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The Edge School of Performing Arts 

COVID-19 Prevention Measures and Policies to help stop the spread of COVID-19 or illness 

The Edge School of Performing Arts Screening questions pertain to parent/dancer/siblings or any one in your household not dancer only.

The Edge School of Performing Arts uses 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?v=6b7xpYYTq2Y&t=2s

Last Updated: August 15th, 2021

The Edge School of Performing Arts Policy for Reporting A Symptom:

If a dancer/parent/sibling are unwell with COVID-19 symptoms or illness that are not caused by another condition, the dancer can not be in the facility for 10 days even if symptom cease (symptoms that are not caused by another condition such as; runny/stuffy nose/ congestion/ cold, cough, sore throat, headaches, fever, vomiting, diarrhea).  


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 informs The Edge School of Performing Arts that they have been in close contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive. 


1. Dancers that are unwell (parent/sibling or someone in the household) with COVID-19 symptoms or illness that are not caused by another condition such as runny nose/cold/congestion, sore throat, headache, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, the dancer can not attend dance class for 10 days from the start of symptoms, even if symptoms cease. Email info@TheEdgePA.ca in your response include the date symptom started. Dancer may return to dance class upon submitting The Edge School of Performing Arts Self-Attestation for return to dance will be emailed to you on the morning of your return. 


2. Dancers that are not feeling well due to food sensitivity / allergies and symptoms cease after 24-48 hours.  Email info@TheEdgePA.ca in your response include the type of food sensitivity / allergy.  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 Self-Attestation for return to dance will be emailed to you on the morning of your return.


3. Dancers and staff must not enter if they are feeling unwell that is not caused by another condition. Dancers and staff are not to enter the facility or attend class for 10 days from the start of symptoms, even if symptoms cease:

  • Runny/stuffy 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 


4. If dancer is absence please send email to info@TheEdgePA.ca confirming the reason for absence.

    • If your dancer is absent due to them feeling unwell or someone in your household (parent/sibling) feeling unwell in your response include the date symptom started. 

    • If your dancer is absent due to close contact with someone COVID-19 positive (or someone in your house hold has been close contact with someone COVID-19 positive) in your response include the date of contact. 

    •  If your dancer is absent due to Appointment/ Schedule Conflict/Homework/ Studying/Birthday/ Vacation/ Religious or Bereavement in your response please include the reason for absence


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. 

The Edge School of Performing Arts Policy for COVID-19 Testing and Results:

In the event that your dancer/someone in the household (parent/sibling) is waiting for a COVID-19 test result, The Edge School of Performing Arts Policy is: the dancer/siblings can not be in the facility for 10 days of onset of symptoms, even if symptoms cease. Email info@TheEdgePA.ca in your response include the date symptom started. The Edge School of Performing Arts Self-Attestation for return to dance willed to be submitted.  This will be emailed to you on your return date. 


In the event your dancer/someone in the household (parent/sibling)  has received a Negative Test for COVID-19, The Edge School of Performing Arts Policy is the dancer can not be in facility for 10 days from onset of symptoms, even if symptoms cease. The Edge School of Performing Arts Policy is: Negative COVID Test does not permit early return in order to eliminate the possibility of a false negative and to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Email info@TheEdgePA.ca in your response include the date symptoms started. The Edge School of Performing Arts Self-Attestation for return to dance will need to be submitted. This will be emailed to you on your return date.


In the event your dancer or someone in the household (parent/sibling) has been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or have received a Positive Test for COVID-19, The Edge School of Performing Arts Policy is: the dancer must not enter the facility for a period of no less than 14 days from the day of contact/onset of symptoms even if symptoms cease and must be cleared by the appropriate medical authorities prior to entering the facility. Email info@TheEdgePA.ca in your response include the date of contact. The Edge School of Performing Arts Self-Attestation for return to dance will need to be submitted. This will be emailed to you on your return date.

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. 

The Edge School of Performing Arts COVID -19 Prevention Policies

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 enter the facility for 10 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 the facility.  Email info@TheEdgePA.ca in your response include dates that the school provided. 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.  The Edge School of Performing Arts Self-Attestation will be emailed to you on the morning of your return. 


My child (or a member of our household)  has travelled outside of Canada: dancer can not enter facility for 14 days. Email info@TheEdgePA.ca in your response include the date of return to Canada. 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 Self-attention for return to dance will be emailed to you on the morning of your return. 


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) for the first week of dance classes 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.*


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, maintaining 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.

*COVID-19 Prevention Measures is Subject to Change at the discretion of  The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.)*

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