COVID -19 UPDATES - Please read carefully.
Thank you for your continued support!
We would like to update everyone regarding new policies that will be implemented in response to the Covid pandemic
We have chosen to take a conservative approach to reopening, and structured our plans based on the safety and health of our dancers and staff. We will continue to follow public health recommendations of the CDC and hope our JDC families do the same.
We also want to make sure everyone knows that if any family feels uncomfortable returning, it is totally acceptable. Please let us know. We will also be offering our classes on Zoom for those not quite ready to come back to the studio.
This NEW COVID 19- Studio Protocol plan is very reliant on all of our families respecting the new policies. We all want to go back to some normalcy, but for now please know we are trying to provide the best practices possible.
This will be new for all of us so patience with our staff is greatly appreciated as well. They are amazing, and doing everything they can to make this work. The health and safety of our students, staff, and families is most important to at JDC. Our new studio policies will start immediately.
Thank you - Kerry Mynatt
COVID -19 NEW STUDIO PROTOCOLS
JDC Reopen Protocol
-Staff will follow illness policies
-Staff will wash/sanitize hands prior to classes and at regular intervals.
-Staff will have limited direct physical contact with children.
-Staff will be diligently trained on covid procedures and protocol
-Facility Team will be on site to deeply clean, disinfect and sanitize every weekend.
-Hepa filters have been added to the air filtering system.
-Recommended products that are effective against COVID-19 will be used throughout each day.
-Hand Sanitizer stations will be placed throughout building - accessible and monitored for refill.
-Students are encouraged to bring water bottles instead of using water fountains.
ENTERING THE BUILDING
-Students will be allowed in the build 5 min before class start time. If you arrive earlier please have students wait in car until that time.
-Drop Off/Pick Up encouraged; No more than 1 adult for dancers age 6 and under may escort there dancer to their class. Children 7 and up should be dropped off at the front door. All parents should wait outside, in their cars or in designated areas allowing us to continue with social distancing guidelines!
-It is recommended that everyone sanitize/wash hands upon entering the studio. Students with any symptoms of illness will not be permitted in class. If sick, dancers must be symptom free for 72 hours, according to the CDC guidelines, and return with a doctor's note. Depending on symptoms a negative covid test may be required.
-Parents should come up to the side walk to pick up young dancers. During rain, cars may line up at the curb. Please make sure students are picked up students on time to allow us time to clean and sanitize the rooms.
-Dancers and parents are asked not to congregate inside the studios halls or office areas.
-Occupancy in the halls will be limited and monitored to comply with FDH guidelines. One parent will be allowed per dancer ages 6 and under in the halls. Students 7 and up should be dropped off at the front door.
-Studios will have floor markers placed 6 feet apart to help students with social distancing.
-Leveled classes and competition teams will not be changing rooms during the evening. They will remain in the same room for the same level classes.
-Students will not be permitted in the halls except to use bathrooms, and entering and exiting studios. Hand sanitizer will be available upon entering the studios.
-Lesson plans will be modified to limit use of props. Any props will be sanitized after each individual student’s use.
-Studio floors will be labeled to allow safe distance between dancers
-Studio Therabands, ankle weights etc. will not be used. Students must bring their own.
-Masks recommended for any students or parents who are not fully vaccinated .
DRESS CODE UPDATES
Students MUST come to the studio already dressed for dance in proper dance attire and bring dance bag for shoes and water bottle. Hair must be pulled back into a slick pony or bun to eliminate students from brushing their hair out of their face. All students will keep dance bags in their class to eliminate students wandering the halls.
SNACKS AND DRINKS
All students should bring a water bottle to class with their name on it to eliminate the use of water fountains. NO outside food in the studio. Please eat before arriving or after leaving the studio.
Classes will be cleaned and sanitized when one group of students leave and new students come in. In order for us to do this, all classes will be shortened to 50min. This will to allow enough time for the cleaning and sanitizing protocols we have in place.
2022 RECITAL SHOWCASE
This years recital showcase will be held at Riverview High School . The performance are currently be planned at the end of May
At The Recital:
We are planning on having shorter shows in order to have smaller audience sizes and less students back stage. We will follow the CDC guidelines on group sizes, distancing, etc. Back stage we have several extra rooms for students to get dressed. This will allow students the space they need to spread out. Also, the theater sits 1000 people with the main floor and balcony. Again, we will have plenty of room to spread out if needed. We are planning to have seats left open between parties. We will have designated entrances and exits to help control the flow of traffic and help with social distancing.
The office and store will have limited hours. Please see website for updated information.
For payments please use the parent portal or call the office Monday through Thursday 10am-7pm.
2021-2022 season TBA
RECITAL IMPORTANT DATES
2021-2022 season TBA