Hearts in Motion is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students and staff alike. Be assured that we will continue to make this a top priority. Please review the ways in which our studio is ensuring health and safety.
HMD is a Safer StudioTM
HMD follows More Than Just Great Dancing!® Safer Studio Guidelines which prioritize a hierarchy
of safety and wellness measures including:
• Wellness checks for staff
• Frequent hand hygiene
• Enhanced cleaning procedures
• Minimizing mixing and mingling via social distancing practices
• Curricular and facility adjustments
• Gradual re-opening and continuous parent communications.
Wellness Checks for Staff
HMD is a Youth Protection Advocates in Dance® Certified Studio. Additionally, all teachers and staff members will receive regular and continuing safety training as it relates to preventing community spread of COVID-19.
All staff members are wellness checked before their shift.
Parents are asked to not send their children to class if they, or a member of their household, have a
fever or respiratory symptoms.
Parents are asked to not send their children to class if they, or a member of their household, have
tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
Frequent Hand Hygiene
Employees will wash hands and/or sanitize before and after each class.
Hand sanitizing stations will be available outside of all entrances, in the lobby, and inside
Students will be encouraged to wash hands and/or sanitize before and after classes.Hand washing posters are posted within bathrooms and classrooms.
Enhanced Cleaning Procedures
We have increased our cleaning frequencies and sanitation procedures in high traffic areas and high touch surfaces of the studio such as doors, viewing windows, barres, floors, counters, stereos, and bathrooms.
Minimized Mixing and Mingling
We have made facility, scheduling, and curricular changes to reduce mixing and mingling in support of social distancing recommendations. However, we understand that unlike older children and adults, young children cannot be expected to maintain social distancing at all times.
Facility & Curricular Adjustments
All lobby waiting areas, children’s play spaces, dressing rooms, etc. will be closed unless specified.
Please bring clearly labeled water bottles. Drinking fountains will not be available.
Dancers will bring all dance bags into the studio for changing shoes. Dressing room will be closed.
Bathrooms will be available for toileting only, but not for changing clothes.
No food will be allowed in the studio.
Curricular adjustments have been made to eliminate prop use and hand-holding and to reduce mixing
and mingling in the classroom.
Class sizes have been modified to reflect current county recommendations of no more than 10 in a room.
Classrooms will refrain from high fives, “ballerina hugs”, fist bumps, stickers, and stamps.
Classrooms will have staggered dismissal (3-5 minutes) to allow for student transitions.
Gradual Re-Opening & Continuous Parent Communication
We are gradually reopening with small class sizes and multiple class offerings (both online and on-site) for the Summer.
Please visit our website and join our Hearts in Motion Dance Families Private Facebook page where you will find a stop and go light icon that clearly indicates the status of classes: Green indicates it is safe to attend face-to-face classes. Yellow indicates a cautionary change to service delivery. Red indicates clients should stay home and attend class online.
Arrival & Departure
Please drop your child off at the front door. At this time, we ask that parents wait in their cars or outside during classes to help with social distancing in the building. Parents of little dancers under age 5 are able to wait inside, if necessary, for child comfort. Parents of young dancers should consider getting them set in the classroom then returning to their car.
Please limit parent drop off to one person whenever possible. Sibling visitors cannot be accommodated during this term.
At the end of class, parents must be by the door to receive their child. Students cannot walk across the parking lot to go to their parents for safety reasons.
• We encourage all students to use the restroom at home before coming to class.
• Bathrooms will be limited for emergencies and will be cleaned frequently
Mask wearing for students will be up to parental discretion. We do suggest that adults entering the building for drop-off or with young students wear a mask. Staff will have a mask but will not be required to keep a mask over their face when dancing.