OVERVIEW OF SAFETY POLICIES:
Updated August 2021
NEW POLICIES TO HELP ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR DANCERS & STAFF.
Our lobby will be closed to parents and observers.
We will utilize curbside student drop-off and pick-up. We will have a staff member present to monitor the dancers’ entrance and exit of the building.
All staff, faculty, and dancers are asked to take their temperature before arriving for dance class. If you have a fever or any signs and symptoms of sickness please do not attend class.
All staff, faculty, and dancers must wash hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer before and after each class.
We will have our dance rooms and common areas marked with “dance dots” to help maintain proper social distancing.
Instructors will adjust teaching methods to help dancers social distance during class.
We have adopted staggered scheduling, allowing time for students to exit the studio and for the dance room to be properly sanitized between classes.
All staff, faculty, and dancers must stay home if they have a cough, fever or if a member of their household has been sick or is showing signs of illness.
All staff, faculty, and dancers will be asked to avoid unnecessary contact such as hugs, handshakes, high-fives, etc.
The consumption of food in the studio / lobby area is prohibited.
Our water fountains will be closed. Dancers may bring their own water bottle, clearly labeled with their name, to be left and consumed in a designated area.
Class size will be monitored to allow for proper social distancing.
Restrooms, light switches, doorknobs, sinks, and other frequently touched surfaces will be sanitized numerous times throughout the dance day.
In accordance with VDH recommendations, masks / face coverings are not required while
maintaining proper social distancing when exercising. Students, teachers and staff must wear a mask when in the building in all common areas, including the lobby, bathrooms and dressing rooms. Masks may be removed while participating in class.
Virginia Department of Health: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html