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 (BDA 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 Bella Dance Academy!

We are SO excited to welcome you back to our 2020/2021 season!  We 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!!


Here’s what you need to know…​

BDA is a Safer Studio™

  • BDA 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 BDA is applying these guidelines

Student Arrival

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

  • Please enter through our front entrance - doors will open approximately five minutes before class begins. 

  • 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 parking lot, or leave and return to pick up your dancer when their class is finished - please maintain physical distancing recommendations in the parking lot. 

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



  • Please bring clearly labeled water bottles. Drinking fountains will not be available.

  • Food sharing is not permitted at the studio, unless otherwise specified.


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.

  • 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.

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



  • ​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. 



  • Mask wearing for students is at personal/parental discretion.

  • If students do choose to wear a mask - it must be clearly labelled, and will not be shared. 

  • Mask wearing for those 18+ is now required in our studio. 

  • Staff will be wearing a mask in the hallways and common areas, but not while teaching. 

  • Teachers will don masks if they are providing hands on corrections to students.


Bathroom Use

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

  • Bathrooms will be available, and will be cleaned between each class..

  • Bathroom facility use will be limited to the one front unisex bathrooms for this session of classes.

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


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 the Northwest Territories within the last 14 days. 

Continuous Parent Communication

  • Please watch our website and join our BDA 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 pull up outside our front door entrance. 

Please watch our video below to see some of the precautions we are taking in action!

BDA Health & Safety

© Bella Dance Academy​​, 2020