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Northeast Dance Center is located at 151 Silver Lake Road, Suite 104, New Brighton, MN 55112.

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NEDC Stay Safe Plan

We are continuing to take measures to keep our dancers, their families, and our staff safe and healthy. Below are a few general guidelines for in-person classes and camps. Prior to taking an in-person class, please review the info packet you received via email with our detailed COVID-19 Stay Safe Plan.

 

NEDC Stay Safe Plan 2021
NEDC COVID19 Stay Safe Plan.pdf
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General Guidelines for Staff, Students, and Families

  • Prior to the start of a dance class or youth dance day camp, families will receive an info packet via email informing them of NEDC’s Stay Safe Policies and Procedures 
  • Staff members will not work at the studio if they are currently experiencing or have experienced any new symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within the last 72 hours 
  • Students may not attend classes/camps if they or a member of their household are showing any new symptoms consistent with COVID-19 now or within the last 72 hours
  • Face coverings are no longer required in the state of MN, however it is strongly encouraged that dancers, staff, families, and guests wear face coverings when they are within 6 feet of one another, including while participating in dance class
    • We do understand that there are many reasons why some students cannot safely wear a face covering while dancing and will respect each family's medical privacy and decision in regards to face coverings
  • Staff members and clients can communicate with the business owner (Abbie Montermini) regarding health issues or concerns (including “calling in sick”) in person (if healthy), via email, text or a phone call 
  • Prior to coming to the dance studio, parents should verify that their dancer has been symptom free for 72 hours and that their dancer is not currently running a fever or exhibiting any new symptoms consistent with COVID-19
  • If possible, parents of dancers age 8 & older should not wait for their dancers in the building
  • For parents of dancers under age 8 or those not able to wait outside, we ask that only 1 parent or guardian enter the building and that they follow social distancing and respiratory etiquette, including but not limited to maintaining 6 feet of separation from others in the building and wearing a face covering
  • Dancers should come dressed and ready for dance class/camp-use the restrooms only for going to the bathroom and handwashing, not changing clothes unless absolutely necessary
  • Please only bring a small bag with required dance items (dance shoes, skirt or other accessory) and a full, labeled water bottle to class-please leave other items at home or in your vehicle
  • Students and families will also see signs with reminders to social distance, wash their hands, and cover their coughs and sneezes
  • Dancers and staff will utilize tape markings on the floor to maintain a minimum of 6 feet of separation during classes
  • Students will be instructed to wash their hands upon entering and exiting the dance studio as well as after eating, drinking, coughing, or sneezing as those events occur
  • If during a class or camp session a student begins to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, that student along with his or her belongings will be taken to the Suite 103 waiting area to wait to be picked up by a parent or guardian
    • After that student has left, the waiting area and studio will be sanitized with Clorox or Lysol spray/disinfecting wipes
  • The dance studios have minimal surfaces for dancers to touch, and those few surfaces will be easily disinfected before, after, and during classes/camps as needed with a Lysol wipe or spray
  • A few final notes for dancing at home:
    • Parents, please give your students the guidelines you’d like them to follow when practicing dance at home (move furniture/breakables out of the way, practice internet safety, tap dance on a piece of plywood, don’t keep dancing if something hurts, etc...) and we will encourage them to do the same
    • Students should be sure to drink water during classes, stretch after getting warm, and of course, if the student is sick, please only participate as recommended by a physician
    • Our studio waiver that you all signed upon registration is extended to online classes and can be found on our Registration Form online
       

Per the MN Department of Labor and Industry who corresponded with the legal team in charge of drafting the MN Executive orders, dance studios should follow the Organized Youth Sports guidance and all allowances for that sector: “Organized Youth Sports” means any sports activity, where participants are children or adolescents, organized by an entity, association, club, or organization providing for the registration of participants and oversight on a regular basis for a defined period of time. Sports activities within this definition include all sports offered by schools (public and nonpublic), the Minnesota State High School League, or similar organizations, as well as dance, cheerleading, and other sports traditionally offered by supplemental associations or organizations.”

 

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