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Safer Studio™ Policies 

Updated October 23, 2021

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

    • 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 12+ will be required to show PVC.

 

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. If a parent must enter the studio, they need to show PVC and sign in.  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 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 minimize 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

 

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. 

  • Please use this screening tool prior to coming to class. 

  • The GNWT has released specific guidelines for families who have travelled outside of the territory based on vaccination status. Please follow these guidelines when travelling and returning to school, and by extension - our studio. Households 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.

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