COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols
Updated 9/16/20 10:08am
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At The Dance Company, the health and safety of our entire community is our number one priority.
Online and In Person Classes
All of our classes will have a remote learning option. Students may choose to enroll online or in person. Each studio will be equipped with 60+ inch monitors, a web cam system and reliable internet to ensure a smooth class opportunity for all. Children will learn in real time, and be taught alongside children in the studio by the same teacher.
Parents and students (over the age of 3) will be asked to wear masks when in common spaces and in transition between classes. All teachers will wear masks and/or shields while teaching. Masks are optional for students while in class.
The floors in each studio are marked with social distancing grids to assist with proper spacing in class when kids are not masked. This allows for smaller class sizes.
Socially distant space will be available in our student space for when students have to wait in between classes. Masks will be required.
Staff will conduct health screenings upon arrival.
We will encourage frequent hand cleansing and good hygiene practices throughout the studio.
We will require all students and staff who are ill to stay home. Our zoom option will be available for every class so students can take from home if they wish.
We have made changes to the schedule to allow cleaning breaks, smaller class sizes, and block scheduling to minimize the number of days/times children have to come to the studio based on their levels.
We’ve made several facility adaptations to minimize contact and mingling.
Preschool students will be provided their own prop packs for class.
There will be frequent cleanings of studios in accordance with all CDC guidelines. A small break between all classes with new students entering was created in the schedule to allow time for cleaning. We will be using the BIOPROTECTUs™ system in each studio.
Bathrooms will be clean and wiped down regularly.
Surfaces such as door knobs, ballet barres, and light switches will be cleaned in between each class.
We have purchased HEPA air filter systems for each studio.
Acro equipment will be wiped down after each use. Students will be assigned to their own mat.
Sanitizer is readily available and placed throughout the studio.
The BIOPROTECTUs™ system uses patented technologies to modify surfaces, providing such surfaces with disinfection and durable long term antimicrobial protection (for up to 90 days) that kills and inhibits the growth of non-public health bacteria, mold, mildew, fungi and algae that can exist on many everyday surfaces.
The NH state reopening task force suggests all waiting rooms remain closed. We will ask parents to drop their children off each week over the age of 8. If and when a dancer requires a parent in the waiting room, we have provided a select number of socially distant spaces throughout the lobby. Masks are required.
Since our closed circuit monitors won’t be available, we are excited to bring Watch me Grow to TDC – A state of the art secure system used in daycare centers that will allow parents to watch their child’s classes from their own devices.