How You Can Help Us
Melbourne has started to open up but Bottoms Up remains closed under the current restrictions on dance schools. This extension of the lockdown and the uncertainty it has created has taken a huge toll on our business and our instructors, some who are unable to receive any government support.
We have had some enquiries as to how you can help our business going forward. We would greatly appreciate if you could take the time to email the contacts below and let them know how the extension of the closure of gyms and dance schools has affected you, the check-in procedures employed by the studio (we have all your details on file and meticulous records) and our cleaning protocols. We may not be able to do anything about this extended closure but we are hopeful that more nuanced policy can be applied next time.
Premier Daniel Andrews- firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Health and Human Services- email@example.com
Martin Foley Minister for Heath- firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Pakula Victorian Minister for Industry Support and Recovery- email@example.com
You can assist us by buying our merchandise, on demand classes and booking online classes while we wait to reopen.
How You Can Help Our Teachers
Some of our instructors have lost all of their income as a result of this circuit breaker lockdown and now the extended closure of studios and venues. The resulting density limits in venues and regional and interstate travel restrictions mean that even after the restrictions lift gigs have been canceled.
The accessibility of both the state and federal relief payments is an absolute joke. Artists must earn more than $75k per year for one and are disqualified for having more than $10000 in savings for the other.
You can support our teachers by booking into their online classes (even if they're not with us), buying their merchandise or booking online privates.
Book our online classes: www.bottomsupdance.com.au/enrol
Bella De Jac's merchandise here.
Follow Bella to keep up with any other opportunities to support her here.
Gina Stirling's merchandise here.
Follow Gina to keep up with any other opportunities to support her here.
Support Ferri Maya here.
Follow Ferri to keep up with any other opportunities to support her here.
Support Loli Box (Justine) here.
Follow Loli to keep up with any other opportunities to support her here.
Support Cabaret Abnormal (Mikki) here.
Follow Aleisha Manion to keep up with any other opportunities to support her here.
Follow Annie to keep up with any other opportunities to support her here.
Amanda & Jacquie xx