covid-19 PROTOCOL

*Updated as of June 28th, 2021 and will be updated as necessary*

We feel it is very important to a child’s physical health, and mental health that they participate in dance class.

We promise to provide a safe environment for your child to learn, grow and socialize and in ordinance with COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Building Safety:

  • New central air unit with ultraviolet lamp system and MERV filters.

  • Sanitizing stations located throughout the building.

  • All dance classes are at a reduced capacity.

  • There are 6-foot social distant spot markers along dance floor.

  • The bathroom air-dryer will be closed until further notice.

Entering Building: 

  • Mask use indoors is strongly encouraged for people who are not fully vaccinated including children. No child under the age of 2 should wear a mask.

  • Staff and parents must conduct their own health assessment of their dancer prior to arriving to the studio. This includes but is not limited to taking temperature and discussing all COVID-19 symptoms. If your dancer is sick, please do not send them to dance class.

  • Any dancer who is in direct contact of a positive COVID-19 case MUST quarantine for the CDC required timeframe, unless noted by a medical professional. Makeup classes will be offered to any dancer who misses class for whatever reason.

  • Our waiting room facility is closed until further notice. 

  • All entering the studio are required to sanitize their hands, we have a sanitizing station located at our door for use.

  • Any facility walk-throughs and/or tours must be taken when no dance students are in the building. 

  • Any non-related studio persons (non-staff, non-student) wishing to enter the building (for facility walk through and/or tour of space) must fill out a COVID-19 safety sheet and sanitize hands. 

  • Any dancers arriving more than 5-minutes ahead of class time must wait outside. Entry is only 5-minutes prior to class time to ensure proper sanitizing time by our staff.

  • Dancers are to be dropped off at our rear entrance. Only children under the age of 4 can have a parent escort into the building and a mask must be worn. We ask that only one parent enter if needed. 

Class Structure: 

  • Staff members and dancers will remain in their socially distanced safety square. 

  • Dancers that use props are given their individual prop bag so no items are shared.

Cleaning Protocol: 

  • Studio spaces have a 15 min break in between each class designated to cleaning and sanitizing before the new group of dancers arrive. 

  • Disinfectant products will be used on the entire floor, the ballet barres, stereo system, props, water bottle buckets, cubbies and all other commonly touched items.

  • Deep sanitizing measures will be taken weekly. Daily maintenance cleaning will take place by the Step By Step Dance Studio staff. 

Quarantine Structure: 

  • Any dancer who is in direct contact of a positive COVID-19 case MUST quarantine for the CDC required timeframe, unless noted by a medical professional. Makeup classes will be offered to any dancer who misses class for whatever reason.

  • Any dancer in quarantine yet feels healthy may participate in a virtual class option. This becomes very important when the classes begin their recital dances, so the dancer learns the choreography. Please email the office at StepByStepStudio@gmail.com to organize a virtual class option.

  • If a positive case of COVID-19 occurs in our studio, the studio space will close for the appropriate and safe disinfecting time period required by the CDC. Classes that are missed due to closure will be held via Zoom until we can safely return to the studio or will be made up.

  • Tuition is due on the first of the month as usual, even if a studio closure takes place. Payment can be taken over the phone for debit/credit cards, mail for checks, or electronically via Venmo (@StepByStepDanceStudio) and Zelle (StepByStepStudio@gmail.com).