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Dansations School of Dance and Acrobatics

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU GET THE STUDIO: Covid-19 Update

Our goal is to keep your children and families as safe as possible. This plan is in accordance to NYS & CDC guidelines and requirements.  Please be aware that while this plan will minimize the risk it will not eliminate the risk. Dansations will continue to update and add safety protocols as needed.

  • NEW– as per NYS, Lancaster is now in the Yellow Zone. Therefore all faculty and dancers will be required to wear a mask at all times.
  • Dancers will be allowed to take mask break whenever they need it!
  • Children with high risk or families that are not comfortable returning to the studio, will be able to request to take the classes at home through zoom. Simply register for the class you choose and email Dansations@gmail.com & request the zoom option.
  • Children and adults that are experiencing  symptoms or that have been exposed to Covid-19 should not enter the building.
  • Temperature checks will be done at the door. Parents will be called if temperature reads above 100 F. Please stay in parking lot for 5 min after drop off in case of a call.
  • Children will be given hand sanitizer before and after each class.
  • Children are encouraged to bring in their own yoga mat for stretching.
  • Classes are 10 min apart to allow teachers to clean the classroom between classes.
  • Dansations will follow CDC recommendations for cleaning supplies & disinfectants.
  • Dancers will dance in 7×7 foot squares that are outlined on the floor.
  • Dancers will enter the front door, remove shoes in waiting area and then proceed directly to their class rooms. Dancers Age 6 and under can have 1 adult walk them in.
  • Class times are staggered to limit traffic in waiting area.
  • Parents will need to wait in the car while children are dancing. The waiting area will be closed.
  • If your child is 4 or younger, or having trouble with separation, parents are required to stay in the classroom as teachers are not allowed to touch students.
  • Parents in the classroom will be required to wear masks.
  • Teachers will not touch students unless deemed necessary (EX: in case of immediate safety concerns).
  • Acro Teachers will wear gloves and a mask while spotting.
  • Children will hand sanitize before using the matts. Matts will be cleaned before and after use.
  • Drinking fountains will be closed. Please bring a water bottle.
  • Bathrooms will be cleaned every 2 hours.
  • Touchless payments- All payment will need to be made on-line. If you wish to pay with check please mail (or put in mailbox) to: Dansations 6095 Transit Rd Depew, NY 14043. WE WILL NOT HAVE ANYONE WORKING THE OFFICE TO TAKE PAYMENTS. All payments need to be made BEFORE the first class.

What to expect when you get the  studio:

What to expect when you enter the studio:

  • Before class begins- Dancer and one adult will wait outside in line, standing on markers 6 feet apart
  • Dancers will enter the front door, remove shoes in waiting area and then proceed directly to their class rooms (Class times are staggered to limit traffic in the waiting area)
  • If you are feeling ill, or have come in contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19, DO NOT ENTER the building
  • Everyone ages 2 and older will need a mask to enter (dancers will take off masks before class starts)
  • Everyone entering will get thier temperatures checked and use hand sanitizer
  • Dancers should come in dance clothes. Locker-room are CLOSED.
  • Children will go to an empty 7×7 foot dance square. They will keep their dance bags in the room with them.
  • Parents will be asked to leave before class starts, The window will be open so you can view from outside (please take turns and allow for social distancing). If your child is 4 or younger, or having trouble with separation, parents are required to stay in the classroom as teachers are not allowed to touch students. Parents in the classroom will be required to wear masks.
  • Dancers & Staff will keep masks on throughout the class. Dancers will be allowed to take mask breaks when needed.
  • Dancers will be permitted to go to the bathroom, one dancer at a time from each class. Dancers go to the bathroom wash hands and return. No loitering in Bathrooms, no more than 3 people at a time in a bathroom. Someone will be assigned to monitor safety of waiting area and bathrooms. Children will be asked to keep masks on to use the bathroom.
  • Children in studio 1 will NOT be in contact with children dancing in studio 2 or 3, and Children in studio 2 will not be in contact with children in studio 3 (the classes will not mingle or even see each other as class times are staggered- the only exception would be in the bathroom which would only be a max of 1 dancer from each room at a time)
  • If your child is enrolled in more than 1 class, after the first class, they will put mask on, and walk to bag (1 or 2 children at a time) get their shoes and return to dance square.
  • Children will be asked to hand sanitize between classes.
  • Rather than standing in line, Children will sit in dance squares and be called up 1 or 2 at a time.
  • Before and after acro tricks on the mat, children will hand sanitize.
  • After class children will hand sanitize.
  • 1 adult may come to the door to pick the child up. A teacher, assistant or faculty member will walk out with children.
  • Children will stay in their dance squares and exit one at a time.