Last evening, the Governor of NC made the formal recommendation that all organizers cancel all gatherings of 100 people or more. Based on this recommendation, the increase in local cases of Covid-19, the earlier cancellations of major sporting events, entertainment events, school events, college classes, and the cancellation of classes in the Orange and Durham county schools, the Board of Directors of CDF made the decision to postpone the Spring Extravaganza and ticket sales will stop effective immediately.
This was an incredibly hard decision that will affect each of us in the same way it affects each of you. We know how hard each dancer has worked and we know how disappointing this decision will be for them. Most of us have children in the company and will be sharing the disappointment with them. Please help us by explaining to your dancers that we are making this decision to help keep our community as healthy as possible. This pandemic has many unknowns and we have to take it very seriously.
We will be working on alternatives for the Spring show. We don't yet know if we will be able to find a full venue, but we will do the best we can with the time we have left in this season, hoping, of course, that the pandemic does not persist beyond the end of this season. Please be patient with us as we try to figure this out. Once we have a date and a place we will let you know.
In the meantime, rehearsals will continue as scheduled as these are small groups of young healthy children. If this policy changes, we will let you know. Please remind the dancers to wash their hands frequently or use hand sanitizer frequently, and not to share cups, straws, utensils, or make-up. Again, no one should be in the studio with a fever or flu like symptoms (this includes dancers, friends, siblings, instructors and parents).
REMEMBER, if you need to miss a rehearsal, you must contact the scheduler to let her know PRIOR to the rehearsal.
Again, we are all deeply sorry that we had to make this decision, but it was made from our hearts to protect you and our whole community.
Feel free to reach out to any of us on the Board if you have questions or concerns.