March 15th, the CDC discouraged all gatherings of 50 persons or more for the next eight weeks. On March 17th, the city of Austin and Travis County collectively banned all gatherings of 10 people or more until at least May 1st and the state of Texas followed suit on March 19th. On March 24th, Mayor Adler issued a shelter in place order to last through April 13th, meaning we will not be able to reopen our studio until at least that date.
For the most up to date news on COVID-19 and official recommendations, please visit the city of Austin’s coronavirus page and the resources listed there. For the most up to date news on how we’re handling coronavirus as a company and a community center, please visit our coronavirus page.
We are attempting to postpone, rather than flat out cancel our collaborative show with the ZACH Theatre, The Water Cycle, which was scheduled to begin shows April 7th. We are planning on rescheduling our Student Showcase, which was to be on March 21st.
Thank you so much for being part of our community. We hope that in working together to flatten the curve, we can minimize the spread of COVID-19.
What you can do to help:
Our business already runs on thin margins and with the decline in sales over the past few weeks spurred by this pandemic, coupled with this pending closure, we are in a very tough financial position. If you want and are able to help us during this closure and to support the future of our studio, we ask you to consider these options:
Maintain your current monthly drop-in passes. While our classes are suspended, many of our small business expenses will not be and we appreciate your help in ensuring we can return to business as usual when the time comes.
Hold on to account credit instead of requesting monetary refunds.
Purchase a gift card that you can use for classes, workshops, private lessons, and more when we reopen.
Book a dummy private lesson with your favorite instructor. If you’d like to offer direct support to an individual teacher, we can set up a fake private lesson to ensure they receive the most direct monetary benefit from your contribution – please contact Front Desk to schedule one (or more!) of these.
Make a donation via Paypal or Mindbody, (for Mindbody, you’ll need to email Heidi, our HR director, and have her enter the amount manually).