The teachers and studios need your help.
Many small businesses are suffering during the COVID-19 crisis. Perhaps none are impacted more than the ballroom and Latin dance studios we love. Because their craft relies on human contact, they were the first to close, and will likely be among the last to reopen.
LOSS OF LIVELIHOOD
These studios are frequently humble operations, run by real people, not corporations. Simply put, they can't withstand this crisis without our help. The instructors who work there are artists. Many have families. All have bills to pay, and little or no income, while their place of work is shuttered closed. This was their livelihood until the Coronavirus changed everything.
IMPACT ON THE ARTS AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
The patrons are members of our communities who have a love of dance. It may seem frivolous to some, in times like these, to worry about something non-essential. That is, until you consider the unfortunate loss to our community if even one studio closed. A world without creative passion is an empty one indeed.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Please consider donating just the cost of one private lesson or group class you'd be taking this month. If that is too much, any amount will do. The money will be given to those studios so sorely in need, with the stipulation that they must help not only the studio itself, but also their struggling staff.
Thank you for considering giving what you can to this worthy cause. While this continues, please be well.