Dance studios in BC got the green light in June to return to operations, provided that they have a comprehensive plan to keep everyone safe. We have created our plan and are teaching group classes as well as private lessons.
Not everyone is comfortable going out in public yet, and we respect that. If you don’t feel comfortable, just continue to use the online classes, which we are continuing to produce.
Group classes are limited in numbers. In order to manage attendance, we require every participant to register online on the event page for each class they wish to attend. Just find the event in the calendar and click on it for the detailed information. Then select how many tickets you want. You’ll also be asked to fill out a Covid-19 self assessment which will appear on the ticket order page.
Tickets will be issued digitally with a QR code that we’ll scan when you arrive. You need to pay for your class with a credit card, Apple Pay, or Paypal account at the time of registration. Don’t worry if you have punch cards as we are extending the expiry date of those cards by one year.
Class size limits
The Level 1 class are limited to a maximum of 18 students. It’s a huge facility so this will allow plenty of room between couples.
Intermediate classes are limited to a maximum of 12 students because those levels move a bit more and we want to ensure proper physical distancing is maintained.
Masks or suitable facial covering will be required and we’ll have masks available for those who don’t have them.
Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands before entering the hall and when you leave.
Plan to use the washroom at home if possible to minimize use of washrooms in the facility.
Physical distancing procedures
At this time, couples dancing together need to be from the same household. We can’t have strangers partnering up casually the way they did in the past. Naturally, there will be no changing partners during the class.
George and Wendy wear face shields during the class.
Please ensure you are distancing safely as you enter and leave the facility, as well as during the class. We need to work together to provide sufficient space at all times.
For Private Lessons we’ll require masks at all times during lessons, and we have masks available for those who don’t have their own.
We have disinfectant wipes available and require hand washing or hand sanitizer applications before and after every lesson.
All students are required to complete a simple online Covid-19 self-assessment form before each lesson, as circumstances could change from one day to the next. All prior forms of payment are acceptable for private lessons.