September 8, 2021
Dear TDC Family,
We are excited to welcome you back into the studio starting September 10th!
We extend a hearty welcome to our new and returning students and parents. Some families are new to dance and some are just new to our studio. And, of course, some have been here for over a decade! Whether you are new or returning we say, “Welcome Home!” You have made the best choice possible to build life skills for your child.
TDC has always been a leader in safety including being the first studio in CT to become Youth Protection Advocates in Dance® certified in 2019. As part of being YPAD Certified, we conduct background checks on all team members and also provide training in CPR/First Aid/AED, injury prevention, social media safety, and abuse prevention as well as guidance on age-appropriate artistic choices or our teachers.
Additionally, I’m proud of how our team has worked tirelessly to deliver our Safer Studio™ plan over the last 18 months. Thanks to our team’s dedication, we experienced only 3 Covid cases in our studios and zero instances of transmission inside our classes out of thousands of visits.
We have been requiring masks for all students, staff, and visitors inside our studios since the Fall of 2020. As we enter our school year, we continue with this policy, and our protocols of staying home if you are unwell, amplified studio cleaning, and tightly managed enrollment flows. Any Covid-positive staff members or students will be expected to stay home until they are out of the CDC recommended isolation window.
To further reduce risk in our studios, our lobbies will be closed to guests during class times. Parents of students age 6 and under may enter the lobby to walk their child to class if necessary, but we will not allow visitors in the lobby spaces while classes are running. We encourage you to download the Watch Me Grow app and observe your child’s classes on your phone or tablet.
We understand these measures may be different from your local school district, but they are appropriate for our current situation, facility, and programs. We will continue monitoring conditions and will make you aware of any changes.
Health is not just about avoiding sickness. It’s also about building strong bodies, minds, and hearts – something that happens in each and every class at TDC!
Thank you TDC Family, for working together to minimize risk, keep our staff and students safe, and keep our studio operational. We continue to follow the highest standards of care and ask you to do the same.
Thank you again for your support! We appreciate our TDC family every day and we can’t wait to see you soon!
Miss Carrie & Team
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