COVID-19 Coronavirus Update - May 1, 2020
The Province of Manitoba has announced its phased re-opening in response to COVID-19. At this time, all in-person classes at Maples Academy of Dance remain cancelled and the studio office will remain closed to the public. We anticipate being able to open our office again in June, just in time for the launch of our fall class registration.
At this time, we do not know if we'll be able to offer an in-person summer program. In the meantime, please continue taking class with our virtual dance program.
If you still have a costume to pick up, costumes can be picked up at the studio using the curbside pick up method from Monday to Friday from 3-5pm . Please phone the studio when you arrive, let the office know your dancer's name and classes they take, and costumes will be brought out for you.
We will await the provinces go-ahead before resuming our regular in person programming, ensuring all safety protocols are in place before opening our doors again. All notifications and updates regarding changes to future classes or competitions, safety policies and protocols, etc, will be provided via social media, enews when warranted, and will be posted here.
We encourage the following actions to do your part to help:
Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer to cleanse hands.
Cover your mouth with tissues whenever you sneeze or cough and discard tissues in the trash. If a tissue is not available, sneeze or cough in your upper arm.
Avoid touching your face. This includes securing your hair tightly in class to avoid touching the hair/face for adjustments, and using proper make-up brushes to apply make-up for performances, cleaning them regularly, and never sharing make up with anyone else – brushes, lipsticks, anything!
Keep your personal items – costumes, make up, shoes etc. – contained properly in a bag when you're attending the studio or performances in the future, rather than tossing them about in the dressing room and change room.
Never share water bottles!
Make responsible decisions to stay home if you are sick. This includes regular classes as well as competitions and events. Please be mindful of others in attendance – if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, we ask that you not attend the studio or competitions, either as a dancer or an audience member.
We encourage everyone to make responsible decisions and not travel to any high-risk areas. If you do make the decision to travel we ask that you self-isolate and not attend the studio for 14 days after travel.
If your dancer is going to be missing class or a competition, please call and leave a message at the studio office or send an email.
Thank you for your patience, understanding and cooperation as we navigate this unique situation.
- Maples Academy of Dance