Drop Off & Pick Up Please maintain social distancing while dropping off and picking up, allowing one student at a time in and out. Our lobby is closed during this time to assist with social distancing and to reduce exposure. Please arrive a few minutes early for drop off and pick up and please be safe and park your car. Do not drop off or pick up while your vehicle is not properly parked.
Temperature Checks are required for all dancers, staff and instructors upon arrival. We ask that you temperature check your child prior arrival to the studio. Anyone with a temperature of over 100 degrees will not be permitted to attend that day.
Arrival - All dancers must arrive dressed in their dance class attire. Lockers are not available and bathrooms will be permitted only for toilet use and hand-washing.
Face Masks must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times while in the studio. Please ensure your child's face mask has a proper fit to enable movement including jumps and turns without the face mask coming off the nose and mouth.
Dancer/Instructor/Staff Cleanliness All who enter the studio must use CDC approved hand sanitizers. Bathroom sinks are available for hand washing for those who need it. Dancers and staff will sanitizing during class after surfaces are touched and again prior to leaving.
Groups & Class Sizes are limited to no more than 15, and may be smaller based on age of dancers.
Dancers are socially distant as much as possible. Classrooms have floor markings reserving 6-8 feet distance between each dancer. We will encourage social distancing throughout class. We know sometimes at young ages this can be difficult and we may need to separate friends if they are unable to maintain proper distance between one another. We will do our best. Kindly remind your youngsters how important it is for everyone's safety.
Crafts & Props - Each dancer will have their own supplies designated for them so there is no need to share. We will only use props that can be shared if there is enough time to disinfect them in between use.
Snacks and Water Breaks - Dancers will sanitize before and after taking snacks. Snacks are permitted only if dancers are in back to back classes or mini-camp. All dancers will bring their own water bottle with their name clearly labeled, dance bag and shoes into the studio room and they and their belongings will be spaced apart along the walls. Our water fountains are closed right now. Dancers will be asked to leave a generous amount of social distancing space with the other dancers and not to completely unmask for water breaks and snacks but rather to lift their mask up keeping their noses covered while ingesting water/snacks.
Quarantine Protocol If your dancer or a household member has been mandated to quarantine due to possible exposure to a Covid-19 case, please inform us and do not attend in-person classes until your household has completed quarantine and a negative PCR test. Students must adhere to the full 14- day quarantine but can take a PCR test 5 days after the exposure has occurred. All classes may be easily made up in person at another time as long as space is available and reserved or via Zoom.
If your dancer or household member has symptoms relating to Covid-19, please alert us, keep your dancer at home, and test the individual with symptoms immediately. Please note Dance Works accepts PCR tests and does not accept the results of rapid tests.
If a positive case is confirmed in your household, but the Dance Works student has not been affected, the student must wait the full 14 days after the family member received a release from isolation notice from the New York State Department of Health. If the student tests positive, they will need a release from isolation notice from the New York State Department of Health in order to return to class.
If a student or staff member of Dance Works tests positive, the entire class will need to quarantine for 14 days and the affected individual must supply Dance Works with a release from isolation notice from the New York State Department of Health before returning to the studio.
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