Health & Safety at the dancenter
The health and safety of our students, their families and our staff are our top priorities! These guidelines will change as recommendations are relaxed or are tightened.
What the Dancenter’s Policies Are:
- Studios will be thoroughly cleaned, using CDC-recommended products every day before the start of classes.
- All staff and students will be wearing face masks or shields.
- Staff will wash hands and use hand sanitizer frequently. We will have hand sanitizer throughout the studio and will encourage everyone to use it when entering the building as well as after class.
- Staff members and dancers will have their temperatures checked before entering the studio.
- Staff and students will follow the social-distancing guidelines.
- Ballet barres and other surfaces (door handles, counters, etc.) will be wiped down after each class.
- Drinking fountains will be turned off.
- Studios will be laid out in a clear way so that each dancer will be separated from other dancers by six feet in all directions.
- We will discourage close contact between dancers as well as between dancers and staff.
- We will ask parents to remain outside the studio during classes. Staff will greet and guide your dancer to their studios.
- Dressing rooms will be unavailable. Dancers should arrive at the studio dressed and hair done so that they can go directly into their classrooms.
- Only one person will be allowed in the bathrooms at a time. Bathrooms will be wiped down between each use.
- Dancers will be discouraged from loitering or playing in the lobby. Our offices areas, including phone use, are off-limits to everyone except staff.
Parents Can Help By:
- Encouraging younger dancers to use the restroom before coming to class.
- Reminding dancers to wash their hands before leaving home, and to use hand sanitizer before and after each class.
- Planning on being at the studio when your dancer’s class ends as we need to minimize the number of people in the building. (Dancers will be asked to exit the building as soon as their class ends.)
- Keeping your child home if they have a fever.
- Keeping your child home if they have felt ill throughout the day. They can log into the virtual classes that day!
- Keeping your child home if they have been ill and are not symptom-free without the assistance of symptom-depressing substances (such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen) for 48 hours before returning to dance.
- Keeping your dancer home if anyone in your immediate household is waiting for results of a COVID-19 test. If the results are negative, they may return to dance.
- Keeping your dancer home for two weeks if they have a known exposure to COVID-19.
- Deferring to your comfort level. Your dancer can take virtual classes until you are comfortable with them returning. (Returning to in-studio class will be dependent on current social-distancing policies which will determine the number of dancers we can have in the studio.)
- Sending a labeled water bottle with your dancer and only dance shoes needed for the class you are bringing them to. Remind dancers not to share their water bottles with anyone.
- Reminding dancers that they will need to wear a face mask.
- Reiterate that they should refrain from touching their face, mouth, nose, etc. while in the studio.
The Dancenter will provide virtual instruction for students who are more comfortable taking class(es) at home.
We would like to be able to teach our preK/K dancers basic tumbling techniques, but we will not include them in their classes until social distancing recommendations allow us to do so.
We look forward to seeing your dancer and we are doing everything we can to promote a healthy studio!