News letter

                                                                                                September 2020                               
    We at Miss Tanya’s School of Dance, would like to welcome and thank you for choosing us to educate your child/children in the art of dance!  We hope that your child/children will have a wonderful experience filled with lots of fun while gaining dance knowledge and making new friends!  During these unprecedented times, we hope to bring some normalcy back into our students lives.

Miss Tanya’s School of Dance teaches five basic dance philosophies: 
1.To provide the finest dance environment for students to succeed to the best of their individual ability.
2.To treat and work with each student as an individual.
3.To realize physical and mental strengths and weaknesses of each student.
4.To provide an environment that encourages confidence, self-esteem and technical growth.
5.To provide a qualified and certified staff to teach proper technique and self-worth.

    Classes begin on Wednesday, September 9th 2020.  September tuition payment will be due when your child/children has their first class. You can pay on our website (the payment button is at the very bottom of the home page on our website) or send a check or cash in a sealed envelope with the students name clearly written on it and they can give it to their instructor. 

    Emails were sent out to students that were missing some of the required forms or have not paid the registration fee. If you received an email, please send back the forms as soon as possible.

    Newsletters will be sent by email this season; no hard copies will be distributed through the studio. If you have changed your email address, please let the front counter staff know, so that we can update it in your account. Newsletters will be posted on our website

    Tuition is a set rate, based on an annual fee, divided into 10 equal monthly payments from September 2020 - June 2021. Vacation weeks and some holidays are taken into calculation when establishing tuition prices and you are not charged for them. Payments are the same each month; tuition is not prorated if a month only has 2 weeks or increased if the month has 5 weeks. The average season is based on 34 weekly classes. Dress rehearsal in the month of June is considered a class. Tuition is non-refundable and will not be prorated to accommodate for missed classes. Tuition is the same amount if classes are taken online or in the studio. Tuition is due the 1st of each month with a grace period until the 15th of the month, with the exception of the month of June which is due on or before May 22nd 2021. If tuition is paid after the 15th of the month a $15.00 late fee will be added. Payments can be cash, check or credit card for tuition only.  Competition fees, competition costumes, recital costume deposits and recital costume balances are cash or check only. We are accepting payments on our website or you can come into the studio by calling 978-343-7700. 

When entering the studio masks must be worn and temperatures will be taken.

     Students may schedule up to 7 free make-up classes in advance for their first class and one make-up class for each class taken from October 2020 – February 2021 to offset any missed classes due to illness, snow days, holidays (Thanksgiving & Memorial Day) & Recital. Most make-up classes will be done via Zoom online. Some make-up classes will be in the studio if space is available. Make-up classes must be schedule in advance by calling the studio 978-343-7700. An ID and password for zoom will be given when a make-up is scheduled.

    All classes are 50 minutes (with the exception of Creative Movement Class which is 35 minutes) due to the cleaning guidelines. Company classes and some recreational classes may be longer (60 minutes) if the same students are in the next class, and remain in the same classroom. Classes will be offered in the studio and also online via Zoom for students that do not want to come into the studio. 

 *ALL students must wear a mask while dancing. We are asking that students DO NOT wear a neck gaiter or bandana, as they fall down as they are dancing.  Face shields are also not allowed, (mask only). Students are allowed to bring in a water bottle, clearly marked with their names. Due to the state guidelines, we cannot have a lost and found basket and all water bottles will be discarded if they are left in the studio.

*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.  Studio A is near the front entrance and Studio B is in the back of the studio. 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.

     There will be a drop-off and pick-up only policy for students, as the wait area is closed due to the state guidelines. Please read the guidelines listed below for Creative Movement and Pre-School classes. If a parent would like to come into the studio to make a payment or if their child is having any issues, they will be required to call the studio 978 -343-7700 to be allowed in. 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. We ask that you pick-up your child/children ON TIME, as we are not allowed to have them wait in the closed wait areas. If you are running late, please call the studio 978-343-7700 and we will do our best to wait with your child until you arrive. We will never let a student wait outside unattended.

*Guidelines for students moving from classroom to classroom. The instructor will let the students out one at a time and they will be required to stand on a red marker to allow for social distancing into their next class. This is for students that have back to back classes only. Students that have classes that have a gap in between are not allowed to remain in the wait areas. When leaving the classroom or bathroom use, students must wear a mask.

*Guidelines for the Creative Movement class (35-minute class) – One parent/guardian will be allowed in the class with their child. Parents/guardians will line up around the perimeter of the studio 6 ft. apart and must wear a mask at all times. Parents/guardians will be responsible to keep their child/children 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/guardian will be taken upon arrival at the studio.   Students are required to wear a mask while dancing, no neck gaiters or bandanas are allowed as they slip off of the face while dancing. Parents must wear a mask at all times. 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 at the front counter to allow for cleaning.
*Guidelines for Pre-School class ages 4&5 – The first & second week of class, one parent/guardian at a time with their child will be allowed in the studio to get the child settled in the class.  Once the child is in their designated area, parents are required to leave to allow another parent and child to enter the studio. All parents/guardians and children must wear a mask to enter the studio and temperatures, including the parent/guardian will be taken upon arrival at the studio.  All students are required to wear a mask while dancing, no neck gaiters are allowed as they slip off of the face while dancing. 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.  The first week of class, please leave a phone number where you can be reached at the front counter. These are the guidelines as of September, but this could change 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.

     All students are required to have the proper dance attire and shoes by the third week of class. Please visit our web-site www.Misstanyasdance.com for the required dress code under each class description.  Street Shoes are not permitted in any studios. Shoes must be carried into the studio not worn in from the outside. Dancers Boutique on the John Fitch HWY has our complete dress code and required shoes. 

     A Covid 19 waiver form is also required to be filled out and signed directly online. The “Online Class Waiver” and “In Studio Waiver” forms can be found on our website, under “Recent News” on the home page. BOTH forms MUST be filled out as a precaution in the case that State guidelines change and classes are temporarily switched to online.   (If you took in studio summer classes, an in-studio form is not needed to be completed again, but an online form will be required.)

Listed below are the Covid 19 studio policies:

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

*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.  

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. Payments can be sent in with students and there will still be the option to make payments online for tuition only or you can call the studio to make a payment. Recital costume deposits, company payments and final recital costume payments will be cash or check only.

3. Students must wear a mask at all times. Neck gaiters and bandanas are NOT allowed, as they do fall down as a student is dancing.

4. 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/guardians 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.

5. Students will be required to use hand sanitizer as they arrive and wear face masks in the lobby areas, bathrooms and classrooms. All students will wear a mask while dancing.   Faculty members will wear a mask 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.

6. 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.

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

8. 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.

9. 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. 

10. The changing room will not be used.  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 with the exception of Acro, which is bare feet. We will use sanitizer on the student’s feet before and after class for Acro. 

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

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

13. 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.

14. There will be no class observation dates scheduled for the 2020-2021 season.

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

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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 immediately and changed to Zoom.

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

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 observation weeks scheduled for the 2020-2021 season until further notice.

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.

We are so happy to be dancing back in the studio and are excited to see familiar faces and some new ones. We look forward to dancing through the 2020- 2021 season with you!!    

Thank you
Miss Tanya & Miss Tammy

 

 

In-studio Class Waiver 2020-2021

Online Class Waiver 2020-2021

 

STUDIO POLICIES

No Smoking in or around the building.

  • No running or yelling in wait areas or lobby.  
  • Please do not park in the middle of the parking lot or near any of the businesses in the plaza.  Use designated parking spaces in Miss Tanya’s School of Dance parking lot (parking spaces with white lines).
  • The studio reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if a teacher is absent for any reason.  In the event that a substitution cannot be arranged, class may be canceled or rescheduled.
  • All payments received will be applied to the oldest charge due on accounts.  If tuition is past due, and a payment is received for a costume deposit, that payment will be applied to the outstanding tuition balance first.
  • No refunds for tuition.
  • If you choose to have your dancer drop a class, you will be responsible for the remainder of the tuition for that month.  Withdrawal from a class must be done before the 1st of the month or you will be charged for that months full tuition.  Withdrawal from the studio must be done in writing.   No refunds or transfers on Tuition & Registration.
  • Miss Tanya's School of Dance reserves the right to dismiss, any student or parent, who does not adhere to our policies, without refund.
  • Signed registration pink forms for dance season 2020-2021 allows Miss Tanya's School of Dance to use any class photos or videos to be published on our web-site and or Facebook page.
  • A new Covid 19 waiver form will be required to be signed by parents enrolling their students in class. The form will be on our website by July 21st  2020. 
  • Miss Tanya’s School of Dance and its staff are not liable for injury or loss, damaged or stolen property.