Reopening: Plans & Accommodations

All plans are tentative and will depend on Phase progression in the state of Virginia and continued monitoring of the situation to ensure we are operating safely.

Opening Date: June 22nd
Over the next week, you will receive a call from Miss Gail to see if you are returning to finish the 2019-2020 season and/or perform in the August recital. Once we have an idea of class sizes, we will determine whether classes will meet in full or if we will divide classes into smaller sections.

The studio lobby will be closed 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 studio and in the parking lot.

We are putting “boxes” in stage tape on all studio floors to mark distance between students.

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 wear masks to class. We recommend this if they are old enough to handle it.

We may shorten class times by 5-10 minutes so we can sanitize and disinfect studios between classes. Ballet barres and acro mats especially will be wiped down between every class.

We are working on outfitting studios so that teachers can continue to livestream classes that are taught in-studio.

We will also consider feasibility of holding some classes on the grassy hill by the upper parking lot.

If your dancer cannot participate in the recital, they are still welcome to attend classes to finish out the season. They may also participate in Picture Week (details to come) so they included in the recital program since they were a part of their class this season.

Tuition: you will not need to pay additional tuition for the 2019-2020 season to participate in these summer classes, even if you have attended every Zoom session we have offered. You should, if you are financially able during this time, make sure your balance is paid for the 2019-2020 season to cover April-May.