OUR COVID-19 IN STUDIO GUIDELINES & PROCEDURES

Please read this entire page and follow our COVID-19 guidelines and student procedures.

Masks are strongly recommended. We ask that everyone be respectful of the choices each family makes regarding masks. Our studio will be a place for everyone to feel comfortable whether they wear a mask or not.

All studio rooms are disinfected between each class.

Please note our waiting area/lobby will remain closed.

A note from the EOD Staff:

“We love your enthusiasm and the way you support your children. We hope to have two times throughout the season where we will invite you in to the classroom to observe your child’s class.  However, just like Pre-school or Kindergarten, parents are asked to drop and go to avoid distraction to the learning process. If your child needs assistance, please come in, as we want everyone to feel comfortable with this new transition, coming to the studio and dancing with us.”

As we start our new season, here are some of our updated protocols (subject to change):

  • Dancers will wait outside until a teacher calls them in for class.
  • Do not arrive more than 5 minutes before your class.
  • Wearing masks is optional at this time
  • Students will be asked to sanitize upon entry
  • Parents will drop off/pick up at the front door for classes scheduled in Studio 1, 3 & 4. For classes scheduled in Studio 2, parents will drop off/pick up at the back door.
  • Our waiting room/lobby is closed. However, it will be open to parents of students under the age of 5 who only need assistance going in to class.
  • All other parents with any questions/payment/registration/merchandise needs while classes are in session- please contact Miss Tanya or Nicole to set up an appointment.
  • We ask that students bring their own water bottles to class.
  • We ask that if your child is not feeling well or is experiencing any symptoms, to keep them home and contact us to let us know.
  • We will continue to monitor our mask and COVID safety practices and as always families will be informed of any changes.

Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up

  • Please drive slowly and cautiously through the parking lot area.
  • Park in a parking spot and walk your child to the door.
  • Arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to class time.
  • Students must line up outside at the cones in a straight line.
  • Studio 2 Classes must enter/exit through the back door.
  • Parents should not leave their child unattended if there is a long break between their classes.
  • Students are not permitted to walk to and from the front of the building to the back, and vice versa, if they have a break from one class to the next.
  • Students will be escorted to their classroom.
  • Students are not permitted to wait outside of the building.
  • Please be on time in dropping off & picking up your child.

Dancers will not change clothes for different genres of class. If you have ballet you will need to wear your ballet attire and then put on other dance wear over for other classes such as hip hop or jazz. Please only bring your dance shoes in a small bag and a water bottle with a lid/name on it. A water cooler is NOT available at this time. If you have multiple classes, you will need to be picked up and return 5 minutes prior to your next class. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING & SUPPORT THROUGH THESE NEW CHANGES. WE ARE COMMITTED TO FIND A WAY AND WILL CONTINUE TO DANCE & TUMBLE SAFELY!

COVID-19 – 6ft apart procedures if needed:

It’s going to be so great to be back in the studio, staying safe and social disdancing & tumbling TOGETHER!

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COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan

Illness

  • Please, do not come to the studio if you have a cough, fever or are sick.
  • Please, do not come to the studio if you have tested positive, or have had COVID-like symptoms, within the past 14 days.
  • Please, do not come to the studio if you had close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, or has had COVID-like symptoms, within the past 14 days.
  • Please, do not come to the studio if you have traveled to an area where there are high amounts of COVID-19 cases for 14 days upon returning to Pennsylvania.
  • We reserve the right to take temperatures of anyone entering the studio using non-contact, infrared thermometers.
  • Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 ℉, or above, will be ask to leave the studio.

Students

  • Students must come dressed and ready for class.
  • Students cannot change clothing anywhere within the studio.
  • Students should bring the absolute minimum inside the studio.
  • Students can bring their own water with a resealable lid.
  • Students with multiple classes in one day, that are not back-to-back, must leave the studio until their next scheduled class time.

Face Coverings

Due to Pennsylvania’s Universal Face Coverings Order:

  • Everyone 2 years old, and older, must wear a face covering.
  • Face coverings include any mask, shield or covering of both the nose and mouth.
  • Students are not required to wear face coverings while actively engaged in dancing and performances that prevent the wearing of face coverings.
  • Students can place their face coverings in the individually cubby.
  • Students must wear face coverings while entering and exiting the dance rooms, bathroom and anytime 6 feet of social distancing is not possible.
  • Students who prefer to wear a face covering while actively engaged in dancing and performances should consider wearing a face shield instead of a face mask.

Lobby / Studio

  • The lobby is closed.
  • All parents / guardians, siblings and family members must wait outside by their car.
  • Everyone entering the lobby / studio must use hand sanitizer.
  • All lost and found items will be disposed of at the end of each business day.

Classes / Classrooms

  • Due to social dis-DANCING, individual class sizes will be smaller and available only on a first come, first served basis.
  • Staff/Teachers must wear a mask during class.
  • Students must abide by their “assigned” 6′ x 6′ marked social dis-DANCING area for that day’s class.

Restroom

  • Students should go to the restroom before coming into the lobby / studio.
  • The restroom will be limited to students, faculty and staff.
  • Restrooms will be cleaned after each use.

Cleaning

  • All frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned after every class.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up

  • Arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to class time.
  • Students must line up at the cones and remain 6 ft apart.
  • Studio 2 Classes must enter through the back.
  • Parents should not leave their child unattended if there is a long break between their classes. Students are not permitted to walk to and from the front of the building to the back, and vice versa, if they have a break from one class to the next.
  • Students will be escorted to their classroom.
  • Students are not permitted to wait outside of the building. Please be on time in dropping off and picking up your child.

Tuition / Payments

  • Tuition, payments and/or fees must be paid through your parent portal.

Everyone entering Expression of Dance must agree with, and follow, our COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan which may change at any time. If you have any questions, please email: mstanya@ptd.net or expressionofdance630@gmail.com  

Last Updated: August 20, 2020


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