The health and safety of our dance families and staff has always been our first priority. We are constantly monitoring the safety guidelines and protocols and have implemented new measures to ensure overall safety. We ask that you carefully review the information below to help us maintain the safest environment possible.
Hand sanitizers are placed throughout the studio for easy access. We have purchased Gold Shield 24 hand sanitizer — a water-based and alcohol-free sanitizer which offers the advantage of not depleting skin's natural oils helping to maintain hands moisturized while leaving them soft and free of bacteria, fungi and viruses. The Gold Shield 24 hand sanitizer has proven to be more effective than alcohol-based products by killing 99.99% of germs and common bacteria with just a single pump and protecting up to 24 hours.
We have also purchased UVC lights and UVC wands that kill 99.7% of bacteria and viruses to sanitize dance rooms, barres, matts. The back wall of windows will open for ventilation (weather permitting).
Monitor and Adjust Policy
SJDA reserves the right to adjust our classes or policies at any time due to COVID-19. However, we will provide reasonable alternate offerings for all of our dancers and their families.
Virtual Dance Training / Modified Class Format
In the event a student is restricted from attending classes due to exposure to COVID, or due to a positive COVID test, SJDA will be using virtual / on-demand dance training. This could last for a few days, or for a few weeks, and could apply as follows:
For a single student
For a group of students
For a class of students
For a group of classes
For the entire studio, if required by a new directive from the New Jersey Department of Health
In the event SJDA is unable to safely hold a "large venue"socially-distanced recital, we will provide an alternative for all students. Costume Fees will not be charged until January 2021.
Policy and Information Updates
We will adjust our COVID-19 policies, if needed, upon receipt of new relevant guidance from the CDC and New Jersey Department of Health. This page will serve as our official communication portal. Please see our FAQs below for more.
We will continue to provide the most sanitary environment for our dancers and staff. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us any time.
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
We are excited to see you for another great season!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is SJDA's health-screening process?
Do you have a policy regarding face-masks?
We have to follow the guidelines set by the state of New Jersey. The New Jersey executive order states that masks must be worn during indoors activities. Therefore, all students ( 2 years of age or older), staff, and parents are required to wear a mask inside SJDA.
What should I do if my dancer is sick?
Will my dancer lose his/her place in class if they have a positive test and must quarantine?
No, but your tuition must remain current so that your student retains their position in the class. If you decide to withdraw your student, due to a positive COVID-19 result their spot will not be guaranteed if they decide to return. Remember, our virtual class platform is always available.
Will I receive a refund if my dancer is sick or must quarantine?
In the event a student is restricted from attending classes due to exposure to COVID, or due to a positive COVID test, SJDA will be using virtual / on-demand dance training. Normal tuition applies.
How is tuition handled if a class or classes must move to Virtual Dance Training due to COVID-19?
Will SJDA need to close due to COVID-19?
May I watch my dancer take class?
What are the benefits of dance during a global pandemic?