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Dancer COVID Protocols

DANCER COVID PROTOCOLS

 

STAY HOME IF:

You are sick

If you have had a fever within the last 72 hours

 

BEFORE GOING TO THE STUDIO

Prepare your dance bag, your pack your face mask/s and change into dance clothes

·        Face masks covering the nose and mouth are REQUIRED in the building

o   Your mask/s should fit snugly over the nose and mouth, not be touched once placed on the face, and washed or discarded immediately after each use. If you arrive at the studio with a mask that is too thin or will not stay covering your nose, we will give you a disposable mask

o   A mask will make it harder to breathe during exercise initially and dancers should self-monitor for symptoms: lightheadedness, dizziness, numbness or tingling, and shortness of breath. Your body will adapt to wearing a mask

·        If you start to feel dizzy, imbalanced, or over fatigued stop your activity, leave your space, walk directly back to your place at the barre kneel in the child’s pose to rest for before returning to class, or walk directly to your place at the barre, face the wall, pull your mask down and breath quietly, then replace mask, turn, sanitize your hands and return to class

o   Do not remove your mask during class or rehearsal. If you must remove your mask, dispose of single use masks in the trash or place a reusable mask into its own sealable bag, wash your hands and/or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer letting it dry for 30 seconds and then replace it with a clean one

o   Dancers may require multiple masks to get through the day.

o   Weather permitting, teachers might be able to take dancers outside (socially distanced) for a mask break during class

o   If your mask becomes saturated with moisture from breathing or sweat, you need to change into a dry mask. A wet mask is less efficient at filtering bacteria and viruses.

o   Masks should only be worn once and then replaced with a fresh mask.

o   Dancers should have two Ziploc bags inside their dance bag. One for placement of used masks and one containing new clean masks

o   Your reusable masks should be cleaned in a washer with hot water and soap and then dried in a dryer prior to next use. Ironing on the highest setting can also disinfect after washing and drying

o   There are now multiple commercial reusable mask options available for use during dance/exercise

 

WHEN ARRIVING AT THE STUDIO

·        Dancers should only arrive within 15 minutes of the start of their class

·        Place your face mask on before leaving your car

·        The only entrance into the TCAB building is through the glass double doors

·        Temperatures will be taken when entering the studio. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4F or higher will not be permitted in the building

·        Younger dancers will be met at door and escorted to their required waiting spot outside of their studio, where they will change their shoes and wait for their class

·        Dancers need to arrive at TCAB already dressed in their dance clothes with street shoes on (dressing room will be closed)

·        Dancers should never wear dance shoes outside of the studio. They should arrive in street shoes, then change into dance shoes in the TCAB building. They should change back into street shoes to leave the building. Dancers wearing ballet shoes in the parking lot, you will not be permitted to take class

·        Dance-bags need to be placed on the plastic covered chairs in the studio next to your place at barre with street shoes on top or inside your dance-bag

·        Wash your hands before and after you leave the building if possible. If not, use hand sanitizer when you enter and before you leave the building

 

WHILE AT THE STUDIO

·        Dancers will be required to maintain social distancing

·        Avoid lingering or socializing

·        Limit the items you touch within the studio to only the items you will use

·        Teachers/Staff will guide students to wipe down the barre before and after use with disinfectant wipes and dispose of the wipes in the garbage can

·        Wash your hands after using the restroom

·        Bring a clean towel to be used for floor work every time you come to class – no sitting on floor without a towel

·        Leave shoes on top (or in) your dance-bag on your chair inside the studio

·        Follow tape marks on the floor and barres to maintain social distancing

·        If you use street shoes or sneakers for jazz or hip hop you will need indoor only shoes to wear in the studio

·        No person-to-person physical contact

·        Dancers may not use or touch any AV equipment

·        Dancers at barres must face the same direction

·        No face to face interaction.

·        The lunchroom and vending machines will be CLOSED

·        Bring your own water bottle. Drinking fountain will be closed except for the bottle filler

 

LEAVING THE STUDIO

·        Dancers should never wear dance shoes outside of the studio. They should change into street shoes before leaving the building. If you are wearing your ballet shoes in the parking lot, you will not be permitted to take class

·        Follow tape marks on the floor and barres to maintain social distancing

·        Wash your hands before and after you leave the building if possible. If not, use hand sanitizer when you enter and before you leave the building

·        Exits are through the Dance Boutique, the lunchroom, or south end of building

·        Faculty/staff will accompany students into parking lot for pick-up

·        Music students, and Studio E students should exit through the south end of the building

·        Studio B, C & D students should exit through the lunchroom door

·        Studio A students should exit through the outside door of studio A

·        Dancers should leave (and be picked up) as soon as possible after their class