In my discussions with Jeanna de Waal (the organizer of this resource) about this very thing, she advises that they don't really need to be part of the Facebook group, but they do need the Zoom account.
The Facebook exists so as to provide a community where users can get technical assistance if there is any problems. The links to the registration form are in the Facebook events, but you could just share those individual registration links rather than the FB event. Our kids have no requirement to be part of the FB group. The downside to this is that you would have to provide technical support, if any is required (which I do)
Now, about Zoom – we do our rehearsals with Zoom, but we don't make the students have an account. These guys do require a free account which means providing an email address, first and last name. They have a date of birth gatecheck but as long as you put in a year less than 2004, you are done providing that information. I inquired about the need for this, and they have adopted a reasonably rigid security model, where you need a zoom account to connect, and this gives them one extra layer of control and security. They have disabled file sharing and screen sharing. They use the chat features effectively in their classes. Zoom have also made a new version available today (5.0) with enhanced encryption and other security features.
For example, Nathan Lucrezio (from Broadway's Aladdin) is having an intermediate Aladdin choreo workshop. The Facebook event lists all the details about him (credits, credentials) and the event (who's it for, what do you learn, who can participate), but the only thing interested students actually need to know is that they have to register for this event at https://bit.ly/3cfmVBu, if that is something they want. Each event has its own registration link.
In the singing classes, four people offer to sing (in advance) and if selected will work with the actor or actress for 10-15 minutes. Sometimes it is quite remarkable to see the progress being made.
This week, I am auditing 9 of their 33 offered classes.
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