COVID - 19
Update to Magnify programming with COVID-Safe Practices:
*All participants are required to sign a Covid-19 Waiver that must be turned in on the first day of classes! *
Summer Dance 2020 will take place in-studio. We are beyond thrilled at the prospect of being together again! However, this also comes with some “new” steps, in order to keep our dancers and staff safe and healthy.
We have taken necessary steps to protect the safety and personal choices of our families. Based on current state guidelines, we have put together an initial plan below. Keep in mind that plans may be adjusted as pandemic risk increases or diminishes.
Covid Triage Screening
Should any staff or students begin to show symptoms of COVID-19 or discover they have been exposed to someone who has been infected, they will not be allowed to attend.
We will take temperatures of all students and staff upon arrival each day. Anyone with a temperature over 100.4 degrees will be asked to return home.
PPE and Social Distancing
We encourage all staff and students who feel they should wear a mask to wear one, but will not make this a requirement in the classroom as dance is considered exercise. At this time, masks are not required while exercising. In the event that masks are mandated, we do encourage parents to begin acclimating their younger children to wearing masks.
We have had to cap our enrollment, which keeps us below the occupancy load required/allowed for us at this time. FPD Intensive and Young Dancer Workshop registrations are operating on a waitlist. Our Primary/Junior class series are now accepting registrations, but enrollment will be limited to a smaller capacity to allow for required distancing between students.
Because of occupancy mandates, and in order to have less people in general, we will not be open for parent observation of classes. The exception to this is our Mommy+Me class, where only one parent/guardian will be able to attend with their dancer and our Primary 1 ballet class, where one parent only may observe the class from our waiting area. Otherwise, only dancers and necessary teachers/staff will be in the building. Dancers should not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to their first class and must be picked up (outside) right as class concludes. Our staff and dancers will be asked and guided to ensure they are social distancing at all times during classes.
* Dressing rooms will not be available this summer. Dancers will be asked to bring only the essentials each day and to arrive wearing their dance clothes.
Steps we will take to keep our spaces healthy
All studios and common areas will be professionally cleaned and will undergo routine disinfecting throughout each day of all common area surfaces. We will keep outer doors, including roll-up garage door and external doors, open whenever possible to promote air circulation. We will provide a readily available supply of hand sanitizer, soap and water, tissues, etc. Dancers are also encouraged to bring their own small hand sanitizer.
Our staff will be trained on social distancing protocol, and our curriculum will be updated to include these safety measures.
We are so grateful for your continued support of the studio during this crazy time. We are so excited to see smiling faces back together, learning and having fun!
THROUGH ALL OF THIS, we absolutely understand and appreciate the challenges that so many are facing. We are operating to the best of our abilities as a unique business and team and with the specific heart of our studio in mind. Please reach out. Let us work together to get though this, and we will all be stronger on the other side.
**As a reminder of our student and handbook policy, email is our primary means of communication, so please continue to check your email from us often, and always reach out if you think there’s something you missed!