BFA COVID Safety

Burbank First Academy continues to monitor the CDC Guidelines to ensure the safety and health of our students and staff. We are now open for classes in person and will still be offering classes online. Please see the following guidelines and precautions we are taking to maintain a clean and safe environment for all. 

 

Temperature checks upon arrival 

Practicing social distancing during drop off and pick ups 

Students can use socially distanced cubbies for personal items

All surfaces cleaned and sanitized after classes

 

Drop-off & Pick Up: 

  • We ask that you please arrive 5 minutes early for drop-off and pick up. 
  • When coming to dance classes, please follow the arrows on the stairway and lineup on socially distant colored lines, while waiting to sign in for your class. 
  • The teacher will sign in one student at a time.  
  • The teacher will check student's temperature, sign in students, and assist with placing items in a cubby. 
  • Due to Covid-19, we are not allowing parents in the dance room at this time, You can drop off your child at the dance room door and are welcome to view class through the windows.
  • Use the benches outside of our dance room to assist children in changing shoes and preparing for class.
  • You may wait outside the dance room or in your vehicle until classes are over. If you wish to leave campus while your child is attending class, please notify the teacher at drop-off. 
  • While picking up your child, please stand on the socially distant colored lines until the teacher has called your child to the doorway. Children will be dismissed one at a time. You may use the benches outside of our dance room to assist children in gathering items, putting on shoes, etc. 
  • Exit down the stairway, please do not congregate by the dance room door. 

 

Students:

  • All students are required to wear a face mask while on site. (Only individuals who have been instructed not to wear face-covering by their medical provider are exempt from wearing one.) A doctor's note will be required.
  • All student’s temperatures will be checked upon arrival.
  • We require parents to drop off and pick up their dancers, and we have breaks in between classes to allow time for dancers and employees to transition.

  • Parents may watch class from outside in an effort to minimize the number of people in the studio.

  • Students are required to wash their hands before and after classes.
  • Our water dispensers are temporarily closed, dancers are required to bring their own water bottles to class.
  • We maintain a low student-to-teacher ratio to allow for spacing dancers during class.

 

Burbank First Academy:

  • Classes to be held on-site in our studio as we practice social distancing.
  • Windows and doors will be open with air conditioning, as needed, for optimal ventilation. 
  • Cubbies, desktops, door handles, ballet barres, and other shared surface areas are sanitized throughout the day..

  • The floors, bathrooms, and frequently touched surfaces are cleaned on a regular basis. 
  • Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance.
  • All BFA teachers and employees will wear masks at all times and have their temperature checked upon arrival. 
  • Employees are required to wash their hands before and after classes.
  • Classes focus on independent, stationary, non-contact activities to minimize physical interactions between dancers and instructors as much as possible. 

All dance classes are socially distanced and dance floors are marked to insure students stay 6 feet apart. Doors and windows remain open, fans and air conditioning units are used to increase ventilation during classes. Dance barres, floors, and surfaces are cleaned and sanitized regularly. 

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