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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 (will be sent to registrants and updated weekly dependent up state and local directives at that time). If you arrive after 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 instructor after class and check the whiteboard for any announcements.
  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 love one and not being left behind. The dance room is located near a busy street 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 Fall 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.
  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!
  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 video record your dancer in class. But due to security and consideration for other families, please do not share your video online (social network platforms, youtube, etc).

*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 these state and local guidelines as weeks progress. OC Dance reserves the right to update, change, and implement these rules and regulations at any an all-times to remain a responsible business in our communities. OC Dance also reserves the right to refuse services to any family and/or participant who does not comply with these policies and protocols. We thank you for your understanding and support.

**Please also refer to additional city policies per location via the drop downs below

  1. All participants’ parent or guardian is required to sign OCDP’s COVID-19 waiver prior to starting the class session.
  2. Masks may be required for classes at the time of the course. OCDP will comply with any and all city regulations regarding masks for participants and instructors. 
  3. Parents are responsible for reminding kids each day prior to entering camp or class about policies, that they must be followed, and that the parent will be contacted to pick up the child if not complied.
  4. Teachers are instructed to call parents immediately for pick-up if child will not comply with the rules after being asked to.
  5. A sanitizing schedule will be in place for all classes. This includes prior to class, in increments as required by state, local and CDC guidelines, and after every class. Longer increments may be implemented between classes in blocks. Class may start late on occasion due to extra sanitation for any reason. OC Dance reserves the right to start class slightly late to adhere to these rules and regulations and will do so to ensure safety first for our families and staff.
  6. Social distancing protocol will be put into place following current city policies for distancing at the time of class. 
  7. In the event COVID-19 surges and city and/or state directive is to shut businesses again all programming will move to an online format, as directed per city.
  8. It is recommended that all participants wash their hands prior to entering class.
  9. All families are asked to bring their own hand sanitizer and keep with the adult during class. Children and families are asked to please use their sanitizer upon arrival prior to opening doors, touching surfaces or if the restroom is not accessible or one cannot maintain distance standards by washing hands prior to class.
  10. Parents and/or siblings will not be permitted in the dance room as OC Dance must adhere to the max number of people in one room per distancing standards. Rooms and locations have pre-determined maximum counts and cannot allow additional people in the room at any time. Additionally, OC Dance cannot allow anyone near the dancers who is not enrolled for general safety reasons and reasons related to COVID-19. We ask that all families please respect these policies for safety.
  11. OC Dance prohibits sharing of foods, beverages and supplies either brought by child or provided by OC Dance at any time during the pandemic.
  • If you are participating in a Parent & Me class, we ask each dancer has only one parent/caretaker accompanying them. 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. Please make sure there is always a 1:1 parent/child ratio.
  • Many cities require an additional waiver or sign-in sheet for any adult entering the dance space with the dancer.
  • You are welcome to video record your dancer in class, as long as it does not disrupt the class. But due to security, please do not share your video online (social network platforms, youtube, etc).
  • 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 bars. 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 I 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:

  1. Verbal: I will say the dancer(s)’ name and state that he/she has a verbal warning for whichever class rule has been broken.
  2. Sit Out of Class: If behavior continues, I will have the child sit as an audience member until he/she is ready to participate appropriately.
  3. Meeting with Parent: If misbehavior continues the dancer(s) will be asked to sit out during the remainder of the class or until he/she is ready to participate appropriately. Your instructor will speak with the parent after class is over.

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. OC Dance Productions will continue to follow city guidelines (even if they differ from state/county guidelines). 

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 9/8/2021: Masks are required for dancers and instructors. Masks are required for parents and students from parking lot, while observing, and back to car. Ages 23 months and under are not required to have masks on. 

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

Entering & Exiting Class: Designated drop-off and pick-up location. 

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.

Drop off/Pick Up: 15 minutes between classes – due to this, should have two spaced lines, one for drop off and one for pick up. Parents are to stand on markers to pick up AND drop off at all times. Staff will help monitor when they can, but OCDP will be responsible for the process.

6’ Boxes for dancers: OCDP instructors will be responsible for marking the 6ft boxes for classes.

Masks: Masks are not required for students 2 and under following CA state mandate. Instructors and participants are required to wear masks. OCDP encourages parents to wear masks during drop-off and pick-up. Please bring and expect to wear a face mask or covering for the safety of you and others. *mask breaks are allowed

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 will perform temperature checks and ask check-in questions. Displaying a temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above will prohibit participants from participating in that day’s activities. If participant answeres yes to any questions below, they cannot participate in that day’s activities.

  • Have you had a fever within the last 24 hours?
  • Have you had a cough or sore throat in the last 24 hours?
  • Have you traveled from overseas in the past month?
  • Have you had direct exposure to a known COVID-19 patient?
  • Have you had unexplained fatigue, body aches, or headaches in the last 24 hours?
  • Have you lost your sense of smell or taste?
  • Has anyone in your residence displayed symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

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: If an instructor or participant is diagnosed during a class they will not be able to participate any longer. Class will be canceled for a determined length of time and/or meet virtually.

Entering & Exiting Class: There is a check-in/out table out front and city staff will facilitate check-in/out and temperature checks upon arrival before sending participants to class area. Parents can observe class from outside the dance room. Parents must remain distanced while observing class and wear a mask at all times.

Protocols: Instructors, dancers, and parents (observing) are required to wear face masks at all times. 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. 

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

Masks: Instructors, dancers, and parents (observing) are required to wear face masks at all times. Observing siblings under the age of 2 are not required to wear a mask.

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 compliancy 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 & temperature checks: City staff will be responsible for check-in questions and temperature checks. 

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: The instructor will be responsible and use her best judgment. Since temperature checks will be taken upon arrival 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: OCDP will do our best to find a substitute until instructor can teach again. Participants will be asked to not participate in class until 14-day quarantine is complete. 

Entering & Exiting Class: Parents can bring dancers into the dance space and observe class (quietly) from the back of the room. Parents/siblings observing must follow all protocols for safety and will be asked to leave the space if distracting participants. 

Protocols: Follow state and local mandates. Restrooms are open – must wear a mask while inside the facility if over the age of 2. Class sizes are limited to help with social distancing. *recommend – come to class early and wash hands and use restroom prior to start of class.

6’ Boxes for dancers: City will be responsible for marking the recommended ft apart spacing for classes.

Masks: Instructors and observers are required to wear masks at all times. Dancers are required to wear a mask when traveling through the facility but can remove their mask once in a designated spot for class and while participating in class. Dancers/observers under the age of 2 are exempt from wearing a mask at any time. 

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

Check-in Questions & Temperature Checks:  Instructor will perform temperature checks and ask check-in questions. Displaying a temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above will prohibit participants from participating in that day’s activities. 

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: Anyone experiencing symptoms is asked to stay home. If a participant starts experiencing symptoms during class they will be asked to leave class for the day. 

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 the City will work with the instructor to notify parents of potential exposure. 

Non-compliant parents &/or participants: Will be asked to leave the facility and a follow-up phone call will be made. City management will review and determine how to proceed.

Requests to withdraw: A pro-rated credit will be issued for use in a future class. Refunds will be given on a case-by-case basis.

Entering & Exiting Class: Participants will be brought to classroom door. To enter the classroom masks must be worn, temperature taken, and answer health screening questions. Please be sure to social distance during drop-off/pick-up. Please leave the facility promptly after class has concluded. 

Protocols: Follow state and local mandates. Restrooms are only open to participants – must wear a mask while inside the facility if over the age of 2. Class sizes are limited to help with social distancing. *recommend – come to class early and wash hands and use restroom prior to start of class.

Spacing for dancers: OCDP instructors will be responsible for marking the 6ft apart spaces for classes.

Masks: Instructors are required to wear masks at all times. Dancers, parents, and siblings over the age of 2 are required to wear a mask at all times while in the facility. 

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

Check-in questions & temperature checks:  Instructor will perform temperature checks and ask check-in questions. Displaying a temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above will prohibit participants from participating in that day’s activities. 

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: Instructor will report to staff immediately. 

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 quarantine before returning to class. City will work with instructor to notify parents of potential exposure. 

Non-compliant parents &/or participants: Instructor or city staff can talk to participant and if a resolution cannot be found a refund will be issued. 

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

Location: Outdoors: In patio area, outlet for music available, 3 EZ ups for shade for dancers. Indoors: chairs available for parents to observe class from inside the dance room. Parents are asked to please be respectful and not disruptive while observing class. 

Drop off/Pick Up: 15 minutes between classes. Parents are to stand on markers to pick up AND drop off at all times unless washing hands then returning. Staff will help monitor best they can, but OCDP will be responsible to help in this process as well.

Spacing for dancers: Participants will be spaced with spot markers or cones on floor/ground with appropriate distancing (following state/local/city guidelines). Instructor will be responsible for placing spots on the ground for spacing. Children will be taught the new rules of the class of no touching, sharing, and following the instructions on their spot or time spent across the floor.

Masks: Instructor is required to wear mask during class time. Masks mandatory for participants and parents walking in/out from parking lot. Participants are required to wear a mask during class time. Children ages 2 and under are not required to wear a mask. *Mask breaks are to be given. Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance and hand-washing sinks indoors. *Recommend parents come early, wash hands prior to getting in line.

Non-compliant parents &/or participants: On a 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: OC Dance is responsible for at check-in asking standard questions prior to entering and a quick touchless temperature check. Participants with a temperature above 100.4 will not be allowed to participate in 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.

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: required for dancers and instructors and children over age 2. Parents as well during drop off/pick up.

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.

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.

Entering & Exiting Class: Parents will line up and enter/exit through side door.

Drop off/Pick Up: Parents will check in with OCDP instructor at side dance room door. Pick up will be here as well. Chairs will be set up for some parents to watch. Otherwise requested they remain in car or at park, but on grounds. There are 30 minutes in between. 

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: required for dancers and instructors and children over age 2. Parents as well during drop off/pick up.

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: Parents will line up and enter/exit through side door.

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: required for dancers and instructors and children over age 2. Parents as well during drop off/pick up.

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: Entering from far left side door of hall. Markers for 3’ spacing will be done by Irvine. Parents will pick up at this door as well, spaced. 

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: required for dancers and instructors and children over age 2. Parents as well during drop off/pick up.

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: Parents will line up spaced for check-in with OCDP instructor outside of building in the walkway. Parents will line up spaced outside of dance room and instructor will dismiss one at a time.

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 designated room and will be asked to either observe from the window or wait outside the building (based on staff instructions that day/week).

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

Drop-Off/Pick-Up: Instructor will be responsible for monitoring proper distancing during drop-off and pick-up.

Spacing for dancers: OCDP instructors will be responsible for marking the 6ft boxes for classes.

Masks: All patrons are required to wear cloth face coverings while they are in the facility. This applies to all adults and to children 2 years of age and older. Participants and instructor are required to wear face masks while participating in class. Only individuals who have been instructed not to wear a face-covering by their medical provider are exempt from wearing one. 

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, 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 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: If an instructor or participant is diagnosed during a class they will not be able to participate any longer. Class will be canceled for a determined length of time and 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: Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals, as well as instructors even if fully vaccinated due to working with youth. Masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals (i.e. fully vaccinated parents or siblings observing from outside the dance room).

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: Student and those that came into contact will not be allowed to attend class for 10 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 to COVID-19 protocol: If an instructor, participant, or participant’s parent is diagnosed during a class session they will not be able to attend for 10 days post-testing positive.

Entering & Exiting Class: updated 7/2/2021: All summer classes will be outdoors only with limited class size and will move indoors on July 15th.  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. 

6’ Spacing for dancers: Instructors are responsible for putting down spots spaced according to social distant guidelines of 6ft or more.

Masks: updated 8/30/2021: Masks are required for dancers and instructors while participating in classes. Face shields are permitted in lieu of face masks. Please bring and expect to wear a face mask or face shield during drop-off, observation, class participation, and pick-up. 

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:  OCDP instructor is responsible for taking temperature checks prior to class starting. Starting 7/15/2021: 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 diagnosed with COVID-19 protocol: If a participant or instructor is diagnosed with COVID during the session the City must be notified immediately and the class will be canceled.  The Parks & Recreation Department will notify all other class participants and offer a full class refund.

Entering & Exiting Class: Parents will enter and exit from parking lot.

Protocols: Follow state and local mandates – Restrooms inside are available for handwashing. Sanitizer is not mandatory. *recommend parents to always come early, wash hands prior to getting in line.

Drop off/Pick Up: 15 minutes between classes – due to this, should have two spaced lines, one for drop off and one for pick up. Parents are to stand on markers to pick up AND drop off at all times unless washing hands then returning. Staff will help monitor best they can, but OCDP will be responsible to help in this process as well.

6’ Boxes for dancers: City will mark off spaces for dancers 6ft apart for classes. 

Masks: updated 6/15/2021: Masks are optional for dancers and instructors while participating in class, but those wanting to wear a face mask should feel comfortable doing so. Parents, dancers, and siblings should wear masks inside the building during drop-off, observation, and pick-up unless observing from outdoors and distanced from other people. Masks are not required for children 2 and under.

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. LF is following the youth sports guidelines from the state.

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: If an instructor or participant is diagnosed during a class they will not be able to participate any longer. LF will issue a refund or partial refund.

Entering & Exiting Class: Classes outdoors. Parents will enter and exit from parking lot.

Protocols: Follow state mandates weekly to be updated. Past CA mandates (if not required with CA mandates) then participants are required to wear masks at all times. Instructors are required to wear masks. Upon arrival, all participants, instructors, and parents will be required to use hand sanitizer. *recommend – come to class early

Drop off/Pick Up: 5 minutes between classes – due to this, should have two spaced lines, one for drop off and one for pick up. Parents are to stand socially distanced while waiting in line. Staff will help monitor when they can, but OCDP will be responsible for the process.

6’ Boxes for dancers: City staff will be responsible for marking the 6ft boxes for classes.

Masks: All patrons are required to wear cloth face coverings at all times while on city property. This includes to/from vehicle, while using the restroom, and while participating in or observing class. 

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 will be responsible for check-in questions and temperature checks. 

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 notify staff and ask staff to come and assist so instructor can continue class and monitoring spacing. 

If any student or parent has been diagnosed with COVID-19: If a participant or parent is diagnosed with COVID-19 they will not be able to participate any longer. A credit or prorated refund will be offered for any participant who cannot continue class due to COVID-19 diagnosis. 

Entering & Exiting Class: Upon entering the facility, every person over the age of two (2) is required to participate in a COVID-19 health screening questionnaire and a temperature check. A waiting area is provided in the lobby for parents to wait during class and the waiting area is sanitized daily.

Protocols: Instructors are responsible to monitor physical distancing during class and ensuring all individuals are wearing a face covering while inside the classroom. While in the lobby, City staff will ensure individuals are wearing a face covering. *recommend parents to always come early, wash hands, or sanitize prior to the start of class.

Spacing for dancers: Instructors are responsible for putting down spots spaced according to current social distant guidelines.

Masks: All individuals over the age of two (2) are required to wear a face-covering inside the building at all times.

Non-compliant parents &/or participants: If parents or participants willfully do not comply with the safety protocols they will be asked to leave the classroom and facility.

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.

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: The health screening upon entering the building is to ensure individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms do not enter the building. If someone is experiencing symptoms, they are politely asked to leave the building.

If any student or instructor has been diagnosed with COVID-19 protocol: If a participant or instructor is diagnosed with COVID during the session, City staff will contact their Emergency Services Coordinator for further details.

Entering & Exiting Class: The City of Newport Beach does not require instructors to do questionnaires or temperature checks. All participants are expected to conduct a self-assessment for symptoms prior to attending any classes. We encourage participants to wash hands or use hand sanitizer with a minimum 60% alcohol content when entering/exiting a class space.

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

Masks: All instructors, coaches and Newport Beach staff are required to wear masks inside all recreation facilities. Masks are required indoors at all City facilities for any unvaccinated participants (which includes all youth under the age of 12). However, when engaging in physical activity, participants may remove as necessary. Mask policies do not apply to those 2 and under.

Non-compliant parents &/or participants: City staff will be notified to assist and can process refunds for participants not prepared to comply with current guidelines.

Props in class: Equipment and props may be used during class and will be disinfected by OCDP instructors before and after use.

Protocol when illness symptoms present in class: Participants are asked to stay home if they are feeling sick or have a sick family member. If symptoms present during class while a parent or guardian is present, the instructor will bring the child to them and ask them to leave. If a guardian is not present, the instructor or City staff will call parent to ask the child to be picked up.

If any student or instructor has been exposed to COVID-19: OCDP staff will contact the City when notified of potential exposure and we will work together to notify anyone necessary. Any participants or staff exposed to a positive case are expected to follow current CDC guidelines for exposure.

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: required for dancers and instructors. Parents as well during drop off/pick up. If medical issue, they are not required to use a mask, but must present recent doctor’s note. *mask breaks are encouraged.

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 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: Currently, entrances/exits are locked, however, staff will be stationed at entrances to let students inside. Please be on time. From here participants are to enter the dance studio through usual entrance/exit from same side of room. *No markers on floor for spacing by city – can put down blue tape marking 6’ to line up.

Drop off/Pick Up: 15 minutes between classes – due to this, should have two spaced lines, one for drop off and one for pick up for YL. Parents are to stand on markers to pick up AND drop off at all times unless washing hands then returning. Staff will help monitor best they can, but OCDP will be responsible to help in this process as well.

6’ Boxes for dancers: OCDP instructors will be responsible for marking 6 ft boxes for classes. 

Masks: Masks are required for parents and students from parking lot, through class, and back to car. Ages 23 months and under are not required to have masks on. Instructors must wear masks at all times. *Mask Breaks are to be given.

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.

Summer 2020 Testimonials

  • Charlie and her friend Kayla had a wonderful time! I thought you (Miss Marissa) did a wonderful job of staying professional while enforcing protocols that are for our safety. The Covid protocols enforced by OC Dance were what’s needed at this time and were professionally enforced for the safety of our littlest ones. There is a community need for safe, fun and professional programs. We would definitely take more classes and camps with OC Dance Productions in the future. Thank you for everything! – Crystal, San Clemente
  • Thanks, Marissa! Izzy has a really good time and you did a great job! – Kevin, San Clemente
  • Our family is so grateful you held camps this summer and we were impressed with the safety measures in place! My daughter loved going to camp every day and we hope you’ll have classes this Fall! Thank you! – Parent, Irvine
  • Rosie had such a blast!! Will you have any other camps this summer? I will write to the city and I did already do a review on their website. Thank you!! – Parent, Irvine
  • My daughter participated in this last week’s pop star dance camp. Up until March 2020, my daughter attended Hip hop classes every Monday through the city. My daughter loves dancing & performing. We were soooo glad to have the opportunity for my daughter to do that again with this last week’s camp. She missed it soo much. Thank you for offering this course. We hope to participate in more very soon. – Nathalie, San Clemente