Lakewood Dance Academy opens for in-person classes Monday, January 4th. Our staff is committed to creating meaningful and engaging experiences for our students while maintaining the highest standards of health and safety. LDA follows all state guidelines to keep our community safe, and we want you to know ahead of time what to expect.
CLASS SIZES / VISITORS
All classes are in-person with an option to Zoom in remotely, and class sizes are limited. The lobby is closed to visitors and all students must be dropped off at class start time and picked up at the end of class. Parents and caregivers may enter the studio for pick up and drop off. There are exceptions for adults accompanying students to Parent & Child classes, and for adults with two or more children with adjacent or back to back dance classes.
Everyone entering the building and the studio must be wearing a face mask. All teachers and students ages 9+ wear masks during class. Masks for children 3 - 8 are recommended but not required. We ask those students to follow their parent's guidance.
COVID-19 POSITIVE STUDENTS OR TEACHERS
If a teacher tests positive for COVID-19 Lakewood Dance Academy will move classes to a remote format (Zoom) for the required quarantine time. All classes will remain at their same date and time if remote.
If a student tests positive for COVID-19 then all classes in contact with that student will go to remote for one week (putting two weeks of time between in-person instruction). All other classes remain in-person. Teachers in contact with a positive student will quarantine and we will sub out classes until the teacher receives a negative test result.
AIR PURIFICATION AND DAILY CLEANING
Each studio room is equipped with an Air Purification system that
cleans air in under 30 minutes (twice per hour). Air purifiers have Medical Grade True HEPA filter.
Cleaning plan includes disinfecting high touch areas after each class for
studios, lobby, and office spaces. Props, ballet barres, and dance spots are disinfected daily, and floors are cleaned with a steam mop.
WHAT TO DO BEFORE COMING TO CLASS
1. Please take your child’s temperature at home before coming to class. I believe that you are the best person to assess changes to your child’s health. If your child is sick, please stay home.
2. Talk with your child about expectations at the studio. Students need to follow directions and keep their bodies to themselves. There are spatial markings on the floor to indicate where to sit or stand at different times.
3. Use hand sanitizer before class. You can find hand sanitizer at the studio in every room.
4. Drop-off and pick-up should be a quick in and out and parents need to wear masks.
I hope this is helpful in your planning. Please let me know if you have further questions or if I can help.
Thank you! See you soon!
Tuition is due by the 10th of the month for classes and camps in the coming month. Accounts with a card on file are processed on the 5th of each month. Summer camps and classes are one time payments. Weekly classes during the school year and summer session are due monthly.
If your child is absent he/she/they are welcome to take a make-up class with any class in the same age range. Additionally, we have pre-recorded classes for students to take as a make-up. We do not pro-rate for missed classes or closures due to inclement weather.
Students should be timely to class, prepared mentally and physically to participate, and wearing appropriate dress for class. Ballet students wear black leotards, pink tights, pink shoes, and hair in a bun for girls, and black pants/tights, black ballet shoes, and white t-shirt for boys. Contemporary and Jazz students wear black leggings and a solid color fitted top. There is no dress code for Creative, Pre-Ballet, or Parent and Child dance classes.
Food, gum, jewelry, and cell phones are not allowed in the dance studio. Students should not be in the dance studio without instructor permission.