COVID-19 Protocols

We understand the serious impact Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on our community. We will continue to monitor the news regarding the virus and follow all CDC guidelines. We also understand the importance of maintaining as much normalcy as possible for our kids.

The following is a detailed list of how Center Stage promises to follow along with regulations set by the state and the CDC.
*Please note that this is an ever-changing situation and this page will be updated as regulations change.

The dance season will begin on August 16th.
*Please remember, in-person classes will be limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please take a minute to read through these guidelines to familiarize yourself and your dancer with our new procedures.

We have a new release form that ALL registered dancers need to complete before taking their first class. You are welcome to bring the attached form with you or pick one up from our staff when you arrive.

Arrival & Pick-up

At Home
Parents are encouraged to self-screen their child at home, prior to coming to the studio each day. Self-screening shall include checking temperature, and checking for symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, gastrointestinal symptoms, abdominal pain, unexplained rash, new loss of taste/smell, muscle aches, or any other symptoms that feel like a cold. Any child with a fever of 99.4°F or above or any other signs of illness should stay home. Students who stay home are encouraged to participate in class remotely.

Drop-off for Class
Children will be dropped off curbside and enter and exit through the lobby doors.

Children must remove their street shoes at the entrance upon entering the studio. Please do not wear your dance shoes outside. This includes your hip hop shoes. All dance shoes should ONLY be worn in the studio.

Masks are at the discretion of the family.

Pick-up from Class
Students will be escorted to the door for curbside pick-up. It is imperative that each student is picked up on time.

What To Bring
  • Water bottles may be brought to class if they have a cover and are labeled with the child’s first and last name.
  • All shoes in a backpack. We have cubbies for storing.

**All personal items including, masks, shoes, and water bottles must be labeled with child’s first and last name.

In-Class Protocol

Preparing for your arrival, we will have the studio professionally disinfected and sanitized.

  • Hand sanitizer will be available in each dance space. Children will be required/instructed to use hand sanitizer before entering their dance space.

If a Student Becomes Sick
If a student begins exhibiting symptoms after they arrive to class, they will be taken to the office. Our office staff will notify classmates’ parents by email of possible exposure, and any confirmed case of COVID-19. Parents must always keep their contact information up to date in our system. Symptomatic children and staff will be required to take a 14-day leave of absence, and a doctor’s note will be required to return to in-person dance classes. Center Stage will notify all studio families and local health officials about large increases in child and staff absences or substantial increases in respiratory illnesses (like the common cold or the “flu,” which have symptoms similar to symptoms of COVID-19).

Cleaning Protocol

Bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized several times throughout the day.

All areas of the dance studio will be thoroughly cleaned every night after closing.

The studio will be cleaned professionally weekly.

Our Plan

Our plan is to operate under these guidelines for as long as needed. We have planned for multiple possibilities with your children’s best interest at the forefront. If you have any questions or concerns with this information please e-mail the studio or call our office (828) 654-7010 with your concerns. The well-being of our students and their families is our #1 priority.

As always, thank you for being a part of our Center Stage family!

We have a new release form that ALL registered dancers need to complete before taking their first class. You are welcome to bring the attached form with you or pick one up from our staff when you arrive.