Ballet Etc's Covid-19 Protocols

Ballet Etc... has agreed to follow all safety measures and protocols put before the Ontario Government by Ontario Studio Owners.

In light of COVID-19 we will continue to do everything we can to mitigate risk and prevent exposure among the dancers, faculty and staff. We will be practicing social distancing, wearing face coverings, disinfecting barres, floors, and any other surfaces the dancers might touch between every class as well as during summer camps and competitive summer training. Ballet Etc will only use a government-approved cleaner throughout the studios to ensure that our campers, dancers, faculty and staff are kept safe.

Face Mask Protocol

  • Children under the age of 6 do not require a mask but are encouraged to wear one if they want to.
  • Only Parents with a dancer 6 & under will be permitted to enter the building. All Parents entering our facility will require a mask.
  • Students over the age of 6 will require a mask as they enter and exit the building or are in any common area or washroom, but will be able remove their mask in the dance studio and place it with their belongings once the class commences. Designated social distancing squares have been marked in every studio to ensure dancer and staff safety.
  • Change rooms are now allowed to be open but will be kept closed for summer classes and potentially in Sept.

What You Can Expect This Season Due To COVID-19:

Everyone entering and exiting Ballet Etc... will be required to use hand sanitizer (it will be provided). Frequent hand washing will be encouraged.

Classes will have staggered start and end times to reduce the number of students entering and exiting the building at one time. Please be timely to avoid overlap.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to remain in their cars until dancers are released. No other parents or family members (including siblings) will be allowed into the studio.

The studios have designated/measured social/physical distance boxes. We have used colourful tape to help guide students and to practice our rights and lefts. Stage left/stage right etc...

Example - Bin

All students will come dressed, ready for class. Students are encouraged to use a plastic bin for their dance shoes, a water bottle and to put their outside clothing/shoes in upon entering the studio. This bin will remain with students in studio and taken home after class. The bin can be cleaned by dancer/parents.

No other parents or family members (including siblings) will be allowed into the studio.

 A Parent or guardian must complete the Screening tracker form for Covid-19 each day their child comes into the studio. This form is easily found on the studio’s main page. This will allow us to provide Public Health with accurate information should potential exposure within the building arise.

 If a child or anyone in the household is unwell, the child is not permitted to attend class. In this instance, children will be encouraged to participate in class via Zoom at home when possible.

Ballet Etc has taken every measure possible to keep our dancers, faculty, and staff healthy and safe. If your Child is not not feeling well or has fever, we ask them to remain at home and take class virtually. This will help prevent the spread of COVID-19

* Please note : Camps will not be available via zoom.

Some Fall dance classes will be broadcast via Zoom all season. A private Zoom link will be provided for parents who’s child is participating from home.

In studio class sizes will limited depending on the size of the room.

To ensure access to dance classes for dancers who are unable to attend in-studio classes, a selection of classes will be offered via Zoom at a 20% discount (these classes will not participate in our end-of-the-year recital).

If Ballet Etc is required to suspend in-studio classes due to an Emergency Declaration or other required closure(s), all dance classes will continue via Zoom. Clients will continue to pay for classes and will receive a 20% discount on their fees. Regular fees will resume once we are back in studio.

We will implement any other safety protocols required by the government and/or the health unit as they are mandated.

Thank you in advance for helping us keep everyone safe. It is our #1 priority. 

We need your help and support while we navigate these unprecedented times.