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Hearts in Motion is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students and staff alike. Be assured that we will continue to make this a top priority. Please review the ways in which our studio is ensuring health and safety. 

HMD is a Safer StudioTM
HMD follows More Than Just Great Dancing!® Safer Studio Guidelines which prioritize a hierarchy of safety and wellness measures including:

• Wellness checks for staff

• Frequent hand hygiene

• Enhanced cleaning procedures

• Minimizing mixing and mingling via social distancing practices 

• Curricular and facility adjustments

• Gradual re-opening and continuous parent communications.

Wellness Checks for Staff

  • HMD  is a Youth Protection Advocates in Dance® Certified Studio. Additionally, all teachers and staff members will receive regular and continuing safety training as it relates to preventing community spread of COVID-19.

  • All staff members are wellness checked before their shift.

  • Parents are asked to not send their children to class if they, or a member of their household, have a fever or respiratory symptoms.

  • Parents are asked to not send their children to class if they, a close contact, or a member of their household, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

Frequent Hand Hygiene

  • Employees will wash hands and/or sanitize before and after each class.

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available outside of all entrances, in the lobby, and inside
    the classrooms. 

  • Students will be encouraged to wash hands and/or sanitize before and after classes.Hand washing posters are posted within bathrooms and classrooms.

Enhanced Cleaning Procedures
We have increased our cleaning frequencies and sanitation procedures in high traffic areas and high touch surfaces of the studio such as doors, viewing windows, barres, floors, counters, stereos, and bathrooms.

Minimized Mixing and Mingling
We have made facility, scheduling, and curricular changes to reduce mixing and mingling in support of social distancing recommendations. However, we understand that unlike older children and adults, young children cannot be expected to maintain social distancing at all times.

Facility & Curricular Adjustments

  • All lobby waiting areas, children’s play spaces, dressing rooms, etc. will be closed unless specified.

  • Please bring clearly labeled water bottles. Drinking fountains will not be available.

  • Dancers will bring all dance bags into the studio for changing shoes. Dressing room will be closed.

  • Bathrooms will be available for toileting only, but not for changing clothes.

  • No food will be allowed in the studio.

  • Curricular adjustments have been made to eliminate prop use and hand-holding and to reduce mixing
    and mingling in the classroom.

  • Class sizes have been modified to reflect current county recommendations of no more than 9 in a room.

  • Classrooms will refrain from high fives, “ballerina hugs”, fist bumps, stickers, and stamps.

  • Classrooms will have staggered dismissal (3-5 minutes) to allow for student transitions.

Arrival & Departure

  • Please drop your child off at the front door. At this time, we ask that parents wait in their cars or outside during classes to help with social distancing in the building. Parents of little dancers under age 5 are able to walk dancers inside, if necessary, for child comfort. Parents of young dancers should get them set in the classroom then return to their car. Class will be live streamed via zoom so that parents may watch from their car. The way our dance room is set up, parents are not able to watch in a safe and socially distanced way so watching through the Zoom link is the best option at this time! 

  • Please limit parent drop off to one person whenever possible. Sibling visitors cannot be accommodated during this time.

  • At the end of class, parents must be by the door to receive their child. 
     

Bathroom Use
• We encourage all students to use the restroom at home before coming to class.
• Bathrooms will be limited for emergencies and will be cleaned frequently

 

Masks
Due to the governor's most recent orders regarding masks, masks will be required within the studio until further notice. Dancers ages 2-4 have the option of not wearing the mask but it is highly encouraged.