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OC Dance Productions partners with various cities in OC, LA, and Riverside counties. These policies are set up to honor each city’s policies and procedures as well as provide a safe and fun learning environment for dancers. Please review these class standards. We thank you for your understanding.
  1. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early and be sure to follow the current implemented guidelines and rules for COVID safety (listed by city location below). If you arrive after the start of class, please have your dancer quietly enter the studio and join us. We may cover important updates at the beginning of class so please check in with your instructor after class.
  2. Bathroom breaks could be distracting during class time. You will notice that once a dancer asks to go to the restroom, the others will follow. Please take your dancer to the restroom prior to class starting!
  3. Dancers need to be picked up on time and instructors will not be responsible for children outside of class time. We ask that you please try to remain near the room during class time (depending on city COVID policies). If your child needs you for any reason during class, your instructor can wave you to the room as they are not allowed to leave the dance room unattended during class time for any reason. Many cities do charge for late pick-ups. Any late pick-ups will generally result in dancer being taken to the recreation office after class.
  4. For safety reasons, we ask that you please pick up your child from the classroom. The City asks that you personally check them out of class to ensure that they are being picked up by a loved one and not being left behind. Most dance rooms are located near parking lots or busy streets and it can be scary watching a child run out of the doors without an adult. So please make sure that you are on time for your child, either in the lobby waiting for your dancer or by the doors near the dance room after class, and be sure your instructor sees you in the doorway before you leave.
  5. Siblings are not allowed to wait unsupervised.
  6. No gum, candy, or anything in the dancer’s mouth is permitted at the start of class (safety/choking hazard)
  7. All COVID-19 protocols will be in effect for the duration of the pandemic and are subject to change at any given moment. OC Dance and the hosting city reserve the right to change these policies and procedures at any time. *Please see COVID-19 guidelines & protocols per OC Dance and city location for more information.
  8. All waivers and agreements must be turned in or submitted in completion with all signatures and requested information before class starts and dancers enter the dance room. These waivers and agreements MUST be signed by the legal parent or guardian. Nannies, grandparents, babysitter signatures are not accepted.
  9. The City policy is that the doors may not be opened until the class begins, so please make sure that you are with your dancer until then, they will not be supervised before class. No child/adult is permitted into the dance space without a signed registration form waiving all liability for dance class.
  10. If there are any injuries or anything the instructor should be aware of regarding your child, please inform your instructor before class starts. It’s our job to keep you safe and have a fun time. So please let us know so we can help you! Any injury that occurs in class MUST be brought to the instructors’ attention. An injury report must also be filed with the front desk for any injury that may occur.
  11. Please refrain from bringing your child to class if he/she is sick. Stay home, get better, and keep germs out of the dance space. We appreciate your help in keeping other dancers and instructors healthy.
  12. You are welcome to take photos or video record your dancer in class. To be considerate toward other families and protect privacy, please do not share your photos or videos online (social network platforms, youtube, etc). OCDP is not liable for any shared photographs or videos on social media outlets.
  13. While we hope all dancers have a joyful experience, we understand kids have rough days (just as adults do) and there may be times during classes, camps, or performances when a child does not want to participate. OC Dance instructors will never force a child to unwillingly participate but will encourage them to participate when comfortable. If your child is continually not participating in class, please talk to your instructor about ways that may make your child more comfortable and excited to participate. We’re happy to suggest other class options for transfer as well if such options are available.
  14. All class formats, party packages and formats, progression plans, lesson plans, and ideologies are copyrighted by Ever After Events, LLC (OC Dance Productions). Any duplication or use of these items listed above without permission from OC Dance Productions will be subject to legal action.
  15. OCDP’s instructors offer the unique benefit of offering their emails to parents to provide an open-communication environment so we can offer the best customer service possible to our families. Please be respectful of this opportunity and utilize their email for its’ intended purpose. At no time are instructors’ phone numbers allowed to be given.
  16. OCDP’s partnership with ISP is an optional program for dancers to participate in during the year. There is no obligation to participate. This is a free resource that cultivates compassion and confidence in servicing our direct communities. OCDP is not responsible or liable for any injuries or issues that may occur while doing an ISP project or event.

“OCDP Disclaimer”:

All classes, camps, private lessons, and parties will have liability forms to be signed by a parent or guardian waiving liability for all programs. No one will be admitted into our programs without a signed waiver. OC Dance Productions, Ever After Princess Events, or the Infinite Smile Project is not responsible for any injuries and participant and legal guardians will assume all responsibility for participants. Participants in any of our programs will assume all responsibility for any injuries.

Our dancers’ and staffs’ safety is of the utmost importance and priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. All policies and protocols are subject to change at any given time due to the fluid state of guidelines as weeks progress. OC Dance Productions reserves the right to update, change, and implement rules and regulations at any and all times to remain a responsible business in our communities. OC Dance Productions also reserves the right to refuse services to any family and/or participant who does not comply with policies and protocols.

Please refer to your city’s specific COVID-19 Policies & Procedures below. 

*OC Dance is not responsible for changes in classes/camps protocol or cancelation due to state and/or city regulations during COVID-19 restrictions. Attending any class or camp with OC Dance assumes participants and parents know and understand the risks associated with COVID-19 during the pandemic. Thank you.

  • If you are participating in a Parent & Me class, we prefer each dancer has only one parent/caretaker accompanying them unless city policy only permits a 1:1 parent/child ratio.
  • If you have two children participating in the Parent & Me class, then each dancer needs one parent to themselves. You will find that it is easier for you and your child.
  • Many cities require an additional waiver or sign-in sheet for any adult entering the dance space with the dancer.
  • You are welcome to take photos or video record your dancer in class, as long as it does not disrupt the class and you’re still able to actively participate with your child. To protect the privacy of others, please do not share your photos or videos online (social network platforms, youtube, etc). OCDP is not liable for any shared photographs or videos on social media outlets.
  • Please do not enter the dance room unless your instructor is also in there with you. (City policy)
  • For the safety of other dancers and to keep our studio clean, please throw away any gum in your mouth and finish any snacks before you enter the classroom.
  • Our dance room has quite an echo. Practice your inside voices while in the dance room or lobby.
  • Please do not hang on the barres. This can lead to serious injury or cause the barre to break.
  • Floors are very slippery in our building. Please no running unless your instructor has told you to do so in an organized manner.
  • Use your best listening skills. (Just like in school, we want to be able to learn, have fun, and not miss a beat in class. Therefore, please try to not talk with neighbors in class or shout out, if you have a question about class you can raise your hand and your instructor will call on you.)
  • Keep hands and feet to yourself. (For your child’s safety.)
  • Only dancers registered for the class are allowed to be in the room (City policy).

We want everyone to have a fun time learning dance, and to make it fair for everyone’s learning/dancing experience, thus OCDP has worked with our cities to establish these corrective actions.

All children’s dance classes follow a 1, 2, 3 Disciplinary Policy: 

  1. Child is given a verbal warning by the instructor.
  2. Child is asked to sit down at the edge of the room and act as an “audience member”.
  3. Child is asked to take a break in the lobby for a few minutes or until the child is ready to come back into the dance room. Your instructor may speak with the parent after class is over.

OC Dance Productions has the right to use and follow this policy to ensure the quality and safety of a class.

BULLY-FREE ZONE

OC Dance Productions has a zero tolerance policy regarding child harassment or “bullying” in any of our classes, camps or events. If you are having any issues in class please notify your instructor and they will work with our main office and city to resolve the issue.

  1. Any class registered for through a city website/program will fall under that city’s policy for cancelations and withdraws. Please contact the city for your request.
  2. All classes and/or camps are subject to cancellation or change at any time.
  3. Fees are not prorated for missed classes or crafts. Make-ups for missed classes will fall under that city’s policy. Please contact the city for your request.
  4. Refunds will not be granted to those who have been asked to leave or be removed from class or for any other non-compliance reason in OCDP classes. COVID-19 restrictions, regulations, and procedures must be followed at all times.

COVID-19 Policies Per City Location

Policies are updated on an ongoing basis as new information is received from the cities. OC Dance Productions will continue to follow city guidelines (even if they differ from state/county guidelines). OCDP will do our best to inform parents of updated guidelines, but recommend checking the policies for your city location on a weekly basis.

Protocols: Follow state and local mandates. *recommend – wash hands prior to coming to class, come to class early, and sanitize hands while in line for class.

Spacing for dancers: OCDP instructors will be responsible for spacing dancers according to current distance guidelines. 

Masks: updated 3/11/2022: Masks are optional regardless of vaccination status. However, those wanting to wear a mask should feel comfortable doing so.

Non-compliant parents &/or participants: Instructors are asked to stay in contact with city staff and let them know of any and all issues.

Props in class: May be used for class but must be disinfected in between classes by OCDP instructor. 

Check-in Questions & Temperature Checks: City does not require instructors to do pre-checks or temperature checks. All participant families are asked to pre-check for symptoms prior to attending class.

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: If parent is there, the instructor will bring child to parent and ask to leave. If parent is not present, the instructor will call parent. If instructor cannot leave area, another parent will be asked to go to front desk to notify staff and ask staff to come and assist so instructor can continue class and monitoring spacing.

If any participant has been exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19: Follow CDPH and CDC guidelines and inform the city immediately. From here city and OCDP will contact participants to notify of the situation.

Protocols: The city encourages everyone to continue best practices such as regularly washing and sanitizing hands, staying home if you’re are sick, and keeping distance from those who may be sick.

Spacing for dancers: updated 3/16/2022: Anaheim no longer requires set distancing for dancers, but dancers will still be spaced appropriately to allow for adequate room to move just as in classes prior to the pandemic.

Masks: updated 3/16/2022: Masks will now only be recommended for the entire public indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Non-Compliant Parents &/or Participants: On case by case basis with city and OCDP.

Props In Class: May be used for class but must be disinfected in between classes by OCDP instructor. 

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: If parent is there, the instructor will bring child to parent and ask to leave. If parent is not present, the instructor will call parent. If instructor cannot leave area, another parent will be asked to go to front desk to notify staff and ask staff to come and assist so instructor can continue class. 

If any student or instructor has been exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19: Please contact OCDP at info@ocdanceproductions.com so we can follow up with the city regarding proper protocol.

Entering & Exiting Class: updated 2/4/2022: Temperature checks no longer apply. Parents can observe class from outside the dance room through the two open doors, however, parents must remain outside the dance room (but doors can remain open).   

Protocols: The city does not require hand washing, but there are restrooms in the gym available for class participant use that are not open to the public.

Drop Off/Pick Up: The city will be responsible for monitoring parents coming in and directing parents/students to designated areas. Once the class ends instructor should release students to their parents accordingly. 

Spacing for dancers: Instructor is responsible for spacing dancers according to current distance guidelines. 

Masks: updated 3/8/2022: Masks are strongly recommended, but not required, for all persons (instructors, parents, and students) regardless of vaccination status.

Non-compliant parents &/or participants: The instructor will be responsible for non-compliant parents/participants and report to OCDP management and city staff. Instructor will first give a verbal warning, but if compliance continues to be problematic then participant will be encouraged to try class again in the future. 

Props in class: May be used for class but must be disinfected in between classes by OCDP instructor. 

Check-In Questions: City staff will be responsible for check-in questions. 

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: The instructor will be responsible and use her best judgment. If symptoms are present during class past a one-time sneeze, cough, etc. then participant will be asked to not continue in class that day.  

If any student or parent has been exposed to COVID-19 protocol: updated 2/4/2022: OCDP will do our best to find a substitute until instructor can teach again. Participants will be asked to not participate in class until current recommended quarantine ends. The city will use their best judgement and handle each exposure on a case by case basis, using the guidelines provided by the LA County Public Health Dept. 

Protocols: Follow state and local mandates. *recommend – wash hands prior to coming to class, come to class early, and sanitize hands while in line for class.

Spacing for dancers: No spacing requirements, however, the city limits the number of students in a class to assist in overcrowding.

Masks: updated 3/7/2022: Masks are not required, but recommended, while inside city facilities. Those wishing to wear a mask should feel comfortable doing so. Masking is still required for those who exit isolation or quarantine early through day 10 of their isolation or quarantine period.

Non-compliant parents &/or participants: Instructors are asked to stay in contact with city staff and let them know of any and all issues. The city will contact parents/participants regarding any non-compliance.

Props in class: Cones and spots are approved. Any props will be disinfected in between classes by OCDP instructor. 

Check-in Questions & Temperature Checks: Parents are required to sign their children in and out of each class meeting. Everyone is required to sign COVID waivers before the first class.

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: Anyone experiencing any symptoms should not show up to class and stay home.

If any student or parent has been exposed to COVID-19 protocol: Follow CDPH and CDC guidelines and inform the city by email at recreation@cerritos.us or call 562-916-1254.

Updated 8/17/2022:

Follow CDPH and CDC guidelines. If an instructor or participant tests positive for COVID-19 please email info@ocdanceproductions.com so we can inform the city and take necessary precautions. Names will be kept confidential to protect privacy.

Protocols: Follow state and local mandates. *recommend – wash hands prior to coming to class, come to class early, and sanitize hands while in line for class.

Spacing for dancers: OCDP instructors will be responsible for spacing dancers according to current distance guidelines. 

Masks: updated 2/25/2022: Only unvaccinated persons are required to mask in all Indoor Public Settings. Fully vaccinated individuals are recommended to continue indoor masking when the risk may be high. The CDC defines a “fully vaccinated” individual as one who meets the following criteria:

  • Two (2) weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines
  • Two (2) weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
  • Please note that at this time a booster shot is not required to be considered fully vaccinated

Non-compliant parents &/or participants: Non-compliant parents and/or participants can be removed from the class.

Props in class: May be used for class but must be disinfected in between classes by OCDP instructor. 

Check-in Questions & Temperature Checks: City does not require instructors to do pre-checks or temperature checks, but instructor may choose to do so.

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: If parent is there, the instructor will bring child to parent and ask to leave. If parent is not present, the participant will be isolated until they can be picked up. Participants with illness symptoms may return to class when healthy.

If any student or parent has been exposed to COVID-19 protocol: updated 1/31/2022: If an instructor or a participant are experiencing symptoms (i.e., fever, cough) or have been exposed to an individual that has tested positive, please let us know immediately. If instructor or participant were exposed or have a confirmed positive COVID-19 test, the individual will have to properly quarantine for 5 days from date of exposure OR symptom onset.

  • Test at least 4 days out and send OCDP the results (this will remain strictly confidential between OCDP and the city). Pending the results, we will address the class status and move forward as necessary.
  • If the results are negative, the individual can return to class the following day. If the results are positive, the city asks that the individual quarantine for an additional 2 days and get re-tested.
    • After a negative re-test, the individual can return to class the following day.

Entering & Exiting Class: updated 3/16/2022: Parents are allowed to observe class from inside the classroom, however, it is the instructor’s decision and we ask parents to respect instructor’s decision regarding observation inside or outside of the classroom. Parents causing distraction may be asked to excuse themselves and observe from outside. *recommend – come to class early and wash hands and use restroom prior to start of class.

Spacing for dancers: updated 1/11/2022: Cypress no longer requires set distancing for dancers, but dancers will still be spaced appropriately to allow for adequate room to move just as in classes prior to the pandemic.

Masks: updated 3/16/2022: Masks are optional. 

Props in class: updated 3/16/2022: Props may be used in class. 

Check-In Questions & Temperature Checks: updated 3/16/2022: Check-in questions and temperature checks are no longer required.

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: updated 3/16/2022: Instructor is to use her best judgment when illness symptoms are present in class. *recommend – following up with parent regarding child’s symptoms

If any student or instructor has been exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19: If an instructor or participant is exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19 during a class session they will be required to follow state and/or local quarantine guidelines before returning to class. City will work with instructor to notify parents of potential exposure. 

Requests to withdraw: No refunds are issued after the refund deadline unless there is an extenuating circumstance.

Updated 8/15/2022:

Follow CDPH and CDC guidelines. If an instructor or participant tests positive for COVID-19 please email info@ocdanceproductions.com so we can inform the city and take necessary precautions. Names will be kept confidential to protect privacy.

Entering & Exiting Class: Parents will check in with OCDP instructor at dance room door. Pick up will be here as well. Parents are allowed to observe from the patio during class. Parents should wait nearby in case their dancer needs them and must be waiting at door for child to exit class at least 5 minutes before class concludes.

Spacing for dancers: No set distancing for dancers, but dancers will still be spaced appropriately to allow for adequate room to move just as in classes prior to the pandemic.

Masks: Masks are optional.

Props in class: Props may be used in class. 

If any student or instructor has been exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19: Please contact OCDP at info@ocdanceproductions.com so we can follow up with the city regarding proper protocol.

Drop off/Pick Up: updated 3/9/2022: Parents will check in with OCDP instructor at dance room door. Pick up will be here as well. Parents are allowed to remain in the corridor/hallways during class. Door to dance room will remain closed during class session. Parent should wait in corridor/hallway during class in case their dancer needs them and must be waiting at door for child to exit class at least 5 minutes before class concludes.

Spacing for dancers: Irvine does not require set distancing for dancers, but dancers will still be spaced appropriately to allow for adequate room to move just as in classes prior to the pandemic.

Masks: updated 3/28/2022: Masks are no longer required for participants or instructors during class. However, those wanting to wear a mask should feel comfortable doing so.

Props in class: Props are allowed with proper cleaning in between. 

Check-in Questions & Temperature Checks: Check-in questions and temperature checks are not required.

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: Front desk staff will be radioed to remove child.

Protocols: Parents are asked to have participants visit restroom before and do own hand sanitizer. No items allowed in room other than change of shoes if needed. Cubbies are not to be used, no stamps, etc. Any issues, instructor will have a radio to radio staff for assistance.

Non-compliant parents &/or participants: Front desk will be notified immediately and they will assist. If medical issue, they are not required to use a mask.

If notified that any student or parent has been exposed to COVID-19 protocol: Follow CDPH and CDC guidelines and please inform the city immediately. From here city will contact participants to notify of the situation.

Drop off/Pick Up: updated 3/9/2022: Parents will check in with OCDP instructor at dance room door. Pick up will be here as well. Parents are allowed to remain in the corridor/hallways during class. Parents are no longer allowed to wait and sit in the courtyard area. Door to dance room will remain closed during class session. Parent should wait in corridor/hallway during class in case their dancer needs them and must be waiting at door for child to exit class at least 5 minutes before class concludes.

Spacing for dancers: Irvine does not require set distancing for dancers, but dancers will still be spaced appropriately to allow for adequate room to move just as in classes prior to the pandemic.

Masks: updated 3/28/2022: Masks are no longer required for participants or instructors during class. However, those wanting to wear a mask should feel comfortable doing so.

Props in class: Props are allowed with proper cleaning in between. 

Check-in Questions & Temperature Checks: Check-in questions and temperature checks are not required.

Protocols: Parents are asked to have participants visit restroom before and do own hand sanitizer. No items allowed in room other than change of shoes if needed. Cubbies are not to be used, no stamps, etc. Any issues, instructor will have a radio to radio staff for assistance.

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: Front desk staff will be radioed to remove child.

Non-compliant parents &/or participants: Front desk will be notified immediately and they will assist. If medical issue, they are not required to use a mask. 

If notified that any student or parent has been exposed to COVID-19 protocol: Follow CDPH and CDC guidelines and please inform the city immediately. From here city will contact participants to notify of the situation.

Spacing for dancers: updated 6/24/2021: Irvine will no longer require set distancing for dancers, but dancers will still be spaced appropriately to allow for adequate room to move just as in classes prior to the pandemic.

Masks: updated 3/28/2022: Masks are no longer required for participants or instructors during class. However, those wanting to wear a mask should feel comfortable doing so.

Props in class: Props are allowed with proper cleaning in between. 

Check-in Questions & Temperature Checks:  updated 6/15/2021: check-in questions and temperature checks are not required.

Protocols: Parents are asked to have participants visit restroom before and do own hand sanitizer. No items allowed in room other than change of shoes if needed. Cubbies are not to be used, no stamps, etc. Any issues, instructor will have a radio to radio staff for assistance.

Entering & Exiting Class: updated 1/14/2022: Entering from far left side door of hall. Parents will pick up at this door as well*. All parents/guardians will be asked to wait outside/or in their cars instead of staying in the lobby for their child attending a class. *Parent must be waiting at door for child to exit class at least 5 minutes before class concludes.

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: Front desk staff will be radioed to remove child.

Non-compliant parents &/or participants: Front desk will be notified immediately and they will assist. If medical issue, they are not required to use a mask. 

If notified that any student or parent has been exposed to COVID-19 protocol: Follow CDPH and CDC guidelines and please inform the city immediately. From here city will contact participants to notify of the situation.

Spacing for dancers: updated 6/24/2021: Irvine will no longer require set distancing for dancers, but dancers will still be spaced appropriately to allow for adequate room to move just as in classes prior to the pandemic.

Masks: updated 3/28/2022: Masks are no longer required for participants or instructors during class. However, those wanting to wear a mask should feel comfortable doing so.

Props in class: Props are allowed with proper cleaning in between. 

Check-in Questions & Temperature Checks:  updated 6/15/2021: check-in questions and temperature checks are not required.

Protocols: Parents are asked to have participants visit restroom before and do own hand sanitizer. No items allowed in room other than change of shoes if needed. Cubbies are not to be used, no stamps, etc. Any issues, instructor will have a radio to radio staff for assistance.

Entering & Exiting Class: updated 1/14/2022: Parents will line up for check-in with OCDP instructor outside of building by Exercise Room door*. Drop-off at same location. All parents/guardians will be asked to wait outside/or in their cars instead of staying in the lobby for their child attending a class. *Parent must be waiting at door for child to exit class at least 5 minutes before class concludes.

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: Front desk staff will be radioed to remove child.

Non-compliant parents &/or participants: Front desk will be notified immediately and they will assist. If medical issue, they are not required to use a mask.

If notified that any student or parent has been exposed to COVID-19 protocol: Follow CDPH and CDC guidelines and please inform the city immediately. From here city will contact participants to notify of the situation.

Spacing for dancers: updated 6/24/2021: Irvine will no longer require set distancing for dancers, but dancers will still be spaced appropriately to allow for adequate room to move just as in classes prior to the pandemic.

Masks: updated 3/28/2022: Masks are no longer required for participants or instructors during class. However, those wanting to wear a mask should feel comfortable doing so.

Props in class: Props are allowed with proper cleaning in between. 

Check-in Questions & Temperature Checks:  updated 6/15/2021: check-in questions and temperature checks are not required.

Protocols: Parents are asked to have participants visit restroom before and do own hand sanitizer. No items allowed in room other than change of shoes if needed. Cubbies are not to be used, no stamps, etc. Any issues, instructor will have a radio to radio staff for assistance.

Entering & Exiting Class: updated 1/14/2022: Parents will line up for check-in with OCDP instructor outside of building in the walkway. Parents will line up outside of dance room and instructor will dismiss one at a time*. All parents/guardians will be asked to wait outside/or in their cars instead of staying in the lobby for their child attending a class. *Parent must be waiting at door for child to exit class at least 5 minutes before class concludes.

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: Front desk staff will be radioed to remove child.

Non-compliant parents &/or participants: Front desk will be notified immediately and they will assist. If medical issue, they are not required to use a mask.

If notified that any student or parent has been exposed to COVID-19 protocol: Follow CDPH and CDC guidelines and please inform the city immediately. From here city will contact participants to notify of the situation.

Entering & Exiting Class: Parents can drop off dancers at the designated room.

Protocols: Follow state and LA County guidelines. Recommended to wash hands and use the restroom prior to coming into class. 

Spacing for dancers: updated 3/15/2022: Set distancing no longer required, but dancers will still be spaced appropriately to allow for adequate room to move just as in classes prior to the pandemic.

Masks: updated 3/15/2022: Masks are no longer required but recommended.

Non-compliant parents &/or participants: On case by case basis with city and OCDP.

Props in class: May be used for class but must be disinfected in between classes by OCDP instructor. 

Check-In Questions & Temperature Checks: Instructor may require pre-checks or temperature checks.

Protocol when illness symptoms present: updated 5/3/2022: Instructor will use her best judgment when symptoms are present in class and may speak with parent during or after class regarding any prominent symptoms. Parents are encouraged to use their best judgment to determine if child should continue in class that day or go home, rest up, and come back when feeling better. To help keep everyone safe and healthy, please do not come to class if your dancer is feeling under the weather. 

If any student, parents, or instructors have been exposed to COVID-19 or tests positive to COVID-19: updated 1/13/2022: If any persons are exposed or test positive during a class session please notify OC Dance Productions immediately so we can follow up with the city. Classes may be canceled for a determined length of time and prorated refunds issued by city.

Entering & Exiting Class: Parents can drop off dancers at designated room and will be asked to either observe from the window in the entry door or through windows outside the building.

Protocols: Follow state and local guidelines. Recommended to wash hands and use the restroom prior to coming into class. 

Spacing for dancers: OCDP instructors will be responsible for spacing dancers 6ft apart if possible depending on size of room and number of participants enrolled.

Masks: updated 3/30/2022: Masks are optional regardless of vaccination status. However, those wanting to wear a mask should feel comfortable doing so.

Non-compliant parents &/or participants: On case by case basis with city and OCDP.

Props in class: May be used for class but must be disinfected in between classes by OCDP instructor. 

Check-In Questions & Temperature Checks: City does not require instructors to do pre-checks or temperature checks.

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: updated 2/2/2022: Student and those that came into contact will not be allowed to attend class for 5 days. Room will be sanitized. Specific note from OCDP: if your child is presenting symptoms of a cold or flu please stay home and contact instructor or OCDP office regarding a makeup option. 

If any student or parent has been exposed or diagnosed with COVID-19 protocol: updated 2/2/2022: If an instructor, participant, or participant’s parent is exposed or diagnosed during a class session they can return to class after 5 days as long as the individual is asymptomatic. Follow current CDC guidelines for exposure/diagnosis. 

Entering & Exiting Class: Parents can observe students inside the building from benches outside the dance studio or from windows outside the building.

Protocols: Follow state and local mandates – Restrooms inside the community center are available for handwashing. There will be masks, gloves, wipes, and sanitizer provided in the class area. *recommend parents to always come early, wash hands, or sanitize prior to the start of class.

Drop off/Pick Up: 15 minutes between classes – OCDP is responsible for monitoring that students/parents are staying socially distant and not congregating during drop off/pick up. 

Spacing for dancers: updated 3/14/2022: Laguna Niguel no longer requires set distancing for dancers, but dancers will still be spaced appropriately to allow for adequate room to move just as in classes prior to the pandemic.

Masks: updated 3/14/2022: Masks are optional regardless of vaccination status. 

Non-compliant parents &/or participants: If parents or participants willfully do not comply with the safety protocols we will offer a pro-rated refund.  Safety is a priority.

Props in class: Yes, OCDP is able to use props if sanitized properly and has a “clean” and “dirty” bin for any props used in class. Recommended for instructors to have a sanitizing kit on hand for cleaning any props, if needed.

Check-in Questions & Temperature Checks: Not required. In the event that a student doesn’t feel well, the city will have a temperature reading thermal gun at the front desk to use to check their temperature. It is best to have them go home immediately, call parent, and have them stay home until they are better, or cleared by a doctor.  

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: Have them leave immediately and follow up with the parents to make certain the student does not have COVID. It will be the responsibility of OCDP to make certain that the student has a valid and negative COVID test presented before participating in the class again.  If the student must withdraw either a credit or pro-rated refund will be given.  The choice is up to the participant.

If any student or instructor has been exposed or diagnosed with COVID-19 protocol: updated 2/2/2022: If a participant or instructor is exposed or diagnosed with COVID during the session, please follow current CDC guidelines and notify OCDP and the city. The city will follow proper protocol for contact tracing if students, instructors, and parents were potentially exposed.

Updated 8/15/2022:

The City of Lake Forest currently does not have any COVID-19 policies in place. However, OC Dance Productions encourages instructors and participants to please stay home if feeling ill and come back to class when feeling better (just as one would do for any illness).

Entering & Exiting Class: Parents will check in with OCDP instructor at dance room door. Pick up will be here as well. Parents are allowed to observe from outside the dance room during class. Parents should wait nearby in case their dancer needs them and must be waiting at door for child to exit class at least 5 minutes before class concludes.

Spacing for dancers: Distancing of no less than 6 feet at all times is required during classes.

Masks: Masks are optional for dancers and patrons observing classes. Masks are required for instructors. 

If any student or parent has been exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19: Please contact OCDP at info@ocdanceproductions.com so we can follow up with the city regarding proper protocol. 

Updated 8/15/2022

  • Participants are kindly asked to stay home if they are ill. *recommend parents to always come early, wash hands, or sanitize prior to the start of class.
  • Instructors are responsible for putting down spots to help space dancers as much as possible.
  • Masks are suggested but not required.
  • Instructors are encouraged to clean shared materials in between and/or after classes.
  • If a participant or instructor tests positive, we ask them to stay home until a negative test is received or ten days pass without symptoms (whichever comes first).
  • Continue to follow current Health Department and CDC guidelines.

Updated 8/15/2022:

Follow local, state, and federal guidelines. If an instructor or participant tests positive for COVID-19 please email info@ocdanceproductions.com so we can inform the city and take necessary precautions. Names will be kept confidential to protect privacy.

Follow CDPH and CDC guidelines. If an instructor or participant tests positive for COVID-19 please email info@ocdanceproductions.com so we can inform the city and take necessary precautions. Names will be kept confidential to protect privacy.

Entering & Exiting Class: Parents will check in with OCDP instructor at dance room door. Pick up will be here as well. Parents are allowed to observe from outside via the windows. Parents should wait nearby in case their dancer needs them and must be waiting at door for child to exit class at least 5 minutes before class concludes.

Spacing for dancers: No set distancing for dancers, but dancers will still be spaced appropriately to allow for adequate room to move just as in classes prior to the pandemic.

Masks: Masks are optional, but highly recommended.

Props in class: Props may be used in class. 

If any student or instructor has been exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19: Please contact OCDP at info@ocdanceproductions.com so we can follow up with the city regarding proper protocol.

Updated 8/15/2022:

Masks are not required for instructors or participants.

Follow CDPH and CDC guidelines. If an instructor or participant tests positive for COVID-19 please email info@ocdanceproductions.com so we can inform the city and take necessary precautions. Names will be kept confidential to protect privacy.

Entering & Exiting Class: Parents will line up outside and wait for instructor to escort dancers into the room. 

Protocols: updated 6/29/2021: Temperature checks are not required. Hand sanitizers dispensers mounted on the walls.

Spacing for dancers: updated 6/29/2021: San Clemente will no longer require set distancing for dancers, but dancers will still be spaced appropriately to allow for adequate room to move just as in classes prior to the pandemic.

Masks: updated 3/7/2022: Masks are no longer required. Only unvaccinated individuals are now strongly recommended to wear a mask in indoor settings. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face-covering indoors.

Non-compliant parents &/or participants: City front desk will be notified immediately and they will assist. 

Props in class: updated 6/29/2021: Props are allowed. OCDP will sanitize props as needed. 

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: Parent will be called and child must be picked up immediately. If you have COVID-like symptoms, please stay home. Even if it turns out to not be COVID, you should stay home and get well.

If notified that any student or parent has been exposed to COVID-19 protocol: Follow CDPH and CDC guidelines and please inform the city immediately. From here city will contact participants to notify of the situation.

Entering & Exiting Class: Participants are to enter the dance studio through usual entrance/exit from same side of room. 

Spacing for dancers: Set distancing is not required, but dancers will still be spaced appropriately to allow for adequate room to move just as in classes prior to the pandemic.

Masks: updated 6/13/2022: Masks are optional for dancers, instructors, and observing parents. Those wishing to wear a mask should feel comfortable doing so.

Non-compliant parents &/or participants: Instructors are asked to stay in contact with city staff and let them know of any and all issues. YL staff wants to work together with OCDP instructor and OCDP to resolve issues. Parents may stay in the facility, but must space. Outdoor grass area is available for observation as well.

Props in class: May be used for class but must be disinfected in between classes by OCDP instructor. 

Check-in Questions & Temperature Checks:  City does not require instructors to do pre-checks. All participant families are asked to pre-check for symptoms prior to attending class.

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: If parent is there, the instructor will bring child to parent and ask to leave. If parent is not present, the instructor will call parent. If instructor cannot leave area, another parent will be asked to go to front desk to notify staff and ask staff to come and assist so instructor can continue class and monitoring spacing. 

If any student or parent has been exposed to COVID-19 protocol: Follow CDPH and CDC guidelines and please inform the city immediately. From here city will contact participants to notify of the situation.