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Safer Studio™ Policies - 2020/2021 Season

Updates (as of May 12th, 2021) are in pink. 

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.

 

Water/Food

  • 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. 

 

Cleaning/Sanitizing

  • ​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. 

 

Masks

  • Mask wearing for students is required at all times for dancers over the age of 2.

  • Staff will be wearing a mask at all times. 

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

 

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 has returned from travel outside of the Northwest Territories within the last 14 days. 

  • The GNWT has released specific guidelines for any confirmed positive Covid-19 individual. These students must complete the full mandatory isolation period before returning to school, and by extension - our studio. These affected households will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Each household will receive specific instructions from Public Health that will outline when their isolation is complete and are able to return.

 

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!

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