COVID19 Safety Protocol for all Classes, Summer Camps, Intensives

JULY 2020


MASKS/FACE COVERINGS: Masks or face coverings must be worn as mandated by New York State. There will be no admittance to our building without wearing a mask or face covering. Breaks will be given to students periodically where masks and face coverings will be allowed to be removed briefly while maintaining safe distances.


ENTRANCE TO BUILDING: There will be safe distancing markers at the entrance to the studio building and throughout the interior of the studio. Students must use these markers at all times to maintain safe distancing. Upon entering the building students will have their temperature taken by a No-Touch forehead thermometer before being taken to a waiting area to remove their street shoes.


ATTIRE: Students MUST come to the studio in their dance clothes and wearing their STREET SHOES. Once inside the building they will be taken to a designated area where they will remove their street shoes and change into their dance shoes. Street shoes should be placed in a bag. FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE A DANCE BAG, A PLASTIC BAG OR SOMETHING SIMILAR WILL DO. The dressing room at our studio will no longer be used as a changing room.


WAITING AREAS: Only one parent, guardian or family member may escort our youngest students into the building at a time. There will be staff on hand to assist with this process. Once a student has safely entered the class, the parent, guardian or family member can no longer remain in the waiting areas.


STUDIOS: All studios will have clear markers designating safe distance spaces for our students. Six foot square markers for floor practice as well as markers for placement at the dance barres. All studio equipment including dance barres and stereo equipment will be disinfected before each class. Dance floors will be disinfected daily.


HAND WASHING/HAND SANITIZERS: During all classes and camps there will be regular opportunities given for hand washing. We encourage our families with younger children to wash hands before arriving and to use sanitizer which will be available in the studio.


REST ROOMS/COMMON AREAS: All rest rooms and common areas to include surfaces and door knobs will be disinfected regularly.


TEACHERS: Teachers will demonstrate steps but will no longer correct physically. Verbal corrections will be used only.


EXITING THE BUILDING: Younger students (Storybook Dance, etc.) will be taken out to waiting parents, guardians, and/or family members at the main entrance of the studio.