TMS Covid Guidelines
2021-2022 Session (School Season) classes will be held entirely in person, with no zoom component. Class sizes will be limited in order to allow dancers to remain spaced out. We will continue to follow CDC recommendations to ensure your dancer remains safe. Students are required to wear a mask at all times and will have their hands sanitized every time they enter the studio.
All families must sign the new waiver online before returning to class. You can access the waiver by logging in to your Studio Director account: click here.
Still have questions about this new structure? Feel free to take a look through our FAQ’s here or contact us with further inquiries.
What should I do before I leave for class each day?
You’ll want to be sure you do these things when you are getting ready to come to the studio:
- Check your temperature. If it’s above 99.9 degrees stay home.
- If you’re healthy, be sure you’re wearing your proper dance attire (no changing at the studio).
- Fill up your water bottle.
- Pack a small bag with just the shoes you need for the night, water bottle, and mask.
What precautions is the studio taking to ensure everything is staying clean?
A variety of protocols are being implemented at the studio:
- All students and teachers must sanitize their hands when they enter the studio.
- Classes will end 5 minutes early to allow for cleaning of the floor and barres.
- We will be limiting class sizes to allow dancers to remain spaced out.
How early can I get into the studio before my class starts?
Because we are trying to keep dancers spaced out between classes, students are asked to arrive no more than 5 minutes before class. If you get to the studio early, please wait in the car until it’s 5 minutes before class. At that time please line up on an “X” outside and wait until a staff person calls you in.
I am a parent of a 3-7 year old. What should I do to be sure he/she gets inside the studio ok?
For our youngest movers, parents should park opposite our front door entrance and escort their student from car to studio and vice versa. While waiting for class to end, please stand outside by the shed, near the front door or at your car.
I am a parent and would like to sit in the lobby during my child’s class. Can I do that?
The lobby is closed until further notice. We ask that all parents wait for their children in their car, or to leave and return to the studio at the end of class. Just keep in mind classes now end 5 minutes early for cleaning.
Can I still change clothes at the studio?
Unfortunately, no. Please be sure you arrive to the studio wearing what you need for all your classes that evening.
Can I sit at the outside picnic tables or benches for breaks?
Yes, our outside area is open!
I’m not feeling well, or a person in my household isn’t feeling well. What should I do?
If you or any member of your household is displaying symptoms of Covid-19, including fever, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, dry cough, or sore throat, please stay home and contact your healthcare provider. Give us a call at (703) 337-2840 to let us know you won’t be in.
I tested positive for covid-19. When can I return to dance?
Dancers who have tested positive for covid-19 should alert the studio immediately. Please quarantine for 14 days and receive clearance from your doctor before returning to dance.