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Welcome to Term 2!
Now in our sixth week of Online Classes, our students are going strong! We are so pleased that we are in the position to be able to continue offering our complete timetable of ballet, contemporary, jazz, conditioning, character and improvisation classes - and it is very rewarding to see how focused and enthusiastic our young dancers are, setting goals and working on their placement, strength and flexibility in their home studios.
Over the weeks, we have welcomed many interstate and overseas students into our fold, from as far away as Florida. The strong support of our dance community, not only locally, but around the globe is remarkable. 
It has also been both exciting and inspiring for our students to have many of the ABDA Alumni join our full-time classes, while they are home in isolation. Following strict social distancing rules, we also welcomed individual studio visits (as our demonstrator) from our graduates Ruby Cross (Royal Ballet School), Joshua Price (San Francisco Ballet) and Nae Kojima (Joffrey Studio Company, Chicago).
Although our students are all at home, the spirit and kinship between them is unmistakable - even through a screen!
In regards to additional External students: You are still welcome to join our classes, however, this must be with the permission of your current dance teacher. Please contact live@abda.online for further details.
Photo: Joshua Price and Nae Kojima

Wed Apr 29th, 2020

Welcome to Term 2!

Now in our sixth week of Online Classes, our students are going strong! We are so pleased that we are in the position to be able to continue offering our complete timetable of ballet, contemporary, jazz, conditioning, character and improvisation classes - and it is very rewarding to see how focused and enthusiastic our young dancers are, setting goals and working on their placement, strength and flexibility in their home studios.

Over the weeks, we have welcomed many interstate and overseas students into our fold, from as far away as Florida. The strong support of our dance community, not only locally, but around the globe is remarkable.

It has also been both exciting and inspiring for our students to have many of the ABDA Alumni join our full-time classes, while they are home in isolation. Following strict social distancing rules, we also welcomed individual studio visits (as our demonstrator) from our graduates Ruby Cross (Royal Ballet School), Joshua Price (San Francisco Ballet) and Nae Kojima (Joffrey Studio Company, Chicago).

Although our students are all at home, the spirit and kinship between them is unmistakable - even through a screen!

In regards to additional External students: You are still welcome to join our classes, however, this must be with the permission of your current dance teacher. Please contact live@abda.online for further details.

Photo: Joshua Price and Nae Kojima
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Omg so grown up! I didn’t recognise Josh and Nae 😊

How loverly to see you Josh and Nae best wishes for your futures and thank you for giving us a peek into your world while you are back home..Looking forward to seeing Ruby too 👏👏👏

Love This!

So wonderful to see all the students online and so dedicated until they can all get back to the studio. x

The ABDA family wishes you all a very Happy Easter weekend! 
Over 80 of our own students and dancers from interstate and overseas have been joining our live online training sessions over the Easter break. It is great to see all the happy faces – doing what they love!
#keepdancing
#stayhome #staysafe #stayhealthy  @ Gold Coast, QueenslandImage attachmentImage attachment

Sun Apr 12th, 2020

The ABDA family wishes you all a very Happy Easter weekend!

Over 80 of our own students and dancers from interstate and overseas have been joining our live online training sessions over the Easter break. It is great to see all the happy faces – doing what they love!

#keepdancing

#stayhome #staysafe #stayhealthy @ Gold Coast, Queensland
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Happy Easter - will be so happy to see all your faces again 😄

Back at ya🐣🐇

Happy Easter 🐣

The New “Normal”…
Our first two weeks of online classes have been an exciting challenge for us all. All our students from Tiny Tots to Full-Timers have embraced it with a smile!
Thank you to our incredible dancers for your hard work and enthusiasm, and a big shout-out to the parents for creating such amazing dance spaces at home.
We love seeing all the happy faces each day!
Our classes continue throughout the Easter holidays, because Dancers Never Stop.
#keepdancing

Mon Apr 6th, 2020

The New “Normal”…

Our first two weeks of online classes have been an exciting challenge for us all. All our students from Tiny Tots to Full-Timers have embraced it with a smile!

Thank you to our incredible dancers for your hard work and enthusiasm, and a big shout-out to the parents for creating such amazing dance spaces at home.

We love seeing all the happy faces each day!

Our classes continue throughout the Easter holidays, because Dancers Never Stop.

#keepdancing
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Well done everyone you all look amazing.I miss seeing you all but we will all be together again in the near future .In the meantime keep up the good work for Miss Amanda and her teachers.Love Miss Lee xxx😍😀

Arent they cute? 
Here are a few impressions from our Primary and Prep. Level 1 students taking part in our live online classes.Image attachment

Wed Mar 25th, 2020

Aren't they cute?
Here are a few impressions from our Primary and Prep. Level 1 students taking part in our live online classes.
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The ironing board is the best! That’s what we’re travelling with. 😂

Very cute and some ingenious ballet barres I see !

What a bunch of cuties well done xx😀👏

This is adorable 😍 well done miss Amanda

#KeepDancing 
Because Dancers Dont Stop!
All our classes are now streamed live online. ABDA students find the links to all available sessions in our members area.
For interested students of other schools, who are currently not able to train, contact us by email live@abda.online . Before contacting us, please talk to your dance teacher first and ask for their approval.
#stayhome #stayhealthy

Tue Mar 24th, 2020

#KeepDancing
Because Dancers Don't Stop!

All our classes are now streamed live online. ABDA students find the links to all available sessions in our members' area.

For interested students of other schools, who are currently not able to train, contact us by email live@abda.online . Before contacting us, please talk to your dance teacher first and ask for their approval.

#stayhome #stayhealthy
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Mon Mar 23rd, 2020

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Looks fantastic!!! Thank you for doing this for all the students 😘

Great idea!

So cool!!!! 🌸🌸🌸

Well done! Lucky students!

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NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!
Even though schools remain open in Australia, at least for now, weve decided to halt all our studio group classes. Nothing is more important to us than the wellbeing of our students and their families. Applying Social Distancing and the required personal distance is difficult to maintain in a dance class. We have therefore decided to stop all in-studio group classes, effective immediately.
However, this will not stop us, dancers dont quit, and we are ready! We start with LIVE ONLINE CLASSES FROM TOMORROW, MONDAY 23rd of March!
Later today, all our students and their families will receive detailed information and an updated timetable by email.
Stay safe and keep dancing!
#stayathome #dancersneverstop #onlineclasses

Sun Mar 22nd, 2020

NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!
Even though schools remain open in Australia, at least for now, we've decided to halt all our studio group classes. Nothing is more important to us than the wellbeing of our students and their families. Applying Social Distancing and the required personal distance is difficult to maintain in a dance class. We have therefore decided to stop all in-studio group classes, effective immediately.

However, this will not stop us, dancers don't quit, and we are ready! We start with LIVE ONLINE CLASSES FROM TOMORROW, MONDAY 23rd of March!

Later today, all our students and their families will receive detailed information and an updated timetable by email.

Stay safe and keep dancing!

#stayathome #dancersneverstop #onlineclasses
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Okay thanks... please give instructions on how to download the program, when I tried it kept asking for user name / password etc.

Best wishes to everyone and students enjoy this new challenge.x

Ria Wurtele we should join

STUDENTS JOIN ONLINE CLASSES
Today, we started streaming some of our studio classes live and it was great to see students join in from their homes or gardens, from the Gold Coast and as far away as the Netherlands.
#dancersneverstop #stayathome #keepthespiritalive

Sat Mar 21st, 2020

STUDENTS JOIN ONLINE CLASSES
Today, we started streaming some of our studio classes live and it was great to see students join in from their homes or gardens, from the Gold Coast and as far away as the Netherlands.

#dancersneverstop #stayathome #KeepTheSpiritAlive
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LIVE STREAMING STARTING TOMORROW!
Now that we have our online video platform ready, we will start with streaming the first classes tomorrow, Saturday. This will allow some of our students to join our classes who are still overseas or are otherwise not able to attend.
We are following the development daily, and well decide tomorrow if classes should continue on Monday as normal (in studio), or if we switch to online classes.
Image: Some of our full-time students getting familiar with our video streaming platform.

Thu Mar 19th, 2020

LIVE STREAMING STARTING TOMORROW!

Now that we have our online video platform ready, we will start with streaming the first classes tomorrow, Saturday. This will allow some of our students to join our classes who are still overseas or are otherwise not able to attend.

We are following the development daily, and we'll decide tomorrow if classes should continue on Monday "as normal" (in studio), or if we switch to online classes.

Image: Some of our full-time students getting familiar with our video streaming platform.
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The classes are for our students only at this stage. Each student needs to log on to the ABDA website and connect through the link there. There are so many added issues to consider like music licensing rights, privacy etc if we make the livestream public..

So normal class tomorrow for everyone else?

Megan Totman Lisa Ashkar

Bethany Whittorn

Dear friends & family…
as the coronavirus (COVID-19) is taking hold in Australia, the Australian Government has advised that non-essential gatherings should be limited to 500 people. We are doing what we can to keep our studios as virus-free as possible, offering hand sanitizer to all students and disinfecting ballet barres, doorknobs, bathrooms and kitchens daily.
As long as schools remain open, so does our studio. But - what happens when schools indeed close and students and their families are required to isolate? 
WE ARE READY FOR SUCH A MOMENT! 
To maintain a certain level of normalcy, to stay positive, happy & fit in such a situation, we have put resources in place to continue classes online!
While designed for our students, we are considering to open our virtual doors to other young dancers as well.
We will share more information soon.

Mon Mar 16th, 2020

Dear friends & family…
as the coronavirus (COVID-19) is taking hold in Australia, the Australian Government has advised that non-essential gatherings should be limited to 500 people. We are doing what we can to keep our studios as virus-free as possible, offering hand sanitizer to all students and disinfecting ballet barres, doorknobs, bathrooms and kitchens daily.

As long as schools remain open, so does our studio. But - what happens when schools indeed close and students and their families are required to isolate?

WE ARE READY FOR SUCH A MOMENT!

To maintain a certain level of normalcy, to stay positive, happy & fit in such a situation, we have put resources in place to continue classes online!

While designed for our students, we are considering to open our virtual doors to other young dancers as well.

We will share more information soon.
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