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The show must go on! Online dance classes during pandemic

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HIAWATHA, Iowa (KWWL) - The Dancer's EDGE in Hiawatha has started making video courses for its students, to keep them sharp during the coronavirus outbreak.

"They may not have any other activities going on but if we can at least bring a dance class into their home and give them that little sense of normalcy, I think that's huge right now," Owner Charlie Vogl said.

Vogl's instructors have been doing multiple pre-recorded classes each day, and are also doing a weekly live video call with their students for a check-in.

"Not having that time --it was a lot that we weren't going to do," Erica Rheinschmidt said, whose fourth grade daughter dances at Dancer's EDGE.

The Rheinschmidt family has been converting its living room into a makeshift studio, laying down plywood for tap dancing classes.

"It's really great to still be able to do dance and not miss dance for three weeks," Molly Rheinschmidt said.

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Travis Breese

Reporter, Iowa City

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