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Auto window stickers are on the bulletin board at the studio.

Not to worry about peeling them off again: They are vinyl, not paper, and easy to remove.

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The Hirschl School Mission Statement

(It's what we stand by and live by at HSDA)

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”
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If anyone has any questions about anything concerning re-opening, scheduling, or ANYTHING else concerning the HSDA, contact Mr. Hirschl directly.
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.
Use the HSDA "Remind" app, or e-mail:

Reasons to choose the Hirschl School of Dance Arts: What makes us UNIQUE.

When we reopen, the HSDA has dance floor space for rent for lessons, meetings and a wide variety of dance and non-dance oriented uses. Contact Mr. Hirschl for details.

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Full Class Schedule (In-school & Online)
Oct 26th to Oct 31st.
It’s called "Barre-Barre"
Adult Body Conditioning and Stress Reduction
Tuesdays and Thurdays (online) at 8:00pm.
    It's for teens and adults with no dance experience, and for dancers who want a clean basic workout. I’ve distilled a real ballet class, and left the base exercises. NO combinations, nothing technical, nothing complicated. Just the basics of the exercises performed in a ballet class.
    The biggest issue with a true ballet class as a workout is that first the steps must be properly learned before getting any true value. That could take a year or more– just to get the basics. The "Barre-Barre" body conditioning will circumvent this! There’s no learning time, more workout time right away. No prior ballet experience needed. No need to have the “ballerina” body. The Barre-Barre method will quickly help you towards achieving a body sculpting workout at your own pace.
    It will also help students of regular ballet classes: It focuses on the foundations, and will help with flexibility, stamina, balance & coordination, body posture and correct alignment, endurance and strength for the regular ballet class.
    Wear something you can exercise in. Shoes: ballet shoes, jazz shoes, or barefoot! Check the online schedule for class times/days.
    It will definitely help with getting you to feel better: about yourself, and the world you live in. It reduces stress and anxiety, and will put your mind and soul in a better place, so you can enjoy life a bit more.
    There are other methods already out there with this basic concept. This is NOT a copy. With my 48 years teaching experience (and learning the whole time!) in classical ballet, I have codified & developed my own fun, effective, easy and unique method.
    At the moment, these classes are online only. Work out in safety & convenience. You’ll only need a 6 foot by 6 foot area. Invite a friend or relative to join you online! Gratitude- Mr. H
Classes are 30 minutes long. Cost: $12 for two classes. You purchase them in “2-packs”. You can pay online.

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“Online” and “Virtual”

There's nothing "virtual" about HSDA classes. Students are watched individually & are corrected;  they can ask questions and get answers. There is real-time interaction. It’s just like being at the studio, albeit online. At the Hirschl School they are real classes.

Virtual implies something more like what my daughter does when she puts on her Occulus VR headset: “not real”. For that kind of scene, there are plenty of YouTube dance class clips to entertain you. Yes, I hear that many dance studios just do a “follow-the-leader” kind of online thing, and don’t pay attention to or correct the students. If it works for them, that’s fine.

Masks, temperature checks, cleaning, distancing and reduced group size. For the safety of our Patrons, we also make use of a high-output UVC light to disinfect the facility. It’s the same kind of instrument that hospitals use to clean their operating rooms.

from Mr. H

A Real Class, a Real Teacher, a Real Student

I’m sure you’ve taught your children well. They should respect their teachers, and listen & pay attention when they’re in class & at school. So it shouldn’t matter if the teacher is in the same room, or on a screen device. There’s still a direct dialog and relationship between teacher and student.

Especially due to recent developments in the world, it must be made absolutely clear that the relationship is still valid, in-person or online. A class– no matter what kind– is just as real either way. Knowing and abiding by this is an important and valuable asset nowadays.

To help this concept become clear and understood, it’s up to the parents to back it up. Having a student walk off screen and ignoring the teacher is quite a lose-lose situation. Having a student be clear on the subject and abide by it becomes a win-win and creates a positive learning environment.

from Mr. H

Ms. Debra classes: This was emailed to all active HSDA Patrons Monday, Sept. 28th, 10:00 AM: There are some in-school classes that are closed for the month of October (resuming in November):
Tuesday 4PM Hip-Hop/Jazz,
Wednesday 4PM Musical Theater,
Friday 4PM Hip-Hop/Jazz,
Saturday 9AM Lyrical Jazz

Moms and Dads: Definitely worth a read. It directly concerns you children and their future.

Orange County Health Agency Article October 15th 2020.
Studio CALENDAR Oct, Nov, Dec 2020
(as of Oct. 15th)