Instructions for outside “in person” classes at The Academy:


Before you arrive at The Academy:


  • Register for your classes. Drop in classes/makeup classes will not be offered at this time as we need to know exactly who will be in class and when. Registration will happen completely online. This will cut down on person to person exposure. The Academy will only take credit cards though MINDBODY online. The office at The Academy will be closed. If you have questions about registration, please email for an almost immediate response. 

  • Please prepare yourself for class. Dressing rooms and restrooms will be closed for the remainder of the pandemic. Please show up at the Academy “ready to dance” and with a mask or CDC approved face covering

  • Please prepare a water bottle. The drinking faucet at the Academy will not be available. After class, please remember to take your water bottle with you as all items left at the Academy will be disposed of at the end of the day (we are sorry about this, but it is essential that we leave no items that may create a contamination issue). 

  • Bring a Yoga mat. In some cases, teachers have stretch time and to cut down on contact with other dancers, we ask that you bring a yoga mat to stretch on.

  • Leave your home with enough time to arrive at The Academy at least 5 minutes before your class starts. Once dancers are invited into class, the class will be closed.

  • Please self screen at home for fever or any other symptoms associated to COVID-19 as outlined by the CDC. Information can be found by following this link:

  • If your dancer is sick, please have them stay home.


When you arrive at The Academy:


  • The parking lot will be closed at The Academy. The dancer must be dropped off near the drive way and will be directed to a socially distanced waiting area in the parking lot denoted by socially distant placards and folding chairs. 

  • At this time, we are not allowing parents to observe class (dancers who are in combo 1 & 2 may have their parents onsite in a socially distanced area). Please be sure that you are at the studio ready for pickup at the appropriate time. After class, dancers will be instructed to leave class and find a waiting area on the sidewalk (socially distanced). All lobby and waiting areas are closed at this time. No dancers will be able to stay at The Academy between classes or wait for their pickup inside after class.

  • Dancers will be able to take off their street shoes and place them in cubby holes when instructed by the teacher. They can also store masks and their water bottles there. All dancers must arrive at The Academy masked (we will have disposable masks if you do not have one). When dancers are invited to the dance platform, they will be able to take them off and visit our hand sanitizer station.

  • Dancers will be invited onto the dance platform and placed on floor placards that have been spaced 6-8 feet apart. For ballet classes, dancers will be told to find a space at the barre (two to a barre, one downstage and one upstage).

  • After class, dancers will be excused to the cubbies one at a time and placed in a socially distanced waiting area for pickup on the sidewalk in front of the studio. 


Important Information About Facility Use:


Dressing rooms will be closed during the pandemic. Dancers will be asked that they are dropped off, ready to dance. 


Bathrooms will be closed off during the pandemic. Dancers will be asked to use their home facilities before attending dance class. 

There will be no use of the drinking faucet or the drink/snack machines. Dancers will be asked to bring a water bottle that they must take with them after class or else it will be disposed of. 


Access to The Academy office will only be for office staff.


It is imperative that whatever you bring to the studio is taken with you when you leave. Whatever is left at the end of the day will be disposed of. 


We are going to be outside! Obviously there are things we cannot control like the heat or rain (come on, its 2020, we also have murder hornets). It is strongly suggested to use sun screen and bring plenty of water. It is going to be hot out there.


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