Covid 2021 Information

Greetings Twirlers,

 

As promised, please see outlined below the safety measures we will have in place for your dancer’s return to classes. Your individual class schedules with reduced class sizes have been emailed to you previously. This special class schedule has also been posted on our website HERE (I am still working to FINALIZE the Saturday schedule, but the preliminary one has been emailed to you).

 

 

I would also like to preface that our successful, and SAFE reopening is EVERYONE’S responsibility. We are a small, loving, responsible community of families. I thank you for your continued diligence in practicing low risk, personal life style choices outside of the dance studio. We are in this together, and KSB, and KAM Isaiah Israel plan to do their part in providing a clean, safe, responsible environment. Thank you for love, commitment, and support of our community’s children.

 

 

Studio Entrance/Exit Logistics –

 

Studio A/B – Entrance/Exit will now be at the Greenwood Ave Playground Entrance

 

Vick Hall – Entrance/Exit will now be at the Parking Lot Main Door

 

Studio C – Entrance/and SOME exits will be through the direct front door at Studio C and some exits at the backyard door of Studio C in the very back of the parking lot

 

 

Building Access Info –

 

Dancers, and KSB Staff ONLY are permitted in any parts of the building. Parents will NOT be permitted in to any parts of the building. We strongly ask that you respect this request in a very strict fashion. If you would like to schedule an in person chat, we can plan to speak outdoors.

 

The only exceptions for building entrance for adults will be for our 2-4 year old dancers in regards to potty. We would like to maintain our distance as educators from your children, so if you know that your 2-4yr old dancer may need bathroom assistance during their class, we ask that you wait outside (in your car/accessible) in the event that you would need to enter the building to assist.

 

 

Drop Off/Pick Up –

 

Please plan to arrive 10-15 min prior for each class. For classes that are Level II and lower, a KSB team member will be at each designated entrance outlined above to receive, as well as dismiss your dancers. We ask that you park in the parking lot, or down Greenwood (free parking), and walk your dancer to their building entrance door. We also ask that you are on time to drop off and pick up dancers. This is VERY important so that we can begin and end classes on time. Greeters will escort dancers to the classroom 5 min prior to class start. If your dancer arrives after this time, they may not be able to enter the building. Level III+ dancers are welcome to enter/exit independently.

 

 

Class Gaps for Dancers in Multiple Classes – 

 

If your dancer is in multiple classes, and has a substantial class time gap, we ask that you either plan to wait with them outside between classes, or reach out to Miss Kristi to make an arrangement to have them remain in the building. Older dancers are welcome to visit OUTSIDE with proper social distancing (for now). If our Level III+ dancers are not mature enough to do this, we may ask that dancers wait with their parent.

 

 

More Details –

 

Currently, each class is approximately 8-12 dancers with their one teacher. We plan to maintain these smaller classes for as long as is required and necessary to maintain safety.

 

Classes will be live streamed so that dancers who are not yet ready to rejoin the studio setting can continue their work virtually with their classmates.

 

Contactless forehead temperature checks will be taken at each of the three building entrances for any dancer or adult entering the building.

 

Sanitizing stations will be at every building entrance. Dancers will have to disinfect their hands up to their elbows upon entering, as well as exiting the building.

 

Weather permitting, Acro classes will be held outside on the large, soft patch of grass next to the garden on Greenwood. 

 

Weather permitting, Hip-Hop, and Musical Theatre classes will be held in the back parking lot area behind Studio C. Dancers should always have street sneakers with them for each class.

 

Weather permitting, all indoor classes will be taught with all doors and windows open.

 

Weather permitting, Ballet II+ classes will be held outside near the garden on Greenwood. NEW – we ask these level Ballet students to have the following for every class…..T-shirt/shorts for modesty cover ups should we plan to go outside, socks, and a yoga mat. They will need the yoga mat surface while they are at the “barre.”

 

Due to the touching of equipment and being on the floor, we will be suspending our Progressing Ballet Technique program in Ballet IIB+ classes during this session.

 

All dancers 5yrs of age and older must have a face covering to participate in classes. Face coverings do NOT need to be secured tightly under the chin. Please ensure that there is a gap from the nose and mouth downward to allow flow of air. An example would be a bandana tied at the bridge of the nose and left open/loose downward.

We also strongly encourage and support plastic face coverings so that the dancer’s entire face can be seen, and there is proper air flow to the dancer. Acro classes will have to wear cloth face coverings, however. The plastic face shield are not safe for this type of class. 

 

Face Shield Options

 

Super Dance Mom, and Pediatric Nurse, Racine Harris has come up with these very breathable KSB logo masks with your dancer’s name on them! (So cute=) I will send out order info and details to everyone next week if you would like to order!

 


Attachment: KSBMask.jpeg (72.8kB)

 

When we are outside and able to spread out further, face coverings may be dancer’s choice, as we will be able to have ample space between all dancers.

 

All choreography that requires dancers to touch each other will be re-staged. We will not be able to “socially distance” all choreographies, but we will remove all physical contact content.

 

Classes are scheduled with 15 minute gaps. Teachers will be disinfecting all touch surfaces between each class (door handles, toilet handles, toilet seats, light switches).

 

We ask that dancers do NOT wear plastic, medical gloves. When not used properly, plastic gloves actually increase spread of germs.

 

We ask that each returning dancer’s guardian acknowledge and submit our Covid-19 Liability Release E-Waiver found on your Parent Portal.

 

Water fountains will not be accessible. Public use of water fountains can further spread germs. Dancers must plan to bring FULL water bottle(s) to classes.

 

We will not be performing hands on spotting or corrections in Acro and Ballet classes. We will be working on strength and conditioning and more “self managed” skills for the time being.

 

If there are any other concerns not addressed above, please reach out to schedule a time to chat!

 

 

Please note, the tuition cost of each individual class is listed under the Session tab. Sibling discounts, multi-class discounts, and late registration pro-rate must be entered manually. Please contact us following your online registration submission – admin@kenwoodballet.com.

Other Cost Considerations

*There is an Annual $20 registration fee for all students at the time of registration.

*There is an Annual $10 Annual Acro Student Fee for all dancers enrolled in an Acrobatic Arts Program

$115 Spring Recital (held each year in June) Includes costume, souvenir program, trophy, and production fee. Late order costumes will incur an additional S/H cost, and will not be guaranteed participation based on class costume availability.

Spring Recital takes place every June. Students must be enrolled in both Winter and Spring Session to participate. 

Siblings receive 10% off total one class tuition cost. No additional second class discounts.

A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration to reserve dancer class placement.  All tuition balances are due the first week of classes.  If class enrolled is wait-listed, full payment is due to ensure class placement.

Parent is also responsible for purchasing class attire for student which includes ballet shoes, tights, leotard, and any other attire required for combination classes. Details discussed at the time of registration for new students. All class attire information can be found under our “School Handbook” Tab.

Students will be required to order specific uniform leotard. 

 

 

 

 

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