COVID-19 Safety Plan

Private, & Virtual classes only until April 19, 2021.
In accordance to the Provincial Health Order dated March 29, 2021

Safety Procedures & Protocols for Students
Before Entering the Studio:

  • COVID Symptom Self-Check: We ask that all students self-check for symptoms before entering the studio. If you develop any cold/flu-like symptoms you will not be admitted into your class.

  • No Change Rooms: Students are required to arrive to class already dressed for class whenever possible.

  • Bring your own Water: Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to class from home. We do provide filtered and bottled water, however we ask that you use hand sanitizer before serving yourself.

  • Hand Sanitization: Students will be required to use hand sanitizer upon entry into the studio.

  • Arrival: Students are asked to arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before class.

While in the Studio:

  • Hand Sanitization: Students will be provided with hand sanitizer during class to maintain sanitization

  • Personal cubbies will be provided for each student in the studio during their class time.  Cubbies are fully sterilized between classes.  Students are encouraged to only bring the personal belongings needed for their classes with them and leave extra items at home.

  • Masks: We do require masks to be worn in the reception area. Masks are encouraged in studio class time.

  • Smaller Class Sizes: Each class size has reduced capacity making it easier to maintain social distancing.  

  • Equipment Sanitization: Poles, Hoops and Mats are all sanitized between each use. Each student receives their own sanitizing cloth to use throughout their class and at the end of class.

  • Partner Work: There will be no partner work, or hands-on spotting at this time. Verbal cueing will be used by instructors. Students are, and have always, been encouraged to only do the movements they feel safe in. Safety mats are provided as always.

  • Designated Areas: Each student will have a 2.5m x 2.5m designated area (indicated by tape on the floor) to remain in during their class. If for any reason a student wished to leave their area, they must wear a mask.

Safety Procedures & Protocols Implemented by AAF Staff
Class & Staff Safety Protocols & Procedures:

  • Spaced Class Times: Class times have been scheduled with 10 minutes between so the studio can be sanitized properly. If a student has 2 consecutive classes scheduled they are welcome to wait in the reception area which has indicators to maintain social distancing, or to wait in their vehicle.

  • Livestreamed & On-Demand Classes:  Classes can done from home via Livestream, or our On-Demand library. This ensures that everybody can join in from the safety of their own home, and reducing exposure. 

  • Frequent Hand Sanitization: Teachers will facilitate multiple hand sanitization opportunities during each class.

  • Increased Staff Training: Teachers & staff have received additional safety training related to Covid Health & Safety.

  • Music volume: Music will remain at a low volume so instructors do not have to raise their voice during class

  • Instructor protocol: Instructors will stay in their own designated area whenever possible. If an instructor has to leave their area, they will put a mask on.

  • Staff Social Distancing: Staff will remain a minimum of 2.5m from all other staff and students at all times.

Cleaning Procedures – Dance Works Safety Protocols

  • High Touch Surface Cleaning: All high touch surfaces will be sanitized throughout the day

  • Equipment Cleaning: All equipment (Mats, blocks, etc) will be sanitized between each student

  • Frequent Floor Sanitization: All floors will be sanitized daily

  • Increased Cleaning After Hours: Extra cleaning and disinfecting will be done each night when students leave

  • Increase Bathroom Cleaning:  Bathrooms will be sanitized daily.