Safety Plan/Response to COVID-19
What are we doing at Dance-N-Groove to keep your dancer and family safe?
We understand that everyone's comfort levels in this time is different. We are ready to meet you where you are. All our class are hybrid classes so dancers may take either in person or virtually from the comfort of your own home.
Guidelines for In Person Classes:
Get Dressed/Ready: Follow dress code and remember legs must be covered with tights; Cover feet- Correct dance shoes must be worn in studio; Hair- must be in a bun or tight ponytail. We do not want hands traveling toward faces for any reasons.
Masks are left up to each families discretion. Please let your teacher know if you would like your dancer to keep their mask on at all times and we will make sure they follow your family rules.
Dancers will always remain 6 feet apart while they are in dance class. This will be done by giving each dancer a designated dance space to dance in. When we are doing across the floor work or barre work, students will remain 6 ft apart as we transition across the floor.
Hand sanitizer will continue to be available and used in each dance room. A Sanitation Station is available as you first walk in as well.
Teachers and staff will be the only ones allowed to open/close doors to help eliminate what students touch throughout class.
All Staff will self-evaluate prior to arriving each day by taking their temperature and if they are feeling ill staying home.
Moving to Virtual Dance Classes
If at any time, it is unsafe to hold in person classes we will move to an online class format. We will communicate any changes via email and our Private Facebook Families Group. All dancers are welcome to join their class virtually if they feel more comfortable doing so.
PROPS- new this year, we are asking our dancers to purchase a personal prop bag. This bag will include all the props we normally use throughout the year. All other props will be sanitized after every use.
Pick Up & Drop Off Procedures
* Please enter the studio and wait in the lobby until teachers let dancers back.
* At the end of class all dancers under the age of 10 must have an adult enter the lobby to pick up their dancer.
* The lobby will remain closed at this time with the exception of drop off and pick up
* Masks are encouraged for adults when entering the studio.
We pride ourselves on always keeping our studio clean and safe. We have enhanced our cleaning procedures which include sanitizing between classes and mopping daily.
We know that you love to watch your dancer and see all they have learned. We also understand that new parents (especially of our youngest dancers) want to know that their dancer is taken care of. Parents are not allowed to watch class as this can become a distraction for dancers. We do have parent observation weeks throughout the year.
Colds, flu, and other contagious diseases occur frequently and spread easily among children. To help protect your own child’s health and to minimize the possibility of contagion, please keep your child at home if you observe any of the following symptoms:
Nasal discharge that is green or yellow
Complaints of ear pain
Severe sore throat
Eyes that are pink, burning, itching, or producing discharge
Diarrhea or vomiting
Shortness of Breath
Loss of Taste or Smell
If these symptoms or other conditions that are deemed contagious are observed in your child during class, you will be called to pick up your child immediately.
If you need to miss class for whatever reason, we will work with you to attend a virtual make-up class. This may include either attending a hybrid class from home or watching a pre-recorded class at your convenience. Please email the studio no later than 2pm to attend class virtually. This will allow our teachers and staff to make sure we are prepared for your virtual dancer.
Dance-N-Groove reserves the right to change the Policies and Rules to meet local, county and state regulations for the safety and health of our dancers at any time throughout the dance year. Guidelines and rules posted at the entrance supersede any rules in our Policies & Rules Handbook. We will also post updated policies on this page.