As we prepare for the upcoming season, we will continue to closely monitor the CDC guidelines and regulations. We have spent the last few months developing a safety and health plan that will be used for the 2020-2021 dance year. As always, the safety and well being of our families is our number one priority! For in person instruction, the following policies will be implemented:
*A one time waiver will need to be signed for all returning dancers.
*Parents are asked to escort their child to the studio entrances. Students will have their temperature checked before entering the building. Anyone with a temperature higher than 100.4 will not be permitted in the studio. Dancers/parents will also review the CDC health screening questions.
*Hand sanitizer will be available at the check in station as well as in all classrooms and will be need to be applied when entering and exiting the building.
*We will be utilizing separate entrances this year. Oxford students will use the front entrance as well as the entrance to the back of the building to limit congestion and help with traffic flow. Quarryville students will enter through the main entrance or into the big studio directly.
*Our waiting area will be CLOSED. Parents may wait in their cars or drop students off.
*Dancers will need to bring their own water bottle. We ask that dancers only bring the appropriate shoes to class and that bags remain at home.
*Staff will be wearing masks/face shields while in the classroom. Dancers are not required to wear masks during class, but may do so if desired.
*Classes will be staggered so that equipment can be sanitized in between classes.
*Classrooms and common areas will also be sanitized at the end of each evening.
Additional policies may be added as needed. We are confident that implementing these policies will keep the health and safety of our AAOD staff and families at the forefront of our reopening plans. As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have!