COVID-19 Corona Virus (updated August 2021)
Every Gotta Dance! staff member and teacher has been fully vaccinated.
Nevertheless, all Gotta Dance! staff and teachers will still wear masks while in the studio.
The CDC's current recommendations are as follows:
- People age 2 and older should wear masks in public settings and when around people who don’t live in their household.
Therefore, masks are mandatory while in the studio, regardless of age and regardless of vaccination status.
If your child has a legitimate medical reason why they are unable to wear a mask, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, your child is not safe to be in public indoor places and therefore, should not be in dance class.
A note about Asthma: We have several advanced dancers who have severe asthma and dance in masks. Their inhalers are in their dance bags. They have done just fine dancing in masks. Obviously every child is different and this is the family's choice whether to keep their child dancing. We are here to support the SAFE return to activities.
Per CDC guidelines and the American Academy of Pediatrics, we will no longer be taking temperatures of dancers upon entrance.
LOBBY IS CLOSED:
Our Lobby remains closed. We will allow ONE adult to attend the first class if it is the dancer's first time taking a dance class. After that first class, adults are asked to drop the students off at the door and not enter the studio. If adults need to enter the studio for the restroom or to purchase dancewear etc, a mask is mandatory regardless of vaccination status.
We continue to sanitize ballet barres and other high touch surfaces around the studio.
The dancers will keep social distance on the dance floor. We are not doing choreography with hand holding etc. We will do our best to keep dancers separated while entering and exiting the studio. This is harder with the preschool age students but we will do our best.