COVID-19 UPDATES

December 4, 2020

Youth classes (under 19) are allowed to resume in-studio training.  Adult classes are currently suspended until further notice.


COVID-19 Safety Action Plan

We look forward to welcoming our students back into our studio.  The health and safety of our faculty and students is our number one priority.  Below, you will find a full explanation of our COVID-19 Safety Action Plan.

 

  • Students or teachers who show any symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 10 days (including fever, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell/taste and new muscle aches or headaches) are required to stay at home.
  • Anyone who has or has family members who have recently travelled out of country must wait a minimum of 14 days before attending class in-studio.
  • Students or faculty members who have been directed by Public Health to self-isolate cannot attend class in-studio until 21 days have passed.
  • All staff and students’ temperature will be recorded and logged before entering the studio.  Individuals with a temperature reading higher than 38°C will not be permitted to attend class.
  • Students are given the option of attending classes remotely by Zoom if they prefer or if they are required to self-isolate.
  • Staff members are given the option of instructing classes remotely by Zoom if they are sick or they are required to self-isolate.

 

Contact Tracing

  • All classes are attended by the same group of students (learning pod) and attendance is taken every class.  Drop in classes are not offered at the studio.

 

Occupancy Limits

  • Building occupancy limit is 21 people
  • Studio 1 occupancy limit is 8 people
  • Studio 2 occupancy limit is 6 people
  • Studio 3 occupancy limit is 6 people
  • Office occupancy limit is 1 person
  • Class sizes have been capped to ensure compliance with occupancy limits

 

Hand Hygiene

  • 2 touch free alcohol-based hand sanitizing stations are provided (one on each level)
  • 4 touch free sinks are provided for hand washing

 

Physical Distancing Measures

  • The studio floor and barres are taped out to indicate proper physical distance requirements.
  • All dance movements are to be done individually; no partnering work or formation work is being done at this time.
  • Class times have shifted and a 15-minute building closure has been introduced between classes. This is to control the flow and number of people in the building and to accommodate extra cleaning protocols.  
  • The changing room is closed – students must arrive dressed for class
  • Entry into the building is strictly limited to students and staff.  Parents and family members are not allowed entry.
  • Students must exit the building promptly after their class is dismissed.  No waiting is permitted inside the building.

 

Sanitizing and Disinfecting Protocols

  • The Academy will be closed for a 15-minute cleaning session in between classes.  During this time, the studios will be ventilated and all surfaces (floors, barres) will be sanitized and disinfected using a commercial grade fog misting machine. 
  • All high touch surfaces  will be disinfected multiple times throughout the day.
  • Street shoes are to be removed in the foyer and cannot be worn in the studios.

 

Air Quality Safety Measures

  • Doors and windows will be left open for ventilation during class.
  • Studio 1 and Studio 2 are each equipped with a medical grade NCCO air purifier, which is running continuously throughout the day.

 

Mandatory Mask Policy

  • All staff and students must wear masks at all times, even when dancing.
  • Disposable non-medical masks will be provided to those individuals who do not bring masks.

 

Equipment Policy

  • Students must bring their own mats to use for floor exercises.  Mats are no longer provided by the studio.
  • Students must bring their own props to use in class.  Sharing of props is not allowed.
  • Students must bring their own water and water bottle.  The upstairs kitchen is for faculty use only.

 

These protocols are subject to change and reflect current government regulatory standards



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