COVID-19 Protocols

Elite Feet Dance Studio is happy to announce that we have re-opened the studio for in person instruction. As we re-enter the building for in person instruction, we want to reassure our Elite Feet families that we are following and at times exceeding all Local, State, Federal, and CDC guidelines in regards to Novel Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19).

The health and well-being of our families, students and teachers is of the utmost importance to us. We have methodically re-entered for classes to ensure that we are truly ready to welcome our students back into the building in the safest possible way.

We will continue to monitor and implement any new recommendations that may come down from the CDC, or local, state, or federal lawmakers.

Below you will see Elite Feet’s protocol regarding COVID -19. Please review before returning to the studio. We understand that everyone is experiencing this pandemic their own way and that some may still not feel ready to return to the studio at this time and we respect that decision.

General COVID-19 Protocols

  • Guardians must sign the Elite Feet COVID-19 waiver before returning to class, one per child.
  • To have 6′ X 6′ distancing in the studio we need to limit class size in Studio 1- eight plus 1 teacher, Studio 2 – eight plus 1 teacher and Studio 3 – 14 plus 1 teacher.
  • Students will enter the building through either the front or back door into the main hallway.
  • Students will hand sanitize as soon as they enter the door at the sanitizing stations placed inside the doors. We have additional hand sanitizer throughout, for use by the staff and students, the building, front counter, every classroom, and outside the bathrooms.
  • Students will then have their temperature taken with an infrared non-touch thermometer. Any student or teacher with a temp 100.4 or above will be denied access into the building.
  • Students will then head directly to their classroom, while maintaining social distancing, and find their 6’ X 6’ square in that room to dance in for class.
  • Elite Feet has established policies for doing across the floor work, while still adhering to social distancing policies. These include numbering the walls for guidance of where to stand while waiting.
  • Students will exit through the door in the studio they are taking class onto the side porch.
  • Families with children in I Can Dance and Watch Me Dance may escort their child to class. Only ONE guardian may do this, with a mask on, and then leave the building through the studio door to the side porch.
  • Everyone will have their temperature taken before they may enter the building.
  • Students must bring their own water bottle (labeled). The water fountain has been shut off for direct consumption, but the water bottle filler is still operational.
  • Please limit the number of items students bring into the studio. All items will need to go into the studio with them.
  • All students must wear a mask at all times while in the building. If a student needs a break from their mask they will be allowed access to the side porch to remove the mask and then can return to class once the mask is back on.
  • We encourage all students to use the bathroom before coming to the studio.
  • Teachers will clean between classes with disinfectant, specifically barres (if used), door knobs, stereo systems, and any other areas that may have been touched during class by staff or students.
  • The studio will be cleaned each evening after classes and high touch areas will be cleaned throughout the evening.

Our desire at Elite Feet is to provide all our students and teachers a safe place to enjoy dance. With that we need your help too.

The most helpful way to do that is by not sending a student that is presenting with symptoms to the studio for class. And if your child is diagnosed with COVID-19 or someone in your immediate family please contact the studio so we can contact families in your student’s classes that they may have come in contact with COVID-19. Your help in this effort is imperative as we head into the fall and more students enter the building.

With the current guidelines in place our class sizes will be much smaller in some cases than before. With that in mind, we encourage you to register now because we will not be able to make exceptions and allow additional students into classes.

Elite Feet is dedicated to continue to stay on top of any new information and guidelines that may come out in the coming weeks and will adjust accordingly. Please keep an eye on your e-mail and our website concerning any new procedures we may be implementing in the future as we deal with this ongoing pandemic.

If you have any concerns or additional suggestions about how we can provide an even safer space for our families we are always open to hearing from our Elite Feet families.

Early Childhood Class Covid-19 Protocols

For All Early Childhood Classes

  • All Students will be required to wear masks while in the studio.
  • Each Student will hand sanitize upon entering the building and have their temperature taken.
  • Please try to have students use the bathroom before arriving to class.
  • Students will be assigned a 6 X6 foot square each week when they enter that classroom that has been measured to ensure social distancing. This will be their personal dancing square for that week.
  • If students are in a combo class that includes tap they will begin in tap each week, young students can typically get themselves into ballet shoes, but struggle with buckle so we are asking the parents to get their tap shoes on them before they leave.
  • Students will exit the building through the door located in the classroom onto the side porch. Parents must be waiting there at the end of each class to retrieve their child.

I Can Dance – New This Year Child Must Be 3 by October 31st

  • One parent will be allowed to walk the child to the classroom.
  • Parent and Child must be wearing a mask
  • Parent and Child will hand sanitize and be screened for temperature
  • Parent will escort child to their classroom get their shoes on, get them to a socially distanced square, and leave them with their prop bag.
  • If the child is upset, we ask the parent to stay and help calm them because we will not be able to hold and comfort them as we have done in the past.
  • Parent will then exit through the studio door to the side porch.
  • Parents will be asked to stay in the parking lot, or on the side yard during class (you may bring lawn chairs and sit on the grass, please practice social distancing).
  • If a child gets upset during class or needs to use the bathroom an office member will come outside holding a white board with the child’s name on it and then the parent may re-enter the building to help child.
  • We will stagger start classes this year so parents can be in the classroom the first week to help the students adjust to the teacher and the class.
  • Max Class size will be 6
  • The child will receive their own personal prop bag the first day of class. The studio provides the prop bag.

Watch Me Dance – New This Year Child Must Be 4 by October 31st

  • One parent will be allowed to walk the child to the classroom.
  • Parent and Child must be wearing a mask.
  • Parent and Child will hand sanitize and be screened for temperature.
  • Parent will escort child to their classroom get their tap shoes on, get them to a socially distanced square, and leave them with their prop bag.
  • If the child is upset, we ask the parent to stay and help calm them because we will not be able to hold and comfort them as we have done in the past.
  • Parent will then exit through the studio door to the side porch.
  • Parents will be asked to stay in the parking lot, or on the side yard during class (you may bring lawn chairs and sit on the grass, please practice social distancing).
  • If a child gets upset during class or needs to use the bathroom an office member will come outside holding a white board with the child’s name on it and then the parent may re-enter the building to help child.
  • We will stagger start classes this year so parents can be in the classroom the first week to help the students adjust to the teacher and the class.
  • Max class size will be 8 to honor Governor Hogan’s guidelines
  • The child will receive their own personal prop bag the first day of class. The studio provides the prop bag.

Gotta Dance and Hip Hop 5 – 6 – Must be 5 by September 1st

  • One parent will be allowed to walk the child to the classroom.
  • Parent and Child must be wearing a mask.
  • Parent and Child will hand sanitize and be screened for temperature.
  • Parent will escort child to their classroom get their shoes on, get them to a socially distanced square.
  • If the child is upset, we ask the parent to stay and help calm them because we will not be able to hold and comfort them as we have done in the past.
  • Parent will then exit through the studio door to the side porch.
  • Parents will be asked to stay in the parking lot, or on the side yard during class (you may bring lawn chairs and sit on the grass, please practice social distancing).
  • If a child gets upset during class or needs to use the bathroom an office member will come outside holding a white board with the child’s name on it and then the parent may re-enter the building to help child.
  • Max class size will be 8 to honor Governor Hogan’s guidelines

Let’s Dance 1 – 3

  • Child must be wearing a mask.
  • Child will hand sanitize and be screened for temperature before heading into a classroom.
  • Teacher will assign a social distance square and barre space to each student as they arrive in the classroom, those will be their spaces each week.
  • Max class size will be 8 to honor Governor Hogan’s guidelines.

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