We take the safety of our students, their families, and our community very seriously. Governor Brian Kemp has issued executive orders outlining the operations of studios such as ours, and we are adhering to these policies.
1. Limited attendance. We’ll be limiting our staff working on productions in addition to limiting our amount of students in each production.
2. Drive Up Auditions. All paperwork necessary for auditions will be available on our website so there will be no need for parents to come in and gather in our lobby while their student is auditioning.
3. Masks. Harkening back to the days of the Greeks, we will be wearing masks. Instructors will be wearing masks. Anyone who enters the building will be required to wear a mask at all times.
4. Sanitation Stations. We’ll have regular breaks where students can use hand sanitizer at our Sanitation Stations. In addition, staff will be administering hand sanitizer regularly.
5. Adjusted Choreography and Staging. We will be adjusting our choreography and staging to limit contact between students.
6. Zoom Rehearsal Attendance. Students will be expected to attend rehearsal via Zoom if they are needing to quarantine due to exposure and cannot be at rehearsal. If they are ill, this expectation will be pardoned.
7. Performances. We carefully consider our audiences, in addition to our students in the planning process for performances. Weather permitting, we will perform outside. If the production takes place when the weather does not permit us to perform outside, we will have limited seating in our studio or move to another location where everyone can remain socially distant while enjoying the performance. We will also have the option to stream performances for some productions for anyone who prefers that option.
These precautions will remain in place until the CDC and common sense advise that they are no longer necessary. Yes, the CDC may think it’s ok for more than 10 students to assemble together someday, but our common sense may tell us to continue limiting class and production sizes.