Updated COVID-19 Policies

Fall 2021 under Phase 5

Beginning Fall 2021, all classes will be held in-person with the following policies in place. No classes will be taught virtually.

FACE MASKS

  • Masks are required at all times for dancers ages 3-18 regardless of age or vaccination status.
  • Masks are required for everyone in the common areas (entrances, waiting areas, hallways and dressing rooms) regardless of age or vaccination status.
  • Masks are optional for fully vaccinated adults while dancing in-studio in DCE Adult classes only.

SOCIAL DISTANCING & CLASS SIZES

  • Social distancing is required in classes and in the waiting areas.
  • Studios have been taped with updated social distancing markers to accommodate up to 16 dancers in the larger rooms while maintaining a minimum distance of six feet apart.

DRESSING ROOMS & WAITING AREAS

  • All dressing rooms are open. Dancers have the option of bringing their belongings into the studio with them or leaving them in the dressing room during class. Please turn off or silence cell phones in the room.
  • Outdoor shoes should be set neatly on the racks in the vestibule. Hip-Hop dancers: please be sure to bring a separate pair of clean, light-sole, indoor-use only sneakers to change into for your hip hop class.
  • Waiting areas are open for family members and dancers. Please wear masks at all times and maintain social distancing.
  • Water fountains are open and available for use.

SANITIZATION AND HAND-WASHING

  • Frequent hand-washing or sanitizing is strongly encouraged. Hand sanitizer is available at the main entrance and in each studio.
  • Studios and common touch surfaces will be to be cleaned and sanitized on a regular schedule.

QUARANTINE PROCEDURE and RESPONSE TO A POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST:

  • Anyone showing symptoms of cold, fever, or flu will be asked to remain at home. DCE will no longer be doing temperature checks.
  • Anyone who has been directly exposed to another person with COVID-19 or has tested positive for COVID-19 will be required to inform DCE and quarantine under IDPH guidance.

 NO REFUND POLICY

Dance Center Evanston has a no refund policy. This policy is in effect Fall 2021. In the event Suburban Cook County moves to Phase 1, 2, 3, or 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, classes will shift to being taught online via Zoom, in a hybrid model, or in a new arrangement, and no refunds will be issued.

 

Our priority at Dance Center Evanston is to create a safe space, both physically and emotionally, so that students can dance, learn, grow, and create. We look forward to welcoming you back to Dance Center Evanston.