AIM Spring 2021 Semester
Safety Protocol & Spring Info
This semester at AIM we are working harder than ever to ensure that our studio is a safe space for all of our students! Here are a few things you can expect this year at Art in Motion:
LOBBY/STUDENT DROP OFF: In order to run AIM safely this semester, parents may not accompany Shuffles Dancers and older inside of AIM with them. These dancers will be dropped off outside of our main entrance from our parking lot and picked up at a separate exit location. We will do our best to update parents with class progress/choreography via our Facebook Parent Groups as well as email. Sugar Babies, Tiny Tots, & Jitterbugs dancers may have one parent/guardian enter AIM with them. Their parent will have a socially distanced waiting space to watch/wait for their dancer. We ask that parents are very prompt during drop off and pick up times to help us keep all dancers safe.
SAFETY PROTOCOL: AIM will have an established onsite COVID supervisor who will be in attendance during all class hours to ensure all protocols are followed. This semester we will be utilizing two dance rooms at a time, our big dance room (Room #1) by Main Street & our second largest dance room down the hall, the purple room (Room #2). There will be a traffic flow pathway to ensure social distancing and no cross contamination. All Dancers will enter at our main entrance from our parking lot. Before entering our lobby, everyone will have their temperatures checked and hands sanitized. Temperatures over 100.3 degrees will not be allowed in AIM and a virtual class will be provided for them. Dancers will either be assigned to classes in the Big Dance Room or the Purple Dance Room. After class is finished, dancers in the big dance room will leave out our Main St exit and dancers in the purple room will leave out our purple room exit, located next to the AIM Outdoor Dance Space. (Please see our Safety Protocol handout for more info regarding traffic flow, sanitization, social distancing, etc.)
CLASS TIME STRUCTURES: We will now be offering Single, Duo, & Trio style classes. Duo & Trio classes will contain two (duo) or three (trio) different styles of dance within a time block, essentially a combo class. This will help us cut down on student exposure as kids will interact will fewer dancers. We will also save valuable class time by not having to leave class to change shoes, get water, additional roll call, & re-warm up the dancers. Dance bags, dance shoes, and water will be kept in the dance room in the dancer’s personal dance space so they will have everything they need with them. Little dancers (Sugar Babies, Tiny Tots, & Jitterbugs) may go to their parent/guardian to have their shoes changed in a safe way. We will continue to offer our normal single style classes as well. Dancers who prefer not to do in-person dance lessons at AIM will be offered an AIM Online Virtual Class option.
CANCELED CLASS POLICY: If AIM needs to cancel a class temporarily (snow days, sickness, etc.), that class will instead be held online via Zoom during their regular class time. If a student contracts COVID-19 then all dancers that are in class with that individual will be contacted and their classes will be temporarily moved to online virtual classes for the required about of time. Students may not attend in-person classes if they have any COVID-19 symptoms including fever, cold like symptoms, etc.
AIM DESK/PAYMENTS: Due to our main lobby being unused, this semester our desk area will remain closed. Instead we will be sharing all of our normal semester info with our student's families via our website and emails. We will continue to share info on our social media platforms, but our website and parent emails will always contain the most up to date and thorough info. We will be accepting over the phone credit card payments, in-studio drop off payments at our drop box located in our Main Lobby, and mail in payments.
SPRING RECITAL: The Spring 2021 AIM Dance Semester will look a little different in some ways but the core principles of our Spring Semester will remain the same. We will still be holding weekly dance classes throughout the Spring Semester. AIM classes will continue to focus on a healthy blend of technique, dance skills, choreography, terminology, creativity, and the joy of dance! And finally, we will most definitely be working towards AIM's 13th Annual Spring Recital! Each class will learn a dance routine for each dance style, just like we always do. Details pertaining to our Spring Recital will be given out at a later date. Questions? Text Miss Catie at (586)876-3822
Safety Protocol for Spring 2021
ART IN MOTION
Step 1: All dancers will be dropped off in the back parking lot at the Yellow Entrance on the porch. (See Yellow Arrow). Sugar Babies, Tiny Tots, & Jitterbugs dancers may have one parent/guardian enter AIM with them. These dancers will only dance in Dance Room #2 and their parent will have a socially distanced waiting space (See Pink Area). Shuffles Dancers and older will not be allowed a parent inside of AIM with them. These dancers will dance in either Dance Room #1 or #2.
Step 2: When arriving at the Yellow Entrance, everybody entering the building will have their temperatures checked and hands sanitized. Temperatures over 100.3 degrees will not be allowed inside AIM. We ask that everyone wears a mask when entering AIM.
Step 3: Dancers will either be assigned to Dance Room #1 or Dance Room #2. They will enter their dance room while wearing their mask and bringing in their dance bag/water bottle with them. Dancers will walk up to their large taped off dance space labeled with their name. Also, AIM will have an established onsite COVID supervisor who will be in attendance during all class hours to ensure all protocols are followed.
Step 4: Once a dancer is in their labeled dance space, dancers may remove their masks (if they choose to). Within each dance space there will be a chair for them to sit on, put on shoes, store their dance bag underneath, and to use as a dance barre.
Step 5: Once class is over dancers will gather their belongings, put back on their face mask, and walk to their exit location. Dance Room #1 dancers will go to the BLUE arrow to exit. Dance Room #2 dancers will go to the PINK arrow to exit. Parents will pick up dancers at those specific exit locations. For safety reasons we ask that parents are prompt and on time to pick up dancers after class is over.
Step 6: In between each class we will be disinfecting doors/handles, restrooms, and dance spaces/chairs. Throughout the semester class info, schedules, and calendars will be available to view on our website at www.artinmotionaimdance.com.