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Wellness Protocol

Current Wellness Protocols

[UPDATED March 2024]


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.


Germ Protocol for anyone entering the studio

  • Everyone should wash their 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. Put indoor shoes/dance shoes/socks on feet. Recommended students have inside shoes/socks in hand when entering the building

  • 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

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



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

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

  • 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. 


While the policy specifically lists COVID please keep in mind there are other illnesses for which students should wear a mask or remain at home, including the flu, colds, stomach virus or fever and coronavirus. 


  • Positive COVID Cases - The isolation period following a positive test remains five days. (Day 0 = symptom onset or test date). Upon return to the studio, masking will be required for an additional five days beyond the isolation period, per CDC guidelines. Please email if your child tests positive. 

  • COVID in the Household - Families must report any household case to Students may return to the studio after a negative test (PCR or rapid). Masking is required indoors for five days after the exposure.

  • Symptoms - Anyone exhibiting symptoms should remain at home. Please email and she will communicate to your dancer’s teacher. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, students may return to the studio after a negative test result (PCR or rapid). In these cases, masking is required indoors as long as a symptom persists.

  • Exposures (Close Contacts) - Fully vaccinated individuals with a known exposure (see CDC definition) should wear a well-fitting mask (ASTM Level 3 hospital grade mask or KN95) for five days following the exposure. Per CDC guidelines, un-vaccinated individuals will need to quarantine for five days following an exposure, unless both parties were wearing masks, or unless the person with the exposure was diagnosed with Covid in the past three months.

  • Communication - We will continue to notify specific classes in the event of a positive case.

  • Public Health Orders - We will continue to follow state, county, and/or city mandates and implement mitigation measures required by health authorities. In the absence of emergency orders, we do not anticipate issuing mitigation mandates related to masking or physical distancing. However, this could change based on community metrics.  We will continue to encourage responsible behaviors (covering coughs, practicing good hand hygiene, etc).

Masking guidance is subject to change contingent on DSBPA community cases and the City of Durham's COVID-19 Risk Level.

  • Communicating policy changes: Changes in masking policies will be communicated to currently enrolled families via email, posted on our website, and posted on signage throughout our building.

  • Masking after close contact: Regardless of current masking policies or vaccination status, participants in classes notified of a COVID positive case must remain masked during the 5 day monitoring period recommended by the CDC after exposure and wear appropriate mask for an additional 5 days.

  • Masking for special events: Masking may be required for mass gatherings in DSBPA studios like Open-House Week.


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