MARQUETTE — When the COVID-19 pandemic began last year, Studio Dance Arts at Marquette closed on March 13, 2020 mid-season.
“We had no idea what was going on or how long the situation would last, but we closed anyway in order to do our part to stop the spread. Unfortunately, the last part of our dance season (April, May , June) ended up being cancelled. No competition, no year-end recital – nothing,” studio head Ashley Tremblay said in a press release.
Fast forward to the current 2020-2021 season and Marquette’s award-winning dance studio has successfully completed two competitions with its entire competitive team and is gearing up for its year-end recital in June.
Various COVID-19 health and safety protocols have been put in place, along with the installation of new equipment to deliver online classes when needed.
Additionally, the school of dance has launched a very successful new gymnastics program led by new coach Bridget Johnson.
“It was a very different season for us, but with the support of my incredible team of teachers, we were able to get through this unpredictable year,” said Tremblay. “We are so proud of all of our students. They have been through so much during the pandemic, but have shown so much dedication, determination, perseverance and resilience. All important life skills! Even though the pandemic has greatly affected my small business, our staff, students and families have made it through! Without their unwavering support and dedication, we would not have survived this ordeal. So my sincere gratitude goes to our families and the community.
Saturday marks Studio Dance Arts’ 7th year-end show.
This year’s recital featuring all of its recreational and competitive dance students will take place at the Westwood Mall. There are two shows: 1 p.m. (recreational students) and 4 p.m. (competitive students).
The recital will take place in the former location of MC Sports (at the back of the mall). Attendees are asked to park at the back of the mall. Enter through the old MC Sports gates (Entry through the mall’s main entrance is NOT permitted) Look for the Studio Dance Arts sign at the front door.
The cost is $23 per ticket with online payments only. First come, first served.
Current SDA families should contact the office to purchase show tickets at: [email protected]
Members of the general public can purchase tickets at this link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/o/8060/StudioDanceArts.
Once the recital is over, Studio Dance Arts is planning its summer with a dance discovery session (for preschool and kindergarten), various competitive training classes, as well as new gymnastics classes, clinics and camps. one week.
Registration for the 2021 summer and 2021-2022 fall season, as well as tickets for the June recital, can be found on the website at: www.studiodancearts.com/marquette.