Following Washington State’s “Safe Start” re-opening guidelines (August 26, 2020 update), we are able to offer three types of classes during the 2020-2021 school year – “Zoom-only,” “hybrid” and “in-studio”.
- Zoom classes (Zoom) will be held over Zoom only.
- Hybrid classes (HC) will be held over Zoom, and, at the same time, with in-studio groups of 5-15 dancers. Dancers will be rotated through the in-studio classes so that all will get a turn. When not in-studio, they will take class online via Zoom. Class enrollment caps are listed in the class schedule web pages available via the links below.
- In-studio classes (ISC) will be held in-studio only and have a maximum enrollment of 5-15 dancers. These classes are offered for ages 2-7.
Dancers and families must agree to follow Studio West’s “COVID-19 Waiver and Agreement for Participation” guidelines (available at the studio or via email) and have signed both the COVID-19 waiver and our standard liability waiver (if not already signed) in order to attend in-studio classes. The liability waiver applies to all classes, whether they are taught through Zoom or in-studio.
Some or all classes may transition to Zoom-only if the state needs to shut down again due to COVID-19. Once the COVID-19 health situation improves and guidance from the state allows, we may be able to increase the number of dancers in-studio. The schedule and prices for the season will stay the same, whether dancers are taking classes entirely on Zoom, entirely in-studio, or via a hybrid model.
Balancing in-studio requirements, Zoom needs, and rotations is challenging. We anticipate a smooth year since we have had 5 months of practice! However, there may still be bumps along the way and we appreciate your patience. We are going to make lemonade out of lemons for this 2020-2021 season. We thank you for joining us on this ride!