In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania State recommends reopening with the following guidelines in order to ensure the safety of students, parents and employees. Keep in mind, these guidelines will be in effect during the period of the pandemic and phase in which our state is currently in and will be adjusted as necessary.
Hand Sanitizing/Washing: All students and staff will be required to hand sanitize and/or wash their hands before and after class. The studio will be disinfected/cleaned in the mornings and evenings and any surfaces that are used frequently will be cleaned/disinfected every hour. Staff will get their temps taken prior to entering the building.
Waiting Area: Our waiting/observation area will be closed at this time.
Student Drop off/pick up: Students will be dropped off in the parking lot and will be escorted upstairs by a faculty member. We ask that students wait outside of the building until our staff member comes down to let them in and give them sanitizer.Parents are asked to please drop off in parking lot and pick up in parking lot.
Restrooms: Restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected on an hourly basis.
Sickness: Students will not be permitted in class if they are not feeling well, have a fever, or have been exposed to COVID-19. This also includes if any family members are sick, have a fever, or have been exposed to COVID-19. If your child is sick, they will not be permitted to attend class.
Social Distancing: Students will be required to maintain a 6 ft distance from other dancers. (This is not required for summer camp, but we will enforce as much as possible). There will be no physical contact between dancers and/or faculty. There are markings on our floors that are spaced 6' apart and dancers must stay in their designated 6' space.
Masks: All students and faculty are required to wear masks when entering and exiting the building. We recommend that students wear masks during class, however, we will leave this to the parent's discretion. All staff members are required to wear masks or face shields when in the studio.
Dancer Protocol: Dancers must bring their own water bottle to class. They are not permitted to share. They are to leave their bags in the marked off spaces inside the studio. Students should bring their dance shoes in a ziploc bag with their name on it. No food will be permitted in the studio. If students have hand sanitizer, they are asked to bring it, but we will also have it.
Zoom: If any family is not ready to physically come to the studio, they are more than welcome to continue attending zoom classes. All classes will be available through zoom.
We realize that many different people have many different opinions regarding in person instruction versus online. We want to offer both so that your child can participate in dance whether it be zoom or in person. Please understand that we are taking every precaution to ensure that we provide a safe, clean and fun environment for your children during this time.