Celebrating 18 Years in the Peoria and Washington Area!
Water Street Dance Company began in downtown Peoria, IL on Water Street. After 8 years of success on Water Street, we relocated to Washington, IL. Although the studio is now called “Just Dance,” our Competitive performers still use the team name “Water Street Dance Company” to honor our 18 years of competition achievement.
Due to the Tier 3 Mitigation Requirements to combat the surge of Covid-19 and us falling under an organized group/recreational activities/indoor activity facility we will be pausing classes at the studio. We also feel due to the upcoming Holidays there will be family gatherings that could cause the surge even more. So for the safety of our dancers and staff beginning Friday November 20th the studio will remain closed until January 4, 2021.
In the meantime we are doing Zoom classes on the same day/time as your in studio classes but ending 5 minutes early. You can find the login and password in your account under your class description. We will also attach a list of zoom codes along with a list of zoom protocols (competitive dancers will receive theirs in another email to follow). The teachers will be taking attendance as this is in place of going to the studio.
Once we return we will be ordering costumes and starting our dances for our Spring Dance Show (planning a social distancing event). We definitely understand this is not the ideal situation but this is the best option for this worldwide epidemic. We hope you can stand along side the studio and our staff by helping overcome this virus.
As stated in our waiver/website information by going to zoom there will be no credits or refunds. However, since we will need to completely pause “Flips & Tricks” until we resume to the studio we can give recreational students a credit to their account for half that tuition. But we decided not to order costumes or have F&T do a routine in the show.
Attached is the zoom protocols and zoom ids/passwords.
WSDC COVID Guidelines
-Any dancer with symptoms (fever, chills, cough, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell) or a positive COVID-19 test result (dancer or anyone in their household) cannot participate in class.
-Mask must be worn at all times by EVERYONE inside the studio.
-Class size is limited according to studio rooms and we will maintain a 6ft distance from one another while dancing. Tape markers are placed on the Marley floor to help.
-All dancers MUST have with them their own personal hand sanitizer and are encouraged to use frequently.
-All dancers shall bring their own water bottles. Water bottles, clothes, shoes, etc. must not be shared and kept in their dance bag.
-Ballet barres, flexibility bands, and tumbling/yoga mats will be wiped down and cleaned after each class.
-High touchpoints and bathrooms will be sanitized every evening.
-Instructors and dancers can choose to wear a mask during class, but it is not required.
-Periodically we will be taking external no-touch temperatures.
-ONLY dancers are allowed in the studios/lobby areas.
-Only one guardian of Preschool/Kinder Combo & Level 1 dancers is allowed to enter the studio to drop off and pick up. These parents are not allowed to stay at the studio.
-If a positive COVID case occurs (teacher or dancer) we will handle case by case with potentially having the studio shut down for a safe amount of time. If so, the Zoom schedule goes into effect immediately. So please take note of the Zoom meeting ID/passwords, they will be listed in your class notes and emailed at that time.
-If any changes of COVID Phases, forcing the studio to shut down, the Zoom schedule goes into effect immediately.
-COVID Zoom Schedule-identical to studio schedule (Rec & Comp) but all classes shortened by 5mins.
NO REFUNDS/CREDITS (due to us continuing with classes, paying instructors to do so, and uncontrollable situations causing us to shut down). Please download and read our COVID disclaimer/waiver below.
COVID Guidelines Waiver
What makes Just Dance Home of Water Street Dance Company the preferred dance studio in the Peoria & Washington Area?
- Dance Experience That Promotes Excellence
Our Director and Owner, Gina Kennedy, has been performing, teaching classes, and choreographing dances for over 20 years throughout Central Illinois. She is the recipient of various choreography awards for her work in competitive dance. Gina, along with other teachers, offers classes in tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and pre-school combo.
- Dance Classes Every Child Will Enjoy
Just Dance Home of Water Street Dance Company offers a variety of classes for ages 3 to 18, which are designed to teach specific dance styles and develop those techniques. You’re welcome to join us for both our Fall/Spring season and Summer.
- Competitive Team Dancing
We also offer the opportunity to audition for our competitive team, Water Street Dance Company, in which dancers are able to further their dance skills during highly specialized dance rehearsals and technique classes. Our competitive team consists of two distinctions: Apprentice and Junior Varsity/Senior Competitive. The Senior Competitive level dancers are our most advanced dancers, and many of them have been with us since pre-school!
- A Chance to Show Off Your Dance Skills!
In June every dancer performs what they learned throughout the year at our heart-pumping Annual Dance Show! We try to keep our show under 2.5 hrs.