Covid-19 Dancer Guidelines

 

It's akin to counting down to Christmas, isn't it!

Only 5 sleeps to go!!!

Then we can officially turn on the "OPEN" sign and welcome everyone back to the Dance Exercise classes, Private Lessons, Wedding Lessons, Couples Social/Award Practice classes and so much more!

To help us open as safely as we can within the government guidelines, I have put together the "DK Dancer covid guidelines" below... Please have a read before heading to the Studio next week and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me...

Dancesport Kingdom Stage 2 covid-19 Dancer Guidelines

The following guidelines are for all Dancers (social and competitive) who attend the Dancesport Kingdom Studio for classes or practice sessions… These have been developed in line with current Victorian Government guidelines along with further support from Dancesport Victoria. These guidelines will be reviewed as circumstances change and are current as of 15th June, 2020… 

If you have ANY cold or flu symptoms or have been overseas in the past 14 days, DO NOT come to the studio… 

There are to be no drop-in visits to the Studio… All lessons and practice sessions must be pre-booked prior to your arrival… 

Please ensure that you let the Studio know if you cannot make your lesson a minimum of 24 hours beforehand as your payment will be applied before your lesson… 

Please ensure you have enough money in your account because if the payment is declined, the $2.00 fee we are charged will have to be passed on to you… 

In the case of practice sessions, letting us know you cannot attend will also free up the space for anyone who is on the waiting list to attend in your absence… 

As spectators are counted in the total number of persons at the Studio, we cannot allow spectators at this time…

 Please ensure you are maintaining the required 1.5m distance from all other Dancers and Team members while at the Studio… 

During Stage 2 restrictions, all lessons with your teacher will be non-contact (except for people from the same household, in a relationship or otherwise not restricted)…

At no stage during Stage 2 will there be contact with your teacher… This relaxes on July 13th when Stage 3 restrictions begin and contact is permitted providing both Dancer & Team member are comfortable with this… 

Hand sanitizer is available on the front reception desk. Please use it on your arrival…

Please do not congregate at the reception desk and maintain social distancing… 

To reduce unnecessary cleaning, the glass door between the entry & the Studio will be left propped open… 

Only Team members are allowed behind the Reception desk or to use the music equipment… 

The seating within the Studio has been rearranged to be a minimum 1.5m apart…

You will notice at this stage that the seats have been set up in pairs… This is because the majority of classes and practice sessions during Stage 2 will be people from the same household, in a relationship or otherwise not restricted…

Please do not move any of the chairs… These chairs will be wiped down regularly…  As the carpeted bench near the lounge area cannot be sanitized, it is not to be used for any purpose (& please don’t touch the leopard)…

Please keep your belongings on the floor near your chair/s… 

The change rooms can be used but due to their size, only one person is permitted at any time…

 The kitchen area can be used to refill your own water bottle but due to its size, only one person is permitted at any time…

The public use mugs and glasses cannot be used at present…

Please bring your own water bottle…

 The toilets are still available for everybody’s use… Please ensure you wash your hands after using the toilet facilities…

 The hand weights will be unavailable for use during the fitness classes until further notice… 

Competition couples will be able to book one free 45 minute practice time slot after their lesson for further practice and will be monitored by the DK Team members present...

The booking will need to be made in the MindBody app prior to your lesson to ensure fairness for all (the teacher’s name for the booking will be “Practice Session”) and is booked the same way a Private Lesson is within the MindBody app...

Each practice participant (leader & follower) will need to make their own booking in the MindBody app (it’s not one booking per couple)…

As per standard DK Studio policy, all lessons on the dance floor have priority access at all times…

There will initially only be 2 practice couples allowed on the floor with the existing lessons…

This will be reviewed as we progress to ensure fairness and a safe environment is available for all Dancers and Team members…

Please ensure you are following the Dancesport Kingdom Facebook page and receive our emails (check spam, just in case) so we can keep you updated as restrictions are amended by the Government…

It’s fair to say the restrictions up until now have been extremely difficult on the dancing industry as a whole…

If we can keep to these simple rules and restrict the spread of covid-19, we can continue to enjoy our love of dance and not face further restrictions… If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The only thing that I hadn't mentioned in our guidelines is that we cannot provide the usual fruit and nibbles during (or after) the Couples Social/Award Practice class on Friday evenings at present... If you need to have something to nibble on to keep yourself going, please bring your own along with your drink bottle (and don't share it with others)...

But, most importantly, hit that dance floor and rekindle your passion for the greatest sport there is... DANCING!

See you all real soon!

David Rose
Studio Manager

 

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