General COVID-19 Safety & Sanitation Policies 

With Ontario in Step 3 of reopening, the Academy will continue to operate under the following policies.
  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. There is sanitizing hand soap in both bathrooms as well.

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

  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 (8 dancers), masks must also be worn in the studios. In smaller classes dancers may take their masks off for some parts of the class and keep them with their water bottles, spaced around the room while they are dancing. Teachers will wear masks in younger classes and when closer contact with students may be necessary. There are disposable masks available at the studio if a dancer or parent forgets to bring one.

  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. Families are advised to get tested for COVID-19 when symptoms arise, and to keep us informed of the results.

  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: If you are travelling to large cities and/or hotspots, 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, we will return to the online class plan which will be outlined at the time.

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

Proof of Vaccination Policy

  • ​As mandated by the province of Ontario, our Proof of Vaccination Policy will be implemented on Wednesday, September 22nd.

  • Dancers under 18 do not have to show proof of vaccination.

  • ALL adults (18+) entering the Academy building will need to show proof of vaccination (their receipt from their 2nd dose). After you have done this once, you will not have to do so again.

  • If you are not vaccinated, you must drop your child off at the front door from 22nd onward.

  • This is Ontario government policy supported by the Ministry of Health and the federal government, and dance studios must adhere to it by law. Hostility or abuse towards Academy faculty for implementing this policy will not be tolerated.