Updated: August 16, 2020

Center Stage

Dance Studio

   COVID-19

Updates

Dear Center Stage Families,

At this time, all gyms, fitness-based recreation centers, dance studios, and other personal fitness venues are permitted to reopen within the state of Ohio so long as all safety standards are met. CSDS will be complying with the Ohio Department of Health and the State of Ohio regarding health mandates and business requirements. We have been working diligently to create the safest environment possible, to protect both our students and staff. If you feel comfortable and are ready to allow your children to return to the studio after reading through the following information, know that their health and safety are our number one priority! Whether your children will be joining us in person or continuing to dance with us on Zoom, we are looking forward to keeping them socially active, spirits high, and bodies moving during these unprecedented times in the world. We are here to help them stay positive and working hard during this transitional period in the coming months! We will continue to monitor this ever-evolving situation through the Ohio Department of Health. Please read this information in its entirety, which outlines Center Stage’s updated health and safety protocols. We encourage all students to read this information as well to help prepare them for returning to the studio.

Phase 2:

Begins September 8, 2020

  • Two Options for Fall Classes:

  1. Take class in-person at the studio by following our full set of health & safety guidelines (detailed below).

  2. Take class at home through the Zoom platform.

*Both options will be available to all students for every class on our Fall Schedule. Register for Fall classes by Clicking Here.

  • Updated health & safety protocols for group choreography and class breaks.

  • Only registered students will be admitted for in-person classes. No walk-ins will be accepted.

  • Read all Facility Updates & Student Protocols listed below before arriving at the studio.

Facility Updates

  • The studio entryway has been marked every six feet to maintain social distancing during check-in.

  • A separate exit door has been designated for all students to leave the studio through the Bluetique.

  • A welcome table has been added directly inside the entrance to the studio, supplied with a contactless thermometer, hand sanitizer, safety checklist, and complimentary cloth face coverings.

  • Excess seating has been removed throughout the studio. The remaining seating has been spaced out six feet apart.

  • An abundance of hand sanitizing stations has been set up throughout the studio.

  • Vending machines and kitchen appliances have been turned off and will not be in use.

  • A touchless water bottle attachment has been added to the water fountain for students to use to fill up their water bottles. 

  • The second level, Room D, and the Study Room are now closed to students.

  • Additional acro mats and ballet barres have been removed from the dance rooms. Remaining acro mats and ballet barres will be disinfected after each class.

  • Dance floors have been marked in six-foot boxes with multi-colored tape mark indicators. The boxes will be used while dancers are standing in the center during class and the colored X marks will be used while dancers go across the floor.

  • All high-touch surfaces will be disinfected hourly by staff members. Bathrooms will be cleaned periodically throughout each day.

  • Health and safety signs have been placed throughout the studio to remind students of our updated protocols.

  • Air purifying systems have been placed inside each dance room to help remove contaminants from the air and improve indoor air quality.

Student Protocols

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  • During class hours, students must wait outside at an available red tape mark until they are checked-in by a staff member.

  • During check-in, students will have their temperatures checked by a contactless thermometer and use hand sanitizer before entering the dance rooms.

  • Only parents of students ages six and under may accompany their children into the studio. Parents of students ages seven and up must drop off/pick up their children and will only be admitted into the studio to drop off food/water or for emergency situations.

  • All CSDS students ages seven and older are required to wear face masks as they enter/exit the building and anytime they leave a dance room (during breaks, to go to the restroom, etc.).

    • We ask that students bring their own masks from home but we will also supply complimentary face masks on an as-needed basis.

  • If students have a fever or show symptoms of COVID-19, they will not be permitted to enter the studio. We ask that parents/guardians of students who cannot drive to wait at the studio in their cars until after their children complete the check-in process.

  • Students may only bring essential items into the studio, as we attempt to limit the number of items that may spread germs. Students may only bring a small, draw-string-sized dance bag. Large dance bags or school bags will not be allowed. Students may bring individual homework assignments or books that can fit inside their dance bags. Additionally, they may bring a lunch box/small bag with food for dinner breaks.

  • Once a student has been admitted into the studio, they will wait outside the doors of the dance rooms until their class begins and maintain social distancing while doing so.

  • New: When students ages 7 and older are working on group choreography and cannot maintain six feet of social distance, they must wear face masks. When students have technique classes or classes that they can stay spread out, they are welcome to take their face masks off at their parents' discretion.

    • We suggest students have at least two masks in their dance bags at all times in case one breaks or becomes soiled with sweat.​

  • New: Students may wait inside the studio during class breaks of 90 minutes or less. They must wear face masks during breaks (unless actively eating/drinking) and maintain six feet of social distance from others. If students have breaks longer than 90 minutes, they must leave and get picked up from the studio and then return for their next class.

  • Before entering a dance room, students must remove their street shoes and then carry them into the dance room to be placed inside a bin. Street shoes may not be worn during classes. Students can be barefoot, wear socks, or dance shoes that have not been worn outside or have been disinfected.

  • After students enter the dance room, they will place their dance bags/items and street shoes in bins, six feet away from each other.

  • Students will work to maintain social distancing throughout each class by following teacher instructions and checking the tape marks on the dance floors.

  • Before exiting each dance room, students will be asked to use hand sanitizer at one of our hand sanitizing stations.

  • When exiting the studio, students will follow the red arrows on the ground to exit through the designated door in the Bluetique.

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