Covid-19 Guidelines 2020 – 2021

                                                               COVID 19 GUIDELINES 2020 – 2021

There will be many new guidelines that we must follow, as the safety of our students, families and staff is our number one priority. We are closely monitoring policy changes and public health organizations and will continue to make changes, as necessary. Please keep in mind that these guidelines mentioned in this letter could change tomorrow. *Please look at the studio that your child/children will be in, as this will be the entrance in and exit out of the studio. We are asking that parents/guardians arrive on time to pick-up students, as they can not wait in he studio due to the Covid guidelines.  All students must wear a mask at all times. No neck gaiters or face shields are allowed. We will give students a mask break that dance multiple hours.

1. Students may only be dropped off 3 to 5 minutes prior to the start of their class and must wait outside the studio door using the 6 ft. social distancing rule when entering and exiting the studio through their designated door.

2. There will be a drop-off and pick-up only policy for students.  If a parent would like to come into the studio to make a payment, they will be required to call the studio 978 -343-7700. Only one person at a time will be allowed in the studio and also must follow the rules to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer.  Temperatures will also be taken.

*Guidelines for the Creative Movement class (35-minute class) – One parent will be allowed in the class with their child. Parents will line up around the perimeter of the studio 6 ft. apart and must wear a mask at all times. Parents will be responsible to keep their child within a 6ft square that will be marked on the studio floor. All parents and children must wear a mask to enter the studio and temperatures, including the parent will be taken upon arrival at the studio.  All students must wear a mask while dancing. No neck gaiters or face shields are allowed. Parents must wear a mask at all time. If a child needs to use the bathroom masks must be worn and there is a sign in and sign out sheet for bathroom use to allow for cleaning.

*Guidelines for Pre-School class ages 4&5 – The first & second week of class, one parent at a time with their child will be allowed in the studio to get the child settled in the class. All parents and children must wear a mask to enter the studio and temperatures, including the parent will be taken upon arrival at the studio. Students must wear a mask while dancing. No neck gaiters or face shields are allowed. Once the student is in class, the parent must leave. We are asking that parents remain in the parking lot, just in case we need to call you regarding any issues with your child, such as bathroom use as our staff is not allowed to take them to the bathroom. These are the guidelines as of September, but this could change in the fall and we will keep parents updated. We hope that we may be able to open our wait area for one parent per child and allow for the 6ft social distance rule, but as of now we cannot have any wait areas open.

3. Upon entering the studio all temperatures must be taken including staff and students. Once taken and cleared students will then go into their assigned classroom and assigned spot. If a students or staff has a temperature of 100.4 or greater is considered a fever. We are asking when parents drop – off their child/children they wait in the parking lot at least 5 minutes to make sure that we do not have to send them home due to a temperature.

4. Students will be required to use hand sanitizer as they arrive and wear face masks in the lobby areas, bathrooms and classrooms. Students will be required to wear a mask while dancing. No neck gaiters or face shields are allowed. We will allow mask breaks for students that dance multiple hours. Faculty members will wear a mask or face shields at all times. We will have a touchless sanitizer stations that will be in the lobby for use and there will be touchless sanitizer stations in each classroom and throughout the studio. We will follow the CDC guidelines for cleaning and sanitization. We have purchased the correct cleaning products recommended by the CDC and are EPA approved for all hard surfaces, bathrooms and also for our Marley floors and will clean the studio surfaces in between classes. Each day the studio will be thoroughly cleaned, including the carpeted area.

5. Dancers or staff experiencing any health symptoms should not attend class. The symptoms include; fever, cough/shortness of breath, excessive sneezing, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, body aches or headache.

6. We have purchased H13 HEPA Air purifiers for all three studios and one in the lobby area.

7. There will be no chairs in the wait areas, all water coolers will be removed from the classrooms. Students may bring in their own water (ONLY) labeled clearly with their name.  The NO FOOD policy will be strictly enforced.

8. Students will be required to sign-in and sign-out for bathroom use, to allow us to clean in between each use and must wear a mask. The bathrooms will have anti-bacterial soap and hand sanitizer. 

9. The changing room will not be used, so students will be required to come in full attire. We are asking that students bring in their own small bag, which will be brought into the classroom with them. Cubicles will not be used. Dance shoes will be required to be worn (no bare feet will be allowed)

10. Students may not gather in the back area near the bathrooms and changing room.

11. Each classroom with have 6ft floor grids and markers to allow for social distancing.

12. Class size will be smaller and we will have separate entrances and exits when classes begin and end. We may not be able to offer all of the classes that we have in the past due to the new guidelines that we must follow. 

13. We will use different entrances and exits for each class. Please look at your schedule to know how to enter and exit.

14. Students who take multiple classes that are back to back will wait in their classroom if their class is in the same studio. If their class is in a different studio they will be let out one at a time to allow for social distancing.

15. We will offer virtual online line classes for students that do not want to come into the studio or cannot get in a class that may be full. Please let us know if you may be interested in that option.

16. Payments, cash or checks can be sent in with students in an envelope and there will still be the option to make payments online for tuition only.  You can call the studio to make a payment 978-343-7700. Recital costume deposits, company payments and final recital costume payments will be cash or check only.

17. There will be NO lost and found basket this year. Please clearly mark your child’s shoes, water bottles, etc as anything left behind will be disposed of.

18. If a student has traveled in any areas in the US or out of the country that have elevated Covid 19 cases, they must self-quarantine for 14 days, or have a Covid 19 test within 72 hours to show that they are negative to return to dance. The state list changes daily, so please check the CDC guidelines.

19. If there is a Covid 19 positive exposure at the studio, we will notify all students and families immediately. The studio will be required to close for 14 days from the last date that the person was in the studio. During that time the studio will be thoroughly cleaned and classes will be held via Zoom.

10. All parents will have to sign a Covid 19 waiver for in studio classes and online classes. Separate waiver forms are on our website


Additional Covid 19 Policies:

  1. In the event that we are required to close in-person classes per a state order, we will continue to offer Zoom classes and regular tuition prices will remain the same if this should occur.
  2. We will be postponing any not in person observation weeks scheduled for the 2020-2021 season.
  3. Once recital costumes or competition costumes are ordered, they are non-refundable.
  4. In the event that we are unable to have an in person recital due to state guidelines, we will try to have a virtual recital.

Even with all of the above precautions, Miss Tanya’ School of Dance Inc. Cannot guarantee that you or your child/children will not become infected with COVID-19.


 Please click the link below to complete the waiver form

In-studio Class Waiver 2020-2021

Online Class Waiver 2020-2021

Contact Us

Miss Tanya's School of Dance
345 Summer Street Fitchburg Mass. 01420.
Phone: 978-343-7700