Hello UDC families.
And warmest welcomes to our 22nd season.
Thank you for registering with us.
As we know we all have many concerns and fear getting back to school and extra curricular activity’s. Our biggest priority is the safety and health of our students and we will be doing the absolute most we can to keep our studio a safe place. Below will follow our safety precautions, drop off and pick up, tips, new families.
Please read thoroughly.
First week back September 13th-16th
Our Safety Precautions
1) Dancer, teachers, parents, or anyone at home is sick it is enforced that you do not partake in classes until everyone has shown no symptoms /and or 14 days of quarantine.
2) Entry would be through front entrance –studio lobby will be closed. (parents if waiting please wait in car or stroll the beach) Hand sanitizer stations will be as you enter and directly outside each classroom and we will modify schedule to stagger arrival of dancers in and out of studio space to allow time to sanitize.
3)We are incredibly fortunate to have ample sized studios therefore to accommodate the 2m rule and hold multiple classes and we have HRV units circulating in fresh air. We will be reducing class sizes and splitting accordingly.
4) Water fountain station will be closed to reduce amount of dancers using station
5) Studio has been measured out with dots to keep students socially distanced.
6) We have a janitor throughout class times cleaning studio spaces in-between, bathrooms and more.
7) Teachers will be provided to wear mask throughout students entry through exit.
Things to bring to dance class:
-sealable water bottle (water fountain will be closed)
-mask is optional
Sanitizer will be provided during class times
DROP OFF TO PICK UP PLAN:
-Please drop off child at the front of the building. Please no parking infront of Sage Spa.
(Lobby will be closed for waiting)
Feel free to wait in car or do the Seawalk during class time.
-please do not park in front of cr hot tubs or sage spa
-Pick up will be at the back of the building near side entrance at black gate
Please be on time for pick up.
-We have set up a drop off plan for our little ones who may be nervous about coming into class.
-Parents will sanitize with student at the front door walk in together to the studio where they will drop off child. Then exit through side door when class has started.
-If student is having a hard time in classroom we will text parent to come inside with a mask and come into the studio and help child get back into the flow of class.
-please make sure all cellphone information is caught up to date on jack rabbit so we have your direct information.
Extra Tips for keeping safe:
-Have hair pulled back away from face (minimal touching face)
-Use bathroom at home before class time.
-Have a conversation with student about social distancing and keeping safe.
Welcome to our studio we are so happy to have you. Sadly with Covid we will not be able to do our open house to tour the building. We understand you may have questions, so please do not hesitate to message on our Facebook, or email in. If you feel your child is nervous about a new space and may have a hard time getting dropped off first day please email us in, and we can organize a time slot to give a tour to get your child comfortable with new space.September 10th
Check our website for the holidays we will be closed.
What does my child wear to dance class?
CLEAN indoor shoes that are good for your feet, like a sneaker you already own, clean off and carry to studio to change in to. Outdoor shoes are not allowed on dance floor
Comfortable clothing you can move well in:
sweat pants, leggings, pants that move well, bike shorts etc
t shirts, tank tops, hoody's
Dancer choice of color for bodysuit. Pink or black tights. Skirts, leg warmers etc.
Ballet slippers. Hair in bun
barefeet/socks. hair off face- ponytail or buns
leggings, tank tops, t shirts, bodysuit etc.. think something that allows bodies to move well
And finally, many have asked about the Vaccine card, and if I will mandate... I am honestly struggling with this As a small business (like SO MANY) the last year and a half has been challenging. We just had this glimmer of hope that things were going to be better this fall, and then this was put on us. I believe that last season, we did a tremendous job keeping all our dancers safe, I truly do. We are keeping many of our policies in place, and I have capped classes again this season, with smaller numbers. As well, with each studio being able to run as it's very own space, there is such a limit on cross over. This means, your dancer will come into space, and only be with their class and teacher, no connecting with larger groups (unless within our performance levels) Thankfully they also state that when "doing physical activity, masks are not required", so if needed we may ask dancers to enter and exit studio with mask. So, i will wait for the next update, and of course I am sure the local health officer will be sending me a break down soon, they usually do. For now, I ask for kindness, patience and a little bit of love.
What we are about.....
It is the soul mission of Urban Dance Connection to create a safe, judgement-free space encouraging growth of self expression and self-esteem.
Watching students find their unique talents and build friendships through a creative outlet whether pursuing recreational dance, competitive or company programming it is super important to us to make sure that the arts are handed down to the next generation in a postitive form
Thank you for reading this far. We cannot wait for another amazing season with you all. ?