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.).

  • 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.

  • Air purifiers with 4 filters including HEPA filters have been added to each room.

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 at DVDA studios. As per state and local regulations masks will be required for our dancers for a good portion of class. When wearing a mask, please listen to your body and recognize symptoms of overheating and fatigue.  If you need to take a break you are permitted to remove your mask for a few minutes.  If you need a longer break, you can step outside the classroom.

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 that we will do everything possible to create and maintain as safe an environment as possible.

Contact Information

515 Bethlehem Pike

Colmar, PA 18915

215-822-4640

Important Dates

Important Dates

First Day of Classes: Sept 9th

Fall Break: Nov 25th - Nov 28th

Nutcracker: Dec 4th & Dec 5th

Winter Break: Dec 21st - Jan 2nd

Parent Observation:  January 25th - 29th

Spring Break: March 29th - April 3rd

Memorial Day (No Classes):  May 31st

Spring Performance: June 4th & 5th

Last Day of Classes: June 5th

Student Appreciation Day: TBD

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