COVID-19
Health & Safety Protocol

Please review and follow all COVID-19 pandemic protocol to ensure everyone's health and safety. 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the rapidly evolving state of the pandemic, and our understanding of the available scientific research and best safety practices recommended by health professionals, all COVID-19 protocols are subject to change.

Last Updated: Aug 17th 2022

PROPER HYGEINE AND CLEANING PROCEDURES

  • Hand washing or sanitizing will be required upon entering the building, before entering the dance studios, and after classes. Students are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer, however it will be available throughout the building. 

  • Ballet barres and other high-touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently. 

  • Dance studios will be misted periodically with an environmentally-friendly anti-viral solution.

  • Our building and studio equipment have been treated with AEGIS Microbe Shield®, a lasting, world-class antimicrobial surface treatment which uniquely provides enduring protection against the growth of microbes on high-touch areas.

  • Our HVAC system has been upgraded with UV-C tubes, and is set to allow a maximum amount of fresh air circulation throughout the building.

GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS

*What if my child or a member of my household is feeling sick?*

The School of CCDT is following the Toronto District School Board's COVID-19 School Screening. Click below to view the latest guidelines on whether or not your child should attend dance classes based on their symptoms, or the symptoms of another household member.

TDSB - COVID-19

Health Screening

Updated April 28 2022

Prior to Arrival

  • Parents/guardians must screen the student for symptoms of COVID-19 before coming to the studio; students who feel ill will not be permitted to enter the building

  • Students should be dressed for class; change room access will be limited

  • Hair should be up and ready for class; staff will not assist with hairstyles

  • Students should use the washroom before arriving at the studio whenever possible; washroom access will be limited

 

Arriving at the Studio

  • Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to class

  • We recommend that all dancers and parents/guardians wear masks when entering the building

  • Students and staff with any symptoms of illness should refrain from coming to class. Please see the COVID-19 School Screening above for more information regarding when to isolate and for how long.

  • Only registered students will be permitted to enter and attend classes. Register your child a minimum of 2 business days prior to their first class.

  • The Assistant School Administrators will not be processing registrations. All registrations will be processed between the hours of 9AM-4PM, Monday-Friday, by email, phone, or scheduled appointment only.

  • Parents/guardians of students older than 6 may enter to drop off their child and must leave once they are safely inside. 

  • Parents/guardians of students 6 and under may stay briefly to assist the student if necessary; parents/guardians may not stay in the lobby during class time.

  • Dancers will wash or sanitize their hands before entering the studio.

 

Personal Belongings

  • Students should have a large enough bag with them for all belongings.

  • Shoes may be left in the lobby.

  • All other personal belongings will be brought into the studio, not left in the lobby or change rooms.

 

Masks

  • We strongly recommend that students wear masks in common areas and during dance classes to further reduce possible aerosol transmission of COVID-19. 

  • Class intensity will be monitored and adjusted accordingly to ensure dancer health and safety while wearing masks during physical activity.

  • As cloth masks have been shown to be less effective, we strongly recommend students wear 3-ply medical-grade masks. 

 

After Class

  • Students should sanitize their hands immediately after class

  • Students who have no further classes should proceed immediately to the lobby, put on their shoes, and either wait for their parent/guardian to pick them up or – if the student has permission from their parent/guardian – may exit the building on their own

 

Between Classes

  • If a student has a break between classes, they may remain in the lobby 

  • Students may have a small snack between classes if necessary

  • Students with ballet and modern in the same day should wear convertible tights if possible to avoid the necessity of changing between classes

  • The change room may be used two at a time, for changing or hand washing purposes only (or two parent/child pairs, when assistance is needed to change)

  • During breaks, it is strongly recommended that students wear masks, unless removing them to eat and drink

  • Students are encouraged to avoid talking/socializing on breaks without masks

 

Pick-Up

  • Please arrive promptly on time to pick up your child

  • Parents/guardians may enter the lobby to collect their children; if the lobby is crowded you may be asked to wait outside briefly 

If we are required to shut down again...

Should restrictions require that we cease in-studio classes during the course of the 2022-2023 school year, classes will move online.