Fall Opening Resources & Regulations
After careful consideration of the regulations outlined by the CDC, Dance Theatre of Greenville will be opening at limited capacity for the 2020/2021 Season! We are keeping the health and safety of our students and their families in mind as we set up for a wonderful year back in the studio. Please know that as things progress and change during these unprecedented times, our approaches may also.
Below you will find our policies, procedures, frequently asked questions, and some helpful resources.
- Masks must be worn to enter the studio and throughout dance class. Because DTG serves many families with varying immunities, backgrounds, and age groups, we are requiring masks.1
- Faculty will conduct temperature checks for students upon entry. A fever is a telling sign of sickness, students will be checked as they enter the studio. If you are sick stay home!
To ensure a safe and sanitary area, DTG is committed to:
- Cleaning all touch points & studios between classes. Our fall class schedule leaves time in between classes for faculty members to clean studios. This means each touch point (i.e. ballet ballets, bathrooms, door handles, studio floors) will be disinfected with the proper materials.
- Providing hand sanitizing stations outside of each studio and in the main hallway. These stations will allow students to disinfect their hands as they enter and exit the studio space.
- Maintaining social distancing guidelines. We have mapped out the studio space to keep at least 6 feet between dancers during classes and while entering the common spaces.
Do preschool and kindergarteners have to wear masks? In short, yes. Because DTG serves many different ages, masks will be required by all. DTG intends to follow the same guidelines as Greenville County schools on this requirement.2
How many students are in each class? ‘Stage Right’: 13 students, ‘Center Stage’: 9 students, ‘Stage Left’: 13 students.
Will masks be worn all year? For the foreseeable future. Please note that DTG is monitoring the situation so as the dance year progresses, we will evaluate the need for masks.
Will classes ever go all virtual? At this time, we will offer the virtual option for students and parents to decide what is best for their family and do no intend to go fully virtual. However, in the case of an outbreak or phase rollbacks determined in Greenville, yes, we will go fully virtual. This situation will be monitored by DTG staff and communicated if this decision is made.
How are your virtual classes set up? Once tuition is paid for the month, you will be given a Zoom invite with a passcode to enter the virtual room at class time.
If we start virtual and want to move to in person classes, can we? Yes! If the capacity is available. Please email the studio if you intend to switch from virtual to in-person and vice versa. We will not allow anyone who is not registered to participate in class.
- S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control: www.scdhec.gov
- American Academy of Pediatrics: www.aap.org
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov
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