COVID GUIDELINES & FAQ'S

We can all play our part in limiting the spread of the virus, by taking personal responsibility for our health and acting accordingly to respect the members of our community who may be higher risk.   

Dance Wanaka will comply with Ministry of Health regulations to keep our dance studios open. Dance studios are classified under ‘Recreation’ and 'gyms and indoor recreation facilities'. DW parents & dancers can view our Covid Policy document on the Parent Portal, noticeboard or upon request.

What dancers /parents need to do
  • All DW teachers are vaccinated
  • Everyone MUST sanitise hands on entry/exit to the studio & continue to thoroughly wash your hands when visiting bathrooms
  • Social distancing of 1 metres will be maintained at all times between adults & children
  • Dancers are encouraged to wear masks in the waiting room, but it is not compulsory during class. 
  • Unwell dancers must stay at home until you are well enough to return to class. 48hours no symptoms apply. This includes visitors & family members.
  • Make sure you are eating nourishing food, staying hydrated and getting sufficient rest
What are we doing
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at entrance & in each studio
  • Safe physical distance of 1 metre will be maintained at all times in classes. We have non-slip floor mats to help your children with this in class
  • Face coverings will be worn by staff in waiting area spaces but not compulsory in class. 
  • We operate with a maximum of 12 dancers in each class & have plenty of space in our large studios. 
  • Where able no “body touch” teaching correction policy will be used by staff 
  • Any props used in class will be regularly cleaned after use.  
  • We will offer online classes if it is unsafe to teach in person in the studios
How do we find out about ONLINE classes?

You will be notified by the Studio Manager by email. Your teacher will post zoom meeting links on Movitae for dancers. The Studio Manager will also send parents an email.  If you want your son or daughter to receive the details via email directly, please ensure their own email address is registered on Movitae & inform the Studio Manager.

Online learning is not working for my daughter/son. What's on offer for us?

Stay in touch with us and let us know of your personal situation by email/phone.  We are very accommodating to those current dancers & families in the school during this tricky Covid epidemic.