COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES

PRE-SCREENING
Each youth dancer will be pre-screened using a digital form before each arrival to the studio. This form is mandatory to determine if your child is eligible to attend classes in the studio.

CLASS SCHEDULING
All classes will be 55 minutes in length and scheduled with a buffer in between to allow for disinfecting of studio surfaces before and after each class. All classes have staggered start and end times to avoid overcrowding.

CLASS CAPACITY
The studio will be functioning at reduced capacity and with reduced class sizes. Physical distancing markers will be present on the dance studio floors and students will be given their spot by their instructor at the start of each class.

MANDATORY REGISTRATION
All students must be registered and paid in advance. We will not be accepting walk-ins.

 

HAND SANITIZING

Hand sanitizer will be provided and will be mandatory for all students before entering the studio. Instructors will facilitate this.

TRIAL PASSES
You can book a trial pass for 1 week of unlimited classes for $30. Trial classes must be booked and reserved in advance. No walk-ins allowed.

WAITING ROOMS
In order to comply with capacity guidelines and to enforce physical distancing, waiting rooms will be limited.  One parent can enter the studio with children ages 6 and under. 

FACE MASKS
Face masks are required in all common areas of the studio,  and for all entrances and exits. Face masks may be removed during dancing with parental consent.

CURBSIDE DROP OFF/PICK UP
Parents will be asked to drop their child(ren) off at the front lobby and the child’s instructor will escort them to their studio. The instructors will return the children to the lobby after their dance class is completed. One grown-up per child to avoid overcrowding.

AIR VENTILATION
We have installed hospital grade air filters to maximize clean air circulation and removal of air particles.

FREQUENT DISINFECTING
Before and after each class, every studio will be disinfected with hospital grade and government approved disinfectants, that are also safe for the environment and your health. This includes all touch surfaces and equipment used. 

LOCKER ROOMS & WASHROOMS
We will be limiting the use of our locker rooms and washrooms. We are encouraging young dancers to arrive ready.

POLICIES

COMMUNICATION METHODS
All program updates will be sent through email. Please keep an updated email address on file. You can also stay updated through our Instagram account @citydancekids and Facebook account @CDC-Youth-Program.

CLASS TRANSFERS
Class changes are subject to the approval of our Program Director and to space availability. If you wish to transfer or change classes please email youth@citydancecorps.com. We will try our very best to accommodate you. City Dance Corps reserves the right to deny transfers if we feel the quality of the class and the student's progression will be compromised.  If your child is placed in a dance class by the teacher, it is because the teacher believes it is the best option for your child’s dance education, transfers will not be permitted in this case. All transfers must be requested no later than 3 weeks after date of enrollment.

COSTUME FEES
In the event that we return to in-theatre recitals, costumes will be purchased for each class in accordance with the theme our year-end show. This will be additional fee for each student. Costumes range from $120 - $150/costume. This will be announced by the start of Term 2.

 

ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS

Get 5% off enrollment on additional classes. Applicable to the class of lesser value. 


LOST AND FOUND
City Dance Corps is not responsible for any lost personal items, including but not limited to: jewelry, clothing, shoes, school books, etc. Please help us return lost items to you by labeling every item that comes into the studio. Please note that we clear out the lost and found on a monthly basis.

YEAR-END RECITAL
Information on year-end recital will be released in Term 2. Participation in recital will require enrollment Term 3.


LEVEL 2 CLASSES
To participate in a Level 2 class, students must be enrolled in a minimum of two classes per week. The reason for this policy is to elevate the technical level of students wishing to take dance beyond a recreational level. Advanced technique, strong fundamentals and elevated artistry and movement can only be developed and achieved by studying dance more frequently than one hour per week. To be in a Level 2 class indicates that the student wants to be challenged, wants to study dance further and take it more seriously and wants to grow stronger in their dance form. Taking more than one class/week to grow into an advanced dancer is basic industry practice. Please note, that the student’s second class can either be any of our other Level 2 classes (dependent on instructor's recommendations) or any of our Level 1 classes. The second class can either be within the same dance form, or completely different to their first class choice. We recommend taking classes in a different dance form in order to build a well-rounded dancer.

RAD EXAMINATIONS
To participate in RAD examinations, students must be enrolled in a minimum of two Ballet classes per week.

INTERRUPTION IN CLASSES
City Dance Corps takes no responsibility for any actions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the event of a forced shutdown or interruption to our classes, we will transition all remaining classes in the term to a virtual platform. No refunds will be provided as all services will continue online.

LATE ATTENDANCE
Due to our strict COVID-19 safety protocols, late arrivals to class will not be permitted into the studio.

TRIAL PASSES
Students are allowed to participate in one trial pass enrolling in the Term. Get 1 week of unlimited dance classes for $30. Classes must be reserved in advance, due to class capacity limitations. There will be no walk-ins.  PRE-SCREENING A pre-screening form must be filled out by the parent/guardians of each student in advance of each attendance to the studio. The form will be an electronic form and sent to parent/guardians by email.  All registration will be pro-rated once a dancer enrols in the program after a trial pass. 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
In the event of an emergency that may affect our classes (snow storms, evacuations, power outages, pandemics) information will be shared with parents via:

Instagram @citydancekids

Youth Newsletter will be sent by email

Website: www.citydancecorpsyouth.com

If applicable, parent/guardians or emergency contact numbers of children on the premises will be contacted.

MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN WITH SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19
If a child starts experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms while at the facility, we will immediately separate them from the rest of the class in a supervised area until they can be picked up/go home. The person supervising the child will be required to maintain a distance of at least 2 metres. We will contact parent/guardian and local public health to notify them of a potential case and seek advice regarding the information to be shared with other parents/guardians. Environmental cleaning will be conducted in areas the child has been in contact with once the child has left. All individuals in the studio who were present while a child became ill will be identified as a close contact. Parents and local public health unit will be notified and their directions will be followed. Individuals who have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 will be required to stay home for 14 days.

DANCE SAFE COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
City Dance Corps is adhering to all the safety protocols outlined in the Ontario Performing Dance Arts COVID-19 Safety Protocols.

REFUNDS

Our program runs from September 14, 2021 to June 11, 2022. To participate in the Year-End Recital, dancers must participate in all three terms. Parent & Tot classes do not participate in the Year-End Recital.

Registration fee of $25.00 is NON-refundable.


TERM 1
Refund requests
must be requested on or before October 12, 2021. A withdrawal fee of $50 will be charged and a pro-rated refund of the Term 1 payment will be made. No refunds after October 12, 2021.
 

TERM 2
Refund requests
must be requested on or before January 30, 2022. A withdrawal fee of $50 will be charged and a pro-rated refund of the Term 2 payment will be made. No refunds after January 30, 2022.

TERM 3
There will be NO refunds granted for Term 3. All withdrawals due to injury must have a doctor’s note submitted to the program coordinator.

CAMP POLICY All
camps are final sale and non-refundable.

CLASS CONDUCT

- Upon entering the studio, a positive and professional attitude is expected from all students and parents.

-Parents and students are to keep the volume down in the common areas.

- Consistency is key! Students are expected to be in class every week.

- Students must arrive 10 minutes early to class and be picked up within 10 minutes after the class.

- Parents are required to contact the studio should their child be absent from class.

- All students must abide by the dress code.

- Profanity, unsportsmanlike conduct, or gossip about fellow students will not be tolerated.

- Cell phones are not permitted to be on while class is in progress.

- While class is in session, parents are not allowed to open the dance room doors and must refrain from crowding the viewing windows as it is very disruptive to the dancers.

- Only water is permitted into the studios. No other food, drink or gum is permitted in the studios.

- We have change rooms that provide an area for students to change for class. Changing in the front desk area is not permitted. Please be aware of updated COVID-19 policies that may affect change rooms.

- Please do not leave shoes or clothes on change room floors.

- Outdoor shoes are to be left at the designated shoe rack areas. Other items that are too big for hooks are to be tucked under the benches.

- Fathers changing daughters and mothers changing sons may use the gender neutral washrooms.

- Parents and students are not allowed to stand behind the reception desk.

- Parents, please remind students to clean up after themselves, keep the change room areas clean, and respect studio property.

- City Dance Corps has an Anti-Harrassment and an Anti-Racism Policy in place and does not stand for any ill treatment of any human being who enters our doors.

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Toronto, ON M6H 1Z2

 

416-260-2356

youth@citydancecorps.com

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