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COVID-19 Protocols

Steppin' Out Ballroom Dance has been working diligently to implement health procedures and guidelines based on the State of California for Health and Fitness to make our lessons safe and welcoming to all.


We are closely monitoring policy changes and public health organizations and will continue to make changes, as necessary. The following plan, coupled with personal responsibilities, presents our best efforts to keep our dancers, families, and staff safe.


Updated As of January 2022


Flu-Like Symptoms

Any student, faculty, staff or parent that is presenting "flu-like" symptoms is asked to stay home and utilize their make-up classes within 30 days of return. This includes, but is not limited to; COVID-19 symptoms within the previous 10 days, contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the previous 10 days, fever, couch, headache, muscle ache, runny nose, and/or difficulty breathing. If in doubt, stay home.


Face Coverings

As of December 15, 2021, masks will be required for all spectators entering our facility. Masks will not be required for dancers participating in a class unless they are dancing with a partner. Faculty will be wearing masks while teaching classes.


Class Capacity

Per the State of California Guidelines, our class size limits have been reduced to allow for ample spacing between dancers. Please ensure your child's registration is currently paid to date to ensure their space in class.


Dancer Belongings Please arrive dressed and ready for class, each dancer will have a designated area for their belongings.

Cleanliness & Sanitization

Following the CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting, each studio will be cleaned and dance equipment and props will be disinfected regularly. Staff will frequently clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces (e.g., door handles, countertops) common areas (e.g., restroom rooms, waiting rooms), and equipment while the facility is open and in operation. All cleaning materials are EPA-approved disinfectants against COVID-19 per CDC guidelines.


Hand Cleaning & Washing

Hand sanitizer stations are at the studio entrance and inside each studio. Please cleanse your hands upon arrival and exit. All faculty, staff and dancers should wash their hands regularly. The CDC recommends this as one of the best practices to avoid transmission of the virus.


Restrooms

To minimize usage, we encourage dancers to use the restroom prior to class. Our bathrooms are open for use.