Singing from our bedrooms.
Dancing in our hallways.
Building sets in our kitchens.
Assembling costumes from our closets.
Bonding with our friends.
These are some of the amazing experiences our wonderful YADA kids have shared as part of our YADAVISION platform over the past few months, and these are some of the unforgettable experiences that we are continuing to provide. Even online, YADA is home. YADA is safe, familiar, and a weekly place to go where the kids and Directors know them and are eager to give them a welcoming and encouraging stage on which they can shine.
When we made the decision to close our building back in March, we were following both the scientific data and the lead of LAUSD. Our primary concern was the safety of our students and staff, and our decision to close proved to be the right call. We are incredibly proud of how quickly we (our entire YADA community -- including YOU!) were able to pivot and not just adjust to this new reality, but actually make the best of it and find joy in it.
Looking towards Winter, we are once again letting science be our guide. We have not abandoned the idea of stepping back into our beloved theatre and doing classes and shows on our stage. However, we do not currently have the data to support being in our building in January. The recommendations are changing day by day, so we will continue to watch and assess the situation so we know when it is safe to re-enter our building. It is because of this world of uncertainty that we are determined to put something out there that our kids can COUNT on. And so, for now, we are excited to announce our Winter YADAVISION program, which we can 100% promise WILL happen.
No matter what happens in the world, we will continue to sing, dance, and love one another. And for the time being, if that happens from the safety of our homes, we will do what we do as theatre people...put on our costumes, stand on whatever stage we can find, and sing and dance our hearts out!
Our virtual stage awaits your sparkling faces!
With YADAVISION, not only will you get a fully edited video of your child's performance, you will also get an original cast recording of your child's show!