The REMIND app:
Effective 2-way communication is the currency of the 21st century. Get on the studio "Remind" app. On your phone, call “81010” and enter the studio code “@balletwmrh”
QUESTIONS?
If anyone has any questions about anything concerning re-opening, scheduling, or ANYTHING else concerning the HSDA, contact Mr. Hirschl directly.
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DO NOT contact the staff, as that's the way you'll get inaccurate information. The teachers have been hired to do a professional job of teaching, not to provide you with logistics.
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Use the HSDA "Remind" app, or e-mail:  info@hirschlballet.com

In-Person Private Lessons

The health and welfare of our students take precedence, as they have since 1972. Common-sense runs a close 2nd. When taking private lessons, they will be safer in our studio than in a department store, mall, supermarket or restaurant. For info, contact me. Here is a video about it:

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Online classes at the Hirschl School are unique: Mr. Hirschl is not at the studio, demonstrating steps on the dance floor, and having students play “follow the leader”. He is at home, sitting in front of the screen, watching the whole class the whole time. He is correcting, taking questions and giving answers. Classes are interactive & progressive, and students are learning and improving.

 Significant modifications have been made to the online classes to make sure they are safe. Examples: Less jumps & jarring movements, and more emphasis on technique, body alignment & curriculum. Classes are modified to work well in a 6x6 foot space.

 See for yourself: The first 2 classes are FREE to anyone who hasn’t taken an online class with Mr. H. No charge, no obligation. We just want to show you there really is a difference.

E-mail sent out 2-25-21    To all HSDA Families-
I just had a long talk with Angela Dalton of the Anaheim City Code Enforcement Department.
The regulations for dance schools in the purple tier call for outdoor classes only, and as such are not allowed to be teaching inside the facility. This is all of Orange County, not just Anaheim.
California does not have state police to enforce it, unfortunately. The city will issue citations if they receive official complaints. It's up to each individual business to make their own decision. That means it all depends on each individual studio owners values and ethics to be open or not.
I'm hearing lots of studios are fully open, and have been some time. I will make my own decisions on when the school re-opens. I will not file a complaint to the city about them- I'll let them keep company with their conscience.
From what I'm hearing and reading, the county could easily move into the red tier in the next week or so. When that happens, I will adjust my classes according to the "HSDA Tier" system (on the website). It will take a week to set up the hybrid schedule.
Perhaps these other studios just have families that put a bit less importance on their kids safety, maybe it's the studio owners. That's not within my sphere of influence, so I'll focus my energies on what's inside that sphere: You, and your school. BTW: Just over 50% of you will be waiting longer, which explains the transition on the HSDA Tier sheet.
For the private lessons, I use common sense. Watch the video clip: https://youtu.be/3qqOsfRGUJY
The safety of every person entering the school is my first concern. Physical safety in classes for the last 4 decades, plus COVID safety right now.
Yes, I'm sure all studios have been hard hit financially- the HSDA is definitely on that list. Those of you that know me also know that I've never done this for the almighty dollar, and I'm not about to start now. The "studio" is an address, with mirrors, barres and (nice) dance floors. The "school" is people: You.
I'd like to hear from all of you about this. Your opinions are appreciated and needed to help me make the best decisions.
Thanks for reading- Be patient, and be safe, Mr. H

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