COVID-19 Response and Resources

This page will be updated on an ongoing basis. Please email info@danceatl.org with any updates on your organization’s classes and events as well as additional resources to share.

ATLANTA VIRTUAL CLASSES

Samantha Spriggs Dance
Instagram Live classes

For the duration of the shelter in place and quarantine, Sammy Spriggs will host release technique classes:
Sundays at 10am
Wednesdays at 7pm
All classes will be saved to stories and available for 24 hours


Instagram exercises:
Hip release and Leg swings (with music)
Hip release and Leg swings (breakdown)
Grounding floor X-sequence (with music)
Grounding floor X-sequence (breakdown)

Gwinnett Dance Project
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am on Instagram

BlueBird Uncaged
Instagram live ballet classes

Proteus Fitness Dancer Health
Cross Training and Injury Prevention for Dancers
Classes include ballet, adult beginner fitness classes, HIIT, core/glute burnout. Nonmembers $5, free for Proteus Fitness clients
Classes streamed live via a private Facebook group
Sign up on their website.

Leah Boresow Dance

Online Musical Theatre Dance Class
Saturday, April 4 at 1pm
Facebook live www.facebook.com/leah.boresow
We could all use a little movement and connection these days. Make sure you tune in for “It’s time to dance” from the musical, The Prom.
Donations for this class will be greatly appreciated- please feel free to send in advance, during, or after!
Venmo: Leah-Boresow
PayPal: lboresow@gmail.com

4/6/20 One Hour Ballet at 11:30am EST
4/11/20 Latin Jazz at 1pm EST
4/13/20 One Hour Ballet at 11:30am EST
4/18/20 Salsa Shine at 1pm EST
4/20/20 One Hour Ballet at 11:30am EST
4/25/20 Open Tap at 1pm EST
4/27/20 One Hour Ballet at 11:30am EST

*Donations greatly appreciated. All classes on Facebook Live at facebook.com/leah.boresow

TADA- The Atlanta Dance Academy
Adult dance classes at various times throughout the week including Ballet Barre, Hip Hop, and Tap.
Please register at www.tadaatlanta.com/adult-schedule

Online Flamenco Classes with Ania La Candela
Tuesdays 6pm EST Sevillanas (open level)
Wednesdays 6pm EST Abanico Technique  (flamenco fan* technique and pieces of choreography; open level)

COST: $40/ month, four classes a month
-Classes will be given through Zoom
-Classes start on 4/7/2020
-Payment by PayPal or Venmo
-To register, please email ania@lacande.la with your full name, phone number and the class you would like to take.
*If you don’t have an abanico (fan) you can purchase one at Ania’s Etsy store FlamencoCouture

Online private classes: please email ania@lacande.la for more information and availability.

DANCEATL RESPONSE

Dear DanceATL Community, 
In the practice of keeping everyone safe from COVID-19, all DanceATL events will be postponed. This includes the following:

  • Our Tech Talk: Costuming for Dance workshop originally scheduled for March 22 will be offered at a later time.
  • Rehearsals for National Water Dance are put on hold and will be re-evaluated on a weekly basis. Updates on the April 18 performance will be released when more details become available. This may include digital performance options or cancellation.
  • Any meetings will be postponed or held via Zoom.

DanceATL is committed to doing its part to keep our community safe. Social distancing is recommended by the CDC to slow the spread of the disease. As more events are canceled, please refer to the event organizers about rescheduled dates, ticket refunds, and how you can support them during this time of uncertainty. If you are an event organizer, please let me know of any changes so I can accurately update our calendar.

If you have any particular ideas as to how DanceATL can be a resource for artists during this time, please email info@danceatl.org. If you are offering a resource, eg online dance classes, please let me know so I can share it with others.

Feel free to send any questions you may have at this time. Stay safe and we will get through this together.

Best,
Jacque Pritz
Operations Manager

RESOURCES

Urge Support for the Arts during the COVID-19 Outbreak
Current Ask:
“Request your members of Congress ensure Congress will include $4 billion—to be distributed though the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)—to help offset the losses of the nonprofit arts industry, and expand eligibility through additional federal programs to ensure artists, entrepreneurs, and small businesses in the creative economy can utilize business interruption relief.”

Support the Atlanta Artist Lost Gig fund
“This fund has been formed to meet the growing need of C4 Atlanta members who have lost income to gigs, projects, and events that have been canceled. Through your donation, artists who apply may receive grants between $1 – $500 to meet urgent needs. These small grants can help to provide a safety net for vulnerable artists dealing with the loss of income. The more money donated, the more broadly we will be able to distribute funding to our community.

C4 Atlanta (a 501(c)3 nonprofit) is administering and distributing these funds to affected artists. C4 Atlanta Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts business incubator. Your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.”

Pandemic Financial Resources and Information
This Google Doc lists government resources, utility and bill resources, food aid, specific industry funds, free media and entertainment.

Mediums Collective COVID-19 Database
“This database is here to support (local and non-local) Atlanta artists to help provide easy access to resources for creative, financial, mental health, & volunteer services during a time of social distancing and global pandemic. Please contact The Mediums Collective if there are any resources you’d like to see added on this list. Stay healthy and be well. ~The Mediums Collective.”

COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Communities
Organized by national resources and also by state

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
“Guidance as of 3/15/2020: CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. Read full recommendation.”

COVID-19 & Freelance Artist Resources
Join HowlRound Theatre Commons for a Livestreaming Panel: Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic tonight (March 16) at 8pm EST. This live stream is for “US-based freelance artists and cultural workers in all disciplines.”
Resources for Online Teaching
Resources for Temporary/ Remote Job Opportunities

Atlanta Artist Emergency Relief Volunteers Facebook group
“A group of Atlanta artists who have created a relief task force so that when the time comes, we will be ready to help our community weather this COVID-19 storm as best as we can. Visit our Gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/f/atlanta-artists-covid19-survival-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1
First steps: Purchasing of supplies for a frozen meal prep volunteering group that will create a meal train for those who are quarantined or financially in need due to being out of work, delivering nutritious food and supplies to the doorsteps of those artists who are in financial need. – Purchasing of necessary essentials for artists in financial need (pain medications, fever reducers, electrolytes, etc) IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF MEAL ASSISTANCE PLEASE USE THIS FORM SO WE CAN GET YOU THE HELP YOU NEED: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5PEuKHjkO1HtktIyiAsCRVVS9anGJIGGyHOMvT9WVHJITRQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0dSBNj70aAKXzV7YjhKBzQVpUi0dz-cMOBF4mgdCDbESw6ciD6PHhamio

Dance/USA Resources Related to the Coronavirus, article
Dance/USA article Coronavirus and Your Insurance Program, article

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty, article

OnTheBoards.tv Streaming FREE until April 30, 2020
“As On the Boards continues to determine how best to move forward with public performances, and is considering public health guidelines around COVID-19, we recognize, and truly believe, in the need for art in trying times. In spirit, we are offering free access to OntheBoards.tv to our local, national and global community. ❤️
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We invite you to sit back, snuggle up and head to OntheBoards.tv for unlimited free rentals through the end of April 2020 using the code ARTATHOME20 at checkout!”

Core Dance streams “if…a memoir” for free 12 noon EST Friday 3/20-Sunday 3/22

Engaging questions of human freedom alongside human limitations and its direct link to the current crisis on our planet, if… a memoir is a love song written for humanity. if… a memoir is an evening-length, physical theater/choreo-poem, revealing a performance literature that is bold, straightforward, expressive and timeless.  An immersive performance developed out of artistic questioning, if… a memoir is an exploration into the inseparable connection between our humanity, the earth and our future. Actively linked to the performance experience and ensuing dialogue, the artists engage with the local audience and community to create a collective act to address local issues and concerns. Over the performance life of if… a memoir, input and knowledge collected from audiences will be paid forward to future audiences and communities where if…a memoir will be performed.

Atlanta Dining at a Distance
List of Atlanta restaurants and delivery/takeout service

MOVEMENT RESOURCES

GAGA NYC Online Classes
“In the midst of our current situation, when millions around the world are isolated from each other, we offer time to move and connect as a community in the comfort of your own home or office.  We offer 3 Gaga classes daily, 7 days a week, open to anyone, from anywhere in the world.  Classes are donation based, give what you can, if you can.  Suggested donation is $5 per class. All donations go directly to the teachers. 

Classes are given on a simple online platform, Zoom.
Zoom is accessible from your phone, tablet or computer.
*Download the free app for easy access. 

Gaga is a movement language developed by Ohad Naharin.
Learn more about Gaga here:
www.Gagapeople.com

Class registration links- March16-22:
9AM-
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqdu6hqzwvcySE_fXyDzfAY_alQkb5CQ
2PM (Dancers)-
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/u5IldeCvpj8rjLVJ72Y-AE5Mr7tiqRE6Sw
6PM-
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vpIrdOmprT4vDgSp6AnJDAw8Nw5K8dXy0w

Please register to every class you would like to take.
~Suggested donation is $5 per class~
Just like in our in person classes, once class begins no entrance will be permitted. Make sure to leave enough time in advance to sign up, sign in and join the Zoom meeting.

Mark Kanemura hosting virtual dance parties on Instagram
Follow @mkik808 on Instagram

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Livestreaming Class on IG
March 17 and 19
11am-12noon

Kit Modus Livestream Contemporary Ballet Barre
Direct Message @kitmodus on IG for link to join

#ADigitalDance
” #ADigitalDance is a movement project encouraging creativity through digital platforms. As we respond to the limitations of our current time, we look to these restrictions as the bedrock of our creativity. Let’s make something together while we are apart and unite our community. The assignments will be created by and directed by a group of cultural leaders that I have partnered with a new weekly task every Monday.
Check out my stories now to learn about the project and start the first task. This will be a global dance project and we hope you participate! #adigitaldance

Social Distancing Festival
This is a site for celebrating artists and the work that has been cancelled/delayed/disrupted. So far, submissions have included clips from rehearsals, scenes done with cast-mates over webcam, recordings from previous workshops, design plans, and performers just doing the song they were really excited about singing into their webcam. It doesn’t need to be anything formal or polished!

Please go to the Submit section of the site to send something to be included!

This is a chance to celebrate the work that you didn’t get to share, and enjoy a sense of solidarity and community with fellow artists!!! Keep engaged! Keep creating! You aren’t alone! Stay in the loop by following on Twitter or Instagram

#KeepDancing Free Live Dance Classes
“At CLI Studios we’re committed to providing the best dance education experiences to dance studios, dance teachers, and dancers around the world. In the midst of the current climate, it’s more important than ever that the dance community works together to support one another and to help our dancers keep dancing. Starting on Monday, March 16 we’ll be live streaming an amazing set of dance classes from the CLI Studios faculty, free for everyone in the global dance community to join. If you’re a dance studio or school, share this link with your dancers and their families to make sure your students #KeepDancing!”

POSTPONED/ CANCELLED EVENTS AND CLASSES

Events:

TETHERING Performance and workshop canceled.
Dance Canvas “Introducing the Next Generation” rescheduled for June 19-20, 2020
Core Dance performance of Manifolds postponed.
Refuge Dance’s Connect Concert rescheduled for May 9, 2020
All Emory Dance events are canceled including Maria McNiece’s Honors Thesis concert, Friends of Dance Butoh Lecture, and Emory Dance Company concert.
Atlanta Ballet’s Giselle rescheduled for May 15-17, 2020
FEMMEfest postponed indefinitely.

Classes:

Room to Move Dance March classes canceled.
TADA closed until April 13
Fly On A Wall classes canceled 3/17-3/18 and assess on a weekly basis
Samantha Spriggs Open Classes on hold
Atlanta Dance Collective open class on 3/20 canceled
Xcel Studios closed until further notice.
Gianna Mercandetti’s OPEN|CLASS is canceled for the month of March.
Kit Modus classes canceled until further notice.

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