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Desert Journey School of Dance offers a wide variety of belly dancing classes to teach you all about belly dancing movement, the different styles, and the history of Middle Eastern and fusion belly dance.
Belly Dance classes in the Salt Lake City area
Desert Journey School of Dance
COVID-19 Coronavirus Update
May 4, 2020
(Continues while SLC is “Orange”)
I hope you are all doing well during this Stay Home, Stay Safe initiative. We miss you all and are excited to hear about the Governor and County Mayor’s decision to transition from a “Red” High Risk status to an “Orange” Moderate Risk status. This does not mean that we will be going back to “normal” however Desert Journey will start the transition as well with a “soft open” beginning Monday, May 4th. During this soft open, teachers will be working with their individual classes to determine what is best for them and their students. This may mean that some teachers will only have classes online for part or all of May, and some teachers may limit the number of attendees that come to the studio while continuing to hold the online class. I have updated what the teachers and I have discussed but work with your teachers on how your class will be managed. 🙂
Because we want to limit the spread of Covid-19, Desert Journey is taking strict precautions to keep students and teachers safe if choosing to come to the studio. All students and teachers who come to the studio will be required to:
- Wear a mask at all times when in the studio. If you do not have a mask, we will have one for you to borrow, or we have a some that you can purchase. There are free masks available through https://coronavirus.
utah.gov/mask/however I have heard those are 3-4 weeks out.
- Have their temperature checked upon arrival. Currently we have an ear thermometer with disposable covers. Teachers will temperature check students as they arrive.
- Use hand sanitizer, Purell or Clorox hand wipes, or wash their hands upon arrival.
- Remain a minimum of 6′ apart while in the studio, including the seating areas.
The studio will be limited to 6 dancers on the dance floor. Two others may be sitting in the front seating area and one in the back seating area. Teachers will continue to disinfect the high touch areas before every class. We know this is an unusual and unprecedented time and we will do our best to keep you and other safe! Hopefully the restrictions will ease we can get to level “Yellow”!
Remember that thoughts and words become our reality. Some positive ways to view this Coronavirus situation:
- Instead of, “I have to stay home,” think, “I’m staying home to save lives.”
- Instead of, “I don’t have the freedom to do some of the things I want to do,” think, “I am thankful for everything I can do.”
- Instead of, “I’m out of routine and everything has changed,” think, “Here’s my chance to find a new way to challenge myself.”
With a strong foundation, you can dance for a lifetime. Desert Journey School of Dance was established in 1999 with a desire to build confidence in each dancer, while creating a sense of family and community through belly dance.
WHY BELLY DANCE?
Belly dance builds not only the physical abilities to dance, it also grows confidence, self-love, and increased self-esteem, while encouraging each
of us to have love and gratitude for the body we live in and dance.
Desert Journey is a dance family! We encourage each other to press forward and grow in ways we didn’t think were possible. Here you will find friends and acceptance on your own personal journey.
I have joined this amazing school almost a year ago! It has been a pleasant journey. I used to be a part of academy of performing arts, unfortunately is no longer an academy. I have been out of belly dancing for 7 years! And I found this school through a friend. Everyone is so friendly, I feel confident to ask questions. I also love that I can be on stage again! Thank you for having such a positive role in my life! I can’t wait to make more memories! The best part is we always have get together with everyone at Desert Journey, we have become family.
Great place, great people!
Everyone is so accepting no matter who you are or your background. I have so many memories with everyone at the school. If you think you can’t dance. I am the biggest tomboy ever and if I can do it you can do it.