We are continuing to monitor the latest information regarding Covid-19. The recent increase in cases in Arizona doesn’t bode well, but at this point, we are looking at the possibility of reopening for in-person classes for our August-September 2020 Session. We would appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to complete this survey so that we can get a feeling for what our clients would like in regards to this important decision.
Help Our Studio – Buy Some Merchandise!
Since closing for in-person classes in March, studio revenue has been less than 1/3 of what is typical and expected. The addition of our virtual classes has helped us persevere during this trying time, but it has definitely put a huge dent into our operating account. To help us out, please consider purchasing one of our Surprise Bags. Surprise Bags are available in $20, $50, and $100 increments and each bag is guaranteed to have a retail value that exceeds its cost. The price includes sales tax. You can purchase one of these bags online and then arrange a time to pick it up at the studio.
After you purchase your bag, please email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for a pick-up time for your bag. If you are not comfortable purchasing online, you can also email Mary to arrange a day and time to make your purchase in person. Be sure to specify your preferred t-shirt size when you order.
New Tap Shoes for Sale
We recently acquired a small number of brand new tap shoes from a dance business in Virginia that was liquidating. Because we received such a large discount, we are able to sell these shoes to you for a great price. The 2 styles we have are women’s Bloch Audeo Tap in black and women’s Bloch Jason Samuels Smith tap shoes, also in black. The Audeo Tap is a great tap shoe for beginners and normally retails for around $86. We are selling them for $69.99 plus tax. The Jason Samuels Smith shoe is a professional shoe that has a normal retail value of $190 and we are selling them for $159.99 plus tax.
The Audeo Tap Shoe runs slightly small. Most people will need to purchase a shoe that is 1/2 sizes larger than their street shoe size. We currently have Audeo Taps in the following ladies sizes: 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 10.5, 11, 11.5.
The Jason Samuels Smith Shoe runs small. Most women will need to purchase a shoe that is 1 – 1.5 sizes larger than their street shoe size. The sizes we have available are: 5, 5.5, 7, 7.5, 11, 11.5, 12.
If you are interested in purchasing a pair of these shoes, email Mary at email@example.com to schedule a time to come to the studio.
Virtual Class Still Available
Our virtual tap classes have been quite a hit. We have received a lot of great compliments about the format and delivery of the classes. We currently have the following classes available:
Never-2-Late Part 1
Never-2-Late Part 2
Tap Level 1 (Under the Boardwalk)
Tap Level 1 (Crocodile Rock)
Tap Level 2.2 (Soft Shoe – Dream a Little Dream)
Tap Level 2.3 (Waltz Clog – Wonderful Copenhagen)
Tap Level 2.6 (Standard Time Steps)
Tap Level 2.9 (Rudiments)
Tap Level 3 (Sucker)
Tap Level 3 (You’ve Got a Friend)
Contact Mary if you’re interested in purchasing any of these classes.
Update from Mary
I want to thank everyone for all of your well-wishes, thoughts, prayers, etc. It means the world to me. Many of you have emailed me or left me voice messages on the studio phone. I apologize that I have not had the time to personally answer all of them. Teaching tap virtual has been incredibly time consuming and I have found it extremely difficult to keep up with everything. Each individual class takes anywhere from 10-15 hours total each week and I am creating 5 classes each week in this manner. In fact, creating this email update is setting me back on the lessons for this week.
I had an MRI last week of my elbow and my shoulder. It’s been 5 months since my surgery and I’m still having a considerable amount of pain in the arm and elbow. My doctor suspected that I had some additional ligament damage and ordered the MRIs. I had an appointment yesterday morning via the internet to get the results. The good news is that there was no ligament tears or damage. There is a lot of arthritis in the elbow and both arthritis and tendonosis in the shoulder. Normally they would have me take ibuprofen, but I am allergic to all nsaids, so that is not an option. They will be scheduling me for steroid injections in both the elbow and shoulder sometime soon. My doctor feels that this, combined with continued physical therapy, should have me relatively pain free sometime in the near future.