Students and Staff must perform their Temperature and Wellness check at home prior to coming to Rap n Tap.
Nobody is allowed in the studio who does not pass the Wellness checks.
Please see below for our separate Covid-19 Screening questions.
Masks are required to enter/exit the building, to/from bathroom, in hallways and waiting areas.
Instructors will wear masks while teaching and while working in the building.
Based on the most current mass.gov dance studio guidelines, it's optional to remove the masks ONLY when a dancer is in their own separated space, 6' apart or more and engaging in aerobic physical activity. However, we are keeping masks on at all times during classes for added safety. The dancers get mask breaks in their assigned 6' apart spots a few times during class.
We have 6' physical distance markers throughout the building to help with distancing so please pay attention to them.
Both classrooms have been marked and boxed out to help keep 6' apart from other dancers at all times.
We have spots 6' apart around the perimeter of the rooms for dancers to sit during all breaks and to keep their dance bag, dance shoes and water.
We have markers spaced 6' apart on all barres.
For our young preschool age classes (5&under) we are requiring a waiver to be signed allowing Rap n Tap instructors/assistants to help the children up and down the stairs, changing of shoes and to help them during class etc... All contact will be very minimal. The dancers and instructors will use hand sanitizer before/after any contact whenever we need to help the young kids in anyway.
We have a hand sanitizing station that all dancers and instructors must use before and after all dance classes.
We also have hand sanitizer readily available in both dance classes. The bathrooms will also have hand sanitizer along with hand soap to wash hands.
We encourage all dancers to keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer in their dance bags as well.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
We have HEPA Air Purifiers in both dance rooms and will be running them the entire time the studio is open. This exceeds the mandatory state guidelines.
A thorough cleaning/sanitizing will take place daily in the studio.
Cleaning time is built into the schedule between classes and all high touch areas and surfaces will be disinfected during these quick breaks.
At the end of every night another thorough cleaning will take place including all floors, barres, door knobs, light switches, bathrooms etc...
We still are incorporating fun hand props and things for our young dancers to use during class. All props will be fully sanitized before/after any use.
Waiting Rooms and Common Areas Closed
The studio will be drop off/pick up only until further notice. The ONLY exception is for our preschool age classes 2-5yr. For these classes, only ONE parent may wait in the waiting room (no family members or siblings unless absolutely necessary). There will be chairs set up around the perimeter of each waiting room 6' apart. Masks must remain on the entire time.
All other 6&up parents please bring your child to the door for drop off and then wait in car, wait outside or leave and come back for pick up. The instructor will be there to help younger kids. If for some reason, you're running late dropping off or picking up, you may bring your child (6-7yr) into the building or go inside to pick up quickly.
Drop Off/Pick Up
Please do not drop your child off until their scheduled class time. We are trying to avoid passing in hallways best we can. Please do not drop off early for classes and please do not be late picking your child up.
Our classes sizes will be limited to help with physical distancing and to help keep the dancers and instructors as safe as possible.
We are allowing only 10 dancers in our larger dance room to create even more space. We are allowing only 6 in our smaller dance room unless its a barre/pointe class which we can fit 7 dancers and still maintain the 6' distance rule.
We will only open classes that have 3 or more dancers registered.
Office Check In/Payments
All dancers will check in prior to classes in our office. There are 6' markers to help keep distancing. Please send your child in with class payment on the FIRST class of each month. There is a pexiglass barrier installed on the desk. There will be a basket for your child to place payment in. If paying with cash please send in exact amount and a receipt will be given. We accept cash, check or money orders.
COVID-19 SCREENING QUESTIONS
Before arriving to the studio, you must screen yourself with the following questions:
Do you have a fever (100.4 or more)?
Are you experiencing any unexplained respiratory symptoms such as runny nose, congestion, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath?
Do you have a loss of smell or taste?
Are you experiencing any new unexplained muscle aches, chills, and sever fatigue?
Are you experiencing any new onset GI symptoms?
Have you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, been diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed in quarantine for possible exposure to Covid within the last two weeks?
Have you traveled in the prior 14 days outside of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut or Rhode Island?
If you have answered YES to any of these questions, you may NOT come to class. Please call or email us if you answered YES to any of these questions.
Rap n Tap is following the CDC & mass.gov protocols for dance studios.