A performing arts studio in Lafayette is keeping doors open by bringing classes right into homes, virtually. Instructors with Wonderland Performing Arts are sharing their creativity on a different type of stage than what they normally use.
They're using social media and even AOC to share their classes. "My staff and I decided to just focus on sharing our gifts and the things that excite us with the community and making it readily available for them free of charge," founder and director Allison Brandon said.
It's why Wonderland TV was created. It's a platform that's keeping the businesses open, while encouraging others to continue learning even if they can't physically be there.
"It's a variety of what we offer at wonderland across the board," Brandon said. "Some are just little short activities. Some are full classes in the area of piano, voice, acting, musical theater and dance. We try to get a little bit of everything in there and something for every age group."
Classes are uploaded each week day. Not only is it a fun interactive way to spend time in quarantine, but it's also a way to encourage others to not let go of their creativity during these uncertain times.
"This is my life works ,"Brandon said. "This is everything I've poured my heart and soul into. It's definitely important for me to keep it going.This (pandemic) is not going to last forever so I want my students to not lose those skills that they've worked so hard on. It's important for us grown-ups to show these kids that when times get hard you have to think outside the box and adapt rather than quit," Brandon said.
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