COVID-19 has brought unexpected changes, and also new opportunities for Kiska. We have used this time to move online, to “Train Like A Russian” with both local students and dancers from all over the world. With our Zoom classes, Kiska has grown into an international community of russian exotic bad bitches. We feel so lucky to have been able to grow our community so much in such a short amount of time, under the extenuating circumstances, and have no plans to stop. What a surreal experience getting to know and dance with so many passionate students and bring you all together in one place, Kiska Online. We look forward to growing the Kiska online community and to continue providing all Kiska has to offer to current and future students.
Summer Plans: Multnomah County (Portland) is working through phases of it’s reopening plan. Normal life with work and gym environments are a long ways off, and numbers of COVID-19 cases are still increasing. We do not feel confident in providing classes and pole rentals under the current operating and reopening requirements. Please understand that decisions are tough for all businesses right now, and we are making the choice to keep the studio closed through the summer. Check out the ONLINE SCHEDULE and join us for online classes throughout the summer months.
Portland Studio: The lease on our Portland studio is coming to an end in September. We have made the difficult decision not to renew our lease, and instead focus on the growth of our online classes, upcoming Kiska On Demand virtual training platform, the online store and the future of Kiska. The Portland physical location is closing. You can continue training with Kiska via our online Zoom classes and private lessons. Thank you to all our Portland students who have taken classes with us over the years and become part of the Kiska family. We hope you continue learning with us online.
New Location: At the end of summer/fall, Lauren and her husband are moving down to Los Angeles. Kiska has chosen to make the move to L.A. as well, and will reopen our headquarters there as soon as we feel ready. In the meantime, check back for Lauren’s availability for not only online classes but also future in person privates, group classes and workshops.
We are looking forward to building and growing Kiska and the start of this next chapter in Los Angeles.