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Fall Dance Guidelines

We are SO excited to start our 8th season in the studio and have prepared the following information to help you have a happy, healthy, and safe return to classes.

Please review before your first class for the smoothest transition back to classes. We look forward to seeing you soon!!

PDC Guidelines which prioritize a hierarchy of safety and wellness measures including:

  • Wellness checks for staff
  • Frequent hand hygiene
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures
  • Minimizing mixing and mingling via social distancing practices
  • Gradual re-opening and continuous parent communications.
  • Covid-19 waiver must be signed upon registration
  • When students enter the building we will be taking their temperature and they will be required to use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving the building.
  • Bathrooms will be cleaned hourly

Frequent Hand Hygiene

  • Employees will wash hands and/or sanitize before and after each class.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available outside of all entrances, outside of every classroom, and inside the classrooms. Students will be encouraged to wash hands and/or sanitize before and after classes.
  • Handwashing posters are posted within bathrooms and classrooms.

Enhanced Cleaning Procedures

  • We have increased our cleaning frequencies and sanitation procedures, high traffic areas and high touch surfaces of the studio such as doors, viewing windows, barres, floors, counters, stereos, and bathrooms.
  • Classes will end 5-10 minutes early so teachers can sanitize the room before the next class begins.

Minimized Mixing and Mingling

  • We have made facility, scheduling, and curricular changes to reduce mixing and mingling in support of social distancing recommendations. However, we understand that unlike older children and adults, young children cannot be expected to maintain social distancing at all times.
  • Dance floors will be taped for dancers to stand 6 feet apart during the class at all times.

Facility & Curricular Adjustments

  • All waiting areas will be closed until further notice except for Future stars, Tiny Tots and Baby Bop classes. We require social distancing, mask to be worn and must sanitize before entering the building
  • You may enter the building to speak to the front staff.
  • Please bring clearly labeled water bottles. Water will not be available.
  • Dancers will bring all dance bags into the studio for changing shoes. Locker rooms will be closed.
  • Curricular adjustments have been made to eliminate prop use and hand-holding and to reduce mixing and mingling in the classroom.
  • Class sizes have been modified to reflect current county recommendations of no more than 15 in a room.
  • Classrooms will refrain from high fives, “ballerina hugs”, fist bumps, stickers, and stamps
  • Teachers who cannot practice social disticing will be required to wear a mask.
  • Mask wearing for students during intense physical activity is at parental discretion.

Arrival & Departure

  • Please enter using the main entrance for all arrivals. A staff member will be outside to greet your student and help them to their class. At this time, we ask that parents wait in their cars or outside during classes to help with social distancing in the building. Parents of little dancers under age 6 are able to wait inside if necessary for child comfort.
  • Please limit parent drop off to one person whenever possible. Sibling visitors cannot be accommodated during this term.
  • Please exit using the side door near the Bob Fosse Dance Room. Parents will be asked to wait outside for kids to be released. A staff member will be outside to ensure your dancer gets back to you safely. At the end of class, parents must be by the door to receive their child. Students cannot walk across the parking lot to go to their parents for safety reasons

Masks

  • Adults and Dancers entering PDC should have a mask on at all times.
  • Mask wearing for students during intense physical activity is at parental discretion.

Welcome to our 8th Season at PDC! We look forward to seeing you soon! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask <3.