COVID-19 Safety

Greetings dancers! As we await the statewide decision regarding Phase 3, we have been working hard to create a safe and fun atmosphere within our studio in preparation for classes to resume. We understand it’s a lot to read and take in, but are asking for your patience and compliance as we work our hardest to achieve our goals of opening as soon as we are able. *These guidelines are subject to change as we learn more and transition into our reopening phase. 

 

A waiver will be signed by parents before students may attend class. We will follow all NC guidelines for everyone’s health and safety.

 

Drop Off Protocol:

  • All students will be preregistered with payment prior to class.

  • You are welcome to leave and return or stay outside but we ask that you do not congregate in the lobby. 

  • The bathrooms will not be used for changing. Students must arrive dressed for class.

  • Bring your own water bottle labeled with your child’s name. Our water fountains will be unavailable.  

 

Pick Up Protocol:

  • Parents will pick up students at the same door used for drop-off .

  • Teachers will dismiss students from the main entrance door and will only be released to an adult or family member that we recognize. We must know in writing prior to class if you have a babysitter or relative picking up. 

 

Distance Protocol:

  • We have designed our dance space so that each child will have their own space.

  • Class size is limited

  • Teachers will remain hands free unless your child needs help or comfort. We are here to provide love, care and attention as we always do. If we have to assist your child, we will let you know that we have done so. 

  • Students who are belonging to a HIGH RISK group should not participate in dance education during this transition period. The health of your child is most important.

 

Hygiene/Mask Protocol:

  • If you are anyone in your home has been exposed to COVD-19 or has the virus, we must be notified. (See Waiver)

  • Temperatures will be taken prior to class. Students with a persistent cough should not attend. We recognize coughs can be allergy or cold related. At this time, we recommend

  • Students to stay home with a persistent cough.

  • Hands will be disinfected before and after class.

  • Hands must be washed after restroom use.

  • The barres will be cleaned after each lesson.

  • All classroom doors will remain open

  • Students will not share equipment, scarves, or activities

  • We will increase cleaning in all restroom areas as well as provide hand sanitizer in entrances.

  • Instructors will wear masks in compliance with North Carolina and Watauga County’s preventative measures.  Students under 11 are not required at the time to wear a mask but may if you choose to.