COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures

COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures for Fall 2021

Please remember that our first priority is the safety of our students and their families, so a few of our protocols may be a bit different than the ones provided by the government. 

 

--Each studio will have a separate entrance and exit with signs clearly marking each studio.

  • Studio one¬†ENTRANCE: double doors towards the end of the building¬†EXIT: double doors in back of the building
  • Studio 2¬†ENTRANCE: single door outside studio 2¬†EXIT: front lobby door
  • Studio III¬†ENTRANCE:¬†front lobby door¬†EXIT:¬†will be the same¬†
  • Studio four¬†ENTRANCE: front door to studio four¬†EXIT:¬†front office door (will go thru the back hallway, past Miss Carrie's office)

--NO parents will be allowed inside the building. You will drop your child off at the door of their specific studio to their teacher or assistant. If you have to use the restroom, please do not hesitate to ask! :) If you need to speak with an office person, please call the studio and make sure no one else is in the office area. We will make exceptions during the first few weeks of class for the younger classes, but please exit the building as soon as your little one has entered the classroom.

-- NO STREET SHOES on the dance floors. This has always been a rule to protect our floors, but it will be strongly enforced to protect the health of our dancers (imagine what you walk through on a daily basis and then think of your dancer possibly rolling around in it). 

 

-- ALL persons in our facility will wear a mask at all times (regardless of vaccination status). Masks are the only thing proven to help stop the spread of the virus, and we will continue to do our part for the good of our community. We will monitor the dancers closely, and will give breaks to "breathe" throughout class. If at any time, your dancer feels lightheaded, we ask that they go immediately (they do not have to ask the teacher) to their designated chair, and remove the mask.  Please go over how to properly wear a mask with your dancer (covering the mouth and nose).

--Once your child enters the building, they will be taken to wash their hands.  Hand sanitizer will be available in all studios, but we prefer hand washing.    

--Only one backpack per dancer can be carried into the building, and there will be a designated area for each child to put their belongings.  

--If a student has a break longer than 10-15 minutes, they will need to leave the building. They may wait in the field adjacent to the studio (maintaining social distance), outside of the studio on the benches, and/or have a parent pick them up. NO student should be in the dressing room nor congregating in any other common area of the building. If they are simply moving to another class, we ask that they follow the signs to exit the building, and then wait in front of the entrance to their next class (dance shoes should be removed before stepping back outside...ALWAYS!). We are hoping this will change sometime this season, but we cannot monitor all children on breaks between classes, and as it stands, they have to be constantly reminded about social distancing and properly wearing their masks. We will keep you updated.

 

--"X"'s and 6-feet apart markers will be used in other areas of the studio to help keep a social distance, such as down the hallways, and also outside to help keep traffic down and social distance in effect. Traffic should always flow in the same direction. 

--NO ONE should enter the building if they are sick, and ANY COVID-19 cases that arise should be brought to our attention immediately. In the event that a student tests positive, we will notify the entire studio immediately with the affected class, and make sure the building is well-sanitized before letting anyone else reenter (we may also close again if we feel the case may have infected others).

 

--When class is finished, the teacher will dismiss them one at a time to the proper exit door, and also sanitize their hands.

 

--We have not adjusted our schedule for cleaning times before and after each class. Therefore, your child's class may start and/or end 5 minutes late/early. Please bear with us, and know that we are doing our best to keep your children safe and healthy.

We will take EVERY precaution to help keep your children safe, but please understand that this does not mean we can guarantee their safety when it comes to COVID-19. 

 

Please go over these rules with your dancer so that we can have a safe and healthy season ūüėä

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME



  



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COVID-19 Waiver
ALL students MUST have a COVID-19 waiver signed before entering our building. If you already have an accout with us, you can access this waiver electronically through your parent portal.
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