Covid Safety Measures
Mulford Dance Studio Safety Procedures 2020
Guidelines from the CDC and Governor’s orders
For Season 2020-2021
We will begin the 2020-21 Season offering in-studio for our classes.
***We will transition to the Virtual in the event of a government shutdown or studio closure.***
-Recital Track Students: all participating students (in-studio) must attend class for the entire 2020-2021 season to be eligible to participate in the 2021 Recital. This includes moving to virtual instruction, if necessary. If we must move to virtual learning families who choose to not participate in virtual instruction, will not be able to re-register for a recital track class or participate in the recital once we transition back to the In-Studio Plan.
-Non Recital 8 Week Students: We will begin the 2020-21 Season offering in-studio, but will transition to the Virtual Plan in the event of a government shutdown or studio closure.
In the event of a government shutdown or studio closure, all classes will transition to virtual instruction. At this time, all students will utilize their assigned Zoom code to access class at the regularly scheduled class time. For example, if your class time is Monday at 4:00, you will log in to your class each week on Monday at 4:00.
If after two weeks of virtual instruction, we are still on the Virtual Plan. Families who choose to not participate in virtual learning after two weeks, may freeze their account and receive a credit for the balance of the current quarter to use toward future classes. Credits will not be given before the built-in two weeks of virtual learning via the Virtual Plan. Refunds for tuition will not be issued after September 1st even under the Virtual Plan.
*New Payment Structure for 2020-2021
We are accepting quarterly payments only.
In order to have less contact, we are going to move to all online payments. Please use your email we have on file to enter your account. Please check with us to confirm your email. Do not start a new account if you are a current student.
No tuition refunds will be issued after September 7th. If at any time you wish to discontinue, we ask that you finish out the quarter or 8 week session then you will not be obligated to continue once the quarter/session has ended.
Recital 2021 Plan
As of now, we plan to hold a traditional recital [Option A] with costumes however, costumes will need to be paid for by November 15th and ordered in December to be received in time for recital.
That being said, the decision to continue with a normal costumed recital [Plan A] will need to be made by November 1st. If, by November 1st, it is uncertain or if costumes are not a viable option for recital, we will switch to Plan B- a recital or performance (whichever is allowed by June) with class wear or other alternative “costumes”.
The in-studio waiting room will be closed to parents of students over age 4.
Our Non Recital 8-Week Course classes will receive a new Zoom code each session if we are shut down.
*If a parent needs to come in to the studio, we ask you to call first when possible. We can only let two people in lobby at a time and only when students are not in lobby.
Drop Off/Pick Up Policy
Don't be early/Don't be late when dropping off and picking up your child to dance. Please note the staggered class times as we are making a conscience effort to social distance our dancers. Drop off right on time and pick up on time. We ask parents of students under age 5 to walk them to the door when dropping off and pick up at the door when picking up.
Safety procedures implemented for our Students/Staff
-Closed in-studio waiting room to reduce exposure to families, students and staff
-Eliminate use of studio hand props during class
-In-Studio Plan and Virtual plan in case of government shutdown or studio closure
-All Staff will wear a mask at all times
-All customers must wear a mask inside building
-All students age 3 and older will wear a mask during class
-Marked dance spaces on each dance floor
-Marked spots for dancer’s belongings on each dance floor
-Soap dispensers in bathrooms
-Safety barriers at the front desk
-Touchless hand sanitizer at our Sanitation Station
-Temperature checks for staff and students
-Limited class sizes
-Staggered class times
-Shortened class times to clean studios and ensure safe entrances and exits to class
-Modified Pick up/Drop off procedures
-Floors, mats, barres, handles, surfaces will be cleaned between all classes
-Bathrooms will be cleaned after each use
-The entire studio will be professionally cleaned weekly from top to bottom