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 auto-pay system.

B. Drop-In Classes

Please contact BT-SLO for drop-in class information. Blair London, blair@bt-slo.org, 805-440-1439

C. Masks

  • Fully Vaccinated People - no masks required.

  • Non vaccinated or Not Fully Vaccinated People - masks are required at all times when in the building and when using the bathrooms. Masks must be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth. Dancers may briefly remove their mask for water and for a few breaths of fresh air during class as long as they are distant from others in the class.

  • Masks with valves and bandanas as masks are NOT permitted.

D. Social Distancing

  • Fully Vaccinated People - no social distancing required.

  • Non Vaccinated and Not Fully Vaccinated People must remain socially distant from each other (6-ft. apart) at all times. 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.

 

Temperature Check

We will no longer be performing temperature checks.

Cleaning & Disinfecting

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

  • Barres and equipment will be disinfected after each class. 

  • 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. 

  • Everyone must use the hand sanitizer upon entering the building.

 

Entry/Exit of the Dance Studio & Building

  • Dancers will ENTER THE STUDIO through the door down the side hallway near the cubbies.

  • Dancers will EXIT THE STUDIO using the door that opens to the lobby.

  • Dancers should arrive fully dressed with hair done and ready for class. The bathrooms are not places to do hair or to change.

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

  • We have eliminated the 15-min breaks in between classes.

  • Dancers for the next class are welcome to enter the building about 5 minutes before the start of their class, place their shoes in a cubby, and wait in the lobby/hallway areas. Dancers must remain socially distant while waiting.

  • Parents/guardians should be in the parking lot 5 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

  • The bathrooms will be limited to no more than 2 people at a time.

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

  • Cubbies are now available for outside shoes only.

  • Small dance bags and water bottles should 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 are not permitted to bring food or snacks into the building.

 

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.

  • Dancers must wear their masks at all times when in the building and when using the bathrooms.

  • Dancers will be assigned a space at the barre to maintain physical distancing.

  • Dancers will need to be mature in following teacher and BT-SLO staff instructions to help maintain physical distancing.

  • All parents/guardians should go over good physical distancing, hand washing, and mask wearing practices with their dancer(s) to insure their dancer understands their importance.

 

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

  • We are required to remove our Lost and Found container.

  • Items left at the studio following class will be discarded. Please do not leave anything behind.

 

Lobby Seating, Class Viewing

  • We must remove all indoor seating in our lobby and viewing areas to maintain social distancing and have a safe indoor space.

  • 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.