Our staff have been working diligently to implement health procedures and guidelines based on the State of California for Health and Fitness (under which dance is classified) to be able to offer the safest environment for all. According to the Santa Clara County, we are in compliance with all the current protocol for dance studios.
We are closely monitoring policy changes and public health organizations and will continue to make changes, as necessary. The plan below, coupled with personal responsibility, presents our best efforts to keep our dancers, families, and staff safe. (Updated As of July 2021).
Any student, faculty, staff or parent that has flu-like symptoms, any symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days, or has had any close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days, we ask that you please not attend class or enter the studio.
All faculty, staff and dancers are required to wear a face covering or mask when entering and exiting the studio. When actively dancing, students and teachers are required to leave masks on unless it is a fully vaccinated class and teacher.
Our Lobby area will be reserved for students only. Parents are asked to wait outside and only come up the stairs if needed. Some of our classes have a Parent Zoom Lobby option for our 2-7-year-old classes. Here, Parents can use Zoom to log in and view their child in class.
Limiting Dancer Capacity
Per the State of California Guidelines, our class size limits will be set by allowing for at least 3 to no feet of distance between students at all times. Each student will have an assigned spot on the floor and at the barre which will help to give dancers the optimal amount of space.
Please arrive dressed and ready for class, each dancer will have a designated area for their belongings. NO WATER BOTTLES
Studio 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) 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. You will be required to 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.
To minimize usage, we encourage dancers to use the restroom prior to class at home. Our Bathrooms are now open.
Zoom Online Classes
We are committed to offering dance education and fitness to our students in a variety of ways to meet the health, safety and individual needs of the time. We will continue to offer dance classes in person and on zoom upon request and per teacher discretion. Please see our schedule for details or contact us for more information. You will only receive a zoom link to your class upon request. All classes are in person now.
Online Registration & Reserving Spots in Classes
Please register for your class online. The Dance Affair accepts credit cards and various forms of payment via our online registration portal and in our office.