SAFER STUDIO™

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Welcome to Elevate Dance Centre!

We are SO excited to host you for our Summer 2021 Camps and Classes, Fall 2021-9 Week Sessions and  and into our 2021/2022 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 

  • 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.

 

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.

  • 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. 

 

Cleaning/Sanitizing

  • Emphasis will be placed on hand hygiene and the cleaning and sanitizing of equipment especially shared equipment.

  • 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. 

  • All high traffic areas will be sanitized between classes.

 

Masks

  • Masks are recommended for everyone in the studio. 

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

 

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 Canada within the last 14 days. 

 

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).

 

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: July 14, 2021