ADMA Health & Safety Protocols

  1. The following cleaning procedures are being employed:
    • Staff will spray the barres with disinfectant before class begins
    • All studios will have antibacterial wipes.
    • Bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized frequently.
    • All touched surfaces and door handles will be wiped down by staff throughout the day along with the regular cleaning schedule.
    • Floors will be cleaned regularly.
    • Lobby, dressing rooms and water fountain will be closed. Students should bring their own water.
    • ADMA employs ultra-violet sanitizing lights overnight for further sanitizing.
  2. Students and teachers only will be allowed in the school. (Please see drop off and pick up protocol below.) Visitors are not allowed in the building at any time.
  3. Masks are required at all times by students while in the school, unless otherwise stated. Please call or email for an exception. Safety shields and masks will be required for faculty and staff.
  4. Six-feet physical distancing by all students and teachers will be maintained.

Drop Off and Pick Up Procedure

  1. Students will be assigned staggered arrival and departure times.
  2. Parents are asked to be alert for symptoms of COVID-19 in the family and to keep student home if showing signs of illness.
  3. Students should arrive wearing their dance attire. Dressing rooms are closed.
  4. Staff member will greet the students outside in front of the school as they arrive. Temperature will be taken along with a symptom screening. Two daily questions will be asked:
    • Have you been in close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
    • Have you experienced any cold like symptoms in the past 72 hours?
  5. If student’s temperature is 100.4 degrees or above, the student will be sent home immediately.
  6. The decision to admit a student to the building rests solely with the ADMA staff.
  7. Staff will provide hand sanitizer to student before entering the school.
  8. Parents should wait with student until staff has completed intake protocol and student has entered the school.
  9. Staff will sign students in and out of the building.
  10. Visitors will not be allowed in the school building at any time.

In Class Safety Procedures

  • All classes will be maintained in groups with the same studio, students and teacher. Dancers will be placed in their class level prior to the start of the program. Once assigned, this group will remain together throughout the program.
  • Classes are restricted to 4, 6 or 8 students depending on the age group.
  • Barre work will be 6-feet apart in distance.
  • Center work will have a 10- to 12-foot radius that has been marked on the floor.
  • Students will be assigned a position at the barre and the center that will not change throughout the class time.
  • There will be no physical contact during class including corrections from faculty.
  • Six feet distance will be employed when entering and leaving the individual studio and the school.
  • No combinations will take place crossing the floor. These elements will be accomplished with a different approach.

In the Event a Confirmed Case Occurs in Our School

  • ADMA will coordinate with local health officials to assess the risk and communicate to families and staff.
  • If a student or staff member becomes ill while in the school, they will leave the school building immediately.
  • Students and staff will be dismissed for 2-5 days. This initial short-term dismissal allows time for health officials to determine further courses of action.
  • The students and staff who have become ill in the affected class will not be allowed to return until they tested negative or completed a 14-day quarantine.
  • A disinfectant cleaning will take place.
  • Those students and staff in the class affected will receive virtual training.
  • If a COVID-19 case prompts dismissal or temporary closure of the program, ADMA will begin virtual classes until reopening.