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COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

PHASE 5 UPDATE:

Proof of Vaccination

As of October 4, the province of Nova Scotia now requires you to provide proof of full vaccination to participate in discretionary, non-essential events and activities that gather people together which includes dance classes. If you have not yet provided proof of vaccination you will be asked at your time of arrival to show proof of vaccination to our front desk staff. This will be recorded once and a checkmark indicating you have been verified will be added to your account.

To save time at the desk, you may also upload your proof of vaccination online here: 

No distancing required

One of the key changes as we move to phase 5 is that we are no longer required to maintain physical distance. As the week progresses, we will be removing the distancing stickers from the floor so you can move more freely. We will also be increasing the capacities of select classes to allow for more students to dance while still giving you room to move. Please respect each other’s personal space as best you can as we transition into being closer together again.

Masks remain on in the lobby in between classes

One of the phased announcements was that masks will remain on in public indoor spaces for the time being. Masks will still be required in our lobby and common areas in between classes during any cross over, but will be optional in the lobby during classes (i.e. if you’re running out to grab water).

We are so grateful to each person doing their part and we can’t wait to see your beautiful smiles!

Please read below for all our COVID-19 safety protocols. To book your classes, visit our schedule page here.

Abady & the House of Eights fam


DETAILED PROTOCLS:

Masks:

Masks are optional in the studio during class. Masks will still be required in our lobby and common areas in between classes during any cross over, but will be optional in the lobby during classes (i.e. if you’re running out to grab water).

If you prefer to wear a mask during class, we recommend a 4-layer nano mask (such as those supplied by Point 1), or combining a Breathing Cup with 3-layer mask (i.e. a 3 layer disposable mask or the House of Eights 3-layer Polyester mask). We have a limited supply of these recommended options at our studio should you need any to help you breathe and dance comfortably during class. 

Registration and Payment:

Clients must pre-register for class on our website or the House of Eights app. 

Screening:

Upon entry, clients must check-in with our team before entering the studio and provide proof of vaccination.

Hand Sanitizer: 

Hand sanitizers are provided throughout our lobby and studio. We ask that you sanitize your hands when entering and exiting the studio.

Washrooms:

Our building has washrooms on each floor of the stairwell. We ask that you wash your hands before entering our studio to maintain proper hygiene.

Water:

We ask that dancers come ready to dance and bring their own water bottles. We have a water fountain for refills.

Arrivals:

We recommend arriving no more than 5 minutes before the class start time to avoid line ups in our lobby before everyone is allowed entry to the studio.

Cancellations, Late Arrivals & No Shows:

Drop-Ins & Class Packages: If you do not show up for a class or do not cancel before the 4-hour cancellation window, the class will be deducted from your class package. This also applies if you do not show up to class within 5 minutes to the start time, at which point your spot will be given to someone on standby from the waitlist.

Unlimited Members and New Intro Offer Clients: If you do not show up for a class or do not cancel before the 4-hour cancellation window, you will be charged a $10 late fee to your card on file. This also applies if you do not show up to class within 5 minutes to the start time, at which point your spot will be given to someone on standby from the waitlist.

Waitlist Policy:

If you sign up for a class that is Waitlist Only, please check your email for updates on whether or not you have been added to the class. Outside of the 4 hour window, you will be automatically added into class and an email will be sent out. Within the 4-hour window, you will be sent an email with an option to opt into class or receive a phone call. You must confirm your spot in the class within the window in order to reserve your spot. Please ensure you add our email ([email protected]) into your contacts so emails sent do not end up in your junk mail.

Cleaning and Disinfecting:

There will be roughly 15 minute breaks between classes for crossover and disinfecting the studio. We also disinfect our high touch surfaces in the studio and lobby multiple times a day using Oxiver Plus, a hospital-grade cleaning solution proven to kill infectious viruses, like COVID-19. 

COVID-19 Exposure Plan:

In the event of an exposure to COVID-19 at our studio, we have prepared the following plan in accordance with the Public Health Guidelines of Nova Scotia. While we strive for an exposure to never occur and for its impact to be minimal should one happen, we believe it is best to prepare for any circumstances.  

The following protocol is set in place to ensure the safety of our students and our team:

  • All exposed members & staff will receive an email regarding details of the exposure. The details of the email will include date of the exposure, time frame of exposure, and guidelines for next steps.
  • We track our attendance online through our booking system so that every person in our studio is accounted for. Please ensure that all of your contact information in our system is up to date and accurate. If we contact you, we will direct you with the proper information for monitoring symptoms and/or consult with 811. In the event of a possible exposure,  you may have to be tested or self isolate as a precaution. 
  • For programs outside of drop-in, we will contact all members individually about make-up classes for your respected program that is affected. (ex. Performance Programs, Courses, Private Lessons and previously booked renters).

We will continue to monitor the situation and will share updates to these policies with you as time passes, and new information is available.

If you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out by emailing [email protected]

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this time. We cannot wait to dance with you!

With love,

The House of Eights Dance Fam