To our beautiful dance family,
As we are sure you are aware, yesterday the premier Dan Andrews announced that Metro Melbourne will re-enter stage 3 lockdown restrictions.
We are now back to only 4 reasons to leave the house and unfortunately, dance is not one of them. This means that Main St Funk will once again close its doors and our plans to start term 3 this coming Monday, will sadly not go ahead.
To say we are devastated is an understatement. We are sad for our students who have already sacrificed so much this year, we are sad for our dedicated teachers whose lives simply revolve around dance and their kids, we are sad for every family who is suffering through this with us and we are sad for our business that we have worked hard to build year after year.
But, just as before, this closure is temporary and if this year has taught us anything, it is that Main St Funk is resilient and a force to be reckoned with. With your continued support, we will come out of the other side of this and open our doors when it is deemed safe to do so.
Please bear with us while we decide on a plan of attack for the next 6 weeks. We do plan to offer online dancing opportunities and we will be in touch with more information when we are set up and ready to get started. In the meantime, we will extend our school holidays in alignment with the schools, and commence our term 3 online in the week of Monday, July, 20.
If you have already enrolled for term 3 face to face, we will keep your place in your class/es of choice which means you are enrolled to continue dancing as soon as we get the “go-ahead” for face to face classes. We will, of course, touch base with all of you to confirm your place at that time.
This year has been nothing but a rollercoaster and like all of you, we have had to take this situation day by day. Every decision and announcement we make in regards to Main St Funk is always based on the latest government advice, which seems to change almost daily. We thank you for your understanding and patience as we ride this wave. We just can’t wait to get these kids back on the dance floor, doing what they love.
We understand the impact the re-imposed lockdown and the MSF closure will have on each of our students and their families. We are thinking of each and every one of you and genuinely hope you reach out to us, should you need anything. We are a dancing family and even though we are all in isolation, please know that you are not alone.
With lots of love and virtual hugs,
Kristie, Carla and Chloe xx