COVID-19 Safety & Sanitation Policies 

As Ontario moves into Stage 3 of reopening and remains there for the foreseeable future, the Academy is implementing the following policies to ensure that all of our dancers and families have a safe and responsible return to in-studio dance classes. If you have questions, feel free to contact us.
  1. Hand washing: there will be hand sanitizer provided in every room - also use the one at the bottom of the stairs upon entrance and exit to the Academy building.

  2. Water: The water fountain is closed - all dancers must bring their own water bottles (full); water bottles may be filled at fountain with permission.

  3. Sanitation: Barres and door handles will be wiped down with sanitizer after every class. The entire studio will be cleaned weekly as usual.

  4. Masks: Masks must be worn in lobby, hallways, stairwells, and change room. In classes at full capacity, masks must also be worn in the studios. In smaller classes dancers may take their masks off and keep them with their water bottles, spaced around the room while they are dancing. Teachers will wear masks or face shields in younger classes and when closer contact with students may be necessary.

  5. Illness: If you are sick, regardless of symptoms, you must stay home. Please let your teacher or the Academy know if you will not be attending.

  6. COVID-19: If you or anyone in your immediate family or social circle tests positive for COVID-19, you must contact the Academy and let us know.

  7. Monitoring fever: Teachers will take each dancer's temperature with a no-contact thermometer upon entering the studios. Dancers registering a fever will have to go home.

  8. Avoiding a crowd: Class times will be staggered, parents should drop off and pick up rather than staying in the lobby if possible; if staying to wait for your dancer, you must wear a mask.

  9. Physical Distancing: Dancers should maintain physical distance while in the lobby, student lounge, etc. 

    • Dancers Junior level and up are expected to maintain physical distancing in studios; teachers of Preschool-Primary level will use dots, lines, and numbers for dancers to maintain distance.

  10. Travel: Academy students and families are highly discouraged from traveling to large cities, especially the GTA (which is still in Stage 2 as of July). If you do, please do so safely, stay informed about COVID-19 levels where you are going, and get tested when you return. If you are going to fly somewhere by plane, you must tell us ahead of time; keep in mind that in addition to the classes missed from travel, you will not be able to return to the studio for 14 days following your trip.

  11. Closure: In the event of studio closure due to another lockdown or other government regulations, options will be given for partial refunds or continuing with online classes. 

Thank you for doing your part to keep our dancers and families safe!