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Would the pandemic ruin our dance production?
“Go home and stay home” were the last words I expected to hear in the spring of 2020. I’d been choreographing a dance number for my school’s annual dance production to be held just a few months later, and I’d already selected my cast members and spent many hours teaching my piece to them.
And now this. Everyone at my college had to leave until further notice due to the COVID outbreak. Classes would be completed online. As the whole school gathered to receive the news, I also got a message on my phone to meet in the dance studio that evening.
Later, I walked into the studio, afraid of what I might be about to hear. Spring sports had already been canceled for the rest of the year. My dance professor broke the news that the dance production probably wouldn’t be happening. Everyone was heartbroken. I was in shock and utterly disappointed. I’d been working on my dance since the previous summer, and now it was all for nothing because of this pandemic?
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