COVID-19 Policies and Procedures
What DVDA Is Doing Before You Get To The Studio:
•DVDA will restrict the number of students allowed in the dance studio at one time. This will vary depending on the size of the studio. We will ensure appropriate spacing according to social distancing guidelines (min 6ft.).
•DVDA has installed air purifier/circulators with HEPA filters in each studio.
•Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the studio. Bathrooms will be stocked with hand soap for washing hands.
•Extra time will be provided between our classes to allow for thorough disinfecting of barres and surfaces (doorknobs, counter surfaces) and for all groups to leave before the next groups enter.
•All staff must comply with social distancing and hand-washing protocols and will refrain from entering the building if they are experiencing any of the pre-screen symptoms listed below.
Before You Leave For The Studio:
•Please go through the following basic self-certification checklist: Headache, Sore Throat, Fever, Dry Cough, recent Inability to Taste or Smell, Shortness of Breath, Body Aches, Fatigue, Diarrhea, Vomiting
•Abdominal Pain. If anyone you are in close contact with has been exposed to the virus, please keep your dancer home.
•Please keep in mind that this self-assessment affects not only your own health but the health of the rest our DVDA Family.
•Be sure to talk to your dancer about maintaining social distancing and frequent use of hand sanitizer.
What It Looks Like For You When You Attend DVDA Classes (Protocol for Dancers):
•Students will be greeted by their teachers at a specific door, dependent upon in which classroom your student’s class will be held. We will be using all three entrance doors. Parents will pick dancers up at the same door.
•No Parents will be allowed to wait in the waiting room. We ask for your help in limiting adults in the building and maintaining CDC recommended guidelines for social distancing and wearing of masks.
All dancers will be screened by DVDA staff members with touchless thermometers prior to entering their classroom:
•Please arrive at your designated door at your class time. We cannot have early arrivals, as we need time to dismiss the previous dancers and disinfect the rooms.
•To avoid bringing outside contaminants into the facility, we request that dancers limit the number of personal items they bring.
•Use of water fountain will be prohibited. Dancers are allowed to bring multiple water bottles but will not be allowed to fill them from water sources within the facility.
•There will be no item sharing.
•Dancers must sanitize after blowing their nose, sneezing, coughing or using restrooms.
•Dancers are expected to adhere to instructions provided with respect to social distancing.
Instructors will be wearing masks when in close proximity to dancers. Masks are required for our dancers. As you will be wearing a mask, please listen to your body and recognize symptoms of overheating and fatigue. Let you teacher know if you need to take a break or remove your mask for a few minutes.
Above all we ask you to keep your child at home if there is any evidence of illness. If your child is exposed, please notify us immediately. We will then follow Department of Health practices. Obviously, we cannot 100% guarantee that our dancers and staff will not be exposed to Covid-19; we can guarantee we will do everything n environment as possible.
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DVDA is committed to educating young dancers in a positive and nurturing environment. We are dedicated to presenting ballet productions of the highest quality.
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A Message From the Director
We are thrilled to welcome you to our custom built dance facility at 515 Bethlehem Pike in Colmar, PA. We invite you to come in and visit our three spacious state-of-the-art dance studios that boast sprung floors, regulation barres and large observation windows.
Delaware Valley Dance Academy is the premier Dance Studio in the area. Our dance classes are designed to take students from their first introduction to dance to a full and varied course of dance training. Our school caters specifically to parents who seek the best for their children and who are aware of the benefits dance training can bring to them.
At DVDA, we maintain a reputation for setting a standard of excellence for all of our students. It is our goal to bring out the best in every student. Our experienced faculty share their passion for dance and encourage students to set their goals high, not only in dance and drama, but in all areas of their lives. In addition to our own faculty, we offer opportunities to take master dance classes featuring many of Philadelphia’s well-known dance professionals. Our training culminates in two fully staged productions each year including “The Nutcracker” as well as a Story Ballet each spring.
DVDA students come to us from a wide segment of Montgomery County and Upper Bucks County, including the communities of Chalfont, Doylestown, Dublin, Harleysville, Hatfield, Lansdale, Montgomeryville, New Britain, North Wales, Perkasie, Souderton, Sellersville and Telford.
As a former professional ballet dancer I am committed to passing on the high standards of excellence that ballet celebrates. As a mother of three daughters I am determined to share my passion for dance in a warm, nurturing atmosphere where our students can grow into confident and beautiful dancers.
~Warmly, Lisa Wasserman