Dancing has returned to the studio
for the first time in two months
Syrian salsa teacher Aline Srouji
had moved her classes online
Although she is thrilled to be back
there are challenges ahead
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) DANCING COACH, ALINE SROUJI, SAYING:
"We have a big problem as we cannot dance while wearing masks because we cannot breathe while dancing or doing any activity related to sports. We cannot wear gloves while dancing. That is why we are focusing on sterilization before and after class. We are spending half of the lesson doing solo footwork and the second half doing partner work."
Date: May, 2020
Students are pleased to be back
after weeks of dancing alone at home
they can finally salsa with a partner
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) DANCING STUDENT, SANDRA ARWASHAN, SAYING:
"We were waiting for the news of the reopening. We are happy that we are able to return to class and that we will return our energy to ADS (the dance studio) because we were apart from each other and we wanted to bring back some happiness."