Our students and audience members are an important part of Danceworks. During this uncertain time, your support, kindness, and loyalty have been appreciated more than you know. Keeping our students, patrons & faculty safe when returning back to the studio is our top priority. We have implemented 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.
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 email@example.com.
After careful monitoring of COVID-19 cases, local, state, and federal guidelines as well as safety best practices as we fight through the new Delta Varient, we are looking ahead at re-instating some of our face-mask guidelines for Fall 2021.
Effective September 8, 2021, masks will be required to be worn by all students regardless of vaccination status. Danceworks is regularly monitoring updates from the CDC and will shift as needed with its community and City/State regulations at the forefront of the decision.
Here’s what you need to know:
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
All of our guests and dancers will be required to wear masks in Danceworks at all times. The show will feature seating that is socially distanced for audience members and our space is updated with an ionization air filtration system.
Patrons will be required to wear masks for entrance into Next Act our performance entitled Sonder on January 27-30, 2022. Please check back soon for updates on Next Act Covid 19 Policies.
❓ 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!