Bubbles

COVID-19 Response

Current COVID-19 Safety Protocols

[UPDATED July 2022]

 

We continue to require everyone to wear either a N95 mask, K94, KN95 or a ASTM Level 3 hospital grade mask that is at least three-ply. Masks should be well fitted around the face and nose. Cloths masks are not recommended with the more contagious variants. Contact the office with questions or concerns. 

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We ask that you help us protect the health of our students, instructors and staff.  Anyone who is sick or was sick with COVID-19 or recently in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 10 days — including staff, families, coworkers — should not come to class. Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19 check the CDC website for most current symptons. Call your doctor if you think you or a family member is sick.

 

Release Form

All families will need to have a signed release form before participating in class. This form was completed during the online enrollment process.

If a student has a runny nose, cough or fever, they will NOT be allowed at the studio, even if it might just be allergies. If someone in a student's close circle has a cough or fever we ask they do not attend class.  Family members should NOT plan to wait at the studio.

 

We want to do everything we can to keep our dancers and their families safe and healthy, so we have put the following practices in place.

 

Germ Protocol for anyone entering the studio

  • Anyone in the building must wear a mask at all times, including during class  (mask must be N95, KN95 or a ASTM Level 3 hospital grade mask) 

  • Everyone must wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival, as well as on their way out

    • There are four auto hand sanitizer dispensers: (1) just inside front door, (2) as you enter the hallway, (3) adjacent to the bathrooms and (4) by the Studio 3 entrance

  • Shoes should be left in front lobby cubbies

  • Bags should be placed in the studio. Students are encouraged to pare down their belongings as much as possible, and not to bring extra things into the building that they don't need

  • NO siblings, parents or other observers in the building (except for parents of students age 4 and under, who are allowed ONE (1) parent in the lobby). Parents of Pre-primary and Primary students can view their child's class via zoom. 

  • Bathrooms are labeled in accordance to which dance studio student will be attending class

 

Arrival and Dismissal

  • Face coverings should be worn before approaching the building. Bring extra.

  • Students should enter the building one at a time. We have Spotlight Stars to remind students to distance. Remaining outside until the studio is prepared for you allows time for the room to be disinfected 

  • All students will be given hand sanitizer when they enter and exit the studio

    • Students may also use their own hand sanitizer if they desire

  • Street shoes to be removed and place in cubby. Put indoor shoes/dance shoes/socks on feet. Recommended students have inside shoes/socks in hand when entering the building

  • Student should head down the hall using the hand sanitizer provided or wash with soap & water in the designated bathroom

  • Student will then proceed to their dance studio

  • At pickup time parents may pickup their student in the main lobby. 

 

Class Routine

  • In order to allow for students to spread out during training the number of participants are limited.

  • Our teachers remain committed to creating a positive, constructive, and healthy environment. Verbal instruction will be given throughout class and hands-on corrections will be limited.

  • If students need to use the bathroom they should use the designated bathroom in accordance to the studio they are training in 

 

Cleaning

  • High touch areas will be disinfected throughout the day, between classes and at the end of each day

  • Bathrooms will be disinfected frequently throughout the day, each studio is assigned a restroom.

  • Non-Carpet floors will be cleaned and disinfected at the end of each day. Carpet will be vacuumed and sprayed with disinfectant at the end of each day. 

  • We have installed iWave technology. This is an air purifying device that, when air passes over the iWave, ions produced by the device reduce pathogens, allergens, particles, smoke and odors in the air, creating a healthy environment without producing any harmful byproducts.

This is a living document. The guidelines can and will continue to evolve.