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Fall 2021 Dance Classes Begin!
There are 2 Full Dance Classes being held, the first from 5:40-6:40 pm and the second from 7:00-8:00 pm. (The last 2 class session times were combined into the single 7 pm class.)
Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29
Nov. 5, 12, 19
Dec. 3, 10
Safety Protocols to Minimize COVID-19 Risk
We will cancel Dance Classes if the Acton-Boxborough schools cancel inside extracurricular activities. Parents who have heard of a cancellation of AB’s inside extracurricular activities and do not see that we cancelled the 2021 Dance Class, please e-mail us at email@example.com. If you need to cancel, full refunds will be given if cancellation is before the 1st night of classes, September 24th.
We have 4 Honeywell HEPA air purifiers which exceed ventilation guidelines and which will be used throughout the evening. Hand sanitizers will be available on both floors of the building.
The class size maximums are 25% lower than in prior years. To keep students at a distance, some will be dancing while some sit in chairs 2 feet apart. Students will be switching partners relatively often so they are not spending a lot of time with any one student.
Students and chaperones will be separated from other classes. Entry is on the left-side and exit is on the right-side of the building and classes are 20 minutes apart (expanded from prior years timing).
ALL persons (youth and adults) will be required to wear MASKS while in the building, before entering the building and around the doorways. Proper mask usage will be monitored by the Chaperones and the hostesses. Anyone that must be reminded more than 2 times will be asked to leave the building and its doorways. Parents will be called to pick up their children if they are not complying.
The only adults allowed in the building and around the doorways are vaccinated adults. The adults in the building will be the Dance Instructor, the Chaperones (parents or guardians of students in the Dance Class) and Dance Class Hostesses from vaccinated members of the Acton Woman’s Club.
No eating will be allowed in the building or around the doorways. The water fountain upstairs can ONLY be used for filling individual water bottles. Everyone may bring their own individual drink container but must separate at distance from all others prior to lifting the bottom of their mask for a straw or to drink from their container.
Children and adults must be tested for COVID-19 if exposed. Parents must notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org if their children have a positive COVID-19 test, or a parent has tested positive to COVID-19 within 1 week of their being a Chaperone to the Dance Class.
We will notify parents of children in the Dance Class where someone has tested positive. The next week’s class will be cancelled for that Dance Class. Parents of children in a Dance Class held after (later) than the one where the tested-positive individual participated will also be notified. We will also notify the schools represented from the students in the class where the COVID-19 positive student attended. The dance instructor will have a negative COVID test prior to teaching the next dance class date.
All contacts to parents will be by e-mail. Please e-mail us if we need to update your e-mail address.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR E-MAIL AND SPAM AT LEAST WEEKLY for mail coming from AWCactondanceclass@gmail.com. We have had a small percentage, but significant numbers of parents, that did not see their Class Assignment Letter sent out June 14th because that document had gone to their SPAM folder.
The Acton Woman’s Club Dance Class Committee
Fall Youth Dance Classes Hosted by the Acton Woman’s Club
As a non-profit, charitable social club in the Historic Center of Acton, the Acton Woman’s Club has sponsored the Dance Class for 70 years as a community enrichment service for thousands of local youths, grades 5 through 8, (some years up to 10th), providing an exciting Friday evening full of fun and dancing. In the large upstairs hall of our historic building, students learn a variety of dance styles including the Fox Trot, Tango, Waltz, Swing, and the Cha-Cha during nine weekly classes.
Social skills, developed and practiced as the young people are having fun dancing, include the importance of being courteous, eye contact, posture, self-conﬁdence, making a good first impression, and other etiquette tips.
The Dance Classes generate funds that promote the AWC’s philanthropic activities — including ABRHS senior scholarships and donations to local charities while also helping to maintain its historic building.
We extend a hearty welcome to students throughout the Metro West area, newcomers as well as returning students. Students may come from anywhere, though, given the word-of-mouth reputation of this popular series, most attendees come from the AB school system. This course is also great preparation for High School Socials; your children will feel greater confidence in their dance abilities , and be ready for any party!
A Fond Farewell …
For the past 8 years our dance instructor has been Doug Trudeau, who began before that by instructing alongside his uncle. Many of our recent students first learned to dance with Mr. Trudeau. Doug has retired this year from teaching our classes, and we wish him all the best. He was a wonderful teacher who kept the upstairs hall lively and full of happy energy.
…and a Warm Welcome!
We now enthusiastically welcome our new instructor, professional dance coach, Sergiy Georgiyev who, with his family, has recently moved to Acton.
Sergiy has had a long and significant career as a competitor, representing different countries with honor, distinction and success. He managed to claim several championships including Ukrainian National Champion and Central European Vice Champion in Ballroom dancing. He has been teaching ballroom dance classes in Europe and the US for 21 years. In the last 8 years, in the Boston Area, he has taught competitive dance to all ages, including children.
He is enthusiastic about working with our Acton students, teaching dance in a relaxed and fun social setting.
Sergiy also works with the MIT Ballroom club and Harvard DanceSports team. He holds a Master’s degree in Pedagogical education in Olympic Sports and Ballroom Choreography and Grand Master of Dance.
Updated Dance Class Dates
- Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29
- Nov. 5, 12, 19
- Dec. 3, 10.
8:20-9:20 pm…openings for all, grades 5-8, all levels of experience
$155.00 for the series of classes
2021 Registration and Payment Began Tuesday, June 1st.
If you have already registered but need to make a payment via PayPal, CLICK HERE
Admittance to classes will be first come, first served. Understand that the class size may have to be somewhat smaller than prior classes. The time and date of your registration is time-stamped once you submit your form.
You may pay by PayPal (or credit card via Paypal Guest Checkout) or mail us a check. If paying by check, mail to the ACTON WOMAN’S CLUB DANCE CLASS, P.O. Box 2253, Acton, MA 01720, within a week of completing the online form to secure your registration.
Your child’s class will be confirmed by email by June 20, 2021 for registrations made by June 18th. Registrations made after that date will be confirmed (or replied as wait-listed) by e-mail within 3 weeks of registration.
If you have questions please contact us at email@example.com