Re-Opening Plan – as of July 2020

RE-OPENING PLAN FOR MANYET DANCE IN-PERSON CLASSES

We have listed below the safety precautions that we will be implementing in order to re-open for in-person classes on July 6, 2020. You will need to read through them so that you understand the new rules and procedures as we do what we think is best for the health and safety of our students and families. By showing up for class, you are acknowledging that you have read these guidelines and consent to our rules and safety standards.

You can download the printable version of the re-opening plan here.

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General Guidelines || Arrival and Dismissal Locations & Procedures || Class Procedures from Start to Finish || Bathroom & Cleaning Procedures || Class Alternative || Re-Opening Video

 

General Guidelines

  • Classes will follow the same day, location, and start time as they did before the shut down.
  • All classes will END 10 MINUTES EARLY in order to properly disinfect and sanitize the studio before the next class’ arrival. Please be prompt at dismissal time.
  • Masks are optional for teachers and students. However, when a teacher assists a student to the restroom or helps them with shoe changes, the teacher will first put a mask on.
  • Dancers will enter the building in the first pair of dance shoes they need to wear for class. No street shoes will be permitted in the studio (exceptions for specific weather are addressed below). Please consider downsizing dance bags so that students are only bringing the absolute necessities to dance. Please also regularly clean/sanitize dance bags and dance items at home.
  • Dancers age 7 and up are permitted to bring their own water bottle (disposable or reusable, with a lid and ONLY WATER). The water coolers will not be open at the studio. (The younger students do not need to worry about this due to their shorter class times and the fact that they never normally took water breaks in class.)
  • Any cell phones that are brought into the studio must be SEALED in a ziploc back for the entirety of class.
  • DANCERS ONLY will be permitted inside the dance buildings. (Tiny tunes is the only exception. Dancers in this class will still bring their one adult helper with them, into class.) Lobbies, restrooms, and all other areas inside the building will be closed to anyone not enrolled in the dance class that is happening at the time you are at the building.
  • Please abide by social distancing rules when in the parking lots waiting for class to start and end.
  • Students will wait in the parking lot and will NOT enter the building until called into class by the teacher at your designated entrance.
  • A student should not come to class if they are ill, has had a fever in the last 48 hours, has been exposed to someone who has had a fever in the last 48 hours, has been exposed to anyone that is currently sick, and/or has sick family members. Any student that appears ill or starts to complain of not feeling well during class will be sent home. The student will isolate in the lobby area while their parents are being called and they are awaiting their ride home.
  • Before class, please discuss with your dancer that we will not be able to hug, high five or come in direct, physical contact with our other dance friends.

 

Arrival and Dismissal Locations & Procedures

Southgate

  • SGA students will be received and dismissed at the front entrance that faces Evergreen Ave.
  • SGB students will be received and dismissed at the back entrance that is located facing the walkway and the house next door.

Arrival: Students will stay outside of the building, near their assigned entrance, practicing social distancing from the other students and parents, until the teacher calls them into class, one at a time. ONLY STUDENTS will enter the building when class starts and they are called. Students should have on the first pair of dance shoes they will need for class. Their other pair/s of shoes should be in their bag.
Dismissal: Students will be dismissed one at a time through their assigned exit as we see the parents at the exit.

Highland Heights

  • H1 students will be received at the front door of the double entrance (entrance on the side of the building that faces the restaurant next door) and be dismissed at the studio exit in H1 that faces the opposite side of the building, where the entrance to Lowe’s is from 27.
  • H2 students will be received at the back door of the double entrance (entrance on the side of the building that faces the restaurant next door) and be dismissed at the back exit in H2, by the back patio.

Arrival: Students will stay outside of the building, near their assigned entrance, or in their cars, practicing social distancing from the other students and parents, until the teacher calls them into class, one at a time. ONLY STUDENTS will enter the building when class starts and they are called. Students should have on the first pair of dance shoes they will need for class. Their other pair/s of shoes should be in their bag.
Dismissal: Students will be dismissed one at a time through their assigned exit as we see the parents at the exit. If you would like to stay in your car and “drive-through” the exit process, it would be helpful if you had a sign in your windshield with your dancer’s name displayed.

Wilder

  • Students will be received and dismissed through the front door

Arrival: Students will stay outside of the building, near their assigned entrance, or in their cars, practicing social distancing from the other students and parents, until the teacher calls them into class, one at a time. ONLY STUDENTS will enter the building when class starts and they are called. Students should have on the first pair of dance shoes they will need for class. Their other pair/s of shoes should be in their bag.
Dismissal: Students will be dismissed one at a time through their assigned exit as we see the parents at the exit.

 

Class Procedures from Start to Finish

    1. All students will be dropped off from their assigned entrances (lobbies are closed). One teacher will be at the door accepting students. The second teacher will be inside, directing students to the bathroom to wash hands before they start class. Once hands are washed, students will go into the classroom, with their dance bags, to their assigned spot that has been marked on the floor, keeping their social distance.

 

    1. Each student will come into class in their dance shoes that they need first. No street shoes in the studio. If it is raining, dancers can wear street shoes into the building. Keep a plastic bag in their dance bag so that the street shoes can then be placed in the plastic bag. Dancers will place dance bags on their designated spots that will be appropriately distanced along the perimeter of the dance room.

 

    1. Our classroom floors will be taped off in 6×6 ft areas in the center as well as the designated spots around the perimeter. Each student will have a “home base” spot where they keep their dance bags and a center 6×6 square where they will dance. There will be a taped off teacher area up front where students are not permitted. This will be the area for the teacher to dance as well as the music area.

 

    1. Center floor work: each student will stretch and do center work in the middle of the room, in their marked, gridded square. Students will not share squares and will not mingle between squares. We will practice recital dances in their individual squares, just focusing on the steps in the dance and formation changes.

 

    1. Across the floor: each dancer will report to their “home base” and go across the floor when called. Teachers will randomly stagger those who are called, keeping social distance as they go across the floor. Little ones will often use their own gridded square for across the floor steps.

 

    1. Changing dance shoes: Little ones are highly encouraged to change their own shoes. However, if they need help, a teacher will put on a mask first and then assist the student.

 

    1. At this time, there will be no traditional tumbling portions of the combination dance classes or use of mats during hip hop classes. We will instead be working on tumbling skills and hip hop tricks that build our core muscles and don’t necessarily need a tumbling mat (ie. crab walk, mermaid walk, bear walk) in the center floor, in their assigned square.
      *Students enrolled in tumbling only classes (not the combination classes where tumbling is included) will have their own section of the tumbling mat to work on their tricks. Tumbling mats will be disinfected after class. Teachers will wear a mask when spotting tumbling tricks.

 

    1. Each class will dismiss 10 minutes early. They will be dismissed one at a time as we see the parents. Each child will get hand sanitizer as they leave. As one teacher dismisses, the 2nd teacher will start preparing the studio for the next class.

 

  1. TINY TUNES PARTICIPANTS are asked to bring their own teddy bear/stuffed animal as well as their own Lummi sticks to class to dance with. Lummi sticks can be any two items that they can easily tap together.

 

Bathroom & Cleaning Procedures

  • As always, please encourage dancers to take care of all bathroom duties before coming to class.
  • Each classroom will have a designated bathroom to use.
  • A teacher will escort the younger dancer to the bathroom (per usual) and make sure they wash hands when finished. Only students and staff will use the restrooms. Teachers will spray the toilet,sink and doorknobs with disinfectant after each restroom use.
  • Between each class: all bars, railings, doorknobs, lobby areas and floors are wiped down/sprayed with disinfectant. The bathroom sink and toilet will be re-sprayed.
  • At the end of each night, the teachers will wipe down all surfaces, clean all classroom floors,and clean the bathrooms. Lobbies will also be vacuumed.
  • Hand sanitizer, and tissues will be available in all studios (per usual). Please remind students of proper health etiquette (covering coughs with our elbows, asking for a tissue when needed, etc.)

 

Class Alternative

If you are uncomfortable with doing in-person classes, we will still be offering zoom for kids not ready to come back. You will need to let us know ahead of time by emailing your child’s name and class day, and class time so that we can send you the zoom link.

 

Re-Opening Video

We will be doing an informational video that will show the studio and the procedures so that you can visualize it before coming to class. We will post this video on social media.