Putting Our Best Foot Forward
Tackling COVID at SDDA for the 2021-22 Season

Studio Policies to Manage COVID

Studio Procedures

Registration is open for returning and new students to take in-studio classes. Our 2021-22 season is designed to culminate in our annual recital, scheduled for June 1-4, 2022. 

SDDA desires to keep our dancers, families, and staff safe. SDDA is adopting a modified COVID policy to insure that students receive the highest-quality dance education while having fun and minimizing the risks of interruption to their dance studio life.

 

To safely open for classes on September 7, 2021, our modified COVID policy will ensure we limit the amount of close contact between students and faculty at all times. While the public policy is "RED," these steps include:

  • Temperature check of all staff upon entering the facility

  • Proudly vaccinated faculty and staff

  • Mandatory masking of faculty and staff

  • Mandatory masking of students and guests (ages 5 and up) upon entering or exiting the facility, and while occupying common areas of SDDA (including lobbies, restrooms, playroom and student lounge)

  • Optional masking of students while actively dancing

  • Floor markings in studios to indicate appropriate physical distancing

  • Limit of 1 (masked) lobby guest per student to reduce crowding

  • Sanitization of classrooms before and after each class​

  • Hand sanitizer provided throughout the facility

Monitor and Adjust Policy

SDDA reserves the right to adjust our classes or policies at any time due to COVID. However, we will provide reasonable accommodation for all of our dancers and their families.

Instruction Accommodation

In the event SDDA is unable to host live classes, or when a student is restricted from attending in-person classes due to exposure to COVID, or due to a positive COVID test, SDDA will provide access to make-up classes and/or virtual / on-demand dance training.

Policy and Information Updates 

We pledge to maintain an open line of communication with our entire SDDA family, and we will adjust our COVID polices, if needed, upon receipt of new relevant guidance from the CDC and Arkansas Department of Health. This page will serve as our official communication portal. Please see our FAQs below for more. 

COVID FAQs

 

How will teachers manage necessary "close contact" with younger students, or those enrolled in classes like Acro?


Teachers are vaccinated and are wearing masks at all times.




How do you santize?


SDDA's facility is deep-cleaned twice per week by our professional cleaning staff. We provide hand-sanitizer at the entrance, at the front desk, and in every classroom. Our teachers clean/sanitize each studio between classes, using disinfectant spray recommended for COVID prevention. A commercial sanitization fogger is deployed, using a hospital-grade solution recommended for COVID prevention, nightly. SDDA contracts with Cintas to insure the constant presence of touchless soap and paper towels in every bathroom. Frequent hand washing is encouraged.




Will there be smaller class sizes to maintain social-distancing?


Stage Door has always maintained a low student-to-teacher ratio for all classes. In addition, SDDA sets class limits based on the ability to appropriately accommodate social distancing, based on dancer age and studio size, while providing the highest quality of dance education.




Do you have a policy regarding face-masks?


Yes. We are requiring: - Mandatory masking of faculty and staff - Mandatory masking of students and guests (ages 5 and above) upon entering or exiting the facility, and while occupying common areas of SDDA (including lobbies, restrooms, playroom and student lounge) - Optional masking of students while dancing




May I watch my dancer take class?


One masked parent or guardian will be allowed to observe class from our lobbies using our HD closed-circuit systems. Please refrain from bringing siblings or other guests at this time. Parents may enter (observing all COVID policies) to purchase dancewear, enroll in classes, pay tuition, etc. at the office window. We are committed to resuming normal operations as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, SDDA staff will capture classroom footage to share with you via our social media platforms and website.




What should I do if my dancer is sick?


If your student, or anyone in your household, is sick, please stay home and follow your physicians recommendations. Make-ups for missed classes can be scheduled in the office, or access to virtual instruction can be provided at no extra cost. If a dancer starts to run a fever or gets sick while at SDDA, we will isolate the student and call the parents to pick up the student up as soon as possible.




Will my dancer lose his/her place in class if they have a positive test and must quarantine?


No, but your tuition must remain current so that your student retains their position in the class. If, for any reason, you withdraw your student, their position may be filled with a new enrollee.