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A message from the Artistic Director
My Dear MDT Community, Donors, and Friends of Marin Dance Theatre

With the world we know suddenly being turned upside-down, we are all trying to make the right decisions to be safe, to support those around us, and to play our part in this fight against this horrible virus. I want you to know that each one of you are continually on my mind and in my heart. I feel such a deep responsibility to see that when this dark time passes, Marin Dance Theatre and the beautiful world we share together, will be here for you.

Thank you so much for your interest in wanting to support us. This is a crazy time, yet I know together, we will weather this storm. I thank you for your prayers and please know you have mine each day as well. Stay safe and I look forward to the day we open our doors again, music is filling the air and we are dancing!!!


Margaret Swarthout

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MDT School Closure Update - April 2, 2020
Dear Families of Marin Dance Theatre,

First of all and above everything else, we hope that you, our MDT family, is safe, healthy and taking special care of your loved ones both near and far. We are so aware of how upside-down this time is in our world and what it has meant to your precious children and to your families. The abrupt changes and cancellations of much of "their" world is a profound loss to them. Responding and providing some sort of normalcy for them is a strong desire for us here at MDT. We want to be both transparent and intentional as we journey this unknown together. We have several updates that we wanted to make you aware of. We know that things could change again over the next weeks, but at this moment in time, MDT would like to communicate to you our status on 4th quarter, our "planned" reopening dates, and an update on our Springfest Performance.

1. We are choosing to remain diligent and very hopeful about the decisions to open our doors, despite the news on 4/1 that there's a strong possibility academic schools will remain closed through the end of the regular school year. We are aware the 'shelter in place' order extends through May 1, but we also understand that things are fluid. We are continuing to stay in line with the county-wide mandates, and will remain closed until May 3. Monday, May 4, 2020, we are hopeful to begin our newly revised 4th quarter of classes. We want to be able to offer you and your children as full of a training session as possible, so the quarter will be extended through June 20, 2020. We have begun some trial Zoom classes already and will be adding additional levels going forward. The Zoom classes are in addition to the "At Home Workouts" your dancers have been accessing on our website. In the meantime, we are choosing to hold on to the hope and the goal to reopen the week of May 4, 2020.

2. We will invoice for the 4th quarter on April 20th, with a tuition due date of April 27th. Our tuition amounts will remain the same for the 4th quarter. If you have specific financial circumstances that you feel the need to discuss, please reach out to Erica Allen (erica@mdt.org). We understand there are many varying factors that families are facing, but please know we are committed to doing our best in working with you. I have been in communication with our faculty and they all remain committed to finishing the year with your children. With that said, we may find it necessary to cut back the amount of classes offered based on the number of students enrolled for this extended quarter. If certain classes are cancelled, we would pro-rate tuition as needed.

3. Our final announcement is that we were able to secure a new date in June for our Springfest performance which was originally scheduled for April 4, 2020. Our new date is Friday, June 5, 2020 at the Cowell Theater at 6:30pm (one performance only). An email with all the new details will be sent to the participating families soon.

4. We will be in communication with everyone about new standards for social distancing, dressing rooms, cleanliness, lobby rules, etc. Once we're ready to move forward into quarter 4, there will be more information shared with families.

Lastly, I just want to say that we are all eagerly waiting for the day when our doors at MDT are wide open and dancers of all ages are back in class. To be able to share the joy, smiles and all that sparkles within them will be a welcome moment for us all.

I humbly thank you for your continued support, and I am grateful you are part of the MDT family.

Most Sincerely,

Lynn Cox and the entire staff at MDT


Springfest 2020!


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