Dear Classic Image Dance Families,

This dance season has been like no other, and we wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude to YOU, for believing in the transformative power of dance. Through thick and thin—through the unpredictable nature of living through a pandemic—you have allowed your child to dance; to soak up the benefits of movement, self-expression, teamwork, and social-emotional growth. We are grateful for you!

When so many parts of our dancers’ lives were inconsistent, you kept this door open for them. You were willing to take the necessary steps to make dance possible, whether it was changing up your schedule, wearing masks, waiting in your car, adapting to an outdoor classroom, or going virtual. We know these are not small sacrifices! But we are thankful beyond measure that we have been able to continue to serve your family.

As the months ahead still remain a bit uncertain for our world, we know that because of your support, dance can continue to be one thing that IS certain. Whether we see your dancer once a week or for several hours, know that teaching them is the best part of our day. Dance teaching is a joyous profession and our students bring us so much joy!

We hope that you, too, experience joy from your child’s dance experience. We often hear about dancers who put on their own performances in the living room or choreograph to their favorite tunes. Some parents tell us how their child will teach steps to other family members or shyly demonstrate what they’ve learned in class. In whatever way it happens in your house, we hope you see the same spark in your child that we do.

Classic Image is proud to uphold high standards of dance training, but the most special part of our work is watching our dancers develop into amazing human beings. It may sound cliché but it’s true: Dance has proven time and time again to help our students become stronger, healthier, and more confident in themselves. And now especially, it’s provided a boost to their resilience, showing them just how buoyant they really are; that they can learn and grow in dance class, no matter what the class looks like.

So thank you, families, for your belief in us—for understanding the benefits of dance and seeing the advantages in the whole health of your child. Thank you for making it possible for us to keep our doors open (even when our facility doors had to be shut). We appreciate all you do.

With love,
The faculty and staff at CID