SAFER STUDIO™

STOPLIGHT STUDIO COMMUNICATION

Our Stoplight Studio Communication is the easiest way for families to know what zone we are in at the studio as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. 

              Stay home! All classes proceed as scheduled
on our online platform (EDC Online)

                    Please watch our website, Facebook page, and email for updates as we monitor the situation 

                            All in person classes proceed
as scheduled at the studio

We are currently in the:  Green Zone

Welcome to Elevate Dance Centre!

We are SO excited to host you for our Winter 2021-9 Week Sessions, and into our 2020/2021 season!  We have prepared the following information to help you have a happy, healthy, and safe return to classes.  Please review our Safer Studio™ Policies (Covid-19 Safety Plan) before your first class for the smoothest transition back to classes. We look forward to seeing you soon!!

 

Here’s what you need to know…

EDC is a Safer Studio™

  • EDC follows the More Than Just Great Dancing!® Safer Studio Guidelines which prioritize a hierarchy of safety and wellness measures including:

    • Wellness checks for staff

    • Frequent hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene

    • Enhanced cleaning procedures

    • Minimizing mixing and mingling via social distancing practices

    • Curricular and facility adjustments

    • Gradual re-opening and continuous parent communications.

  • Please see below for the specific way EDC is applying these guidelines for our ongoing programming.

 

Student Arrival

  • Dancers will be greeted at our front door by their instructor at the start time of their class. 

  • All dancers must maintain physical distance (outside and inside the building) from one another and follow all floor markings (such as arrows and distancing markers).

  • Dancers arrive ready to dance (in full dancewear) - change rooms are closed at this time. 

  • Please enter through our front entrance - doors will open at class start time.

  • Dancers will be asked to sanitize hands upon entrance. 

  • Dancers will be given a bin to put their shoes, water bottle, phone, keys, etc. 

  • Please do not bring any extra items to class - we will not be using cubbies at this time.  

 

Dancers Only

  • Our waiting room is closed to everyone, except for dancers at this time. 

  • Parents may wait in the outdoor courtyard area - please maintain physical distancing recommendations in the courtyard and parking lot. 

  • Please limit parent drop off to one person whenever possible.  Sibling visitors cannot be accommodated during this session.

 

Water/Food

  • Please bring clearly labeled water bottles. Drinking fountains are not available, and water bottles cannot be refilled at the studio. 

  • Food/snacks may not be consumed by dancers inside the building. 

 

Physical Distancing

  • Class sizes have been limited to facilitate physical distancing.

  • Class sizes have been modified to reflect a 6-foot social distancing pattern and floors will have markers to help students maintain boundaries as much as possible.

  • Maximum Studio Capacity: 42 

    • Studio 1​ - 11 students, 1 Instructor (2-3 meter spaces for each occupant)

    • Studio 2 - 11 students, 1 Instructor (2-3 meter spaces for each occupant)

    • Studio 3 - Private Studio - 2 Students, 1 Instructor (2-3 meter spaces for each occupant)

  • Classrooms will refrain from high fives, “ballerina hugs”, fist bumps, stickers, and stamps.

  • Curricular adjustments have been made to eliminate prop use and hand-holding and to reduce mixing and mingling in the classroom.

  • For classes that use mats - each dancer will have their own disinfected mat for the duration of class. 

  • No physical spotting or contact between dancers or staff will be permitted. 

  • Faculty will maintain a physical distance of 3 meters or more unless an emergency presents itself, or first aid is required. Faculty and staff will use masks and gloves to perform first aid (if possible). 

  • We ask that all parents/students maintain physical distancing recommendations in the parking lot, upon arrival and departure of the studio. 

 

Cleaning/Sanitizing

  • Hand sanitizing stations are available at the entrance/exit and within each studio. 

  • Dancers will sanitize hands upon entrance and exit, while faculty will continue to wash their hands, or sanitize throughout their teaching schedule and in between classes. 

  • ​We have increased our cleaning frequencies and sanitation procedures in high traffic areas and high touch surfaces of the studio such as doors, viewing windows, barres, floors, counters, stereos, and bathrooms.

  • All high traffic areas will be sanitized between classes. 

  • The entire studio will be cleaned thoroughly before the start of classes, each day. 

  • Bathrooms will be cleaned regularly. 

  • EDC's HVAC system will remain on during operational hours, ensuring fresh air intake and appropriate air circulation.

 

Masks

  • Masks are required for everyone (over the age of 2) in all public indoor settings and workplaces.

  • Staff, faculty and dancers (over the age of 2) are required to wear a mask at all times while in the building, including while in class. 

  • People who cannot wear a mask, or who cannot put on or remove a mask on their own, are exempt.

  • Please notify us by email if you are not medically able to wear a mask. 

  • Masks must be clearly labelled, and will not be shared. Any masks left behind will be disposed of. 

 

Bathroom Use

  • We encourage all students to use the restroom at home before coming to class.

  • Bathroom facility use will be limited to the one front unisex bathroom at this time.

  • Bathrooms will not be available as change rooms - dancers need to arrive in dance/warm up apparel.

  • One bathroom is designated for faculty, and one for dancers. 

 

Health & Travel

  • Dancers must feel 100% well when attending dance class.  

  • Parents are asked to keep their children home from class if they, or a member of their household have a fever, display symptoms of the common cold, influenza or other infectious respiratory diseases. 

  • Parents are asked to not send their children to class if they, or a member of their household, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

  • Parents are asked to not send their children to class if they, or a member of their household has returned from travel outside of Vancouver Island within the last 14 days. 

 

Continuous Parent Communication

  • Please visit our website and join our EDC Parent & Student Community Private Facebook page where you will find a stop and go light icon that clearly indicates the status of classes: Green indicates it is safe to attend face-to-face classes. Yellow indicates a cautionary change to service delivery. Red indicates clients should stay home and attend class online.

 

Studio Departure

  • Students will be asked to sanitize hands before exiting the studio. 

  • Dancers must be picked up promptly.

  • Students will be released from our front door entrance.

  • Parents will be asked to wait outside for students to be released. Parents must meet their dancers in the courtyard (outside our front door).

Office Closed

  • Our Leadership Team is working from home, when possible.

  • For this reason, we will not be holding in-person office hours at this time.

  • Please remember - if you have any questions or comments, you can always reach out via email or schedule an appointment with Miss Lina or Miss Irene.

  • We will be monitoring our emails and phone messages as normal.

 

Our commitment to the health and safety of our dance family and faculty is our top priority and we appreciate your understanding during these unique times.
 

Stay Kind, Healthy and Safe! 

 

Please let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns!  

We cannot wait to dance with you soon! 

Last updated: December 4, 2020

© Elevate Dance Centre, 2020