S&S School of Dance intends to keep its dancers, staff, and families safe during the pandemic while still providing the quality dance education that they have come to expect. We are confident that, if we work together, we can ensure a safe and fun dance year for all involved. Here is how we plan to accomplish this:
We will continue to keep the studio up to the cleanliness standards that you have come to expect. In addition, we will be sanitizing frequent-contact surfaces and props between classes. Tumbling mats will be steamed between each lesson.
We will limit the number of people coming in and out of the studio. This includes closing our waiting room and viewing rooms to parents.
We will take the temperature of each student and staff member who enters the studio. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 will not be allowed to enter.
We will do our best to ensure that students exercise recommended social distancing while in the studio before, during, and after classes. We have limited class sizes and altered our studio space to aide in social distancing.
Please drop your child off in the 10-minute window before her/his class begins. Because our new entry procedures require a staff member to be at the door when students arrive, it is critical that students arrive no earlier than 10-minutes before the class and no later than the class time. Students arriving after class has begin will not be able to participate.
Please ensure that your child is already dressed for class when s/he arrives and her hair is pulled up away from her face. There will be no space available to change clothes at the studio, and staff members will not be assisting with hair.
Please send your student with a water bottle and dance shoes in a small bag. Nothing else will be allowed in the dance studio, including book bags, instruments, lunch boxes, etc.
Please pick your child up promptly after class and do not plan to leave your child at the studio if s/he has a break between classes. Since the waiting areas are closed, children cannot stay in the studio to wait for an upcoming class.
Please do not send your child to class if s/he is feeling sick.
Our offerings this year will be in the form of sessions to afford us the flexibility to adapt to changing state regulations. Session tuition will be paid in full at the time of registration. Class sizes are limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
All tumbling classes will be private or semi-private this year. Family members can choose to attend a private lesson together.
Beginner Dance will not include a tumbling component this year. The 45-minute class will include instruction in tap and ballet.
Pre-Dance classes will include tumbling instruction on individual mats in the downstairs studio.
To accommodate demand, Advanced Ballet and Advanced Jazz classes have been split into two separate offerings: Ballet A and Ballet B; and Jazz Funk and Theatre Jazz, respectively. Students wanting more intense training can sign up for both sections.
We will not be collecting a Performance Fee at the time of registration as we usually do. While we have every intention of creating performance opportunities for our dancers this year, we are still determining what form those performances will take. Stay tuned for more information.