Please enter using main front doors for all arrivals. A staff member will be outside to greet your student and help them to
their class. At this time, we ask that parents wait in their cars or outside during classes to maintain social distancing.
Students will be released using the side door located in the front of the building.
Parents will be asked to wait outside for kids to be released. A staff member will be outside to ensure your dancer gets
back to you safely
Please limit parent drop off to one person whenever possible. Sibling visitors cannot be accommodated during this time.
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. Please do not be late to pick up your child.
Social distancing (6 feet apart) will be observed throughout the studios, hallways, walkways, parking lots, etc.
All lobby waiting areas, breakroom, student study areas, lockers, will be closed. Parents are welcome to wait in the
parking lot in their cars. Students under the age of 5 will be the exception if necessary.
Dancers who have a break between classes must exit the building. They will need to wait outside and maintain social
distancing or they can wait in their car. All students outside must be supervised by a parent.
No food will be allowed in the studio.
Dancers should not enter the building until 5 minutes before their class time. They may wait in their car outside upon
Dancers need to arrive to the studio in their dance clothes. There will be NO changing allowed in the bathrooms.
Upon arrive students will put their street shoes in a cubbie. All hip-hop sneakers must come in a zip-loc bag and cleaned
at home before using in the studio. Street shoes will not be allowed in the classrooms unless brought separately and
cleaned. All other dance shoes should be in their “small” bag. Do not bring any unnecessary items to the studio.
Upon entering the classroom, students will place their dance bags and water bottles (bags should only have essential
items) on a designated spot in the room. Dancers will be directed to stand in the middle of a 6x6 grid box. Drink breaks
will be directed by the teacher.
We have installed all new UV HVAC filters throughout the facility to improve the air quality and reduce contamination.
Intakes and returns will be cleaned regularly.
A Company has been hired to “fog” (sanitize) the studio for viruses
Every room has an hospital grade air purifier in them.
All employees and dancers will have their temperature taken upon arrival.
Families with high-risk family members should consider participating in dance classes through our virtual platform.
We have increased our cleaning frequencies and will have an additional “Sparkle Squad” on hand to assist with increased
Employees will wash hands and/or sanitize before and after each class.
All visitors, guests, and staff all wear masks while in the building. EDT will provide appropriate face
coverings for all staff members. Dancers will wear face coverings while: Waiting for classes, entering
the studio, taking class, exiting the studio and while using common areas such as hallways, traveling to
and from the class, or restroom breaks.
If necessary, while dancers are in their personal spaces exercising, removal of face coverings for their
safety will be permitted but must be immediately put back on when feeling better.
Hand sanitizing stations will be available outside of all entrances, outside of every classroom, and inside the classrooms.
Students will be encouraged to wash hands and/or sanitize before and after classes.
All new handwashing posters and “stop the spread” posters will be clearly posted within bathrooms.
In addition to our outstanding rigorous safety and wellness training, all teachers and staff members will receive regular and
continuing safety training as it relates to preventing community spread of COVID-19.
Any staff member or student showing signs of sickness will be sent home.
Please do not attend classes if you have fever or respiratory symptoms or live in a household with someone exhibiting fever
or respiratory symptoms.
Please do not attend classes if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
Please do not attend classes for 14 days following a visit to an area where there is “widespread sustained community spread”
Parents must conduct their own health assessment of their dancer prior to arriving at EDT. This included taking temperature
and discussing all COVID-19 symptoms. Dancers may NOT enter the facility if they are exhibiting any symptoms or have been
exposed to COVID-19.
Class sizes have been modified to reflect a 6-foot social distancing pattern and floors will have
markers to help students maintain boundaries as much as possible.
Upon entering, teachers/assistants will wash their hands and/or use hand sanitizer.
Please bring clearly labeled water bottles. Drinking fountains will be not be available.
Dancers will bring all dance bags into the studio for changing shoes. Lockers will be closed. Bathrooms will be available for
toileting only, but not for changing clothes.
The use of all handheld props will be discontinued.
Classrooms will refrain from hand-holding, high fives, “ballerina hugs”, fist bumps, stickers,
Classrooms will have staggered dismissal (10-5 minutes) to allow for student transitions.
We encourage all students to use the restroom at home before coming to class.
Bathrooms will be cleaned hourly.
Bathroom facility use will be limited to the front two unisex bathrooms for this term.
We are excited to be back in the studio and we appreciate your help to keep our EDT family
safe and healthy!
Encore Dance Theatre’s Performance teams were created for the dancer that wants to grow in dance, have a passion for performing and giving back to their community. Our goal is to expose our dancers to different genres of dance while working on creating a foundation that will help them become well rounded dancers. We look for motivated dancers with good work ethic and dedication both inside and outside of the studio.
Dance aside, the students learn “More Than Just Great Dancing” here at EDT. They learn discipline, focus, teamwork, responsibility and much more! Most of these students are on the honor roll and understand they must balance school and dance in order to compete.
In order to be considered, dancers must be enrolled in classes at Encore Dance Theatre for at least one year and meet the minimum requirements listed below.
Requirements of a Performance Team Dancer
Must be enrolled in 5+ hours of classes per week
Must attend choreography camp, rehearsals and all local community performances.
Our Company is a team that was formed for the serious dancer who would like to pursue dance in their future. To be in the Company it takes hard work and dedication. Each team member takes an average of 8-12 hours a week, trains in every genre of dance and is serious about their craft.
These inspiring girls pour their hearts and souls into dance daily, devoting a majority of their free time to dance. To give you an idea of their commitment levels, throughout each season they take a required four hours of ballet each week, plus jazz, contemporary, pointe, strength training, tap, hip-hop, musical theatre and acrobatics. They train hard and are very focused on reaching their full potential. Our goal is for them to become well-rounded dancers and it is our hope that one day they will take their training with them and either receive a college scholarship or become a professional dancer, if that is what they choose.
Dance aside, the students learn “More Than Just Great Dancing” here at EDT. They learn discipline, focus, teamwork, responsibility and much more! Most of these students are on the honor roll and understand they must balance school and dance in order to compete. They must also meet the minimum requirements listed below.
Basic Requirements of a Competitive Company Dancer
Must be enrolled in a minimum 8+ hours of classes per week
Must attend mandatory conventions, competitions, master classes and intensives