Dynamic Movements’
COVID-19 SAFETY PROCEDURES
For nearly two decades Dynamic Movements has been providing excellent professional dance education in a warm, caring, and safe environment for our families and community. We are dedicated to continuing to provide this service while keeping our dancers and their families safe and healthy. Following guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we have outlined expectations and procedures to follow that will help to keep our DM family safe.

Pre-Arrival Procedures
Families should perform a health check before coming to the studio.

  • Temperature check.  Dancers with temperatures of 100F or higher within the past 48 hours should stay home.
  • Symptom check.  Dancers with any of these symptoms unrelated to pre-existing conditions (allergies, asthma, etc.) should stay home.
    • sore throat
    • cough
    • chills
    • muscle aches
    • shortness of breath or trouble breathing
    • loss of taste or smell
    • severe headache
    • abdominal pain
    • diarrhea or vomiting within the past 48 hours
Staff Health
Our staff’s health is screened daily. They are held to the same standards as described above for dancers.  We do not allow staff in the building if they are ill.
YOUR TIME AT THE STUDIO:
KEEPING DANCERS SAFE 
Upon Arrival
Know your class studio #  

Front entrance doors have been marked for each studio.  Dancers, please wait outside your studio entry door until the previous class has exited and your instructor invites you in. In order to provide proper social distance measures, we are allowing one parent per dancer into the lobby during your dancers class time. We ask that at the end of class, parents meet their dancer at the outdoor studio entrance where drop off was held, we will not dismiss dancers into the lobby area.

In the studio
  • Water.  We have restricted the use of our water fountains to refilling reusable bottles only.  Students may not drink directly from the fountains at this time.  Dancers are permitted to bring water in a container with a lid into the studio with them.  Juice, soda, or sports drinks are not permitted in our studios.  These options may only be consumed in our lobbies or eating areas.  Please refrain from sending your child with anything other than water unless they have a snack or lunch break.
  • Creative Movement Props. Our youngest dancers use scarves, beanbags, and musical instruments during their class.  To help protect them from COVID-19, we are requiring Creative Movement dancers to purchase a personal prop bag for $10. They will bring their bags to each class and use their own materials instead of sharing.

 

Updated Studio Mask Policy

As you know, Governor Youngkin issued an Executive Order stating that masks could no longer be made mandatory in the school systems. While Dynamic Movements usually follows along with the school’s decisions, the schools all have different policies and procedures in place. We are following the CDC recommendations and covid numbers closely, and feel that at this time it is best that we use the following mitigation strategies here at Dynamic Movements:

Beginning February 1st:
• Masks will be optional for all non-competition team dancers while in class. We will still require masks in the lobbies/common areas. Any dancers under the age of 5 are not required to wear a mask.
• Due to the quarantine time periods for exposure/positive cases, masks will still be required for all competitive team dancers while in class. We want to make sure that all dancers are able to participate in our upcoming competitions that they have worked so hard for!

Beginning February 21st:
• Masks will be optional for all non-competition team dancers as well as all competitive team dancers while in class. We will still require masks in the lobbies/common areas.

Beginning March 1st:
• Masks will be optional for all dancers throughout the building.

As always, the safety of our students and staff is our first priority!! Please take a minute to go over a few reminders of
our COVID procedures.

  • We will continue to enter and dismiss classes at the studio through the assigned classroom doors. Please only one observer in the lobby per dancer.
  • If your dancer is exposed to COVID by someone living in your household, please quarantine all siblings from the studio for 5 days and test your dancer on day 5 if possible, CDC recommends full mask wearing for an additional 5 days.
  • If your dancer test positive for COVID, please notify the studio and we will alert all close contacts, depending on individual situations we may ask close contacts to quarantine from the studio for 5 days or monitor for symptoms.
  • Positive cases will need to quarantine from the studio for 5-10 days and must be fever free for 24 hours with no symptoms before returning.
  • As always if you have any symptoms, please stay home.