To reduce traffic in and out of our building, our lobby is closed. Students will be permitted inside by a faculty member and taken to and from the entrance with said faculty member.
Students will be required to wash/disinfect their hands upon entering the studio. This will be provided for students, but we encourage students to bring their own personal hand sanitizer as well.
Studios are marked with taped boxes to allow for students to maintain social distancing. Our facility boasts two studios over 900sq ft. In person classes will be capped at 10 participants/class. Online options will also be offered.
Our schedule outlines 15 minute cleaning windows between classes. Studio floors and high traffic areas (handrails, doorknobs) will be cleaned between classes in this window and will continue until otherwise instructed. Older students will be encouraged to assist in wiping down any equipment after their class.
Partnering will be eliminated and all faculty will work to minimize touching. This includes hugs, high fives etc.
Changing at the studio is highly discouraged. Students are encouraged to arrive prepared for class.
Limited personal items are permitted in the studio. Students may only bring a small dance bag including their dance shoes and a water bottle. Teenaged students are encouraged to leave their cellphones at home or keep it in their bag. Cell phones will not be permitted to be used inside the studio except for emergencies.
Water bottles CANNOT be shared. Each dancer will have an outlined space for their bag/water bottle in the studio. Refilling water bottles is not permitted at this time.
Students are encouraged to eat before or after class, in the car or at home and must wash hands before and after eating.
Ignite Dance Center will not enforce the use of gloves or masks. Clients may choose to use masks or gloves.
Reduced Bathroom usage. Students are encouraged to use the washroom prior to leaving their home before class.
Any person displaying symptoms of cold, flu, etc will not be permitted inside Ignite Dance Center, including staff, faculty, parents, family members or students. DO NOT ATTEND CLASS IF YOU ARE UNWELL OR SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD IS ILL.
Alert us if your child does have COVID-19 or any illness and has been to the studio within the last 14 days so we can contact their peers.
Teachers suspecting an ill student will inform the Directors. A director will then contact the students guardian to immediately pick up their child and take the proper precautions to ensure the students safety and wellbeing as well as notifying Ignite Dance Center of any illness.
Dance Class Basics
Class starts on time. Students are expected to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the start of class. Students who are more than 15 minutes late may not be permitted into class.
Students must be prepared for class prior to entering the studio. Dancers must be wearing the appropriate dance attire, including shoes, have their hair tied back, and have their waterbottle with them. Students are not permitted to leave class except to use the washroom. Be prepared.
Running is not permitted in the studios or in the hallway. Running is for the playground, not the dance studio.
Our dance studio is a safe space and is used by many people. We ask that everyone who enters our space treats it with respect. Students who fail to be respectful may be asked to leave our studio.
Negative or opinionated discussion of Ignite Dance Center, students, families, or staff members is not tolerated. Gossip and negative opinions are not valued at Ignite Dance Center. Anyone suspected of or caught gossiping, discussing student placement/level, or negatively talking about any Ignite student, family, or staff member will not be welcome at the studio. Ignite is a drama free zone.
Dance Class Basics
Dancers must wear their hair up, and off their face. No exceptions
Outdoor shoes NEVER enter the studio. Dance Studio flooring is made specifically for dance and water, dirt, debris (rocks etc) can severely damage the floor. Students are expected to use the proper equipment for dance. You wouldn’t show up to hockey without your skates and expect to play. Refer to our dress code for more detailed information for each dance style
No food or drink may enter the dance studio. Only water is permitted inside the studios. All other food/drink must be left in the lobby.
No gum – it is a choking hazard
Students are encouraged to leave all jewelry at home for safety and security. Students are not permitted to wear jewelry in class with the exception of stud earrings.
Respect and honest communication are vitally important to create and maintain trust between teacher, staff, students and families. As a member of the Ignite Dance Center community, you accept these values and work on living them every day. This include respect for the staff, families, and students of Ignite Dance Center, respect for our beautiful dance home and keeping it clean and safe, respect for the art of dance, respect for the process fo learning and respect for our fellow dancers.
Ignite Dance Center is a safe, inclusive space for all people.