COVID 19 - Guidance - updated 10th March 2021
Following the government announcement of the 4 step plan to com out of lockdown we are pleased to let you know we will be returning to in studio classes from after the Easter Holidays - 12th April 2021. Please find below our current guidance and further information to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
1. Customer/ Student Registration
We continue to work with our new software called CLASS MANAGER. All students must be registered on the customer portal to be able to register for classes. Please find instructions below:
If you are an existing customer and did NOT attend zoom classes please let us know if you wish to continue with face to face classes in Term 5.
An email has been sent out to you and you can simply respond to that.
If you are a NEW customer please follow the link below to register your account on the new system and create your customer portal.
2. Class Registration
Priority is given to existing students. But if there is space in a class you will be able to book through our customer portal once registered. There has been a couple of amendments to the timetable to allow for it to flow better but if this affects you you will have been contacted via email.
However spaces are still strictly limited by Covid regulations and booking early is therefor advised.
3. Our Promise
Stalder Academy strive to uphold the following three principles:
NO member of staff poses a threat to a child
NO child poses a threat to a member of staff
The premises does NOT pose a threat to a member of staff or child
STALDER ACADEMY OF DANCE
What provisions will Stalder Academy Ltd put in place to keep everyone safe:
Children will be taught in a group capacity suitable for each studio space and at no more than 15 pupils per class.
Where possible dancer will be grouped together to avoid cross overs in classes.
Changing rooms / toilets are limited to 2 person at a time and should only be used when there is no option to get changed before you arrive at the studio.
Toilets / communal areas are cleaned at regular intervals throughout the day.
Social distancing of 2m will be maintained throughout the building or 1.5+m with aditional mitigation in place such as mask wearing.
A deep clean will happen at the end of each week and a thorough clean at the end of each day. Good cleaning standards will be upheld throughout the day.
NO hand props or equipment will be used in classes apart from ballet barres which will be wiped down after each class. The exception is Acro and Gymnastics where all equipment is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between classes.
We will contact parents/carers if your child displays symptoms of COVID-19
We will do a temperature check on each student upon arrival.
We will inform you if staff or children in your child’s class develop symptoms of COVID- 19 whilst in the building.
The timetable is designed to allow for cleaning between classes as well as manage traffic in and out of the building and between studios..
The studio floor is taped to mark the child’s individual dance space and to ensure social distancing.
There are hand-washing facilities in the changing room/toilets and hand sanitiser available on arrival into the building as well as in all the studios and reception.
In each studio there will be a designated space for your dancers belongings and there is a strict queuing system in place to avoid congestion on arrival and departure
Floor markings and wall signage throughout the studio remind students of the new rules and social distancing.
Staggered start times to control movement throughout the building.
PARENTS /CARERS and STUDENTS - What rules do you need to follow to keep everyone safe:
DO NOT ATTEND if you or a member of your household show any symptoms of COVID – 19
If your child or anyone in your child’s class starts to display symptoms you must pick your child up immediately and follow current government guidelines with regards to isolating and testing.
Good tactile and respiratory hygiene must be maintained
All persons entering the building must sanitise their hands on entry to the building.
You must wash/sanitise your hand on arrival and after you use the toilet as well as before you leave.
You must arrive in your dance uniform which should work for all subjects (see further guidance below)
You must only bring a small drawstring or carrier bag which should contain your different dance shoes and your snack and water bottle.
NO food or cutlery/dishes must be shared with each other.
No equipment of any kind will be shared.
You must bring your own named pencil case and pad should you be required to take notes in class.
Please adhere to the 2m social distancing rule on your commute to and from the premises and whilst waiting to drop off your child.
You will remind your child about social distancing rules but accept that they will not always adhere to these successfully.
You need to inform the school immediately of any changes to parents/carer and emergency contacts details.
You will not be late as this may mean you will not be able to enter the building and/or class that day. If you have an appointment that prevents you from being on time you must let us know in advance and we will try and accommodate as much as potable.
3. Adult Classes
Unfortunately Adult classes are not permitted to return to the studio just yet. We will let you know as soon as we have a start date.
4. Procedures following a positive case in the school
Once we are informed of a positive case we will email all our parents to let them know.
We will also send an additional email to the parents of students who attended classes with the child in question.
As our classes are based on the rules of 2m social distancing or 1.5m with further mitigation (such as masks) we can not ask children who attended classes with the child who tested positive to isolate for 14 days but we do ask that you monitor carefully for symptoms and follow current government guidelines.
If in any doubt please do not attend class and join in on zoom instead.
We will never divulge personal information or names relating to a positive case.
5. Arrival / Pick Up
NO Parents will be allowed to enter the building
Please stand on the dedicated floor markers when you queue for drop off.
Each designated teacher or member of staff will come down to the front door to collect the children.
Please take any coats, umbrellas and unnecessary items back home with you.
When picking up please do not be late and respect social distancing while you wait.
Can my child come straight from school:
As you an imagine there is very limited space in our reception/lounge area if we need to adhere to the current social distancing rules. Therefore you must let us know in advance of the term starting if your child is coming straight from school but does not have a class at 4pm. You will then be allocated a space and given a pass which you must wear whilst in reception . This service is free of charge but places are all allocted on a first come first serve basis.
If you require your child to come straight from school please let us know by emailing email@example.com
6. Uniform and what to bring to the studio
Please come dressed in dance uniform suitable for the classes you are attending.
All footwear (ballet/Tap/Character shoes) and your lunch and jacket must fit in a small carrier bag or small drawstring bag. This will live in a designated place in the studio and not in the changing rooms.
You will NOT be able to borrow shoes until regulations change
7. Footwear in class
All classes are required to wear the appropriate footwear in the studio to minimise cleaning time and for extra mitigation. The only classes exempt from this rule are: CONTEMPORARY, MODERN,ACRO and GYMNASTICS
Please ask if you are unsure what footwear you need for your class. Children without appropriate footwear may be asked to watch the class.
8. Studio rules
All persons must sanitise their hands upon entry.
For all students over the age of 11 mask must be worn on arrival and in the corridors until current regulations change.
Water only in studios.
No outdoor shoes to be worn in studios (they must be removed in the corridor).
Do not bring large bags to the studio. They should only fit in what you need for that day. Limited lockers are available if you wish to store items at the studio.
Only healthy snacks in the studio and strictly NO NUTS.
9. Continued online provision
Zoom classes and recorded classes will now be a permanent part of our curriculum. Not just because of Covid 19 but because we have found it a very useful medium for practice ate home and to connect with teachers and dancers around the world. This gives our students an even broader dance education than previous.
We have now integrated Zoom into our studio classes to allow those self isolating to still take part in their regular weekly classes. All classes are now avilable online via the portal. You must be registered in the class to take advantage of this service.
Over the coming weeks we will see how online provision as a tool will fit into our studio set up.
All fees must be paid before the start of each term. Unpaid fees may result in you losing your place in the class as it will be offered to someone on the waiting list.
11. What if I want to leave/change classes
You may leave/change classes only at the end of a term. If you wish to add a class this may be possible during the term but depends on if there is space in the class and is at the teachers discretion.
No discount or refunds are given for missed classes.
For your convenience there are multiple ways to pay:
1 Directly on the the customer portal
2 Via Bacs (account details will be on the invoice )
3 Card facilities at the studio (by appointment only)
If you wish to visit the shop or need to talk to us face to face you can make an in studio appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you all back in the studio!