With the current restrictions placed over Erie County, most graduations, end-of-year performances and events have been canceled or postponed. As a result, owner Melanie Boniszewski and the staff at Tonawanda Dance Arts are getting creative in making their end-of-year performance special and memorable for their families, even if it’s through a screen.
Tonawanda Dance Arts’ “Dancing The Distance” performance experience will be held May 26-31 via Zoom. Students will perform their recital dance, take a look back on the highlights and exciting moments throughout the year, and be celebrated! Costumes will be worn and hair and makeup will be done, just like the real show! Parents and families are encouraged to watch the show online. Some have even created a “stage” in their home for their dancer!
Boniszewski said, “We are doing all that we can to create a fulfilling and memorable experience for our families. Although so much has changed and so much is out of our hands, we have to focus on the future and give these children their opportunity to shine!”
It is their hope that they can still have an in-person show and, therefore, Tonawanda Dance Arts has secured a number of venues through the end of the summer in the event that this could potentially happen. Of course, the safety of their students, families and staff are at the forefront of any in-person performance and legal guidelines will be followed before any decision is made. In the meantime, Tonawanda Dance Arts is excited to embark on this new journey and for their students to create unforgettable memories!