DAS & Covid-19

DAS will be implementing the following practices in regard to COVID-19:

 

  • MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT DANCE ARTS STUDIO, AT ALL TIMES. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you cannot wear a mask, please take advantage of our virtual option for classes. While our entire staff of instructors and assistants are fully vaccinated, a large number of our students are under the age of 12. Therefore, we will all be in masks to ensure we keep our tiny dancers safe! 

 

  • While class sizes WILL be permitted to full capacity, we will continue be mindful of personal space and utilize social distancing as often as possible. 

 

  • We will be taking the temperatures of anyone entering our building using a contactless thermometer, and we will be asking each dancer (and/or parent) a short series of health awareness questions before they attend each class.

 

  • All dancers will be required to sanitize their hands before and after participating in a class.

 

  • Our dressing room will remain closed. Please bring into the building only the items you absolutely need for class. Your items will remain with you in the studio. NO LARGE DANCE BAGS ALLOWED. 

 

  • The regular use of our water fountain is prohibited and may only be used for refilling water bottles. However, we cannot guarantee that the water fountain is sterilized between each use, so dancers must bring their own water bottle to class. Gatorade, juice, etc. are not allowed in the studio. 

 

  • Each studio will be wiped down and disinfected between classes.

 

  • No parents, siblings or caregivers will be allowed in the studios or waiting areas.

 

  • Please DROP OFF your dancer at the FRONT door of the building and PICK UP your dancer at the BACK door. This should help ease traffic in and out of the building.

 

  • If your dancer, or anyone in your family, has a fever or is experiencing illness, please stay home. 

 

  • If ANY of these symptoms are present, your dancer will not be allowed into class: fever, runny nose, sore throat, headache, congestion, cough, muscle aches, loss of sense of smell or taste, or any other concerning symptom. Final determination is at the discretion of the instructor and/or director. 

 

  • Make up lessons MUST be scheduled in advance, and will be allowed at the discretion of the studio.

 

  • All classes will be streaming in real-time via Zoom. The link and password to access our Zoom classes was sent via email to all active 2021/2022 season families. We monitor every person entering our virtual waiting room. Please be sure your Zoom name matches your dancer's last name so that we can place you in the correct virtual class. A small selection of classes will also be made available for viewing on-demand via Vimeo each month. You may use these classes as a make up lesson, or for extra practice between classes. Links to these classes will be sent near the end of August.

 

  • The nature of dance involves movement, and it may not be possible to keep everyone 6 ft apart at every moment of their dance class. Therefore, MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES at Dance Arts Studio. Please be sure to have a backup mask available should your mask become damp or soiled. 

 

  • Please bring a pocket-sized hand sanitizer with you. We will also have bottles of hand sanitizer at the studio entrances and within the studios.

Updated 09/02/21