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COVID-19 Guidelines for In-Person Classes

The following guidelines will be evaluated and updated regularly based on the latest CDC and government guidelines. Dance Steps Miami Co. reserves the right to close the school and/or hold classes virtually if it is necessary for the health and safety of our staff and students.


  • Students must come dressed and ready for class.

  • Students cannot change clothing anywhere within the studio.

  • Students should bring the absolute minimum inside the studio and all personal items must be in a dance bag.

  • Students must bring their own mat or towel for floor exercises.

  • Students must bring their own dance ribbon. These cannot be shared.

  • Students should bring a water bottle that they can easily open/drink. The onsite water fountain will be off limits at this time. 

  • Students may not bring food into or eat in the building.

  • Students should bring an extra mask (they can break or get sweaty).

Arrival Procedures

  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your class start time to allow for check-in. Punctuality is crucial in order to properly enforce our safety procedures.

  • Wait outside until you are told to enter the studio. Parents are encouraged to wait with their child(ren) until they have entered the building.

  • Dancers will enter the studio one at a time and parents/guardians dropping off students will not enter the studio. 

  • We will take temperatures of everyone entering the studio using a non-contact, infrared thermometer. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 ℉, or above, will be ask to leave the studio.

  • All staff and students are required to wear a face mask while entering the building.

  • Staff and students will be asked to use hand sanitizer upon entering the building.


Class Procedures

  • Class size will be limited to 9 dancers.

  • All staff and students are asked to wear a face mask while in the dance studio.

  • Students will dance in 6’ x 6’ spaces to ensure social distancing. There will be no physical contact between dancers at any time. Any dancer who cannot follow the social distancing guidelines will be asked to leave the studio.

  • Missed classes can be made up by virtually attending a class of equal or lower level, or in-person if space permits. Please contact us to schedule a make-up class.

  • There are 15 minutes scheduled in between each class to allow time for safe dismissal and to clean.



  • Please encourage your dancer to use the restroom before leaving the house. The less bathroom breaks needed, the better classes and drop-off/pick-up can flow.

  • The bathroom will be designated for one person per use. It will be continuously sanitized between uses. 

  • Our youngest dancers in Kinder Dance and Primary levels will be escorted to the bathroom by a staff member, but will need to be able to use the bathroom on their own.



  • The lobby will be limited to faculty and staff only.

  • All parents / guardians, siblings and family members must wait outside of the studio.


Dismissal Procedures

  • Parents must arrive on time, preferably early, to pick-up their child. Class will finish on time and the dancers will be dismissed immediately after class. We cannot have dancers waiting in the lobby.

  • Each student will be released one at a time from the studio to allow for social distancing.


Cleaning/Safety Procedures

  • Staff will steam mop the dance floors and sanitize the restrooms and hard surfaces.

  • A designated staff member will be tasked with enforcing social distancing as well as frequent cleaning of all high-contact surfaces throughout our hours of operation.


Illness Procedures

  • Please, do not come to the studio if you have a cough, fever or are sick.

  • Please, do not come to the studio if you or someone you have been exposed to tested positive, or had COVID-like symptoms, within the past 14 days. 

  • Please, do not come to the studio if you have traveled to an area where there are high amounts of COVID-19 cases for 14 days upon returning.

  • We reserve the right to take temperatures of anyone entering the studio using non-contact, infrared thermometers. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 ℉, or above, will be ask to leave the studio.

  • Dancers who test positive for COVID-19 must remain home until they have been cleared by a doctor and must provide documentation.

If you are unable to attend in-studio class for any reason, you are welcome to participate in virtual classes instead.

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