The health and safety of our students, staff, and their families, are our top priorities here at AIM. We've consulted the Virginia Department of Health and several physicians and infectious disease experts to develop our COVID-19 policies. We want AIM to be the safest place your family visits all week!
We have put the following policies and procedures in place:
Traffic flow in the lobby is controlled to maintain a low building occupancy and social distancing.
Dancers wait outside in 6-foot increments to be admitted into the building.
Office staff take each dancer's temperature with a contactless thermometer. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will be asked to go home and take class via Zoom.
Dancers will be dismissed from classrooms one class at a time. Only after classrooms are empty will the next group of students be allowed inside.
Everyone must wear a mask at all times in the building, including during dance class.
Dancers and staff maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet in the studio.
Dance floors, barres, and props are cleaned and sanitized after every class.
Bathrooms are cleaned and sanitized every hour while the building is open.
Cubbies where students store their belongings are cleaned and sanitized after every use.
Office staff oversees dancers in the lobby to maintain social distancing before/after/in between classes.
Common area surfaces (seating, door handles, etc.) are cleaned every hour when the building is open.
Dancers who travel outside of the state are required to take class from home via Zoom for 14 days after their return.
Dancers who have any symptoms are required to take class from home via Zoom for at least 3 days after they are symptom-free or until they get two negative COVID-19 tests.
Online class is ALWAYS available for any student for any reason. Each class is streamed on Zoom each week, regardless of the class size or if students are scheduled to be online.