CPDW's Updated COVID Protocols                                   updated 03/30/22


The health and safety of our students has always been a priority at CPDW, whether it is teaching correct technique or doing all we can to protect our students from COVID.  Because we are exercising vigorously, and with the unknowns of new variants, we will continue universal masking at least through the end of the Spring Semester.  This will help keep our students healthy, not only from COVID but other germs as well, as we prepare for our School Performance on May 1st.  Given the close quarters of the green room/dressing rooms and the balcony at the theatre, we feel masking is the safest choice for all, especially for our youngest students not yet eligible for the vaccine.  We can't wait to see everyone's smiling faces, but only when it is safe to do so.

We will revisit our masking policy as we approach our Intersession and Summer classes.



  • Masks are required for all students, regardless of vaccination status.

 Masking policy subject to change depending on the current situation.


Dancer/Parent Responsibilities:


  • Dancers enter through the front door and will wait in the stairwell (socially distanced) until the previous class has exited the studio.

  • Dancers should arrive at studio already dressed in their dance clothing, if possible.

  • Upon entering, dancers should proceed to the furthest chair with all of their belongings.

  • After class dancers will quickly over-dress, gather their belongings, and exit through the rear door.

  • Parents are asked to remain outside the studio at all times. Drop off at the front door and pick up at the rear door.

  • Dancers are asked to stay home if they feel ill.

  • Dancers will use hand sanitizer regularly, including when they arrive, after floor or barre work, and when they exit.

  • Dancers will contact CPDW as soon as possible if they or any family member or other close contact has received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

CPDW will continue to maintain many of our current protocols, including:

  • Prop open front and back doors and run fans to maintain airflow.

  • Run HVAC system and room air purifiers for constant ventilation and air circulation.

  • Regularly sanitize all barres and shared surfaces.

  • Maintain social distance markers in the stairwell and studio

  • Allow 5 minute transition time between classes to minimize student cross-contact.

  • Paper towels in all restrooms.

  • No shared water fountain. Dancers should bring a personal water bottle.

  • Run UV light nightly to disinfect the studio space.