BT-SLO COVID-19 Policies - Updated Aug. 1

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 - New Guidelines

  • Masks are required for ALL regardless of vaccination status

  • 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

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

  • 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 for the next class are welcome to enter the building about 5 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 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 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.

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

 

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 kept at the front desk for few days for pick up. 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.