On Pointe Dance Academy
Covid-19 will not stop On Pointe Dance Academy from dancing. We have been working closely with the BOH to make sure we are providing a safe dance space. The following is a detailed list of how OPDA promises to follow along with regulations set by the State of Massachusetts and the CDC.
Mask Wearing Guidelines:
All dancers and family members that enter our space must be wearing a mask. A mask must be worn in all common space areas at all times.
The dance instructors will be in a mask and face shield while teaching all dance classes. Teachers will structure the classes so that the students never reach full cardio exertion to make breathing effortless in a mask.
Dance Studio Capacity:
8 dancers and 1 instructor will be allowed in the studio.
All family members are encouraged to drop off and return or wait outside in their cars.
Waiting areas are closed.
Class schedules have offset start and end times to reduce the number of students in the common areas at one time.
Please do not arrive early to eliminate any unnecessary waiting around. Bathrooms cannot be used as a dressing room, please come dressed and ready. Student who take multiple classes will wait in their classroom for the next class to begin.
Inside the Dance Room:
The dance studio floors have been marked off with tape. Each student will have a 6-foot box to stand inside and do all of their dancing. No dancers will come within 6 feet of each other while in the dance studio. Each student will receive their assigned basket for belongings.
There will be NO cell phone use until students are getting dismissed. There will be no use of shared dance props like scarves, hoops, or ballet barres.
Cleaning and Sanitizing:
Air Hepa filtration purifiers will be in the studio & the waiting area. All high touch items will be sanitized between every dance class. This includes (but not limited to) door handles, the restroom, railings, and the dance floors themselves. The restroom will be cleaned and sanitized after every dance class.
To ensure we have sufficient cleaning time, classes will be shorter so the studio can be sanitized before the next class enters. There will be hand sanitizer stations at the entrance of OPDA & the dance room itself. Anti-Bacterial hand soap will be available in the restroom. Touch free soap & paper towels.
All students must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before entering and exiting the dance room.
We will be live streaming all dance classes live on Zoom.
All students may take their classes virtually if they choose.
Together we will make this year an amazing one