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STUDIO SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

IMPROVED AIR QUALITY

Improved ventilation efficiency with newly installed MERV13 filters to significantly reduce opportunity for airborne transmission of infectious aerosols.

FREQUENT DISINFECTING

Studios and high-touch areas will be disinfected between each class. Bathrooms and common spaces will be cleaned and disinfected at various points throughout the day.

VIRTUAL
FLEXIBILITY

Newly installed AV equipment to enhance virtual offerings and provide flexibility for families if and when they may wish to avoid in person classes throughout the semester.

FACE
COVERINGS

Dancers, teachers and staff members must wear masks at all times while in the building. We ask that dancers arrive in a mask, with a secondary mask packed in their bag. GDS will provide disposable masks as necessary.

TEMPERATURE CHECKS

Dancers, teachers and staff members will have their temperatures checked before entering the building. Anyone with a temperature over 100° will not be permitted into the studio that day and will be followed up with.

HAND SANITIZER STATIONS

 Dancers, teachers and staff members will be required to use hand sanitizer upon entering the building. No-touch hand sanitizer stations will additionally be made available throughout common areas, hallways and studio spaces.

PICK UP & DROP OFF TENT

We will be providing an additional outside waiting area by installing a tent over our front patio, where students can safely wait after class in a sheltered but outdoor space.

DRESSING
ROOMS

Dressing rooms will be extremely limited as dancers must arrive prepared for class. We will modify our attire requirements in order to help simplify where necessary.

LIMITED
CLASS SIZES

Significantly reduced enrollment across 70+ weekly classes, by re-arranging rosters, focusing on school schedules, building capacity and social distancing measures.

GDS OPENS WITH A HYBRID APPROACH THIS FALL

NORMAL

A thriving student body of dancers gathering daily in our community space, as the Studio was intended to be

Full capacity class sizes

Student lounge open for homework/studying

Use of dressing rooms, purchase of snacks

Dancers able to be dropped off early, or picked up late when necessary

Parents/caregivers welcome to stay in the building

HYBRID

Studio operating with many class modifications, and enhanced protocols in keeping with the current health and safety guidelines

Reduced class capacities

Masks worn at all times while in the building and Studios

Temperature checks upon arrival for all students and staff

Parents/caregivers only permitted for our youngest dancers: Prima Ballerina, Pre-Ballet and Kids Combo classes

Dancers in Levels I+ must be dropped off fully dressed and prepared for class

Student Lounge re-purposed as auxiliary space while waiting before classes, with social distancing measurements in place

Limited use of dressing rooms

All classes available virtually, should a student need to quarantine or miss class during the Semester

Enhanced daily cleaning protocols in high-touch areas and in between classes

REMOTE

The facility is closed due to mandatory shut-down if and when experiencing high levels of community spread

The studio is closed for in-person classes

The weekly class schedule will be provided virtually

Teachers prepared to pivot to on-line instruction in keeping with the Fall Semester and individual classes