Summer 2021 and Fall 2021-2022 schedules are out now!
We are continuing to stay informed as new information is made available to us and are updating our policies to stay in line as the science behind covid-19 is updated. Below you will find out current reopening plan for our Fall programs. We were able to practice these new policies during our recital taping week this July and everything worked very well.
We are asking parents to please drop your child off at the designated door no more than 5 minutes prior to class. We will be using multiple entrances to ensure Dancers only come into contact with the children in their class. Dancers under the age of 8 may be walked in by a parent. Parents must wear a mask. Dancers will have their temperature taken by a no touch digital thermometer before entering the studio. Dancers will sanitize hands before entering the studio, between classes and when leaving the studio. Dancers will wear masks in the hallway and waiting room, and in class, as required by the Mandate that went in to effect August 1st.. Our staff will be wearing masks. Any dancer showing any signs of illness will not be allowed in class.
Students will have a marked dance space which they will practice in while in the studio to ensure social distancing during class. Dancers should bring one bag with all dance supplies in it, including water, shoes, Barre barrier ect. Bags will now be placed on a chair, not in a bin.
Dancers will be walked out of the building by HOTVDA staff to parent vehicles. Please park along the studio side of Lehrer Lane.
The studio will continue to be cleaned daily. In addition to our regular cleaning we will be disinfecting each dance room after every class and cleaning all barres and props used after every use. We will be limiting the use of props during class as well. Our studio will be cleaned with a 90 day germ killing cleaner, that will continue to kill all germs and viruses for 90 days after treatment, as well as being disinfected by UV light nightly. We have also installed air purifiers with HEPA filters in each dance room and our lobby. Our bathrooms will be disinfected every 30 minutes as well.
We are also offering both in studio and virtual Zoom classes every week. This way, dancers who need to quarantine at any time won't miss class. We also have several plans for a recital performance depending on the state of the virus next year.