COVID-19 POLICIES (2020-2021)

The following precautions and policies are constantly amended based upon updated guidance from the State of New Jersey. Information may change over time as recommendations/guidance change or are updated.

Performing Arts 5678 will be following guidelines as recommended by the State of New Jersey in order to run programs safely. Performing Arts 5678 will take every care to ensure the safety of participants. Performing Arts 5678 will adapt classes to ensure participants can safely participate in the programs with no direct contact. Read below information on how Performing Arts 5678 will proceed with in-person classes. Zoom classes will be offered if NJ does not allow in-person instruction.

1. BUILDING/CLASSROOM PROTOCOL

  • ENTERING (for Indoor Classes) 

    • Students must be dropped off, picked up, and enter at the back parking lot entrance.  When waiting for class to begin, families should form a socially-distanced line by the door.  Instructor will meet you at the door, do a temperature check, and allow student entrance.  Parents are prohibited from entering the building.  Children 5 and under may have a guardian escort them into the building to arrange belongings, then escort may leave.

      • Please form an arrival line no more than five minutes prior to the class start time. Students who arrive early will be asked to wait in their cars until class begins.  (OUTDOORS:  When Classes are held outdoors, you will see picnic tables on the side of the building.  If you are early, you are welcome to wait here for your class to begin.)

        • Arrival line will bear to the left side of the entrance.  Pick-Up line will bear to the right side of the entrance (based on perspective looking AT the building from the parking lot).​

          • Do not be late.  Instructor cannot stand at the entrance door, waiting for tardy arrivals and/or pick-ups, as this will cut into class.​

    • Thermometer Temperature Testing: Upon entry, students will be temperature checked with a point and click contactless thermometer. Students with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be sent home.  Parents should not drive away until their child's temperature has been taken.

    • Attire: Dancers must arrive to class fully dressed in appropriate dance attire. With Covid concerns, Dancers are discouraged to change in the bathroom.

    • Belongings: Students should arrive with minimal personal belongings. Belongings must be securely kept in their bag in a designated space outside of the studio. Water bottles can be left in the designated area with dance bags/coats/street shoes.

    • Masks Required In-Doors: Everyone is required to wear masks at all times in the building until further notice.  Cloth face coverings are meant to protect other people in case the wearer in unknowingly infected but does not have symptoms.  Acting Classes:  Actors may use their discretion re: wearing face masks.  Our space allows for ample spacing, with 6' distance between participants.  (Outdoors: At this time, participants are not required to wear masks outdoors since 6' spacing will be adhered to.  If you choose to wear a mask, you can.)

      • As the mask may become sweaty in dance class, we suggest bringing a second mask for comfort.

    • Sign-In: Participants will be signed in upon arrival.

  • BUILDING POLICIES

    • Visitors: There will be no visitors or tours of the building during class times until further notice.

    • Bathrooms: The upstairs bathroom is designated for students.  

  • CLASSROOM POLICIES

    • Studio Space:

      • 6 x 6 feet sections of space will be visible on the floors to allow participants to practice social distancing. There will be no activity that require direct contact with others.

    • Dancer Limit: Performing Arts 5678 will limit the number of students. ​

    • Bathrooms: Students are encouraged to go to the bathroom before arriving.

    • Disinfecting: Studio space and building high-touch areas will be disinfected at the beginning of each day.

  • COVID-19 RESPONSE

    • It is our expectation that you notify us if any member of your household tests positive for COVID-19. If a family member has been diagnosed with COVID-19, self-quarantine for 14 days before attending the program.  

    • It is strongly encouraged to stay home if you or your performer has been in close contact to a person with COVID-19.

    • In the event that there is a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or contact, Performing Arts 5678 will maintain the confidentiality of the individual at all times while mitigating the situation. We will follow the guidelines set by the State of NJ.

2. PERFORMING ARTS 5678 PARENT PROTOCOL

  • Communication: Please communicate to your children all of the guidelines outlined in this document.

  • Illness Absences: Any dancer who feels ill is encouraged to stay home. Students will be screened for fever or signs of COVID-19 illness prior to being permitted to start class/rehearsal and participating in the programming.

    • If a dancer has any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.

    • Parents must email performingarts5678@gmail.com to notify Perrforming Arts 5678  that a dancer will not be attending class that day. For Indoor Classes:  Zoom links will be sent to all participants in the program.  Participants will be able to take the class or observe virtually at home by Zoom if they are not coming in person.  For Outdoor Classes:  Zoom will not be an option, however, we will do our best to review missed material at the next in-person class to catch a student up.

    • If a dancer exhibits signs of illness during class, parents will be called to pick up the student.

    • If a student feels fine, but meets the above recommendations to stay home, you should notify Performing Arts 5678, and a Zoom session(s) can be arranged so that student can still participate virtually (if classes are indoors).  Ample notice of this request must me made to Performing Arts 5678, so Zoom can be set up (2 hours minimum).

3. PERFORMING ATS 5678 STUDENT PROTOCOL

  • No Physical Contact: Performers must not engage in physical contact such as hugs/high fives with one another.

  • Hand Washing Required: Dancers are required to use hand sanitizer or wash their hands for at least 20 seconds before class and between classes. If you have to cough/sneeze, do so into your arm and excuse yourself from class to wash your hands.

  • No eating snacks.  Water bottles may be kept with dance bags outside of the studio/dance area.  Water breaks will be given at appropriate times.  BRING A WATER BOTTLE DAILY.

4. PERFORMING ATS 5678 & STAFF PROTOCOL

  • Staff will wear cloth masks inside the building at all times.

  • Instructors will not provide tactile touch or feedback.

  • Instructors will follow the same protocols as we ask of students. If a teacher shows any symptoms, students will be notified that class will take place via Zoom.

PERFORMING ARTS 5678 LIVE OPEN CLASSES LIABILITY STATEMENT

I understand that if I do not follow the policies, guidelines, or regulations of Performing Arts 5678, I can be expelled with no refund. Policies, guidelines, and regulations are meant to keep all students and instructors safe and within New Jersey's Guidelines.

I have read the above policies and hereby absolve Performing Arts 5678, LLC, its officers, and/or its employees of any responsibility for accidents that might occur while participating in any activities encompassed while participating in any class(es). Performing Arts 5678, LLC, its officers and/or its employees, shall be held harmless from any injury, illness, theft, loss claim, or liability incurred at all programs. Email performingarts5678@gmail.com with questions.


 

VIRTUAL LESSON AUTHORIZATION

Parent understands and acknowledges that, in keeping with the recommendations regarding the prevention of the spread of Covid-19, Performing Arts 5678 may have to suspended in-person instruction. Parent hereby authorizes Perforing Arts 5678 to provide virtual lessons to Parent’s minor child.  Students are expected to log into Zoom if classes have to be held remotely, as this is the only way the class will be able to progress with choreography and performance information.

I understand and agree to the above for the 2020-2021 Season.

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Performing Arts 5678

Studio Location:  15 Locust Ave, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

(Upstairs of B.H. VFW) - use back entrance

Mailing Address: 337 Diamond Hill Rd., Berkeley Heights, NJ 07911

646-221-3150

Performing Arts 5678, LLC