2020-21 Season calendar

At this time it is hard to predict very far into the future.  Below is a schedule for fall 2020 with tentative dates for the remainder of the season.  These dates are only a guess!  We will be updating the calendar as the current health situation evolves and state guidelines remain or are amended.  Because of this uncertainty I am holding off on setting the costume fee due date and other recital-related dates.

Fall Calendar:

September 21: IDC fall classes begin
November 22-28: Thanksgiving Holiday, no IDC dance classes
November 29: IDC classes resume
December 14-19: December showings (most likely videotaped and posted on the IDC You Tube channel – more info to come later)
December 20-January 2: Winter holiday, no IDC dance classes

 

Winter/Spring calendar:

January 3: IDC classes resume
March 22-27: Spring Break, no IDC dance classes

 

Tentative Recital-related dates (dependent on state health situation/guidelines):

April 24: recital handbook sent out, online advanced orders for program ads and flowers open, ticket sales begin.
May 21-23: Recital Picture Days
June 1-5 or 8-12: Recital week at the Elsinore Theatre (theater and studio rehearsals + large full recital or several smaller recitals)

 

Important information regarding recitals and recital costumes:

Costume fee deadline of November 30 is on hold until we determine whether using costumes from 2019-20 season is doable for some classes.
Costume measurements may need to be done by parents, more information to come.
February recital is currently on hold.
The format for the June recital
 will be dependent upon state guidelines for gathering size.  Possible options other than one large recital include four smaller recitals, one for each of our dance suites.  We will tailor our presentation(s) to spring Covid-19 regulations.

 

We are committed to inspiring our dancers to reach for new horizons in their training and their artistry in spite of the necessary protocols and the uncertainty of what the future might bring.  We hope that in some small way this adds a measure of comfort to them as they navigate this “new normal”.