COVID-19 Studio Procedures

At Ballet Academy of Charleston, your health and well-being is very important to us and we will strictly follow all procedures as outlined below, to ensure your safety at the studio.

Masks
Everyone entering the studio must wear masks at all times (also during class time!).

Social Distancing
Teachers as well as students must keep proper distance from each other at all times. Students have to enter and exit class spaced apart to allow proper distance. Eight markings are placed on the dance floor to mark everyone’s spot (at barre and in center) to ensure proper distancing.

Class Times
Classes are spaced apart to avoid crowds at the studio (see attached schedule).

Class Size
To ensure social distancing among the students, class size is limited to 8 students.

Arrival Procedure
Dancers must be dropped off 1-5 minutes before class begins. If they arrive at the premises earlier, they must wait in the car. Upon entering students leave their shoes in the lobby and change into ballet shoes, then proceed to wash their hands before entering the studio.

Changing Room is closed
The changing room will be closed until further notice! Dancers must arrive at the studio already in their dance attire. Shoes must be left in the waiting area.

Pick up
Students must be picked up promptly and must not wait inside the studio.

Parents
Until further notice, parents/caregivers/siblings are not allowed inside the building. Drop off your child at the door and pick up from there as well. We will assist younger children (CM and PB) by waiting at the door for them and walking them back to the door after class.

Use of “props”
No scarves, thera-bands, or turning boards will be used until further notice. CM and PB will use mats, which will be sanitized every day.

Sanitation of the studio
Teachers will wipe down the barres, studio and bathroom door knobs between all classes. A more thorough cleaning will take place on a daily basis.

Health Monitoring
If a student or any of their household members show virus symptoms, the studio director must be contacted immediately, so we can begin contact tracing. If there is a chance of a possible contamination at the studio, Ballet Academy of Charleston will lock down for two weeks during which classes will be offered online.

Alerts
Text “ballet class” to 319-96 to sign up for text alerts. Texts will only be sent in case of class cancellations or COVID-19 updates.

updated 8/1/2020