At The Dance Company, we will continue to follow the CDC guidelines and would like to ensure you that our priority is the health and safety of our dancers, their families, and our staff. We will continue to monitor and implement the local, state, and federal recommendations as they’re announced. Thank you in advance for all of your support during this challenging time. We so look forward to dancing together again!
Please read through the following guidelines to ensure the safety of our dancers, their families, and our instructors. Below is a PDF copy, which includes a waiver that all dancers must return signed on their first day of classes. We will not accept electronic signatures. We will have hard copies available by request.
ARRIVAL & DROP OFF
While students are waiting for classes to start, please wait in cars until our staff open the BACK ENTRANCE. No dancers will be allowed into the studio until the prior class has exited and all high used surfaces are cleaned. All studio and lobby surfaces and the bathroom will be cleaned between each class.
At this time, we cannot allow any parents in our lobby, except for Creative Movement and Tiny Dance parents. At this time, we are only able to have 6 chairs available in our lobby. We ask that they are saved for families that have children who do not feel comfortable with their parent observing from outside. Parents are welcome to observe the class from the front of the building or remain in their cars. We encourage only one parent brings their dancer to class to keep number of people to a minimum.
Parents of dancers age 7 & under must remain present in the parking lot during the class. Please do not drop off and leave. Once you are parked, please walk to physically drop off/pick up your child. Please be on time for picking up your dancer as well.
Dancers with classes back to back will wait in the studio between classes. If dancers have a break between classes, they may leave and return or wait in the lobby.
Please try to not touch any door handles. We will open the entrance to the building and will leave the studio door open.
All students will be required to sanitize hands upon entering the building. Hand sanitizer will be provided upon entering.
Any person who enters the studio MUST wear a mask.
IN THE STUDIO:
Class sizes have been limited to 12 participants (including dancers and instructors) and dance squares have been marked to allow each dancer their own personal space. Each square is spaced six feet apart from each other.
Any person entering the building must wear a mask at all times. Dancers may choose to remove their mask once in their designated dance square. We ask that dancers wear their mask whenever leaving their personal square.
Student temperatures will be taken upon entry. Parents and students are asked to monitor student temperatures and refrain from attending class if the temperature is elevated (100.4 or higher). Any dancer that arrives with an elevated temperature will be asked to stay home.
Bathroom breaks only when absolutely necessary, one at a time. We encourage dancers to use the bathroom before coming to dance.
Please bring a bottle of water.
Any dancer who does not comply with social distance or causes unnecessary danger to the health and safety of their classmates or teacher will be asked to continue future classes virtually on ZOOM.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SPECIFIC CLASSES
All Acro class participants MUST bring their own yoga mat to class to reduce the use of the gymnastics mat. Gymnastics mats will only be used for traveling stunts (i.e., Cartwheels, Somersaults, etc).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TDC PARENTS
Parents will not be allowed to enter the studio during class hours unless arranged with Studio Directors, Arianna or Courtney *Please speak with us directly.
Any questions regarding payments, etc. should be done over the phone or via email.
Contactless payment is encouraged: you may send cash/check in an envelope with your dancer (be sure to label) or we can arrange invoices to be emailed on a monthly basis.
Parents must sign the attached waiver before the dancer enters the studio for their first class (hard copies will be provided by request).
Parents must consider the following before bringing their child to dance each day:
Have they or their child experience any of the following symptoms recently? Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea? If yes, stay home.
Have you participated in international travel by airplane in the last 14 days? If yes, stay home.
In the last 14 days, have you had close contact with a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case? If yes, stay home.
If you response is YES to any of these questions, we are happy to offer ZOOM classes and online dance material to keep your dancer up to date with their classes until they are ready to return to dance.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Don’t bring toys, food, or any unnecessary items from home
Don’t send your child to the studio sick or if a family member is sick
Dancers missing a class due toillness can view the class live via ZOOM from home
Don’t break any formal quarantine/government restrictions.
Encourage your child to cough and sneeze into their arm not in their hand
Alert us if your child does have COVID-19 and have been to the studio within the last 14 days so we can contact their peers
Please rest and seek medical assistance if symptoms (e.g. fever, chills, coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath) occur and/or the self-check suggests proper diagnosis
Please follow the CDC precautions if you have come in contact with someone with COVID-19
Please use the restroom and wash your hands thoroughly prior to entry to limit the amount of traffic into the bathrooms.
In the upcoming days and weeks, we will continue to monitor the situation and pass along any pertinent information we gather.