Approved by the CACS Board of Directors on September 22nd, 2021
As you know, starting September 13th, certain businesses will be required to have its clients 12 and up be vaccinated to participate. I can report to you now that dance has been categorized under “youth sport” and so we are not required to enforce that for dancers ages 12-21yrs. Please see below for when vaccinations are required and for updated info on our COVID safety plan.
Changing and Storage:
One of the things we learned from having to close our change room last year is that we don’t need really need it! So, it will remain a student lounge AND it’s also getting a makeover to turn it into a lounge/fitness space for dancers to do 1-1 personal training sessions with one of our certified instructors! The makeover won’t be entirely complete by next week but I am excited for you to see it transform. Dancers will still be able to hang out in the space and store their things but we ask that they continue to bring only the minimum of what is needed and take their personal items into class with them for safe keeping.
Parents are free to come upstairs with their dancers to drop them off and pick them up after classes and also to help the little ones with their dance shoes and using the bathroom before class.
For family members to be able to stay and watch the classes in the waiting room, we will be restricting that to the 15 chairs we have. This 15 person max includes siblings as well. Siblings must remain seated and will not be able at this time to roam and play in the halls. Classes will again be live-streamed to the waiting room for you to enjoy!
Masks must be worn at all times by persons 12+ and food is not permitted at this time.
Proof of vaccination not required at this time.
Ballet barres will be sanitized in between each Ballet class. All other surfaces will be cleaned once per day.
All staff, parents, students and visitors 12+ must be masked at all times even when dancing. Children 11 and younger it is optional. If you or your child are medically unable to wear a mask then you must email in a doctor’s note to the office before you/they enter the building. You do not need to disclose the medical condition preventing you or your child from wearing one as that is your personal business.
We are no longer required to social distance and so close-contact work will again be part of our classes. Students will be encouraged to wash their hands or use sanitizer before doing close-contact work.
No longer required
Proof of Vaccinations:
- Not required for dancers under 21yrs old to participate in class. Clarification is still needed about performing in theatres for ages 12-21 and I will get that to you as soon as I have it. My contacts in the local theatre community have expressed they are pushing for them not be required for performers.
- Required for parents to attend any dance shows happening before January 31st. A streaming or video option will be available so parents can still see the performance.
- Not required for parents/grandparents to pick up and drop off.
- Not required for persons 12+ to hang out in the waiting room and watch the dance classes.
What happens if we get shut down?
As with our brief shut-down last winter, we will continue to offer all our classes online so your dancer does not miss anything! If your dancer chooses not to participate online, there are no refunds for those classes as they are still being offered. If you do not have internet at your house, we can arrange to have a video sent to you but need to know ahead of time so it gets recorded.
If your dancer is displaying any COVID symptoms (fever, runny nose, coughing, etc) they will not be permitted to attend class that day. Zoom participation is available provided you give the office at least 4 hours notice.
A new COVID waiver has been uploaded to your online accounts. It must be signed before your child’s first class with us or they will not be able to participate until it’s done. To access the online waiver, please:
- log into your account
- click on “More”
- click on “Waivers and Policies”
- select the 2nd waiver called “COVID Waiver”
- Click to agree
This video also shows you where to find the waiver. https://www.loom.com/share/a6270d112f624e4b995e37ae55019349
As the guidelines change, CAC will change with that and keep you updated in a timely manner.
As the restrictions from the BC Government change, CAC will change with that. Updates will be sent out via newsletter as they come in.