PHASE 2 OF MASSACHUSETTS 4-PHASE REOPENING PLAN We are beyond excited to announce that BDS will be reopening during PHASE 2 of the Massachusetts 4-phase approach to reopening. We plan to be back in the studio beginning June 17th to run some small dance team technique classes which will prepare us for all of our summer programming beginnng the week of July 6th. Out of an abundance of caution, we are implementing the following procedures in order to keep our dancers, families, and faculty safe:
Front door drop off / pick up service for dancers
Enrolled dancers will be greeted at the front door by BDS staff and brought inside. Parents can pull up to the Drop off sign and let their dancer out of the car supervised by a BDS staff member. At the end of their program, dancers will gather their belongings with the assistance of an BDS faculty member, and be safely walked to the Pick up line and assisted into the car of the trusted adult responsible for picking them up. We ask that anyone picking up early give us email notification so we can have staff prepare them for early dismissal. We also ask that you email us if a non-parent is picking up your child from camp. We will ask that adult to present us with a valid ID.
Mandatory Masks at Drop off and Pick Up
All dancers are required to wear a mask or face covering that properly fits upon entrance and exit of the facility. Our faculty will be wearing face masks when assisting students. Food will only be allowed for programs over 3 hours, during snack time, masks will not be worn. For snack time, a minimum of 6 feet of social distance will be observed by providing each camper with a marked space set up.
Frequent Hand Sanitizing
Upon entering and exiting the building, dancers will be asked to sanitize their hands. If dancers have to transition from one activity to the next, we will pause and take a hand washing break. Hands will also be washed before and after snack time.
Increased Sanitation Procedures
Each studio space will be equipped with a fully stocked sanitation cart. Each time dancers transition from one activity to the next, or a new class comes in we will take cleaning breaks and perform the following sanitation steps:
- Lysol Wipe all of the Ballet Barres + Door Handles
- Lysol items used in the previous activity and set them aside to dry
- Use aerosol sanitizing spray in the room while children are out of the room and washing their hands
- Lysol wipe all lobby surfaces prior to drop off and between all new classes.
- Lysol wipe all bathroom surfaces after the group has performed hand washing
- Lysol wipe all bathroom surfaces every hour
- Santitize the dance floor after each program.
All of our dance programs will have limited capacity. Currently, we are only allowing 12 enrollments per program. Should the number of people allowed to gather increase for phase 3, we may open up more spaces. As of right now, Massachusetts has not issued a number for the amount of people allowed to gather for phase 3 so we will conservatively keep this number at 12.
We will be using floor markers to help them maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet apart during activities. We will have sections of the floor taped off to establish socially distant boundaries. Please talk to your children at home about the importance of social distancing and face coverings at home before sending them to dance.
Our children are and will continue to be the true heroes in this battle against COVID-19. We need to make sure they are prepared, physically and mentally, for changes as our state and businesses begin the long process to reopen safely. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns you have via email. We are busy preparing ourselves to invite your families back into our space. We hope that you will help us respect our new policies and procedures.
Dance bags will not be allowed. Each dancer should bring 2 plastic freezer bags to class which they will leave on their marked spot on the carpet area. In the first bag should be neccesary dance shoes. In the second bag should be a bottle of water, hand santitizer, and snack if their program is over 3 hours. This bag will be used for the dancers mask when they get to their spot on the dance floor.
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