We are proud to have kept safe since the summer of 2020 at Michele's Dance Academy! Please see our updated policies and procedures below. These are in line with all city and state regulations to keep our students, staff, and families safe during this time.
Students will be dropped off at the 2nd Entrance Door (Warnke's Dancewear) one at a time. Please respect social distancing guidelines while outside the studio. Staff will let dancers in one at a time. Dancers must arrive on time; doors will be closed once classes have started.
Temperature checks will be taken. Anyone with a temperature over 100.0 will not be admitted inside. (As it can be hot outside, we will allow a “cooling off period” inside as needed and retake the temperature). Once a dancer has passed the temperature screening, they will use hand sanitizer. They will then go into the classroom.
NOTE: The lobby will not be open at this time, and parents must wait in their cars or return at pickup time.
Please make sure all dancewear is clean and has not been worn anywhere since it has been last washed. All dancers should arrive in their mask and their dance attire, ready to dance. Please bring a water bottle and your dance shoes in hand; no dance bags. We will have the floor marked and each dancer will receive their own individual space. Dancers will remain 6 feet apart at all times. We will be mindful of the level of activity during class, cutting back on conditioning, and focusing on smaller repetitions of high intensity activities. More focused technique instruction and progressions may be offered to provide the same level of instruction with less repetition of highly strenuous activities.
The studio will be cleaned between each group of dancers, and all high touch surfaces will be sanitized.
We will keep our normal attendance records to be able to provide contact tracing information if needed. If you cannot attend class, please let us know along with the reason so we can keep accurate records. We will continue to provide Zoom feeds of our in-studio classes for students who cannot or do not feel safe attending in person. Please let us know at least 4 hours in advance of class so we can make sure we have everything in place. All make up classes will need to be done via Zoom online as we must keep our pods of dancers the same for each class.
We will dismiss one at a time through the FRONT DOOR (main door). Please be prompt in picking up your dancer, so we may complete our cleaning procedures and welcome our next group of dancers into the studio on time. Dancers may only stay in a designated waiting area between classes if the time between a class is 30 minutes or less; otherwise, they must be picked up.
Please make sure you take everything with you from the studio when you leave. We will not be keeping a lost and found during this time. Please also make sure to bring the dance shoes you need for the class; we will not loan shoes during this time. No personal items will be allowed to be left behind at the end of the day.
Guidelines may be updated at any time with new information from the County, State or Federal Government. We reserve the right to offer additional safety precautions outside of government guidelines to best protect our students, staff and families.
While we will do our best to provide the safest environment possible and minimize risks, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. By attending classes, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure of COVID-19.
Thank you for doing your part to keep our studio community healthy and we look forward to seeing you in class soon!
Michele's Dance Academy