The health and well-being of all students, families and staff has been, and will continue to be a first priority at Paris Ballet and Dance, and Paris Ballet Conservatory! With these uncertain times, the Director has taken additional pro-active measures to continually provide the safest environment possible for students to learn, live and love. Paris Ballet and Dance has retained the services of a professional sanitizing and disinfecting company for our facility.
Following CDC protocol, Sterileze Cleaning Solutions uses Electrostatic Spray Technology to apply Vital Oxide to all hard and soft surfaces. This is a hands-free application that uses an electrical charge to allow the EPA-registered Hospital Grade Disinfectant to wrap around and evenly coat for a more complete clean. It is effective at killing 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and molds, yet the chemical is non-corrosive, safe for children and pets, and gentle enough to handle without causing skin irritation. his is the same process being used in hospitals, commercial airlines and assisted living facilities.
As usual, Paris Ballet and Dance, and Paris Ballet Conservatory will continue daily cleaning and while everyone follows ALL guidelines, precautions and restrictions!
Thank you again for everyone's continued support of Paris Ballet and Dance through these unprecedented times.
SECTION THREE (Released on July 19, 2020). ALL GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED AND LISTED IN SECTIONS BELOW • Fall Registrations begins on July 31st, 2020. • Online registration only! Please, download and fill out all THREE forms available on the Registration Page. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org Space is limited. • Fall Classes begin on Tuesday September 1, 2020 The Studio will be completely sanitized by a professional company before opening • Students are moving up to the next level for the 2020-2021 Season unless Parents have previously received an email from the Director stating otherwise. • The Schedule remains the same for each level and is available here on the website with teachers, slight changes may occur but they are unlikely at this time. • The first few weeks/months there will probably be limited space in physical classes. Register sooner than later. • All the guidelines will remain as they have been since reopening in June, and will be applied as long as necessary. Paris Ballet and Dance and Paris Ballet Conservatory will adjust accordingly as things evolve. Hopefully in the right direction soon to go back to a regular setting. • We are planning to start with the same rule of no more than 9 students per studio. LIVE Zoom Classes from the studio will be offered at the same schedule for students whose Parents prefer to keep their dancer at home for now. If a level exceeds the limited amount, we will use different studios at the same time with separate teachers and/or alternating groups attending the physical studio and the Zoom classes one week at a time. • Tentative performances dates for The Nutcracker are Saturday December 12, 2020 at 7:30 PM and Sunday December 13, 2020 at 3:30 PM. These are tentative dates for now because we are not sure what the situation with theaters will be as the end of the year approaches. There are three different theater options and we will confirm where the performances will take place once things get more certain. Paris Ballet and Dance, and
Paris Ballet Conservatory would like to still prepare for The Nutcracker with auditions and rehearsals so everyone is ready if things move in the right direction and everyone can enjoy the spectacular Holiday Classic production for performers, staff and audience members alike.
If the situation does not evolve for the best and mandates are still in place that Theaters are to remain closed, then we will make sure the entire cast selected will perform in the next year's production so all the hard work will not be in vain. We are trying to find the best solutions so we can continue to stay safe while enjoying the dancing, coaching and maintaining the passion for the this art that keeps us going everyday, going through a crisis or not. • The Nutcracker Audition is on Saturday September 12th, 2020. Rehearsals begin September 19th, 2020.
SECTION TWO (Released June 1, 2020 - UPDATED August 10, 2020) Businesses are under strict social distancing and other restrictions. Please, make sure to refer to ALL guidelines One and Two. Encourage your children to follow them so the studio can continue with a smooth reopening process.
IN ADDITION: • Please do not have food deliveries from restaurants for you child. Paris Ballet and Dance, and Paris Ballet Conservatory does NOT want delivery individuals to approach the studio. Make sure dancers bring their own food if needed especially on Saturdays, or parents only may drop off food. • As mentioned in previous emails and below, the lobby will be closed to the public. Drop off will be in the main parking lot. Dancers may enter the building through the main lobby door where their temperature will be taken. • Students will be released through the studio doors on the east side parking lot. There will be younger students coming in for later classes, and the lobby area for needs to be clear. This is to help all students students to avoid contact, as much as possible. • Please make sure all children understand that they will be kept distanced throughout the day as well/ Students will be split in the three different studios in the back – with no more than eight or nine per room plus the teacher. • Each dancer will be asked to place their belongings in the studio where they will dance. Staff will make sure all bags will be kept at a distance from one another as well. • The Red Room off the lobby will NOT be open for students to hang out, and neither will it be for bags and belongings. • Some of the breaks will a bit longer to accommodate lunch and bathroom breaks while keeping social distancing. • NO cell phone policy, students may leave them at home, if they decide to bring them in, they will be collected upon arrival, and returned at dismissal. Students may ask for it to text or call their parents ONLY if it is important. • Students arrive and leave the building with a mask on and wear it throughout the day when going to the bathroom etc. They may keep it on while dancing but this is not mandatory as per last Palm Beach County Mask Mandate requirement as long as they maintain good social distancing which we will make sure they do. We are using several different studios to make sure the amount of students is as low as possible per studio. Thank you all so much for everyone’s understanding and cooperation. Paris Ballet and Dance, and Paris Ballet Conservatory is very excited to welcome everyone back.
SECTION ONE (Released the week of June 1, 2020 - UPDATED august 18, 2020)
Below are the guidelines for Paris Ballet reopening during our Summer Classes and Intensives. Please make sure it is read and understood by all Parents and Children/Dancers.
If these rules are not followed, we will not allow students to remain in classes and Intensives. We will adjust as things evolve, and we will be following the local officials updates.
Everyone has received the Summer Schedule with prices and forms, please fill out all THREE forms and email them back to us as we are trying to avoid too much traffic at the physical studio. One may also download all THREE forms on the Registration Page.
Please note: No student will be allowed in classes without registration and payment completed.
GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS) • Classes size are limited to no more than ten students per studio including the instructor. • Dancers must maintain six foot spacing while in class. So register sooner than later since class space is limited. • All classes are drop off only. Parents are not allowed to wait in the studio. They may wait in their car if students are in younger Levels, 3 to 11 years old. • Upon arrival, Dancers will have their temperatures checked. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or more will not be allowed to attend class and will be sent home. • Dancers will apply hand sanitizer upon arrival at the studio and throughout class when possible and necessary, they also will be required to wash their hands on a regular basis throughout the day. • Studios, all barres, door nobs, water fountain and the bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day • For Summer Intensives, outdoor time will be added during lunch and breaks and students will be monitored. • Each dancer must bring for their daily personal usage, a small container hand sanitizer, and a small bag of disinfectant wipes, the studio will also provide them but as you know there is a shortage in stores and we want to make sure everyone is covered at all times. • If a dancer is not feeling well, please STAY HOME. Contact tracing is recommended but not required. • Refunds will NOT be given unless Paris Ballet and Dance is ordered by the local, state, or federal level to close. But we will make sure to offer make up sessions/classes later if this should happen. Thank you all so much, we are excited to be able to reopen. Please stay safe and healthy.
• If you are sick, stay home. • Avoid close contact with those who are already sick. • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the crook of your arm. • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. • Avoid touching others even if if you or they appear to be healthy. • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth. • Avoid large crowds if you are healthy.
ALWAYS BE THOUGHTFUL OF OTHERS! It is important to remember that even if one doesn't actually have Coronavirius, one can be a carrier (and spreading it) simply coming in contact with others who do!