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COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  • Each family should drop off their child(ren) at the back of the studio 5 minutes before their class starts. Please stay long enough to see that your child(ren) have had their temperature taken with a no- contact thermometer and are allowed to enter the studio.
  • Students should arrive dressed for class and bring as little as necessary: Bottled water (plenty of it), dance shoes and padding for pointe shoes, a healthy and neat snack that does not require refrigeration, heating, or much cleanup, an extra mask. Dressing rooms will not be open and bathrooms may not be used as changing rooms.
  • Students will proceed to the hallway outside of their classroom; leave their belongings by the wall at a designated spot, which will be distanced from the belongings of others. From there they will be invited in to the studio where they will be able to prepare for class in a designated spot.
  • There are signs and posters around the studio reminding everyone to keep a distance of at least 6 feet between themselves and others. We have taped off the studio floors and barres so that each dancer has their own space with plenty of distance from the next person. We will also require them to maintain distance when traveling from the corner, as well.
  • Frequent hand washing and/or hand sanitizing will be encouraged and we have touchless soap dispensers and paper towel dispensers that require minimum touch installed in the restrooms, as well as having hand sanitizer in each studio and in public spaces.
  • Masks will be required for everyone including teachers and there are reminders of that, as well. We will enable more frequent water breaks to compensate for the extra heat this produces and encourage dancers to bring a washcloth to dry their faces with, as well as have an extra mask on hand.
  • Any snacks brought should be easy to eat and clean up after and not require refrigeration or microwaving and must be consumed either in the hallway next to the student’s belongings, as the lunchroom will be off-limits to the students.
  • After classes are dismissed, dancers will quickly change their shoes or don slippers that cover their dance shoes, pick up their belongings, walk to the lobby (maintaining distance) and be picked up promptly by parents at the front door. Please, parents, park your car in a parking space and not in front of the doorway so that students may be escorted safely by you or a volunteer, if necessary, to your car without walking around vehicles.
  • We have installed monitors and cameras in the studios so that Zoom classes can happen simultaneously with their in-studio counterparts, allowing teachers to see our virtual students easier and allow all of the students to feel more included.
  • We will have at least fifteen minutes between POD sessions, ensuring time to clean and disinfect all studio surfaces, including floors, and to avoid students and parents congregating. Our regular cleaning regimen will include wiping down barres, door handles, teacher areas, chairs, light switches, toilet seats/lids/bases/covers/flush handles, toilet paper holders, sinks and hardware, mirrors, towel holders, front desk equipment, sneeze guard, and counters, front and back door handles, surfaces in the lounge, air conditioning controls, pens, window sills, and tables. Carpet will be vacuumed daily. Bathrooms will be disinfected after each use, and mopped daily. We are keeping abreast of the ever-changing information and guidelines from the CDC and our city and state lawmakers and will do everything we can to keep the health of your child(ren) and your families at the forefront of our minds.
  • Each day, before bringing your child to class, please fill out THIS ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE regarding your child’s health. Please bookmark or copy/paste this link in a convenient place.

Attendance

  • Tardiness in classes is not permitted. Please call ahead if you know you will be late. Warming up at the beginning of class is crucial to injury prevention.
  • Dancers arriving more than ten minutes late may be asked to sit and observe class.
  • Young students should be dropped off no more than 15 minutes prior to class and should be picked up in a timely fashion within 10 minutes after their class ends. CDA personnel cannot be responsible for students left beyond this time.
  • Dancers who miss rehearsals may be recast at the director's discretion.

Make-ups

  • There are no refunds, credits or extensions given for classes missed.
  • Make-up classes are available for currently enrolled students whose tuition and other studio payments are current.
  • Make-up classes must be taken within 4 weeks of class(es) missed. Make up classes may not be taken in any FULL class.
  • Please schedule all make-up classes at the front desk.

Expected behavior

  • Students are expected to behave respectfully and courteously at all times toward CDA faculty and staff, as well as toward each other.
  • For security reasons, cover-ups and street shoes are required when entering and exiting the building. Dance shoes are prohibited from being worn outside the studio. Street shoes should be worn into and out of the building saving ballet shoes for studio work only.
  • Students must wait inside the building for their ride to pick them up.
  • Chewing gum, food and drinks (except water) are not allowed in the studio. Food and drinks are allowed in the lounge and lobby areas only.

General studio policies

  • No hard-soled or high-heeled street shoes are allowed in the studios. Thanks!
  • No food or drinks (except for bottled water) are allowed inside the dance studios.
  • Please bring water with you, or you may purchase it in the lobby.
  • California Dance Academy is not responsible for personal injuries. Clients understand that the risk of injury exists in all physical activities.
  • CDA reserves the right to revise the curriculum and schedule.
  • A class with fewer than five students is subject to cancellation.
  • CDA is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. Please check the lost and found for missing items. Periodically, all items that have not been retrieved will be discarded or donated to charity.
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