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

Studio Policies to Manage COVID-19

Studio Policies

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, 2021. In addition to the information below, you can review our procedures for safe operation in the COVID Procedures document, linked above.

Studio Procedures

To safely open for classes on September 7, 2021, our updated safety protocols will continue to ensure we limit the amount of close contact between students and faculty at all times. These steps include:

  • Health screening questions and temperature check of all staff, students, and parents, upon entry

  • Social-distancing our entrance

  • Socially-distanced studios, including:

    • Designated dancer prep areas​

    • Designated teacher areas

    • Gridlines on the floors to maintain social-distance while dancing

  • Sanitization of classrooms before and after each class​

  • Parent observation in lobbies is limited to a single parent/guardian of those students ages 5 and under. Note that our Tippy Toes classes (ages 2-3) are designed to be parent-child classes. Please refrain from bringing siblings or other guests at this time.

  • Common areas, including lobbies, playroom​, and dancer lounge, are closed until further notice, with the exception of the policy above regarding one parent per student 5 and under.

Monitor and Adjust Policy

SDDA reserves the right to adjust our classes or policies at any time due to COVID-19. However, we will provide reasonable alternate offerings for all of our dancers and their families.

Virtual Dance Training / Modified Class Format

In the event a student is restricted from attending classes due to exposure to COVID, or due to a positive COVID test, SDDA will be using virtual / on-demand dance training. This could last for a few days, or for a few weeks, and could apply as follows:

  • For a single student

  • For a group of students

  • For a class of students

  • For a group of classes

  • For the entire studio, if required by a new directive from the Arkansas Department of Health

Recital Accommodations

In the event SDDA is unable to safely hold a "large venue"socially-distanced recital, we will provide an alternative for all students. Recital Fees will be charged normally, however, we reserve the right to charge a lesser rate based on the requirements of our alternate recital accommodations. In this case, you could see a credit on your account.

Policy and Information Updates 

We will adjust our COVID-19 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. 


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