COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Please review with your dancers. Please remember the new guidelines are mandatory safety regulations and industry-specific guidelines put in place by the State and Local Board of Health, as well as the dance industry for the purpose of keeping our teachers and dancers safe during the pandemic.

All guidelines are fluid and subject to change at any time should there be any changes in the COVID Pandemic.

 

  1. The lobby is closed to large groups of people. We ask that you limit the amount of people who enter with your dancer.

  2. Parents must conduct their own health assessment of their dancer at home. NO ONE MAY ENTER THE BUILDING IF THEY ARE EXHIBITING ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19.

    1. To participate or attend:  participants, volunteers, coaches and spectators must show no signs or symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days.

    2.  If any individual develops symptoms of COVID-19 during the activity, they should promptly inform organizers and must be removed from the activity and instructed to return home. 

    3.  Participants, organizers, spectators, volunteers and facility employees in high risk categories should not participate or attend organized sport activities. 

  3. Dancers may not enter the building until 10 minutes before their scheduled class time. If you are too early, you will be asked to leave and wait in your car until the correct time.

  4. All dancers need to arrive dressed to dance. Hair must be done at home as well. While we don’t advocate for wearing dance shoes outside, Bathrooms are still not allowed to be used as changing rooms.

  5. Masks are currently OPTIONAL for all. SCDC reserves the right to change this policy at any time.

  6. Dancers are required to sanitize their hands upon entering the lobby. There are sanitizing stations set up for your use.

  7. All belongings must stay with you and put in your dance bag.  They will be given a designated area to place their bag, dance shoes and water bottle. PLEASE DO NOT BRING HUGE BAGS FILLED WITH THINGS YOU DO NOT NEED. A CLEAR XL ZIPLOC BAG OR A CINCH BAG IS FINE. If your dancer doesn’t have a change of dance shoes, then they should not bring anything with them into the lobby except a clearly labeled water bottle.

  8. Due to the sizes of our classrooms and per Board of Health guidelines, we are allowed only a total of 20 dancers in Studio B. The smaller studio (Studio A) can only hold 8 dancers at once.  We do try to limit physical contact between dancers. 

  9. There will be no use of shared props at this time. Each young dancer will have a specially labeled Prop bag that will live at the studio and will only be used by them. All dancers under age 8 will receive a coloring sheet and a sticker to take home.

  10. Combo classes will be changing their shoes IN THE CLASSROOMS.   

  11. There is no eating allowed at the studio at this time. Please do not bring snacks in with you. No juice boxes either, only water. Parents, this applies to you as well.

  12. We will be sanitizing the classrooms in between classes. We will have one staff member in the lobby to help with sanitizing high traffic areas while the studio is open for classes. We do a deep clean of each dance room each night before going home.

  13. The lost and found box has been removed. Any items left behind at the end of the night will be held for one week and then disposed of if not claimed.

  14. If you need to pay or sign anything, please call the studio first to verify there is someone available to help you. Please help us stay open by practicing social distancing!