COVID 19 Safety and Protocols at DFR
In order to participate in DFR in-studio classes, rehearsals, performances, or gatherings either on premise or at an off-site venue, participants must follow all safety protocols, attest to being in good health, and that they have not knowingly been in contact with anyone exposed to, or tested positive for Covid-19 via our online daily Wellness Attestation form. This form must be completed each day a dancer attends class in person. In addition, a COVID-19 release of liability waiver must be (digitally) signed by a consenting adult age 18 or over - to acknowledge that your dancer's participation in studio classes is welcomed - as long as they are healthy and observing our new studio policies and social distancing protocols. This is done during online registration.
All dance classes are conducted in person and on Zoom. Should your dancer be required, or choose to attend class virtually, they can do so for each of their classes. Links are provided upon registration.
Any person notified through RPS Contact Tracing, or made aware of potential Covid exposure of any kind, must also complete the online Contact Tracing form, and observe self quarantine protocols before returning to in person classes.
Proof of recent negative. PCR COVID-19 test is also required before returning to the studio after self quarantine due to travel outside of CT or NY, or contact tracing.
Should we find ourselves in another "shut down" due to a rise in Covid-19 cases in our area - our entire class schedule will immediately move solely to our Zoom online class platform until in-person classes resume.
Face Protection and Health Evaluation
All entering the studio are required to wear a face mask (or face shield) at all times and follow all outlined protocols. Teachers will be taking additional water/air breaks during class.
Please take some time to find a comfortable, breathable mask for your dancer.
All dancers & staff will receive a touch-less temperature check - and must immediately apply available hand sanitizer or wash hands properly upon entry.
Any person showing symptoms of illness or fever will not be permitted entrance.
If you/your dancer have a cough, fever, or symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. Please do not come to the studio until you/your dancer has been symptom-free and fever-free for three days. If you/your dancer have tested positive for COVID-19, or have knowingly come into close contact with someone who has, or have traveled out of state - we ask that you do not come to the studio
for 14 days - or until you’ve tested negative for COVID-19.
Curbside Drop Off/Pick Up
Please arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to class start time.
All dancers MUST be picked up on time at the end of class unless
other arrangements have been made with DFR.
We LOVE our extended dance family, but must minimize occupancy in the lobby and lounge areas.
Curbside or parking lot dancer drop off/pick up only for dancers ages 6 and over.
One parent per dancer under age 6 may enter briefly for pick up and drop off - no siblings please.
Please come prepared to dance
Dressing areas will be available for those who absolutely need them but PLEASE do your best to arrive dressed and ready to dance - and only bring dance essentials into the studio in a small dance bag.
All outdoor shoes, cell phones, keys, wallets, outerwear etc. must be removed and placed in an available cubby in the lobby or locker upon entry. Cubbies & lockers will be sanitized between classes.
Dancers must depart/be picked up promptly after class - and remove their stored items.
Any items left behind will be discarded.
What is DFR doing to keep your dancer and the studio safe ?
Motion sensor soap dispensers have replaced pump soap dispensers. Hand sanitizer and spray sanitizer is available in various locations around the studio.
The studio is continuously being cleaned and sanitized throughout the day.
We have also purchased an industrial sanitizing fogger.
Studios are fog sanitized with industrial grade disinfectant daily after our last class, and professionally cleaned twice weekly.
DFR Staff will wear masks and remain at a safe distance from all dancers.
Instructors will use verbal cues and demonstration, instead of using hands-on corrections.
Class sizes are limited to maintain proper distance between dancers during class. Floor Markers will be used to ensure safe distance is maintained.
Classes are grouped into "isolation pods/cohorts" of dancers whenever possible.
We are encouraging dancers and staff to limit person-to-person contact, including hugs & high fives. Dancers will not participate in close contact activities during class.
We appreciate your trust and support as we adapt to this evolving situation. We will continue to adjust operations as needed to keep the dancers and our staff safe and healthy.
We greatly appreciate your cooperation.
DFR 2020 Dance Recital Film
We are so incredibly proud of our beautiful dancers for their persistence and continued dedication to excellence, despite the overwhelming challenges presented by COVID-19.
With parental consent, and the support of our entire community, we were able to record and collect footage that was transformed into our 2020 Recital Film "Pivot" to commemorate and celebrate the dancers' dedication and perseverance under unprecedented circumstances.
To order a digital download of 'Pivot" please send $45 via Zelle to
Please note "Pivot" in the transaction notes
We wish to extend our deepest gratitude to
all who helped to make this possible against all odds.
Positive Forward Motion
In these uncertain and difficult times, we hope that you will find connection, peace, and joy through dance and self care.
We encourage all to practice social distancing, personal safety,
and positive forward motion.
We are behind you every step of the way, and hope to see you soon!
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