COVID-19 Accommodations: Spring 2021

These are subject to change, dependent on continued monitoring of the situation in Virginia and the Harrisonburg area to ensure we are operating safely.

The studio lobby will be closed until further notice to families during classes. Please bring your dancers to the door ready to dance and meet them and their teacher there at the end of class. Please practice social distancing outside the studio and in the parking lot.
*modification 11/1/2020: due to earlier sunset & cooler temperatures, please send your dancers straight into the studio lobby. They will pointed to a seat until their teacher gets them for their class. The door will be monitored while students are leaving to make sure younger students meet a parent. Masks need to be worn while waiting by students school age and older. Any jackets are to be left in the lobby (there are coatracks), not brought into the studios. Dancers should not arrive more than ten minutes before a class begins. The lobby is still closed to families waiting. Parents may enter briefly to make any payments needed. We prefer you do this in the middle of class blocks rather than during class changes. Thank you!

We have “boxes” in stage tape on all studio floors to mark distance between students, as well as “x’s” on the walls to mark spots for students to sit while waiting to go “across the floor.”

Please talk with your dancer before classes- we know they are excited to see their friends (we’re so excited to see them too!), but please remind them that they are not to give hugs to their friends or teachers.

Dancers should always bring a mask to class with them. We are working to keep environments so that dancers do not need to wear them the entire class, but depending on the activity, the teacher may ask them to put them on. modification January 2021: masks must be worn by every teacher, student, and adult in the lobby until further notice. Only exception would be brief removal for a water break. We hope to lift this in the next month or two if numbers go down.

Class sizes will cap smaller than in previous years (this size depending on the studio in which the class meets). Additional sections of each class will be added as needed.

Virtual options are available for the fall semester and continue for the spring if needed. Virtual students will meet together in separate online class rather than joining in-studio classes virtually (based on best-interest for students observed last spring)

In the event that we would need to close temporarily, we will move all classes online via Zoom until we are able to open again.