Updated on March 31st, 2020

SaskExpress is continuing to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and the recommendations of the Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Health Authority. 

Based on the restrictions put in place by the Government of Saskatchewan of no more than 10 people being allowed to gather in one place and the inability to deliver classes while maintaining a two-metre separation, SaskExpress will continue with its temporary studio closures for April 2020. 

SaskExpress understands the desire to keep connected during these troubling times and we are, therefore, continuing to explore the options of online classes and at-home programming. 

The Stars of Tomorrow Dance Competition will be postponed from its original April dates. We are looking to secure dates at the end of June and will keep you updated as we know more. 

We are also in communications with organizers of other dance competitions and events we are entered in and will update you if and when there are any changes. 

 

All updates and communications will be posted to the SaskExpress website and sent via email to the family contacts we have on file.


Sincerely,

Danny Balkwill

C.E.O / Artistic Director

 


Updated on March 16th, 2020

Following the recommendations of the Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Health Authority surrounding preventative measures regarding COVID-19, SaskExpress has decided to suspend operations and close our locations effective immediately. This suspension of operations is purely preventative. There have been no cases of COVID -19 reported or confirmed at SaskExpress.

SaskExpress will remain closed until March 31st, 2020 at which time the organization will re-evaluate and update all families affected by this closure.

SaskExpress will refund fees for March on a pro-rated basis, and will not collect any fees for April until we have confirmed operations will proceed. 

Any outstanding fees still owing prior to this closure will still be collected.

Families will continue to be updated regarding the status of Dance competitions that we have entered. If these competitions are cancelled and we receive refunds from these organizations we will then pass these refunds back to the families who entered.

At this time we will not be making any decisions regarding our Stars of Tomorrow competition, but will update you of any changes. 

 

If anyone has any question please feel free to contact SaskExpress

 

Saskatoon Studio                                                               Regina Studio                                                         SaskExpress Touring Group

Lorna Batycki                                                                        Amy Fong / Lisa Vindevoghel                                    Danny Balkwill

Director - SaskExpress Saskatoon                                         Studio Directors                                                        C.E.O/Artistic Director

Phone: 306-477- 5553                                                          Phone: 306-522-3402                                              Phone: 306-535-1644
 

Sincerely,

Danny Balkwill

C.E.O / Artistic Director

 

Updated on March 13th, 2020

As per the Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s announcement on March 13th, 2020:

The Chief Medical Health Officer orders that no events of over 50 people with speakers or attendees who have travelled internationally in the last 14 days take place;

SaskExpress is asking that any families that have travelled internationally within the last 14 days refrain from attending classes or events at SaskExpress.  Once this 14 day period has passed, and the families or students do not present with any symptoms of the virus, the families and students can once again rejoin their classes or events. 


Posted on March 12th, 2020

A statement from SaskExpress regarding COVID -19:

 

SaskExpress is continuing to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and the recommendations of the Saskatchewan Health Authority. 

At this time, classes and events at SaskExpress are continuing as normal, however, this situation is very fluid and we will continue to update you as new information is provided. We are also in communications with organizers of the dance competitions and events we are entered in and will update you if and when there are any changes. 

All updates and communications will be posted to the SaskExpress website and sent via email to the family contacts we have on file.

SaskExpress will be taking extra measures to ensure all surfaces, door handles, ballet barres , etc. will receive extra cleaning on a daily basis.

Should anyone at any SaskExpress become infected with COVID-19 all families will be notified as well as Saskatchewan Health officials. 

We are providing you with information and protocols below that should be taken to assist in preventing the spread of the virus.

Coronaviruses are viruses that are common in humans and animals, such as bats, cattle, and cats. At times animal coronaviruses infect people and spread. COVID-19 has been spreading from person to person in several countries.

Here are some good practices to take note of:

1.     People who are sick need to stay home particularly if they have a fever and should not come back to work until they have been fever free for 24 hours. 

2.     People who have visited locations that are known to have COVID-19 outbreaks should self-quarantine for 14 days upon their return. 

3.     Encourage everyone to use the utmost personal hygiene behaviors such as frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer use. 

4.     Resist handshakes or other greetings that might spread the virus. Some have taken to elbow tapping or fist pumping instead. 

5.     Cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a tissue so that there is zero spread from the cough or sneeze. 

6.     If you or someone around you displays any type of respiratory distress immediately get help. 

     

Here are some links to info from the Saskatchewan Health Authority regarding precautions regarding COVID-19:

https://publications.saskatchewan.ca/api/v1/products/104408/formats/116255/download

https://publications.saskatchewan.ca/api/v1/products/104073/formats/115767/download

https://publications.saskatchewan.ca/api/v1/products/104407/formats/116253/download

 

If anyone has any question please feel free to contact SaskExpress.

Saskatoon Studio

Lorna Batycki

Director - SaskExpress Saskatoon

Phone: 306-477- 5553 

 

Regina Studio

Amy Fong / Lisa Vindevoghel

Studio Directors

Phone: 306-522-3402

 

SaskExpress Touring Group

Steven Balkwill

Business Manager

Phone: 306-522-3400
 

Sincerely,

Danny Balkwill

C.E.O / Artistic Director