Current COVID-19 Status & Restrictions at Dance Alive Studios

As of OCTOBER 1, 2021 the province of Saskatchewan has implemented a proof of vaccine policy for certain businesses, which applies to our studio. Therefore, Dance Alive Studios will be requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test results from a PCR or Rapid Antigen test for entrance to our facility.

We also have additional COVID-19 related protocols to help keep our clients, staff, and renters safe. Please read the information below CAREFULLY before entering the studio.

Proof of Vaccination & Negative Test Result Protocol

All clients who use our facility, dancers and rents, must provide either proof of vaccination or negative test results within 72 hours. More details are below:

  • PROOF OF VACCINATION can be provided via email as a vaccination card, QR code, or any other valid proof provided by provincial health care. Your account will be checked off once you provide proof and your information will be deleted. This only needs to be performed once for access to studio classes

  • A NEGATIVE TEST RESULT must be provided from within 72 hours of the class you wish to attend. This must be a PCR or Rapid Antigen test provided by specific providers, and cannot be obtained asymptomatically from a free SHA testing site. Visit the Government of Saskatchewan site for more Testing Information.

You can find out more about the current Public Health Order on the Government of Saskatchewan website.

COVID-19 Management Protocols

  • DO NOT COME TO CLASS if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19. You may return to class once you have received a negative COVID-19 test and have expereinced 48 hours symptom free.

  • Try to ENTER THE BUILDING ONE AT A TIME and only arrive 5 minutes before class if possible. Try to arrive in your dance attire with a full water bottle to avoid spending more time than necessary in the common areas. If you must spend time in the lounge, there are no more than 6 people allowed in the area at once. **Some classes are back to back in our schedule, so we will try to allow some extra time in between to manage traffic. Please be patient as we navigate our new schedule and season.

  • WEAR YOUR MASK upon entering the building and in all areas inside. We have disposable masks at the front if you happen to forget yours. Masks must stay on during class, and may only be removed for short breaks and to drink water.

  • USE THE HAND SANITIZER available at the front as soon as you enter the building. Wash your hands thoroughly after using the bathrooms and feel free to use hand sanitizer frequently in the studios.

  • PLACE YOUR SHOES ON THE SHELF PROVIDED to avoid touching other people’s shoes and having them touch yours. You may bring your coat into class with you if you prefer not to have it in close contact with others’ on the coat rack.

  • REMAIN 2 METRES APART AT ALL TIMES. Look for the green X’s in the hallway and inside the studios to keep a safe distance from your class mates.

  • ENTER THE STUDIO ROOMS FOR CLASS ONE AT A TIME and spread out in the studio. Placing your bag under the portable barres and along the mirrors is fine, just be careful of the mirrors and maintain your distance from your classmates.

  • We have CLASS SIZE LIMITS for Dance Alive classes – 15 people per class in the Green Room and 10 people per class in the Grey Area (could be less or more depending on specific classes and equipment usage). Because of our large spaces, these class sizes still give more than enough room for 2 metre spacing in the centre!

  • Students are responsible for cleaning any equipment used during class (yoga mats, massage balls, etc.), and the studio will continue to be regularly disinfected between uses.

  • If you want to visit after class, please do so outside in the parking lot to keep our common areas as clear as possible 🙂

Class Refund Policy for Absence due to COVID-19

Obviously, our first priority to everyone in our establishment is safety. In order to encourage and support a safe environment, we want to avoid any financial penalties that may be incurred by students or teachers needing to stay home due to having COVID-19 symptoms, or taking care of household members. However, we are also still experiencing significant financial hardship due to the ongoing economic effects of the government lock downs and restrictions over the past year. This season, Dance Alive Studios is committing to paying our staff sick days if they need to stay home for any reason, even though we have not increased our class prices. Therefore, if classes are cancelled due to teacher illness, the business cost of running the class will remain the same. Similarily, if a student who has pre-paid for Monthly Payments must stay home due to illness of self or household member, the business also does not receive any compensation by being able to fill that spot with another client on short notice. Regardless, we are committed to supporting everyone as well as we can through this time. Therefore, we will have a case-by-case refund policy by request for instances where you must stay home due to illness of self or others, or if we have to cancel class due to teacher illness:

  • IF YOU ARE ABSENT DUE TO ILLNESS OF SELF/HOUSEHOLD MEMBER: Please notify us as soon as possible via email, and feel free to request your refund with a simple statement like “I would like to request a refund for the classes I miss this week.” Your request will be granted with no questions asked. If you do not specifically request the refund it will not automatically be applied to your account. You must make your request within 30 days of missing the class.

  • IF CLASS IS CANCELLED DUE TO INSTRUCTOR ILLNESS OF SELF/HOUSEHOLD MEMBER: We will notify you via email of the class cancellation, with an option to reply to the email with a refund request. Your request will be granted with no questions asked. If you do not reply to the email with the refund request it will not automatically be applied to your account. You must make your request within 30 days of the class being cancelled.

Please note that the above policies only apply in times of missing class due to COVID-related symptoms or illness. We cannot grant refund requests for missed classes due to other events that still may be out of your control but are not related to reducing the spread of COVID-19. If you are concerned about paying for missed classes, feel free to register for Drop-In Access but your spot will not be held in the classes.

Caelia and the Dance Alive team are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Saskatchewan and Canada. The safety of our staff and clients is of the utmost importance to us, as has always been the case since the conception of Dance Alive Studios. As we navigate the political climate, provincial legislation, climbing infection rates, and the impending winter in our province, we will are doing our best to choose the most respectful path that maximizes both safety and personal privacy. We want to do everything we can to keep the physical activity and artistic expression of dance accessible and enjoyable for everyone!

Thank you for working with us patiently and considerately throughout these interesting times. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions.

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