Westbrook Dance Academy

2020-2021 Social Distancing Studio Procedures 

In light of the increase in Florida COVID-19 cases, and in an effort to continue to enhance our safety procedures, Westbrook Dance Academy will have the following procedures below.

  • Everyone (including faculty) will have their temperature taken with a touch-less laser thermometer. Anyone with a temp of 100 degrees or higher will not be allowed in the studio to partake in dance class. Students can return home and take class through zoom while evaluating their symptoms.

  • Dancers and teachers will need to wear a face covering while in common areas of the studio where physical distancing is not possible.

  • Dancers will receive hand sanitizer while entering and leaving the studio.

  • Dancers need to avoid hugging and touching other dancers. 

  • Dancers do not have to wear a face covering during physical activity while using the classroom 6-foot space markers, designed for social distancing.

  • Dancers who are not feeling well and or experiencing symptoms of coughing, sneezing, stomachache, body aches, sore throat, fever, chest congestion, or another illness should not be brought to the studio for class and should utilize zoom.

  • Please do not bring your child(ren) to class if a family member is ill with any of the above symptoms and has been in recent contact. Please utilize zoom.

  • Please alert the studio if your child or any family member does have COVID-19 and has been to the studio within the last 14 days so we can adhere to our guidelines on this matter.

Guidelines for Students & Staff 

Affected By COVID-19

Westbrook Dance Studio will respond to a positive COVID case or student/staff exposure using the following guidelines. 

  • An email will be sent to all dancers who had class with that individual. Confidentiality will be respected and the individual’s name will be kept private.

  • Any student(s) and or class affected will move to a “at home” Zoom dance class format for a period of time.

  • Dancers my return to class with a negative COVID test result or 14 days without any test and or symptoms.

  • Any dancer or staff that was not within 6 feet or direct contact will not be required to quarantine.

  • The studio will evaluate each positive case or exposure separately and handle according to that certain situation. 

  • If a dance instructor contracts COVID, the studio will assess the situation and select to continue in studio classes with a sub instructor or move class strictly to zoom for a period of time. This will be determined on a case by case situation.

  • Any dancer who has a fever of 100 degrees or higher (but does not have COVID symptoms) will be required to stay home to evaluate their symptoms before returning to the studio.  

  •  If a student is exposed outside the studio to COVID, he or she must self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to the studio or show proof of a negative test result.