Who Can Come Into the Studio?
2 & 3 year olds – ONE PARENT can be in the studio during their child’s dance class. Parent must wear a mask while in the studio.
4 & 5 year olds – ONE PARENT can come in the studio to drop-off and pick-up only. Parent must wear a mask while in the studio. Please wait outside or in your vehicle while your dancer is in class.
6 years & up – NO PARENTS can come into the studio at any time.
Please understand that this is to minimize the number of people in a shared space. We
have a studio phone available for dancers and parents to call.
Teachers and assistant teachers will help dancers with shoe changes and studio changes.
Each of our studios will be marked for dancers to be 6 feet apart during classes. Dancers will learn technique in their own 6×6 foot box.
We have the capacity for a maximum of 28 dancers in the upstairs of Studio One, 16 dancers in the downstairs of Studio One, 30 dancers in the upstairs of Studio 2 and 20 dancers in the downstairs of Studio 2.
The ballet barres will not be in-use.
Teachers will be using verbal cues and instruction and demonstrating steps from a distance as much as possible. They will not get with 6 feet of dancers unless they are wearing a mask.
Competitive dancers will be starting choreography early on in the season. Noncompetitive dancers will not be starting choreography until January. When doing choreography, it is unavoidable to stay 6 feet apart. This is why it will be mandatory for dancers and teachers to wear masks when doing choreography. Studio One will provide Bauer athletic face masks to each competitive dancer. If the situation remains the same come January 2021, Studio One will provide masks for all non-competitive dancers ages 7 & up.
The research we have done about wearing masks during physical activity concludes that “exercising while wearing a mask results in no significant changes in heart rate of blood pressure.” (in regards to endurance exercises and endurance training). This is taken from the 2018 Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
Dancers will be required to sanitize their hands upon entering the building and prior to entering the studio after a break.
Dancers in Acro and Contemporary will be required to sanitize their feet upon entering the studio for class.
Studio One has hired a professional cleaning service for each studio.
Bathrooms will be available to dancers only and for bathroom use only. The downstairs bathroom will be for staff use only. Please do not use the bathrooms as a changing room. Bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized after each use. Dancers must ask their teacher to use the bathroom and let Miss Erica know when they are finished in the bathroom.
Acro mats will be sanitized after each class.
Studio One has a water bottle refill station where dancers can leave their LABELLED water bottles to be refilled by Miss Erica. The filled water bottle will be returned to the refill station for dancers to get.
A plexiglass barrier will be installed at the front desk of Studio One.
We encourage phone and email communication during this time. If you would like to speak to our Studio Manager, Miss Erica, in-person, please email the studio to book an appointment.
Toys and props for Tiny Twos, Tiny Tots and Pre-Primary
Dancers in Tiny Twos, Tiny Tots and Pre-Primary Ballet classes will no longer be sharing toys and activities that are used in class to minimize the spread of germs.
Studio One has put together individual dance activity bags for each dancer ages 2-4 myears old.
Parents will be required to purchase this bag as everything will be needed for class. The costs are $25.00 for dancers ages 2 & 3, and $20.00 for dancers age 4.
Parents will be required to take home and bring their dancer’s activity bag to each class and clean/sanitize everything each week.
Parents please send an email transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org to pay for your dancer’s activity bag and they will receive it on their first day of class.