Classes go online to keep tiny dancers on their toes.


Byline: Ebony Graveur

EVERY Saturday morning, the living room in the Harm household transforms into a dance studio.

Phoebe, 2, and Xavier, 4, began attending dance classes long before the coronavirus made its way to Australia.

But, a week ago, the brother and sister changed up their routine. Since social distancing restrictions forced their dance school to shut down, the Gatton siblings have been taking classes in their own home.

All they have needed is an internet connection and a TV.

Phoebe and Xavier's mother Leanne Richardson said the move from studio to online had been "amazing".

"It means Phoebe and Xavier can still stay connected and keep learning their dance moves," Leanne said.

"They can exercise while we live in this very strange world at the moment, with social distancing." Though the classes for younger dancers are prerecorded, giving students and parents the flexibility to choose when to train, Leanne said she tried to keep their children's existing routine.

"We have tried to keep to the routine but rather than get in the car and go to Gatton, we do everything else but put them in front of the TV," she said.

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