Safety Plan

for Fall 2020

We take the health and safety of our students and staff as our highest priority. After thoroughly reviewing all resources from the CDC and the GA Depth of Public Health, we have condensed the following guidelines for the safest possible dance experience.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

  • Students are assigned places (“marks”) to dance in. These spaces are all measured to be at least 6 feet apart
  • Limited Class Sizes: to make sure all students can remain physically distanced, we have limited the maximum allowed students in each class.
  • Re-organized curriculum to remove elements that require close contact and replace them with exercises that work while socially distanced
  • Staggered Scheduling: classes will be scheduled to minimize the amount of people arriving and leaving at the same time
  • Lobby is closed:  Only dancers and faculty inside the building. 
  • Students will only be allowed to the restroom one-at-a-time to avoid breaking physical distance.  Dancers are encouraged to use the restroom at home before they come to class.

MASKS

  • All students are required to wear a mask or face covering at all times within the building
  • All teachers and staff will wear a mask or face covering at all times within the building

SCREENING

  • Each day, every single person (including students and staff) that enters the building will be screened for symptoms and temperatures checked.

CLEANING

  • All students and staff will sanitize their hands when entering the building
  • We will sanitize and disinfect all commonly touched surfaces (like ballet barres) between classes
  • The entire studio will be sanitized and disinfected every night.

ONLINE ALTERNATIVES

  • We will also be offering ongoing Zoom classes. If you are uncomfortable sending your child to in-person classes at this time we suggest you give this a try– we’ve had a few months experience with these online classes and student satisfaction continues to climb. If your child is unable to attend class for health reasons, you would also be able to join the online classes until they are able to return.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Question: What should I do if my child shows symptoms of fever, chills, shortness of breath, or cough, or loss of taste/smell?
  • Answer: Do not come to dance class. See your doctor for medical advice and testing. You may return to dance class with a note from your doctor.

 

  • Question: What do I do if my child tests positive for COVID-19?
  • Answer: Do not come to dance class. Follow your doctor’s medical advice and complete quarantine procedure. You may return to dance class with a note from your doctor.

 

  • Question: What do I do if my child has no symptoms, but has been exposed to someone who is positive?
  • Answer: Do not come to dance class. Follow your doctor’s medical advice and complete quarantine procedure. You may return to dance class with a note from your doctor.