COVID-19 Studio Policies

Our students are an important part of Danceworks and we can’t wait to all dance together soon. During this uncertain time, your support, kindness, and loyalty have been appreciated more than you know. Keeping our students and faculty safe when returning back to the studio is our top priority. We will be implementing procedures to create a safe environment for all. Keep reading to learn more about the new protocols we’ve put in place and other details you need to know as we continue the dance.

 

 

COVID-19 Liability Waiver

Download/sign COVID-19 Liability Waiver
*Please sign the liability waiver and email it to info@danceworksmke.org

 

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing, wearing a face mask and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people.

Danceworks has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (See COVID-19 Studio Policies below); however, Danceworks cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19.  Please sign the liability waiver and email it to info@danceworksmke.org

 

*UPDATED Face Mask Requirements

After more than a year of requiring masks, Danceworks is cautiously taking steps to return to the pre-pandemic operations of our business. After careful monitoring of COVID-19 cases, local, state, and federal guidelines as well as safety best practices we are ready to relax some of our pandemic restrictions. The following information will go into effect on 7/5/21.

 

Please note that Danceworks will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and reserves the right to further relax or reinstate restrictions as the situation requires.

 

Here’s what you need to know:

  • To protect those with suppressed immune systems and not yet eligible to get vaccinated, masks are still required to enter the building and in all common spaces (hallways and restrooms.)
  • Masks will be required for all students attending youth classes.
  • Masks will not be mandatory for adult classes for individuals who are fully vaccinated.
  • Those who feel more comfortable wearing a mask are encouraged to mask up.
  • Danceworks will no longer require a temperature screening for adults, but will continue doing temperature checks for those attending youth classes.
  • Social distancing will remain in place in our dance studios.
  • Individuals coming to Danceworks should self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms. We ask that you/your child do not participate in any Danceworks programming if you show any of the following symptoms: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

 

We are recommending that students wear 1 of the following masks in common spaces/youth classes:
  • 2-layer fabric face mask
  • A disposable paper face mask
  • N-95 or K-95 face mask

Please note: A handkerchief/bandana is not an acceptable form of face mask covering. 

 

Additional safety measures being taken by Danceworks:
  • Installation of ionization filtration system to aid in removing airborne viral particles
  • Cleaning frequently touched areas in studios after each class
  • Frequent cleaning of all common spaces using CDC approved disinfectant throughout the day
  • Daily mopping of studio floors with CDC approved disinfectant
  • Adhering to social distancing guidelines
  • Supplying hand sanitizer in studios and common areas
  • For studio classes, there will be no activities that require direct or indirect contact including partnering, tactile cueing without permission, or touching the same equipment.
  • Class start and end times will be staggered, to ensure no more than eleven students will be entering or exiting the building at all times
  • Only students will be allowed in the building. No waiting in the lobby is allowed.

What is Danceworks doing to keep YOU safe?

  • Cleaning studios after each class
  • Frequent cleaning of all common spaces using CDC approved disinfectant throughout the day
  • Daily mopping of studio floors with CDC approved disinfectant
  • Adhering to social distancing guidelines
  • Wearing face masks
  • Using hand sanitizer upon entering the building, along with frequent hand washing
  • For studio classes, there will be no activities that require direct or indirect contact including: partnering, tactile cueing, touching the same equipment or travelling across the floor
  • Staff is working from home, with the exception of teaching artists and front desk staff
  • Staff exhibiting any signs of Covid-19 are asked to stay home until a diagnosis of Covid-19 has be ruled out
  • Continuing to research the most current guidelines to ensure our student and staff safety
  • Class start and end times will be staggered, to ensure no more than eight students will be entering or exiting the building at all times.
  • Danceworks employees who travel outside of the state are expected to quarantine for 2 week before returning to work.
 

What do Danceworks students need to do & know?

  • Students should not have shown signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Students showing any symptoms of Covid-19 will be asked to go home and may return once a medical professional has ruled out Covid-19.
  • Students should not have had close or sustained contact with anyone who is sick within 14 days.
  • While in the building, students, faculty, and staff are required to wear a mask at all times.
  • Students are asked to limit the items they bring with them to the studio. Therefore, please limit items brought in to a water bottle and purse/dance bag. There will be specific places in the studio to put these items. Please label your child’s water bottle with their name.
  • Social distancing will be followed at all times. Students will be distanced 10 feet from one another when in the studio and 6 feet from one another when in the lobby space (ex. waiting in line for the restroom).
  • Outdoor classes will be kept at 10’ distances and masks are optional.
  • If you, or your child  has allergies causing increased sneezing and nasal discharge, we ask that you keep them home as this increases the risk of spreading droplets.
  • Students will be asked to remove shoes upon entering the lobby.
  • Upon entrance, the student’s temperature will be taken with a no-touch thermometer and will be asked to clean their hands using the hand sanitizer provided, or standard hand washing.
  • Students are to be dropped off and picked up at the front entrance. There is no parent/caregiver/dancer waiting allowed in the lobby.
  • If you have traveled, please refer to CDC, state, and county recommendations.
 

Make-up classes for Youth Students: Due to COVID-19 and our limited class capacities, youth students will only be allowed to make up missed clases with pre-approval. Contact info@danceworksmke.org or call (414)277-8480 to check on availability to make up a class in-person or to arrange to get a link for a virtual class that can be used as a makeup class.

What do campers need to do & know?

  • Campers should not have shown signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
  • Campers should not have had close or sustained contact with anyone who is sick within 14 days.
  • Campers, faculty, and staff are required to wear a mask at all times.
  • Social distancing will be followed at all times. Campers will be distanced 10 feet from one another when in the studio and 6 feet from one another when in the lobby space (ex. waiting in line for the restroom).
  • Campers showing any symptoms of Covid-19 will be asked to go home and may return once a medical professional has ruled out Covid-19.
  • If your camper has allergies causing increased sneezing and nasal discharge, we ask that you keep them home as this increases the risk of spreading droplets.
  • Campers are asked to limit the items they bring with them to camp. Therefore, please limit items brought in to a water bottle, a light snack, and art smock. Please label the water bottle with the child’s name.
  • Campers will be asked to remove shoes upon entering the lobby. If the camper prefers to dance in socks or dance shoes, please come prepared with a change of shoes.
  • Campers temperature will be taken with a no-touch thermometer.
  • Upon entrance into the lobby, campers will be asked to clean their hands with hand sanitizer, or standard hand washing.
  • Campers are to be dropped off and picked up at the front entrance. There is no parent/caregiver waiting allowed in the lobby.


❓ We want to hear from YOU!  If you have any questions, please send us an email or call us at (414) 277-8480.  Thank you for your continued support during this time!