"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain." In the challenging and uncertain times of the Covid-19 Pandemic, dance has been a source of joy and connection for our children. We hope to continue that both virtually and in the studio so there is a safe place for EVERY family to dance.
What we are doing to keep the studio as low-risk as possible:
Professional cleaning 3X per week.
Reduced class sizes based on government guidelines.
Sanitization of high traffic areas, knobs, bathrooms, and surfaces between every class.
Sanitization of floors between every class.
Class props will be cleaned after each use. No props will be shared.
Obstacle courses have been modified to eliminate use of mats and tunnels. All activities are "feet only".
Designated entrances and exits for each studio to manage flow of traffic and minimize contact.
Enhanced ventilation with open doors, windows, loading docks, (weather permitting) and fans.
Multiple hand sanitizing stations have been installed throughout the facility.
Each class will be slightly shortened to provide ample cleaning time.
Classes will be structured in a way that promotes social distancing.
We will minimize contact with our younger dancers by changing dress code to leggings and tank top.
Health Safety Policies for all families:
Mandatory hand sanitization at entrance and exit of the building.
For First Steps classes: Parents will be required to drop off at the door and will not be permitted in the building. Please wait outside for a teacher to come get your child to walk them into the building.
For parented classes: Only on adult allowed per child. No guests or older siblings. Infant siblings are permitted but must be in carseat or worn by caregiver.
Social distancing will be enforced in common areas using 6 foot markers.
Face masks will be worn caregivers and staff at all times. First Steps dancers are encouraged to wear a mask.
If a child leaves the room to use the bathroom, their hands will be sanitized when they return to the studio.
All staff members will be screened at the start of their shift.
Any staff member found ill or with symptoms will be immediately sent home and the dance studio will be sanitized from top to bottom. This will take place before any students enter the facility.
If a staff member tests positive for Covid-19, all dance families will be notified immediately.
If a student tests positive for Covid-19, all classmates families will be notified immediately.
Students or caregivers who seem symptomatic will be dismissed immediately. A family member will be contacted for immediate pick up. The dance studio will be sanitized from top to bottom.
Make-ups for both in-studio AND virtual classes must be via Virtual classes only and must be used within the same session.
In the event that we need to cancel BEFORE THE SESSION BEGINS due to Covid–19 restrictions, you will not be charged. If restrictions change mid-session preventing in studio classes, ALL classes will go virtual and there will be NO refunds.