We take COVID-19 seriously at The Beat and want to do our part to stop the risk of transmission in our community. We have developed a Safety Plan in accordance with Health & Safety protocols and preventative measures recommended by WorkSafe BC. To keep our dancers and families safe, the following will be in place at the studio:
*updated Nov 19
-dancers & instructors are required to wear masks at all times for the next 2 weeks. On Dec 7th we will reevaluate as per Dr. Bonnie Henry’s recommendations.
-Hand sanitizer is available upon entry into the lobby and studios. All dancers and family members must sanitize their hands upon entry.
-Limited capacity in our waiting room: Parents please drop-off your child &/or wait outside for pick-up if comfortable & only wait in the lobby during classes if there is enough room to social distance. Masks are recommended-Please minimize personal belongings being brought into the studio. Have all of your belongings inside one bag which will be brought into the studio during class time.
-To ensure one way flow of traffic in/out of the studio and to minimize the amount of people in the lobby area, dancers will ENTER the studio/lobby using the entrance located at the back of the building, and will then EXIT out of each studio using the exit doors located at the front of the building. Dancers will be reminded to social distance when entering/exiting the lobby and studios.
-Masks are required in shared areas (lobby, change rooms, washrooms). Please provide your own mask.
-The studios are mapped out for all dancers and instructors to be spaced 6ft apart at all times. Dancers are to stay in their designated dancing “box” during classes. There will be no physical contact during classes and any movement around the studio will be 6ft apart at all times. Each studio has an exterior door which we keep open for air flow.
-Class sizes are capped at 10 or 12 depending on the style of dance and age group of the class.
-Class start/end times are staggered to minimize traffic in/out of the studio.
-After each class, the studio floor, Ballet Barres (if used), and any surface that was touched will be sanitized to ensure a clean environment for the next class.
-Regular washroom & lobby checks will be done to ensure the environment is clean/sanitized.
-The entire building will be thoroughly cleaned daily.
-If a child is feeling sick, we will bring that child to the studio office and call home for them to be picked up.
-Please do not attend classes if feeling sick and follow the Health guidelines recommended by the BC Government.
BE KIND, BE CALM, AND BE SAFE.” –Dr. Bonnie Henry