Finally! It’s time to GO!
We have more information for you as we are very close to our reopen. Read on for answers to questions we’ve received, as well as our usual new season start reminders!
- When you arrive for your first class, take a selfie in front of our SKDC banner and post it on Instagram to enter our registration raffle! Be sure to tag the studio (@studiokdancing) in your pic and use the hashtag #studiok2020. Be sure to either make your post public or follow us so we can see your post. Winners will be announced in a couple weeks!
- Please make sure to send your dancer with plenty of water in a water bottle clearly marked with their name. Water only is allowed in the studio- no soda, Gatorade, etc. With this heat wave we need students to stay hydrated! We cannot sell water at this time and do not have a drinking fountain in the studio.
- Our dress code is on our website. Please make sure that your dancer has proper footwear as we cannot have bare feet in the studio due to guidelines. Previously, if a dancer had worn uggs, toms, crocs, sandals, we would have them remove them but that is not recommended. If your child does not have their dance shoes for the first week, please send them in a pair of tennis shoes or with socks.
- MASKS: Masks need to be worn in class and when entering and exiting the studio. Dancers will be given water and mask breaks during class. The faculty has been educated on the use of masks during physical activity and at different levels of exertion. The faculty has modified our lesson plans to include a portion of class that allows for a “cool down” period in which students can appropriately social distance, temporarily remove their masks, hydrate, and be challenged with a short mental dance activity! We are happy to share our detailed safety plan for dancing in a mask should anyone like more information. Please note - we are adhering to the plan outlined by the California Department of Public Health in regard to Proper Fitness Establishment Protocol. In their guidelines, our facility would only be allowed to have unmasked cohorts (classes) outside only. Outside classes would prove difficult due to heat, dance surface needs, and sound issues.
- Our studio policies will align with the state guidelines; as those hopefully begin to lessen over time so will our need for these current restrictions.
- Studio K’s safety plan, reopening procedures, and a copy of the CDPH guidelines can be viewed on our website.
- We recommend that parents of young children remain at the studio during class (outside or in your car). Should your child need assistance with using the restroom for example, we can briefly have you come inside with our guidelines of a mask, temperature check, and hand sanitizer.
- Parents can view class in the back patio area as long as social distancing is maintained.
- Once class begins, if there are only 1 or 2 dancers in attendance that day, they will be given a 30 min semi-private class and receive a makeup class credit to be used anytime during the season.
- Please remember that makeup classes need to be scheduled through the office due to class size restrictions.
- Our class schedule is subject to change. Classes with 4 or less dancers may be combined with other classes or suspended. Parents will be emailed if it is necessary for us to change, cancel, or combine their student’s class.
- If your child would like to do a trial class, please check with the office for available class space and to make an appointment to try class. We encourage our students to try new dances styles!
- Dancers who prefer to continue dance virtually, can join our Zoom Dance Club on Wednesday evenings!
- Finally, we ask that you remain flexible. Our process may need to change as we troubleshoot and discover exactly how things work best once our doors are actually open. Thank you again for your patience. Studio K, nor the rest of the dance community, has ever had to take these actions. We are learning as we go and will continue to revise our plan in the best interest of our students. This is a new experience for us and we appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through uncharted territory!
- Email questions can be submitted on our website by clicking on “Contact” and scrolling down to “Send Us A Note!” or by simply emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you missed any of the previous 2 emails in this series, please reach out so we can forward them to you.
Katy Abrego Cortines