Even in times of uncertainty, there are always ways to make the best of things – and that’s exactly what a group of staff from Victoria’s Esquimalt High School did this past weekend.
Since there will be no in-person dance parties for the foreseeable future due to rising concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the group of thirteen staff decided to create their own – virtually, of course – in line with physical distancing standards currently in place.
“As teachers, our number one priority is caring for our communities, and we wanted to be able to bring smiles to people’s faces and let them know that we’re also thinking about them during this time,” Angela Coutts and Ally Hoffman, two teachers at Esquimalt High School told Victoria Buzz.
Coutts and Hoffman are a part of a lip sync group at the high school that put on performances every year, but this year they wanted to rally everyone together and create a special video – to spark some joy into an otherwise chaotic time.
The pair filmed the first portion of the video together, then sent it out to other staff – as a sort of “casting call” if you will, urging them to be a part of the larger production, which took place on an open Zoom call and was later posted to social media.
You can check out the full epic dance video here:
Today, March 30th was originally slated to be the day students would be returning school following Spring Break, but due to the suspension of in-classroom instruction indefinitely amid COVID-19 as ordered by the province, schools remain closed at this time.