As we move into another season of dance, we are surrounded by constant reminders of how different this year will be. These differences in our dance season are all designed to keep your dancers and their families, as well as our faculty and staff, safe while keeping dance in all of our lives. In the past months, DSOB has been in consultation with leading physicians and experienced dance medicine professionals. We have also studied articles and we are keeping abreast of the constantly changing CDC guidance. The dance day is designed for safety, and we are excited about the steps we have implemented!
In keeping with our statement of renewed commitment to the support and solidarity with the Black community, we as an organization have created an ever-growing catalog of active steps to be taken in order to better the experience of current and future students in our school. We recognize the history of institutional racism within our country and the dance industry, and strongly renounce those as a part of the culture of our school and art form. We wish to support and nurture Black members of the community that take part in our school in any way, as well as the Decatur Community at large.