2021-2022 Season Information
Welcome, to New Families and Returning Families!
I hope this finds our families doing well, and I hope you all have had some time to enjoy the summer.
We are SO EXCITED for our 39th season to begin September 7th.
It was great to see so many dancers in our summer camps and classes.
Last season we had such tremendous success with the Covid-19 procedures I put together based on data from health departments and the CDC, it kept us from any in-studio transmission last season. Therefore, many will remain for this coming season.
Below are the current 2021 Covid-19 procedures we will follow:
(Please remember these can change at any time in the season based on the positivity rate, town, and state mandates)
All Staff are fully vaccinated and will remain wearing masks when inside the facility.
All dancers will be dropped off outside. Only dancers and staff are allowed in the building. Our waiting room is closed this season with the exception of Dancing Darlings and Dudes who will be allowed one (1) parent/guardian/caretaker into their class.
Temperatures will be taken and recorded on anyone entering the facility.
We have smaller class sizes to allow for distancing. All dancers will be assigned barre spots as well as a 6’ or 7’ dance box marked with tape to dance in. Last season I purchased portable barres for dancers so can remain in their dance box.
ALL dancers ages 2 and up and staff will wear masks for all classes. For dancers taking multiple classes in one day please send extra masks. I am monitoring the state numbers and closely following all State & CDC guidelines. Staff will be sure dancers get to take a mask break halfway through classes. Dancers will sit on the mark in the middle of their box to take the break. If a dancer requires a break at any other time during class, they will be allowed to sit in the waiting area (socially distanced) for a few minutes.
We will not be allowing dance bags again this season. This policy worked so well last year we are once again implementing this policy. We will provide large Ziplock baggies clearly labeled with each dancer’s name to keep their dance shoes in. They will be stored together in bins by class. Dance studios and surfaces will be cleaned between each class unless the class stays with the same dancers.
Bathrooms are cleaned between each use.=
Covid-19 Quarantine and Positive test policy:
Any dancer or staff member who TEST POSITIVE for covid-19 regardless of vaccine status must:< >Those with symptoms must isolate for 10 days since first symptoms and 24 hours since last fever (without use of fever reducing medication) and symptoms have improved.
Those who test positive and are asymptomatic must isolate for 10 days from date of first positive test, monitor self for symptoms. These individuals can be released from isolation after 10 days have passed as long as no symptoms have been present. Any dancer or staff member regardless of vaccination who are exposed to Covid-19 will be required to quarantine for 10 days. On day 5 dancers/staff may take a Covid-19 PCR test and if result is negative may return on day 7. Test result as proof is required to be submitted to Miss Dody. All results will be kept confidential.
We will offer Zoom to dancers for Covid-19 reasons only. Zoom link requests must be sent to Miss Dody via text or email at least 2 hours before a dancer’s class begins. There are no refunds/credits for classes missed. In person make-up classes will be allowed is there is room in a class. You must email/text Miss Dody 48 hours prior to the make-up class for permission to be given.
As the season progresses, we may make changes to the above policies.
Enclosed with this letter is your payment coupon and possibly a tuition statement if the registration fee and last month tuition payment was not paid correctly with the registration form. You will also find that your second (October) and Third (November) payments also include your recital costume payments.
To ensure your account is credited correctly please be sure to include your coupon with every payment.
Late Fees: There will be no late fees assessed in September as long as it is paid in full by
A $20.00 late fee will be charged for any account received after the tenth of each month in which it is past due. If this past due amount is not received by the first of the next month an additional $20.00 late fee will be charged. This late fee will continue to accrue on each month’s tuition for each month it is past due, until payment is received.
Unfortunately, the business we had our on-line store through has closed. Therefore, all dancers must go to one of the local dance shops for their shoes and attire. Center Stage is in Monroe & La Luna is in Southbury. Please call them for their store hours.
Please know I have had to make some staff changes for some classes. These can be found on the website.
Although things are far from normal, we’ve been working very hard to provide a safe and fun learning environment for our dancers. The health and safety of our dancers & staff is our number one priority. Please know that our plan is subject to change as we remain committed to following all state & CDC safety guidelines. Please like the Dance Dimensions, LLC Facebook page as we post there often. As always, we will send out updates and monthly newsletters via email. The above information was sent in an email on Tuesday 8/31.
If you DID NOT RECEIVE THE EMAIL PLEASE LET MISS DODY KNOW VIA HER EMAIL ADDRESS DANCEDIMENSIONSLLC@YAHOO.COM.
We are looking forward to another AMAZING SEASON!!!
Dancingly, Miss Dody
& The Dance Dimensions Staff