COVID-19 Procedures

1. Dancers and staff must pre-screen every time they attend the studio. In order to allow time for pre-class tracking please complete the DWK Health Check Screener 12 to 24 hours before your scheduled class.
Parents/guardians can fill this out on behalf of a child. Families are responsible for ensuring that the answers have not changed between completing the screening and attending the studio.

2. Everyone entering DanceWorks Kenora must agree with, and follow, our “COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan“. Available below or by downloading the pdf. This plan may change at any time – an up to date version will always be posted on this page and at the studio. If you have any questions please email info@danceworkskenora.com

3. The health and safety of our studio and our community is a shared responsibility. Let’s all continue to do our part to keep our community safe and healthy.
Thank you for staying vigilant with following all public health guidelines in the studio, at work/school, and in your day-to-day life. Your efforts make a difference to our community and our region.

Coming to dance class? Complete the screening survey before arriving.

DanceWorks Kenora
COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan

as of July 25, 2021

Everyone entering DanceWorks Kenora must agree with, and follow, our COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan.
This plan may change at any time – an up to date version will always be posted at the studio and at danceworkskenora.com – if you have any questions please contact the studio at info@danceworkskenora.com or by calling or texting 807-464-3666.

Illness & Attendance

  • Dancers and staff are responsible for completing a self-assessment screening prior to attending the studio. The screening survey must be completed each day that the dancer or staff will be attending the studio and entrance is only permitted if screening survey results indicate they may attend.
    • The current version of the DanceWorks Kenora Health Check screening survey will always be available on danceworkskenora.com. Screening questions cover COVID-19 symptoms, household or close contact symptoms or isolation, and travel isolation requirements.
  • If experiencing any symptoms dancers and staff should seek medical guidance and testing as recommended. Dancers and staff must follow guidance regarding return to activity after feeling unwell.
  • Anyone that begins to develop symptoms while at the studio will be kept separated until their guardian or emergency contact can pick them up. We reserve the right to take temperatures of anyone at the studio using non-contact infrared thermometers.
  • Dancers that are unable to attend in person or who wish to do a make-up class may make arrangements to attend a class virtually instead. These arrangements need to be made with the studio director at least 12 hours in advance.

Students

  • Students should come dressed and ready for class.
  • Please bring only required items inside the studio. No overloaded dance bags, school bags, books, etc.
  • Students should bring their own, clearly identified or labeled, water bottle already filled with water.
  • Students with back-to-back classes may bring a snack (no peanuts). No food or beverage sharing is permitted.
  • Students with multiple classes, which are not back-to-back, must leave the studio until their next class time.

Masks / Face Coverings

  • Masks are to be worn by anyone, age 2 and above, while inside the dance studio. Exemptions apply only for those unable to wear a mask (please notify the studio of this in advance) or if staff are working alone in the studio.
  • Students are requested to wear their mask the entire time they are in the studio, including while actively engaged in dancing.
    • Masks may be removed for brief water breaks or snacks as required. Everyone must maintain their minimum distance of 2 metres during these instances.
    • If students need to remove their mask during class they will sit in an area that maintains a minimum 2m distance from others until they are ready to resume class with their mask on.

Lobby & Studio Access

  • The lobby, bathrooms, and studio will be limited to students, teachers, and any other staff.
  • Drop-off and pick-up only. All parents/guardians, siblings, and family members must wait outside of the studio.
  • Everyone entering the premises must use hand sanitizer or wash their hands upon entering.

Drop-off & Dismissal

  • Students will enter through the green studio door (no more than 5 minutes before their scheduled class time) and will exit through the glass doors (on the art studio side of the building).
  • Students will sanitize their hands when they enter and place their shoes and personal belongings in a bin. When class finishes students will carry their bin to the marked locations in the exit area. Once there students can put their shoes on and gather their belongings.
  • Parents/guardians of younger dancers should approach the glass door or window so that their dancer knows they have arrived for pick-up.
  • Please be mindful of our neighbouring businesses when you park for drop-off and pick-up or if you are waiting in your vehicle during your dancer’s class.

Classes

  • Class size limits will be strictly enforced. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Classes will be conducted with physical distancing in effect as much as possible. Reduced distancing may occur during portions of class as necessary or required for proper training.
  • Dancers that are unable to attend in person or who wish to do a make-up class may make arrangements to attend a class virtually instead. These arrangements need to be made with the studio director at least 24 hours in advance.

Cleaning

  • Frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned daily (doors, dance floor, faucets, bins, etc). Shared items (barres, mats, exercise balls, etc) used by dancers will be cleaned after use.
  • The studio has a standalone HEPA air purifier as well as a UV air purifier in the HVAC system to help improve air quality. The HVAC filters will also be changed regularly.

Everyone entering DanceWorks Kenora must agree with, and follow, our COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan.
This plan may change at any time – an up to date version will always be posted at the studio and at danceworkskenora.com – if you have any questions please contact the studio at info@danceworkskenora.com or by calling or texting 807-464-3666.