-Waiting areas will be closed. We ask that parents please wait for their dancer in their vehicles to ensure social distancing. Your dancer’s teacher will greet them at the door ( with a 6 ft social distance) and bring them back to the door at the end of classes. We ask that if you see a dancer at the door to please wait until the teacher returns to greet the next dancer before sending your dancer in to ensure social distancing. At the end of class please keep an eye on the door for when the teacher brings your dancer out to meet you.
-Once in the studio each dancer will be assigned a “bubble” which will be taped out on the studio floor. Dancers will be asked to stay within their bubble during class, and also keep their belongings inside their bubble. For this reason we ask that dancers only brig what is absolutely necessary into class ( no extra toys, clothes, large bags etc.). All bubbles will be sanitized between classes/each day with a 24 hr sanitizer.
-There will be no viewing at the end of classes for parents. We understand this is very disappointing however we cannot have viewings and maintain social distancing. Instead we will be taking short videos during classes and making them available to you via our SDA Families Facebook group in order to keep you updated on your dancers progress.
-The water fountain will be closed. Any dancers enrolled in 2 consecutive classes or longer class is asked to please bring a water bottle with them which they can keep in their “bubble”. Please ensure dancers do all bathroom breaks before coming to the studio. We will have the studio bathroom open for emergencies only to limit the traffic in it, and will sanitize before the start of classes each day.
-We will limit “hands on teaching” as much as possible. Teachers will only go within your dancer’s bubble when absolutely necessary, for example to help younger dancers tie shoes. When we do have to be within a dancer’s bubble we will wear a mask.
-We ask that all parents and dancers follow all precautions set out by Public Health, if you or your dance answer YES to any of the following questions please DO NOT enter the studio.
1. Have you or a member of your family shown two of the following symptoms?:
-fever above 38°C;
-a new cough or worsening chronic cough;
-a new onset of fatigue;
-a new onset of muscle pain;
-loss of sense of taste or loss of sense of smell; and
-in children, purple markings on the fingers or toes.
2. Have you have travelled outside of the Atlantic bubble in the last 14 days?
3. Have you have been tested for Covid-19 within the last 14 days or been in contact with someone who has been tested?
4. Have you been around someone who has tested positive for Covid-19?