August 30, 2020
Dear Dance Dimensions Families,
We are extremely excited to open this week for our 38th Season We opened last week with our level 2 and under classes and this week we are opening TO THE WHOLE STUDIO!!! And we are SUPER EXCITED!!
It will be a different season than we are all use to. We are following all State of CT and CDC guidelines very strictly. Our Staff, Dancers and ALL family’s health and safety our top priority. Please read the following very carefully:
ALL DANCERS and STAFF will wear masks at ALL TIMES.
Parents please be sure masks fit your dancer properly. Masks
must cover and stay on dancer’s nose, and completely cover
their mouth to under their chin.
*Dancers taking back-to-back classes should consider bringing an extra
mask if they feel they need to change it between classes.
~ Levels 1-6: We have the waiting area being used as a “take a mask
break” area for a dancer that may need a mask break. There are 4
chairs that will be cleaned thoroughly between each use, that are 7
feet apart. If we feel a dancer needs a break or asks for one and if
there is a chair available, they will be allowed use it. Dancers who take
back to back classes will be allowed, weather permitting, to take a
break outside remaining 6’ apart.
~ Dancing Darling classes – the dancers do not need a mask if they are too little to keep one on. All adults will always wear masks.
~ Pre Dance, Basic Dance and Combination classes – Some classes
can maintain 12’ of social distance. Please email Miss Dody if you
allow your dancer to NOT wear a mask or take it off if struggling with it.
Again, this is only if the class is 12’ feet apart. If we do not receive
permission the dancer will keep a mask on at all times.
If the instructor feels a break is needed dancers will then sit in the
middle of their dance square (which are between 6’ and 7’ apart) and
take a mask break.
ALL dance rooms are well ventilated as well as have air purifiers
now in them.
Drop off: Please have patience this week as we are now going to be in full session with all classes in attendance.
ONLY DANCERS, INSTRUCTORS AND ONE PARENT OF A
DANCING DARLING OR DUDE are allowed to enter the facility,
all others will be dropped off. Anyone entering the facility will be
required to hand in a health form (See website) each day as well as
a temperature check will be done.
Weather permitting, we will have a banner for parents to take their dancers opening season pictures. We ask that if posting please tag us.
PLEASE DRIVE SLOW AND CAUTIOUSLY THROUGH THE PARKING
LOT. Many dancers will be dropped off this season and may need to cross the parking lot.
DO NOT PULL INTO THE HANDICAPPED PARKING SPACES TO DROP
~ Level 1-6 Dancers – parents please enter the parking lot from the
Federal Road entrance so you can pull right up to the sidewalk to let
your dance off. Dancers will need to maintain social distance of 6’ by
standing on the marks on the sidewalk. Parents will then proceed to
the side parking area (next to the dentist office) for a minute or two so
if we need to call you back for a health form or if a temperature is too
high you can come back immediately.
~ All other dancers need to be walked to the sidewalk and wait to hand in their health form as well as get their temperature checked. Parents please park in a parking spot located in the front or on either side of the building.
HEALTH FORMS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE WEBSITE DANCEDIMENSIONSLLC.COM. It can be fond on the homepage, a yellow tab "Dance Dimensions Health Form".
Please DO NOT send your dancer to class if they or a family member has any of the following:
Fever (100.4° F/37.8° C or greater as measured by an oral thermometer)
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
New loss of taste or smell
Head or muscle aches
Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting
If dancer or family member has been exposed
If dancer or family member has traveled to a hotspot state found on the
CT list of Covid-19 hotspot states.
If a dancer cannot attend for any of the above reason, please notify Miss
Dody IMMEDIATELY. A zoom class can be set up for the dancer so they
can attend class virtually.
If there is an exposure in the studio it will be kept confidential and we will follow the State of CT guidance on procedure to notify others.
If there is a spike in overall town/city numbers that I feel warrants closing the studio for a time period families will be notified and we will immediately go to zoom classes until it is safe to return. There are no refunds for missed classes, even in the event of a shut down. We expect ALL families to participate on zoom and pay full tuition. Please remember I am a small business that will still have rent/ utilities and payroll to pay if we go to virtual learning.
Upon entering the studio:
Be sure to arrive on time. Class times listed are the time class begins.
Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before class.
ALL DANCERS MUST come to class dressed to dance in the appropriate
attire, hair done correctly and shoes. Please visit the website for dress
code and hair clarification. The dressing room is closed for the season.
Dancers will be directed to their “dance box” where they will remain for the class. Each box is between 6’ – 7.5’ which is required for our business. Dancers will have assigned areas for their shoe bags, coats in colder weather and water bottles.
NO DANCE BAGS will be allowed into the studio. We will provide ziplock baggies clearly labeled with dancer’s names for their shoes the first day. ALL shoes will be kept after dancers are finished with class and stored by class or level in storage boxes.
We ask that dancers must leave all Fitbits and Apple Watches home. They are a distraction when worn in class and will be asked to take them off if worn to class.
Dancers will be asked to wash their hands before class begins.
At the end of classes:
Please be on time for pick up as we must disinfect each room before the next class enters. If running late please text Miss Dody at (203) 417-4355
Pre Dance Classes, Basic Dance Classes, Combination Classes, and
Level 1-2 dancers will be dismissed maintaining social distance. Dancers
will be called out as we see the parent/guardian picking up in the parking lot.
Level 3-6 dancers will be dismissed to the parking lot for pick up
maintaining social distance.
Please note all tuition is due between the first and tenth of each month.
Payments can be made by handing it to the staff member taking health
forms and temperatures when dropping off your dancer. Also, payments
can be dropped off in the USPS mailbox. The USPS mailboxes cannot
be seen from the front parking lot, they are located behind the bushes on the carwash side of the parking lot.
Again, it may be a different season than we are all use to, but the staff and I are committed to your dancers learning, engaging, and most importantly HAVING FUN! Together we will get through this.
Miss Dody & Staff