Safety Protocols

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Safety Protocols

We will also be following the Public Health recommended guidelines to keep our team and dancers safe.

Performing Dance Arts is a DANCE SAFE STUDIO

Performing Dance Arts. follows the Safe Studio Guidelines, for safety and wellness measures including:

Wellness Checks for Clients

  • Parents are asked to not send their children to class if they, or a member of their household, have a fever or respiratory symptoms.
  • Parents are asked to not send their children to class if they, or a member of their household, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Screening for all staff, dancers and parents must be done if you are entering the studio.
  • Vaughan Screening / Etobicoke Screening

Frequent Hand Hygiene

  • Employees will wash their hands and/or sanitize before and after each class.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the studio, including inside of all entry doors, inside of every classroom, and at our check-in stations. Students will be encouraged to wash hands and/or sanitize before and after classes.
  • Hand-washing posters are posted within bathrooms and classrooms.

Enhanced Cleaning Procedures

  • We have increased our cleaning frequencies and sanitation procedures in high traffic areas and high touch surfaces of the studio such as doors, viewing windows, barres, floors, counters, stereos, and bathrooms.
  • A fogger with hospital grade VitalOxide will be used to disinfect all studios daily

Minimized Mixing and Mingling

  • We have made facility, scheduling, and curricular changes to reduce mixing and mingling in support of physical distancing recommendations.

Facility & Curricular Adjustments

  • Hand sanitizer will be available upon entry into the facility, as well as in each studio and at the front desk.
  • Street shoes must be removed and changed into indoor dance shoes
  • Dancers will bring in all personal belongings into the studio. The dressing rooms will be off limits
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting all areas of the studio will be completed throughout the day
  • A full thorough clean and disinfecting of the entire facility at the end of each day
  • A 5-10 minute break has been scheduled between each class to eliminate congestion (staggered arrival times)
  • All rooms will be sectioned off into spaces that are the required 6 feet apart
  • No partner work in dance classes
  • Our lobby will be closed to all parents with dancers ages 7 and over
  • One parent will be allowed in the studio with dancers registered into class 6 and under
  • Hand washing and sanitizing policies and procedures will be posted throughout the facility.
  • Dancers are to wash their hands before and after each class

Arrival & Departure

  • All dancers must have their temperature checked and complete the screening listed below when entering the building.
  • Dancers should arrive with their dance clothes for class on.
  • Please limit parent drop off to one person whenever possible. Sibling visitors cannot be accommodated during this term.
  • Our lobby will be closed to dancers age 7 and over and will be closed to all competitive company parents.
  • All dancers will exit using your studio’s designated exit and proceed to the Parent Waiting Area. Parents will be asked to wait at the Parent Waiting Area with their mask on until the dancers are released. At the end of class, parents must be in the designated Parent Waiting Area to receive their child. Dancers cannot walk across/through the parking lot to go to their parents for safety reasons.

Bathroom Use

  • We encourage all students to use the restroom at home before coming to class.
  • Bathrooms will be limited for emergencies and will be cleaned frequently

Masks

  • Our employees will be wearing masks at all times.
  • Dancers ages three and up must wear masks at all times.
  • Parents must wear masks at all times including drop off/pick-up

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