Developing Artists As Individuals Since 2000

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm

COVID-19 Prevention Measures

The Edge School of Performing Arts has purchased and will be using Victory Innovations Electrostatic Sprayer and hospital grade disinfectant that is VOC Free, Fragrance Free, Hypo Allergenic, Non-Irritating to Skin.  The safety of our dancers, families and staff are most important.  See how it works here https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=29&v=-b19D5tvoGQ&feature=emb_logo

Prevention measures in place at The Edge School of Performing Arts

to stop the spread of COVID-19

Illness

The guidelines that dance schools have been instructed to follow by the Government and Halton Public Health are different to the Ministry of Education.  If a dancer reports a symptom, the dancer can not be in the facility for 14 days even if symptom cease (symptoms such as; runny nose/ congestion/ cold, cough, sore throat, headaches, fever, vomiting, diarrhea)

*Negative COVID Test does not permit early return, dancer can not be in facility for 14 days from onset of symptom* 

 

1. Dancers that are unwell (or someone in the household) with COVID-19 symptoms or illness such as runny nose/cold/congestion, sore throat, headache, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, the dancer can not attend dance class for 14 days from the start of symptoms, even if symptoms cease. Dancer may return to dance class upon submitting The Edge School of Performing Arts Self-Attestation for return to dance. 


2. Dancers that are not feeling well due to food sensitivity / allergies and symptoms cease after 24-48 hours , dancer may return to dance upon submitting The Edge School of Performing Arts Self-Attestation for return to dance. 


3. Dancers and staff must not enter the studio if they are feeling unwell and have the following symptoms are not to enter the facility or attend class for 14 days from the start of symptoms, even if symptoms cease:

  • Runny nose / congestion /cold
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If experiencing any of the above symptoms; stay home and Self- Isolate right away and call Public Health 


The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) follow guidelines advised by the Government and Halton Public Health for Dance Schools and Private Business, the Dance Safe Ontario and The Edge Performing Arts Inc. Protocols.


Maintaining confidentiality is critical. As per The Edge School of Performing Arts Privacy Policy we continue to be careful when communicating about these matters and respect the right of privacy of every student. 

The Edge School of Performing Arts continues to demonstrate kindness, compassion and respect for each of our Edge members. 

COVID -19 Prevention

The guidelines that dance schools have been instructed to follow by the Government and Halton Public Health are different to the Ministry of Education.


*Negative COVID Test does not permit early return, dancer can not be in facility for 14 days from onset of symptom*


1. If a dancer or someone in the household is in contact with someone who is a COVID case:    

The dancer can not attend class for 14 days.  Dancer may return to dance upon submitting The Edge School of Performing Arts Self-Attestation for return to dance and as long as dancer has no symptoms.


2. My child (or my other child) was instructed by their school to self isolate due to another student presumed COVID case:

The dancer can not attend dance class for 14 days unless public health clears them to return, The Edge School of Performing Arts will review the situation and inform the dancer when they may return to dance class.  Dancer may return to dance upon submitting The Edge School of Performing Arts Self-Attestation for return to dance and as long as dancer has no symptoms.


3. My child (or a member of our household)  has travelled outside of Canada: dancer can not attend class for 14 days. Dancer may return to dance upon submitting The Edge School of Performing Arts Self-Attestation for return to dance.


The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) follow guidelines advised by the Government and Halton Public Health for Dance Schools and Private Business, the Dance Safe Ontario and The Edge Performing Arts Inc. Protocols.


Maintaining confidentiality is critical. As per The Edge School of Performing Arts Privacy Policy we continue to be careful when communicating about these matters and respect the right of privacy of every student. 

The Edge School of Performing Arts continues to demonstrate kindness, compassion and respect for each of our Edge members. 

Sanitation Practice

Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures in place between class.


Dancers must use hand sanitizer or wash their hands with soap and water before entering the studio room.  You may use your own sanitizer but it must be visible to a staff member.

Arrival Time / Screening / Pick Up

Dancers are to be dropped off at the back entrance where a staff member will greet them and each dancer will be screened for any symptoms.


Parents monitor their child's temperature at home before each class.


Dancers will enter the studio one at a time. 


Please arrive 10 minutes before your lesson. Parents are asked not to enter the building.  For the younger dancer (age 6 and under) one parent can accompany the dancer to put their dance shoes on and then will exit the building.


Students will wash their hands/sanitize before leaving the studio room and exit one at a time through the front entrance facing the parking lot where parents can pick up their dancer. 


Between each class a staff member disinfects and sanitizes the studio floors, high tough surfaces, washrooms and waiting room. 


Dancers as soon as you are dismissed from class and have sanitized your hands, put on your shoes and any other belongings and exit the facility.  *No waiting for friends inside the facility.*


Due to Government Protocols for close contact tracing, if you choose to carpool with another dancer both would be considered close contact if one becomes ill or reports symptoms. 


Dancers maintain physical distance outside of facility when waiting for your ride.


Professional deep cleaning and sanitize products used for the entire facility  before / after operating hours and between classes. 

Face Masks

Students will enter the building one at a time and stand on the markings on the floor 6 feet apart before entering the classroom.  


Students and Parents that enter the facility must wear mask/face covering during their visit. 


Our staff will be wearing masks/face covering.


There is only one class at a time taking place in our facility.  A 10min break has been put in place between classes to allow for sanitizing/disinfecting of the facility and to allow flow of traffic before the next class arrives into the building. 


We are closely following the guidelines from the Ontario Ministry of Health, SickKids and The Regional Municipality of Halton By-Law No. 47-20

Smaller Class Size


The number of dancers permitted into the studio at one time will be based on the capacity limits mandated by the Government of Ontario. These limits are calculated based on maintaining the required physical distancing for member safety.

Closure of viewing area in waiting room

To reduce traffic in and out of the building and overall head count inside the facility.  Parents are not able to wait in the building at this time.


Parents observing from outside, please maintain physical distance. 

Hygiene Practices

Dancers are encouraged to practice the following:

  • Wash/sanitize hands before arrival, sanitize when entering the building, before entering the studio room, in between classes, after using washroom and when exiting. 
  • Cough into elbows instead of hands.
  • Dispose of any tissues immediately.
  • No shaking hands, holding hands, hugging or touching.
  • Wash/sanitize hands before exiting the studio room, exiting the building.

Floor Markings

As young children may struggle to keep distance between them, the studio floors will be marked accordingly to ensure dancers stay in their space.

Professional deep cleaning and sanitize products are used for the entire facility  before / after operating hours.

Outdoor Shoes

Outdoor shoes are be taken off at the main entrance and placed on the dancers designated tray.

Hair and Attire

Hair is to be secured back in a neat ponytail. Hair to be secured back to avoid brushing and restyling.

Dancers are to remain in the same outfit. 

Hair in a bun for ballet classes.

Bags

Only dance shoes and water bottle is brought to class sessions. Arrive in dance attire.  


Personal belongings brought to camp should be minimized. Items  brought to camp (e.g., backpack, water bottles, food, etc.) should be labeled and kept on the camper/dancers designated tray.

Change Room

Change Room is off limits at this time.  All dancers are to arrive in dance attire. 

Food

Campers bringing food/snack must be Peanut Free and all items labeled.


Dance Classes: No food/snack between classes. Food should be eaten at home, outside or in the car.

Prevention measures align with the safety guidelines provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Halton Bylaw for COVID -19 

https://www.halton.ca/Repository/By-law-No-47-20

http://health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/2019_summer_day_camps_guidance.pdf