Summer Program 2017

Covid-19 Updates

Health and Safety:  Our Top Priority
Toronto Dance Industry follows the health and safety requirements as put forth by the Ministry of Health, in addition to many measures we feel are necessary based on the nature of our activities and facility.  Guidelines and protocols outlined below are strictly enforced and may change as necessary to better protect our students and staff.  Please take a look at our Welcome Back Video for a visual presentation of what you can expect as we return to dance.
WHAT'S NEW AT TORONTO DANCE INDUSTRY FOR THE 2020-2021 DANCE SEASON:
  • To reduce the number of people in the studio, parents, siblings and family members will not be permitted in the building.  

  • Young children have difficulty understanding the concept of physical distancing and “no touch” directions.  They are affectionate and curious youngsters who need guidance and supervision at all times.  To ensure their safety and continued positive experiences with dance, all 30 minute classes for our 2 1/2 to 4 year olds will be held online through the Zoom application.  Our Parent & Tot classes allow one parent to participate with their child (2 1/2 to 4 years old) in the studio. 5 & 6 year olds will be escorted to and from class once they have been dropped off at the studio entrance.

  • Class sizes have been reduced significantly to allow for physical distancing at all times.

  • Musical Theatre classes have been temporarily suspended this season.  Acro Prep classes have replaced Acro classes this season.  Please review the class description for more information. 

  • Online options are available for most classes.  This will allow students to continue their training with their classmates even if they cannot physically be in the studio. 

  • There are no confirmed plans for spring recitals at this time.  This will depend on the restrictions on hand later in the season.  Should performance opportunities become available, this will apply to in-studio classes only.  Virtual classes will not participate in recitals.

  • The locker room, quiet room, lunchroom, shoe closets, lounges and dressing rooms are currently closed.  Students are asked to come dressed in their uniform ready for class.  Washroom access is limited to one person at a time and is not available for changing.

  • Drop in visits are not permitted.  All students must be pre-registered for class.  Please give the studio a call to arrange an appointment after October 13 if you must come into the studio.  Screening and temperature checks will take place before anyone can enter the building.

  • Classes have been scheduled with staggered start times to reduce the traffic in the studio between classes.

  • All classes have a designated entrance to the building.  Please be sure you are aware of your entrance before heading to the studio.

  • The studio remains closed until 10 minutes prior to class time.  A staff member will greet students at the door for screening and temperature checks.

  • Masks must be worn by everyone entering the building and in all common areas.  Students may wear a mask in class if they prefer, however mask wearing is not mandatory during physical activity.

  • Hands must be sanitized upon entrance to the building.  Students will be required to sanitize their hands before and after each class.  Hand sanitizer is provided. 

  • Students should bring only the essentials to the studio in a small bag that will be kept with them in class (non-spill water bottle, dance shoes, mask).

  • Please do not send your child to the studio if he/she or any member of your household is not well.  Should the onset of a flu-like symptom become apparent during a visit to the studio, parents are called and students must be picked up immediately.

  • Students who stay home are encouraged to take their class online.  In-studio make up classes are not available this season.

  • TDI follows Public Health rules when it comes to returning to the studio after being unwell in any capacity.

  • One way traffic in the studio corridors for students and staff.  Please respect the signs that are posted.

  • Dance studio floors, personal belonging bins, barres and all high touch surfaces are sanitized between classes.  High touch surfaces around the studio are cleaned regularly throughout the day.

  • Upgraded air filters are replaced frequently in our HVAC system.

  • Hands off approach to teaching.  Verbal corrections only will be given by instructors.

  • Payment is by credit card or personal cheque only.  Cash is not accepted.

  • Vending machines are off limits.  Please bring your own non-spill water bottle.

  • In the event that an instructor is unwell, and a substitute teacher is not available, students should be prepared to move their class online until a substitute teacher can be secured.

  • In the event of a studio closure, being it government mandated or due to other COVID-19 related matters,  Toronto Dance Industry will pause  for up to three weeks.  If after three weeks we are able to resume classes, the season will be extended by three weeks in June 2021. If we are unable to resume in the studio, classes for the remainder of that term will finish online for everyone.  There will be no refunds or credits for the remainder of that term.  TDI will assess the situation at that time as to the continuation of the season.

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