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Safer Studio Plan & COVID-19 Policies

ADA is a Safer Studio

ADA 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
• Enhanced cleaning procedures
• Minimizing mixing and mingling via social distancing practices
• Curricular and facility adjustments
• Gradual re-opening and continuous parent communications.

Wellness Checks for Staff

• Our staff are required to self-screen for symptoms and are not permitted to work if any symptoms are present.
• Staff will be maintaining proper hygiene such as hand washing when they enter the building.
• Staff are asked to not come to work if they, or a member of their household, have a fever or respiratory symptoms.
• Staff are asked to not come to work if they, or a member of their household, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
• If a staff member becomes ill, displays symptoms, or looks/acts unwell while on the studio premises, they will be isolated and sent home as soon as possible.

Wellness Checks for Students

• Before arriving at the studio, parents are required to screen their children for symptoms related to COVID-19 and other contagious illnesses. Children are not permitted to attend in person if any symptoms are present, however they may access class online from home.
• Parents are asked to not send their children to class if they, or a member of their household, have a fever or respiratory symptoms.
• 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.
• If a staff member becomes ill, displays symptoms, or looks/acts unwell while on the studio premises, they will be isolated and sent home as soon as possible.

Frequent Hand Hygiene

• Employees will wash hands and/or sanitize before and after each class.
• Hand sanitizing stations will be available outside of all entrances, outside of every classroom, and inside the classrooms. Students will be encouraged to wash hands and/or sanitize before and after classes.
• Hand washing posters are posted within bathrooms and classrooms.

Enhanced Cleaning Procedures

• 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.

Minimized Mixing and Mingling

• We have made facility, scheduling, and curricular changes to reduce mixing and mingling in support of social distancing recommendations. However, we understand that unlike older children and adults, young children cannot be expected to maintain social distancing at all times.

Facility & Curricular Adjustments

•All lobby waiting areas, dressing rooms, business offices, etc will be closed unless specified.
• Please bring clearly labeled water bottles. Water station will not be available.
•Dancers will bring all dance bags into the studio for changing shoes. Dressing rooms will be closed. Bathrooms will be available for toileting only, but not for changing clothes.
•No food will be allowed in the studio.
•Curricular adjustments have been made to eliminate prop use and hand-holding and to reduce mixing and mingling in the classroom.
• Gymnastics classes will be staggered to allow for environmental services between use of equipment.

Opening & Continuous Parent Communication

•We will communicate any unexpected changes via email so be sure to check before coming to class.
•We are scheduled to open all locations for the 20-21 season in August. Classes begin on August 17, 2020.

Arrival & Departure

•We ask that parents not drop off more than 5 minutes early or pick up too late and that students be taught to maintain a proper social distance to conduct friendly conversations.
•At this time, we ask that parents wait in their cars or outside during classes to help with social distancing in the building. Parents of little dancers under age 7 are able to wait inside if necessary for child comfort.
•Please limit parent drop off to one person whenever possible.
•Parents will be asked to wait outside for kids to be released. At the end of class, parents must be by the door to receive their child. Students cannot walk across the parking lot to go to their parents for safety reasons.

Bathroom Use

• We encourage all students to use the restroom at home before coming to class.
• Bathrooms will be limited for emergencies and will be cleaned frequently

Masks

•Our employees will be wearing masks at their discretion and will be maintaining distance from clients and students as possible.
•Mask wearing for students and parents is at personal/parental discretion.


COVID-19 FAQs

Will you be having in person classes?
We will continue in person classes unless a Stay at Home Order is issued for the state where the studio is located. At that time, we would switch to online classes.

What if my child isn’t feeling well?
Parents are asked to not send their children to class if they, or a member of their household, have a fever or respiratory symptoms. 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. Children are not permitted to attend in person if any symptoms are present, however they may access class online from home.

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