BT-SLO COVID-19 Policies

EVERYONE participating in classes at BT-SLO

is REQUIRED to follow our COVID-19 POLICIES

A. Registration

For ongoing classes, all dancers should be registered for the class through The Studio Director and on our monthly auto-pay system.

B. Drop-In Classes

Drop-in students are welcome! Please contact BT-SLO to schedule and pay for drop-in classes: Blair London, blair@bt-slo.org, 805-440-1439.

C. Masks

  • Exact wording from the CA Dept. of Public Health follows. "Effective March 1, 2022, the requirement for unvaccinated persons to mask in indoor public settings and businesses is being replaced by a strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccination status, continue to mask while in indoor public settings and businesses." This is now our masking policy.

D. Social Distancing

  • Dancers should remain socially distant from each other (6-ft. apart) as much as possible. This includes waiting for classes to begin while in the lobby or hallway areas.

 

E. Health & Safety Protocols

Health Self-Check

Dancers, guardians, and teachers are required to stay at home if they are feeling sick or under the weather; have a fever, shortness of breath, or cough; or have been around anyone testing positive for COVID-19.

Cleaning & Disinfecting

  • Common areas and commonly shared surfaces will be cleaned regularly.

  • More extensive cleaning will be done during “closed” hours. 

 

Hand Sanitizer

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be located in the lobby area and the dance studio.

 

Entry/Exit of the Dance Studio & Building

  • Dancers should not arrive earlier then 5-10 minutes before the start of a class. If you arrive earlier, please remain in your car.

  • Dancers should arrive fully dressed with hair done and ready for class as much as possible.

  • Dancers for the next class are welcome to enter the building about 5-10 minutes before the start of their class, place dance bags and other items in a cubby, and wait in the lobby/hallway areas. Dancers should remain socially distant while waiting.

  • Parents/guardians should be in the parking lot 5-10 minutes prior to the pick-up time of their young dancers. It is important not to be late. 

  • Parents/guardians are asked to stay in their cars or outside while waiting for their dancers. 

 

Bathrooms, Cubbies, Dance Bags

  • Everyone must wash his or her hands with soap before exiting the bathroom.

  • Cubbies are now available for dance bags, outside shoes, and other items.

  • Water bottles can be taken into the studio area and placed underneath the barres.

 

Water

  • Dancers must bring their own water bottle. No glass containers at BT-SLO.

  • There will be no bottled water, or water from our water cooler available at BT-SLO.

 

Food & Snacks

  • Dancers taking multiple classes per day are permitted to bring a small snack in their dance bags. Snacks should be eaten outside (weather permitting) in the break between classes. Please note that this is a small snack, not a meal.

  • Dancers taking a single class should not bring food into the studio.

 

Studio Dancing Rules

  • Parents/guardians/siblings/other family members of dancers are asked not to come into the building. The lobby can be seen through the front windows for pickup of your dancer.

 

Payments

  • All payments for classes must be done online through The Studio Director.

  • No payments for classes can be accepted at the Front Desk.

  • For drop-in classes, please contact BT-SLO.

 

Lost & Found

  • Items left at the studio following class will be kept at the front desk for few days for pick up. Please do not leave anything behind.

 

Lobby Seating, Class Viewing

  • Parents/siblings/other family members will not be able to view dance classes.

 

Windows, Doors, and Ventilation

  • Front windows and the back roll-up door will be OPEN during classes to promote ventilation and airflow.

  • The lobby front door will be OPEN as safety concerns allow.