COVID-19 Health and Safety Procedures

At Gary Geis School of Dance we take health and safety very seriously.  For the safety and protection of our students, staff, and instructors we will be implementing the following procedures until further notice.

Updated: August 31, 2021

  1. All Instructors and Staff are Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19.

  2. 6 foot social distancing will be implemented throughout the school.

  3. 6 foot min. social distancing will be applied in studios during class time.

  4. Studios will be sanitized by the instructor before and between each class period.

  5. Students will arrive no earlier than 5-10 minutes before class fully dressed for their class; this does not include footwear. Changing areas are discouraged.

  6. Students age 5 and under (Creative Movement/Pre Ballet Classes) may have one adult present in the lobby area during class time. Their will be limited space in the lobby.  Social distancing  and masks will be enforced.

  7. Students over age 5 will be dropped off and parents must wait outside of the school during classes. Only one adult per student during drop-off and pick-up.  No siblings unless absolutely necessary.

  8. All students will sign a waiver of liability/assumption of risk form.  

  9. All students, before entering their class, will use hand sanitizer and complete the health questionnaire.  Any dancer who is unwell, or otherwise fails the health questionnaire, will not be allowed to take class.

  10. All instructors will use hand sanitizer upon arrival and complete the health questionnaire.  Any instructor who is unwell, or otherwise fails the health questionnaire, will not be allowed to teach class.

  11. Hand sanitizer will be provided in the office and the studios.

  12. Students and instructors must stay home if they are not feeling well in any way.

  13. All high touch surfaces throughout the school, including restrooms, will be deep cleaned before arrival of students and after hours.

  14. Routine disinfection of high-contact surfaces, office, and restrooms.

  15. Masks must be worn by anyone entering the school, regardless of vaccination status.

  16. Limited use of restrooms, only 1 person at a time.

  17. Class size will be limited.

  18. Students and instructors will bring their own water bottles. The water fountain is available for bottle refills only.

  19. Masks are mandatory in the lobby and office areas. Students 18 and under are required to wear masks for all classes, regardless of vaccination status.  Masks are optional for adult classes.  Any adult taking classes with students 18 and under will be required to wear a mask for those classes.

  20. For classes that are 1.25 to 1.5 hrs, dancers should have 2 masks and change halfway through class.  If a dancer is taking another class after, they will need new/fresh masks for each class. 

  21. Dancers will bring their dance bags/personal belongings into class with them and set them at designated areas against the walls in the studios.  If a student arrives while there is still class going on in their studio, they will wait at one of the marked spaces in the lobby.

  22. Taped areas will indicate waiting spaces and dance spaces in studios and lobby hallway.

  23. Only one other person in the office with office staff.

  24. No late arrivals.