COVID-19 Updates

March 24, 2020

In light of last night's order from the Mayor of San Antonio, Connally's Dance Workshop, Inc.'s physical location is closed through April 9th. We have, however, implemented online classes for our clients through We will continue to comply with all local authorities and open with it is deemed safe.

I wanted to make sure everyone was connecting to the online program and understanding what to do. Please make sure when you take your classes, you take a video or photo of your classes so your teachers can 1) count you present, and 2) can give you some constructive corrections (as they would in a normal class).

Post your photos and videos in your student's portfolio section. If you are not sure how to do this, I will do my best to help you figure it out.

Thank you to the parents for supporting this effort to keep our students' minds and bodies active in this time of elevated stress and change.

Keeping a routine is important for our students' mental and health wellbeing.

Stay connected with us here and with our Facebook and Instagram posts for the latest on CDWInc. news and updates.

Karin Connally Heiden

Executive Director, SAMB

Office Manager/Lead Faculty, CDWInc.


COVID-19 Updates

March 11, 2020


Dear SA Met Ballet & Connally’s Dance Workshop, Inc. Families & Friends, 

On Saturday we will return from Spring Break, and like many of you, we are closely following the news about the COVID-19 outbreak. As we think about how to best respond, our goal is to protect the health and safety of our community and to preserve the family-oriented and inspirational qualities that make coming to SAMB & CDWInc. an enriching experience. To that end, I want to share some thoughts and updates with you. 

First, SAMB/CDW is a small school with small classes. We are hopeful that we will be able to offer all of our 2020 classes as planned. However, we recognize that the situation is evolving, and things may change. We will continue to communicate frequently, and you can also consult this page. If you have questions or concerns, we invite you to contact us at for San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet and for Connally’s Dance Workshop, Inc., or we can be reached by phone at 210-650-8810 for SAMB and 210-656-1334 for CDWInc.

In house, we currently have ample amounts of hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, antibacterial soap and cleaning supplies. We will be taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our students by wiping down all barres before and after each class, requiring students to wash their hands with soap and water before class, and wiping down all common surfaces touched by our clients and staff. As per usual, if you are sick – especially with a fever, please stay home for your safety and for the safety of your classmates. 

We recognize that individuals and families must make decisions based on their personal situation and comfort. We will be following the advice of local officials regarding keeping our doors open. For studio classes, if we are required to close our doors, we will be looking into virtual classes so that our students may keep up with the dances we are creating for our year-end recital. This is one way for our teachers to remain employed while your children do not lose their connection with their dance studies.

As of now, SAMB’s 3rd Annual Tutu Fun Run (5K and Tutu 2-Miler Run/Walk) at Walker Ranch Historical Park is still a go for Saturday, March 21st at 8:30 AM

Our spring concert, Dance Kaleidoscope, is still planned for Sunday, May 3rd – 2:30 PM at McAllister Auditorium.

Most importantly, I want to send best wishes to all of you in the days ahead. Be safe, be calm, and be creative – it may be the best medicine of all!  

Here are some helpful links to keep you informed:

Bexar County Emergency Management:

Texas Department of Health and Human Services:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

Karin Connally Heiden

Executive Director, SAMB

Office Manager/Lead Faculty, CDWInc.