Safety measures we've put in place

We ask that all students and families observe these measures. 


Precautions we have taken:

  • Plexiglass sneeze guard has been installed at front desk
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in each lobby
  • Classroom space has been spaced out with floor markings to maintain social distancing rules
  • Installed touchless/automated faucets in each bathroom (soap dispensers are already touchless/automated)
  • We have purchased backup, disposable face masks for any student who forgets theirs
  • Teachers will be required to wear a face mask during their classes
  • Each studio lobby has a plug-in Air Purifier system with HEPA filtration (which removes over 99% of airborne pollutants down to 0.1 microns)
  • Teachers will be required to conduct a self-health screening including taking their temperature at their home every day they work/prior to class (CDC outlines how this is to be conducted)

  • We have hired 2 part-time individuals who will be the studio’s cleaning and sanitizing team during business hours. They will wipe down and sanitizer high traffic areas and touchpoints throughout the studio’s 4 spaces.
  • Teachers will wipe down ballet barres at beginning of each class (if the barres will be used).
  • Students are required to wash hands prior to each class starting (while the class warms up, one student at a time will be sent to wash their hands).
  • Teachers will be required to wash hands in between each class.


Note:  We have a commercial cleaning company which cleans each studio space thoroughly after each day of classes. 


Updated COVID-19 prevention policies

IF YOUR STUDENT HAS ANY COLD, FLU, OR COVID-19 SYMPTOMS (INCLUDING AND NOT LIMITED TO: cough, fever, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny rose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea), THEY MUST NOT ATTEND CLASS - HAVE THEM STAY HOME!



PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS 6YRS & YOUNGER

Upon Arrival:

Students should wear a mask
Arrive in slip on street shoes
Bring a bag with all shoes
Students should already be in dance attire (NO CHANGING AT STUDIO UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Students must bring a water bottle (labeled w/ name)
Bring snacks (if needed during a break)
1.) Students will need to arrive at the studio wearing slip on street shoes for easy removal.
2.) Parents will wait outside lined up with your students. We ask that any parent/guardian waiting with their student wear a mask.

3.) Once the lobby is clear of students, the teacher will meet their class outside and take each student’s temperature with a touchless thermometer. If they are without fever and symptom free, the teacher will take the students into the lobby. PARENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE LOBBY. (Please note that due to extra procedures classes may start a little late - We appreciate your patience.)

4.) Students ages 6 should have a mask to enter the studio. Social distancing protocols will be enforced outside and inside the studio (our teachers will be wearing masks at all times).

5.) Once in the lobby students will slip off their shoes and then enter the classroom placing their belongings in the proper place inside the lobby.

6.) Dancers will put on their shoes and then one by one wash their hands returning to their place.

7.) We are asking parents to assist their students when they need to use the restroom. That means the parents of students 4 & younger need to remain outside the lobby during their student's class.

8.) When your student's class is over, they will change their shoes in the lobby and meet you outside the studio.

9.) Classes will end early to allow for the above process to happen.

FINAL NOTE:

-Please review these procedures with your student.
-Also, due to these new procedures please arrive on time. If you happen to be late please visit front desk for assistance - do not go straight to your classroom.
-It would be helpful if you students and parents remained in their car until just before their class starts to eliminate large groups near the lobby doors.

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PROCEDURE FOR STUDENTS 7 & OLDER:

Upon Arrival:

Students should wear a mask
Arrive in slip on street shoes
Bring a packed dance bag with all shoes
Students should already be in dance attire (NO CHANGING AT STUDIO UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Students must bring a water bottle (labeled with name)
Bring snacks (if needed during a break)
1.) Before class starts, students will wait outside practicing social distancing with masks on. We are asking that all parents stay with their student until they enter the lobby.
2.) Each teacher will meet their class outside and perform temperature checks with a touchless thermometer. If they are without fever and symptom free, the teacher will allow the class into the lobby in small groups to get ready for class.

3.) Students in this age range must wear their masks to enter the lobby.

4.) In the lobby, students will take off their street shoes and place their dance bags in a cubby or on a hook.

5.) If your dancer is in hip-hop, they need to pack a pair of tennis shoes with the soles of the shoes pre-wiped down. This pair of tennis shoes is in addition to the "street" shoes they wear to the studio.

6.) Students will wear their mask and only bring water bottles and dance shoes into the classroom.

7.) Students will immediately place their water bottles along the wall and find their assigned X (these have been placed 6 feet apart)

8.) They be instructed to wash their hands one at a time.

9.) Once on their X, students can put on their shoes and take off their mask (teachers will be wearing masks at all times).

10.) Masks will need to remain on the student for sanitary reasons. They can wrap it around wrist, tuck into their clothes or pocket, or can wear a mask that goes behind their head so it can remain pulled down around their neck while dancing.

11.) After class, students will put on their mask to line up against the wall. They will be instructed to exit to lobby and grab their belongings a few at a time.

12.) NO CHANGING IN BATHROOMS BETWEEN CLASSES. Students who take multiple styles on the same day will need to make all changes of clothes doable without a bathroom. We need to keep the bathrooms free to allow for the new required hand washing procedures in between classes.

13.) If a student is attending a ballet class, they should wear their leotard under everything. Students can attend class without tights if overheating is an issue.

14.) Classes will end early to allow for the above process to happen.

FINAL NOTE:

-Please review these procedures with your student.
-Also, due to these new procedures please arrive on time. If you happen to be late please visit front desk for assistance - do not go straight to your classroom.
-It would be helpful if you students and parents remained in their car until just before their class starts to eliminate large groups near the lobby doors.