The health and safety of our students, staff, and families is our top priority. Our current approach is to provide in-studio, in-person classes. To help address the challenges posed by COVID, we are continuing to follow many of our established protocols (i.e., policies, practices and procedures) based on guidance from the CDC and State of NJ Executive Orders and the NJ Department of Health. The protocols include comprehensive pre-screening and temperature checks of all students and instructors; dedicated class-specific entrances/exits, hand sanitizing stations; mask wearing requirements for anyone not fully vaccinated; enhanced daily and interim cleaning; standardized responses to/actions related to any positive cases or reported exposure, and more. By working together, we can continue to help keep everyone safe and provide an environment where the children can enjoy dancing. Please review our policies and procedures carefully to ensure that you understand them. We will notify parents whenever significant updates are made to these policies.
To help protect our community, please pre-screen your children before bringing them to the studio. If the answer to any of the following questions is "yes" for your child (or for you if you are a dancer age 18 or over), please do not bring them to the studio and notify the studio office. Use your best judgement regarding keeping them home and/or consulting a physician.
If we learn that a dancer, faculty or staff member has tested positive for the COVID19 virus, we will promptly notify (anonymously) all families with dancers who have been in the same room(s) over the prior two weeks. Any such individuals will not be permitted back into the studio before fulfilling the recommended quarantine period and presenting documented negative tests.
If any children develop symptoms while in the studio, they will be taken to a dedicated waiting area; and their parents will be notified to pick them up immediately. That individual should not return to the studio for at least ten days, unless presenting a documented negative test and the symptoms are no longer present. Parents of children in the same room(s) for the prior two days will be promptly notified (anonymously).
If a student attends a school or other organized activity that has taken action, such as a suspension of classes/activities and/or quarantine requirements, such student should respect/follow the same approach with respect to DANJ classes/activities. For example, if your school suspends classes/closes for 14 days as a result of positive case(s) or exposures, you should notify the studio and not attend classes for such 14-day period.
We ask that parents contact the DANJ studio directors promptly in the event of any situations that might introduce additional risk into our community including the following: (1) any positive COVID cases in the student's household; (2) any exposure, by anyone in the student's household, to someone having tested positive for COVID or awaiting COVID test results due to COVID symptoms; (3) a situation in the student's school or other organized activity that has resulted in the organization suspending in-house classes/activities.