Our students are an important part of Danceworks and we can’t wait to all dance together soon. During the time our doors have been closed your support, kindness, and loyalty have been appreciated more than you know. As we think ahead to reopening our doors later this summer we will also be implementing procedures to create a safe environment for our students, staff, and faculty. Keep reading to learn more about the new protocols we’ve put in place and other details you need to know as we slowly reopen the studio.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Milwaukee City’s mask mandate, which is in effect as of July 16, requires anyone over the age of 3 to carry and use a face covering in public spaces, both inside and out. Masks have been mandatory in our studio since re-opening, even during class.
Here’s what you need to know:
Please note: A handkerchief/bandana is not an acceptable form of face mask covering.
Frequent cleaning of all common spaces using CDC approved disinfectant throughout the dayDaily mopping of studio floors with CDC approved disinfectantAdhering to social distancing guidelinesWearing face masksUsing hand sanitizer upon entering the building, along with frequent hand washingFor 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 floorStaff is working from home, with the exception of teaching artists and front desk staffStaff exhibiting any signs of Covid-19 are asked to stay home until a diagnosis of Covid-19 has be ruled outContinuing to research the most current guidelines to ensure our student and staff safetyClass start and end times will be staggered, to ensure no more than eight students will be entering or exiting the building at all times.
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.Outdoor classes will be kept at 10’ distances and masks are optional.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). 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. 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 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. 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.
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!