General Protocol

 Entry and Exit

  • All doors will remain slightly opened to minimize anyone touching surfaces.
  • Hand sanitizer will be applied onto all dancer’s hands upon entry into each studio space.
  • We ask that all parents, whose children will need assistance getting into their studio, escort them into the building and to their designated studio space. 
  • We will be limiting the number of parents (in the building) walking their students to or from a class at any time (one parent/representative per family only please), until at least June 15th. After that time, we will be allowing parents to wait inside the building, while observing social distancing protocols.


  • We ask that everyone in the building, including staff, wear masks while in common areas.
  • Once your dancer enters the studio space, the wearing of masks is up to the discretion of our dancers and their families, so please talk to your child(ren) about your family’s rules. Students are welcome to wear masks, but it is not required while taking class.
  • We will ask students to try and maintain a 6 foot distance from the nearest dancer(s).

What to bring in

  • Please have your dancers arrive dressed and ready for class with as little to no baggage as possible.
  •  A (labeled) self-sealing water bottle, a snack (if there for multiple hours, no sharing please), and a change of dance shoes, if applicable.
  • If more than one class, please have them dress in a way as to eliminate/minimize the need to completely change clothes. (Example: if your dancer has a ballet class sometime in the evening, we ask that they come in ballet clothes and leave them on for the entire evening. They can add jazz shorts and roll up convertible tights for other classes).

Social Distancing

  • Please ask your dancer to observe social distancing protocol in the common areas and classrooms and to avoid physical contact with others. We all love to shake hands and hug, but for now, just wave and say hey to others from a distance.
  • Our teachers will be directing students verbally with minimal contact, for hands-off corrections (unless necessary for spotting – ex. Acro), at this time. 
  • Social distancing reminders have been posted around the studio.

Parameters for entry

  • Please do not attend on-campus if you feel ill, or have had a fever or any symptoms of any illness within the past 14 days. We would love to see you, but if you are at risk, have a compromised immune system, are sick, are showing signs of respiratory illness, currently have a fever above 99.6, have been around anyone that’s been sick, or are over the age of 65, but feel free to take advantage of our online classes from the comfort and safety of your own home. This also applies if you have been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 or if you live with someone that is at risk, sick, showing signs of respiratory illness currently have a fever above 99.6 or have been around anyone that’s been sick in the past 14 days. 

Class times

  • Classes will be 5 minutes shorter to accommodate cleaning/sanitizing time in between each class, so please factor that in when you consider pick up times (ex. A 5pm class that normally dismisses at 5:55pm will dismiss next week at 5:50pm).

Break between classes

  • For students with breaks between classes, please remind them of your family’s rules around social distancing, and please instruct them to honor these guidelines during this downtime as well. The lobbies will be closed.


  • We will be sanitizing any equipment used, when needed, for select classes (ex. Ballet barres and black panel Acro mats), which we are able to wipe down and sanitize between classes.
  • Please encourage your dancers to bring any individual equipment they may need, for example, a yoga mat, or any props necessary for class. Please disinfect at home before bringing.

We are asking that our families

  • Take your child’s temperature before heading to the studio.
  • Keep your dancer home if he/she/they have a  cough, runny nose, or the slightest health concern. All dancers must be symptom-free to be allowed into either building.
  • Talk with your children before coming to the studio about your family’s “rules” including whether or not they should wear a mask and/or gloves, and instruct them around social distancing parameters and the studios’ guidelines.

Sanitation Measures

  • Based upon a recommendation from one of our studio parents who worked in infection control for over 15 years, we have hired a professional company to come and provide a treatment at the studio that involves spraying a nontoxic mist which acts as a protective shield to the studio and all touchpoints, using a product called Bioshield 75, that bonds to surfaces and provides protection for up to 90 days.
  • We will continue to keep both buildings cleaned and sanitized daily for your family’s well-being. We will sanitize touchable surfaces/mats in between each class, as well as deep clean at the end or beginning of each day and restrooms throughout the days and evenings.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided to all students in our regular big bottles throughout the studios. Our staff will wash their hands and use hand sanitizer hourly between each class as well.
  • We have posted hand washing reminders in all restrooms and hand soap and paper towels will be regularly restocked. 
  • We will be running fans continuously inside the building to maximize air circulation.

Additional precautions we are taking

  • Teachers will all take their own temperature with infrared touchless thermometers before each shift to confirm they do not have a fever.
  • While our front desk staff is in the building, please send questions to us via email, so we can minimize unnecessary contact, for the time being. We will start opening back up gradually as we follow current city/state recommendations.

What happens when someone at the studio tests positive for Covid-19 (either a staff member or dancer)?

  • When any staff member or dancer tests positive, we are doing our own internal contact tracing to look at the date of the initial onset of symptoms and go back 48 hours from the earlier of first symptoms or positive test result to see who had exposure to that individual, for at least 15 minutes, of within 6 feet or less.
  • We then notify those individuals and/or classes potentially exposed to let them know the date of the exposure and the date that the person tested positive for COVID-19. However, we do not name the individual (unless they choose to self identify) due to medical privacy issues, just let them know about their exposure to an individual who tested positive.
  • Staff members or dancers who believe they have been exposed to someone who has Covid-19 are asked to isolate, get tested, and then, once getting back their results, next action is dictatedThey can return to the studio seven days after the exposure, if negative test results are received (recommended testing toward the end, around day five or six) or, if testing positive, will then need to quarantine for 10 days from exposure and come back only after no symptoms and fever free for at least 24 hours.

Missed classes as a result of quarantining 

If your dancer will not be attending in-person classes (and/or quarantining), you can contact the front desk to schedule a make up class or to register for the Zoom class (same class conducted via Zoom). Your dancer will then be dropped into the Zoom class in Studio Director which is where you will find access to the Zoom link. Simply let the front desk know (no later than 15 minutes before class starts), log into Studio Director, and then click on the class name, in the upcoming classes section, to be directed to Zoom.

Immunity and Symptoms:

If a staff member or dancer is exhibiting symptoms such as cough, sore throat, muscle aches, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, fever of 100.4 or greater without the use of fever-reducers, regardless of immune status, he or she must quarantine for at least 10 days, unless clearance to return is provided.

Immunity and Exposure:

Individuals will be considered “immune” if:

  • Vaccinated: Two weeks after completing the full course of vaccination(s).
  • For previously positive individual (with lab-confirmed case): ten (10) days after the onset of symptoms, or, in the case of an asymptomatic individual, ten (10) days after the date tested and then during at least ninety (90) day period after the positive test result.

If an “immune” staff member or dancer comes in close contact with anyone who has a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19, he or she will not be excluded under our policy.

There is one exception to the requirement to have clearance to return and that is for a newly vaccinated staff member or dancer.  If that person is experiencing a vaccine-related symptom, that appeared within 48 hours after the vaccination, and resolves within 48 hours after it appears, clearance to return will not be needed, and that person can return, once fever-free for 24 hours.