Two Left Feet® Dance 

Studio policies & notices 2020

EFFECTIVE JUNE 19, 2020
 
WELLNESS
If you or anyone in your family is sick, has a fever, cough, sneezing or a sniffle, please stay home. If you have allergies that cause these issues, we also ask for now, that you do not come to the studio. 
If someone has the appearance of not being well, any instructor in the studio has the right to ask someone to leave. This is also in the case, including any type of inappropriate or harmful behaviour, a Two Left Feet representative can direct someone to leave immediately; the studio is private property and not public domain.
 
STUDIO POLICIES IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
1.    Everyone must RSVP for in-studio group class and private lessons AND receive a confirmation.
Do not “Drop-In” without receiving a confirmation. 
Classes will be limited to 4-7  students, until further notice.
 
2.    No contact instruction.
 
3.    All students not from the same household or have shared company should remain 6 feet apart.
 
4.    Due to the nature of dance as a physical activity and exercise, face coverings will not be required by staff or students while participating in studio lead activities; please maintain a 6 foot distance.
 
5.    All touch surfaces will be continued to be cleaned often, the studio will have weekly   
sanitising cleaning. Paper towels or wipes will be available for students to use for surfaces
 and door handles.
 
Social Distancing / Face Covering
All students not from the same household or have shared company should remain 6 feet apart.
Due to the nature of dance as a physical activity and exercise, face coverings will not be required by staff or students while participating in studio lead activities; please maintain a 6 foot distance.
If wearing a face covering, be aware of yourself and others. If someone appears disoriented, dizzy or sweaty, do not ignore; bring attention to the individual immediately and ask them if they are OK. If the individual is wearing a mask, they may need to remove it from his/her face for oxygen and sit down in the nearest chair. Take whatever precautionary steps that may seem necessary, water, if the person has medication, calling 911 if necessary.  *(see liability)
 
Touch Surfaces
All touch surfaces will be continued to be cleaned often, the studio has professional weekly sanitation and general cleaning. This includes: all surfaces, door handles, mirrors, bathroom and removal of trash & recycling.
We encourage the use of hand sanitizer:
 after opening the door to come in
 upon changing shoes
 after class is finished
We encourage students to minimize touching surfaces:
 stay off the wall & mirror  
 use a paper towel or other method than bare hands to  push the door open to leave. 
We will have paper towels or wipes in the front and encourage students to wipe down anything they've touched.
 
Restrooms
Everyone is encouraged to use restrooms at home vs our public studio restroom.
If you do use the restroom,  please wash your hands then use a sanitized wipe to wipe the toilet handle, sink handle & door knob. After tossing wipe, use hand sanitiser before returning to class.
ENROLLMENT:
All students must  agree to the terms of this registration agreement in order to enter the studio or take classes with any of our Two Left Feet Dance llc, teachers and assigns.
Payment:
will be accepted by check, cash or credit.  
must be made before classes are scheduled.  
A hold or reservation  will no longer be honored without a deposit or payment in full. 
must pay by the last class currently enrolled to hold for any future sessions 
Without payment, student risks losing enrollment space. 
 
REGISTRATION AGREEMENT: 
Agreement:
By registering for any activity with Two Left Feet Dance, llc and any of Two Left Feet assigns, including Two Little Feet, you and the individual or individuals you are registering for classes agree to the policies, liability release and rules of Two Left Feet Dance, llc as indicated but not limited to what is stated below including spoken policies, liability release and rules from any employee or assignee of Two Left Feet Dance, llc.  These policies remain enforceable for any student, adult or child, and anyone enrolled or attending or observing class with Two Left Feet Dance, llc.. 
Rules & policies may be updated at any time.
Upon occurrence of a force majeure event, including but not limited to pandemic events, economic crisis, acts of God, acts of Government, including but not limited to destruction of, quarantine of, permanent closing of, including direction by authorities, that the premises of normal class location shall not be entered as well as events that interfere with the normal activities associated with daily operation of business, Two Left Feet Dance, llc shall notify the buyer, client, student or the purchasing adult that a force majeure event has occurred and its anticipated effect on business performance, including, if known, the expected duration. Two Left Feet Dance, llc shall use reasonable diligence to minimize damages to resume performance unless the force majeure has created a situation that is financially impractical to resume within a timely period. Two Left Feet Dance, llc assumes no failures in performance of its obligations to provide the services which the buyer, client, student or the purchasing adult agrees upon at the point of purchase of such services and buyer, client, student or the purchasing adult has the understanding there are absolutely no returns or refunds under this agreement that arise out of the force majeure event including but not limited to those events mentioned above. Expiration date of the classes will be extended for time of the enforcement of the force majeure.
 
Liability Release:
I/We understand there is a risk of injury associated with participating in any dance activity.
 I/We understand, with current events, there are health recommendations and I assume any risk and responsibility for my/our own health.
I/We affirm that I/we are physically healthy and will only attend class in a physically healthy state.
I/We affirm the liability statements above and understand when registering for classes with Two Left Feet Dance, llc, I/we hereby waive all claims against Two Left Feet Dance, llc, the instructors, assigns or partners of said program, individually or otherwise. I/we assume full responsibility for any and all damages, injuries, illnesses or losses that I, and/or the individual or individuals, including any minor child, that I am registering on my behalf,  may sustain or incur while attending or participating in any & all Two Left Feet Dance, llc activities.
 
EXPIRATION:
Class credits expire 6 months from the purchase date. 
Any unused portion at 6 months will be considered to have been used class credits, for both group & private lessons. 
Should a force majeure affect the expiration date of a normal operation of Two Left Feet Dance, llc, a new expiration date will be applied for the length of the  closure created.
 
REFUNDS:
Refunds will be made by check or cash, in the same manner the classes were purchased.
Any request to cancel a set of purchased lessons must be made in writing by email. 
Request made on the day of the class, the class will be counted as used. 
Refunds are from the day forward of the request for the remaining classes of a session. 
All refunds will incur a $25 refund fee. 
 A refund request can avoid a fee by taking the option of a gift certificate. The gift certificate would be for the remaining amount of classes.  This gift certificate expires 6 months from the initial purchase date.
 
Returned Check
 A fee of $30 will be added to your registration fee for returned checks.
 
SCHEDULING LESSONS
Students will schedule all lessons through the studio office & email. If a  change or cancellation  is needed, students MUST notify the studio office. Teachers are not responsible for scheduling studio lessons contact:  twoleftfeetdance@gmail.com or 240-632-2345
 
ATTENDANCE RSVP / ABSENCE CANCELLATION
Attendance / RSVP
Everyone must RSVP for in-studio group classes and private lessons AND receive a confirmation.
Do not “Drop-In” without receiving a confirmation, you may be denied entry 
RSVPs will be on a month to month basis made at the end of the month previous.
Teachers will continue to take attendance and notify the directors, if students are a no-show. 
 
Absence / Cancellation
BY STUDENT
CANCELLATION for in person class must be made NO LATER THAN 10AM the day of the class or you will get charged for the class as if you attended.
If you or anyone in your family is sick, has a fever, cough, sneezing or a sniffle, please stay home.

BY STUDIO/INSTRUCTOR
If  a group class is cancelled, we will notify you by email and put an announcement on facebook. If you have a Facebook account, be sure you follow us https://www.facebook.com/TwoLeftFeetDanceStudios/  if you do not you will be able to see the announcement on our website home page http://twoleftfeetdance.com
If a private lesson is cancelled, we will send you an email to notify you of this cancellation. 
Please be sure you have given the studio a current phone number to reach you if the cancellation ends up last minute due to unforeseen circumstances.
IF A CANCELLATION IS DUE TO COVID-19: If you have been confirmed to have COVID-19 and attended a class at the studio, contact us immediately in order that we may let others know they may have been exposed. Names will remain confidential.  
 

ARRIVAL 
LIMIT ITEMS  you bring into the studio, to only necessary items in the list below::
dance shoes, keys, cell phone, bottle of water 
Leave other things in your car or at home
No shopping bags, no coffee, no restaurant leftovers, no jackets, no purses, no bags 
exception shoe bag for dance shoes
 
DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY   ARRIVE EITHER ON THE HOUR :00 or HALF HOUR :30 for your class 
There will now be 15 minutes between classes. 
Students must wait outside until their class time to enter the studio 
 
Everyone must wait until the students from previous class have vacated the studio before entering
On the hour: example of new time schedule
5 minutes: (ie7:00-7:05pm) Students may enter, change into dance shoes, hand sanitize  and go to your assigned area
45 minutes: (ie7:05-7:50pm) Lesson
10 minutes: (ie 7:50-8:00pm) Verbal confirm next lesson, changing out of dance shoes & exiting and wiping anything if needed. exit studio.
 
On the HALF hour: example of new time schedule 
5 minutes: (ie6:30-6:35pm) Students may enter, change into dance shoes, hand sanitize  and go to your assigned area
45 minutes: (ie7:05-7:50pm) Lesson
10 minutes: (ie7:50-8:00pm)Verbal confirm next lesson, change out of dance shoes & exiting and wiping anything if needed. exit studio
 
CLASS SIZES - - - -
PRIVATE LESSONS: BALLROOM & LATIN 
Phase 2
No observers are allowed in the studio
One instructor per class
up to 2 other staff members inside the studio
 
There will only be one teacher at a time in the studio for classes.
 
Be aware of your working space and what is your side vs the instructors side.
 
Private lesson students will stay in the front 1/2 the studio on the window side.
Students will stay in the first 3 squares or 3 mirror panels.
The mirror panels are exactly 6 feet.  (see diagram)  
 
Each number depicts a 6x6 square marked off square.
Students will be able to use squares 1-3, 11-13 and aisle in between.
 
 -  Students from the same household or that have shared company may dance together.
 
The instructor will have no physical contact and keep a 6 ft distance.
 
Phase 3 and beyond
Guest observers are allowed in the studio, with prior permission.
Two instructors and two private lessons may be held simultaneously.
Up to 4 other staff members  inside the studio.

All of our private classes are limited to only 2 private lessons in the studio at one time.
If you choose to have a “private studio/ private lesson” you can reserve the
entire studio for your lesson for $150/lesson.
Unless you pay that you are not guaranteed nor “promised” that you will have
the studio only for your private lesson. 
 
We will keep 1 set of private lesson students to ½  the studio on the window side,
the first 3 squares or 3 mirror panels.  
Depicted user area is the 6x6 square marked off from 1-3, center aisle and 11-13.
 
The other private lesson students will be on the ½ of the studio toward the
back working space of the studio, the  other set of 3 squares and the
end of the 3 mirror panels.
Depicted is the 6x6 square marked off from 4-5, center aisle and 14-16.
 
 -  The instructor will have physical contact only after social distancing is no longer
in place and will be at the instructor's discretion.
GROUP CLASS: BALLROOM & LATIN 

Phase 2
Students will stay in the front  1/2 the studio on the window side.  Students assigned "permanent squares" for group class which will be in the first 3 squares or 3 mirror panels. The mirror panels are exactly 6 feet. 
Each number square is depicted is a 6x6 square.  (see diagram)

No observers are allowed in the studio
One instructor per class and up to 2 other staff members  inside the studio
Classes will be limited to 4 students and 1 teacher, until further notice. 
No contact instruction. Instructors will not touch students and maintain 6ft distance.

All students not from the same household or have shared company should
remain 6 feet apart.

Couples may dance together, singles will shadow dance
Students will stay in their “permanent” assigned 6x6 ft square & “aisle”
Follower on 11 across from Leader on 1 -  partner dancing towards square 11
Follower on 13 across from Leader on 3 - partner dancing towards square 3 
 
Smooth dances should minimize travel 
Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango
Stay in 6X6 ft square for patterns
Focus on technique 
Staying in in your 6ft “aisle” for any travel steps

Latin dances should stay in the 6X6 ft square
Swing, Rumba, Salsa, Cha Cha, Bachata, Merengue, 
 
Phase 3 and beyond
While 6 ft social distancing remains:
only 6-7 students will be RSVP’d in class
1 -2 instructors
Students will be expected to stay in assigned area.
Couples dance together, singles shadow dance.
 
Once 6ft social distancing is lifted, we will allow up to 12 students.
Class may have 2 or more teachers in class.
Singles may dance with other students or instructor if it is agreed upon by both persons.
 

STUDIO RULES:
Shoes: 
Appropriate dance shoes should be worn in the studio. 
Do not wear dance shoes on the street or sidewalk.
Street shoes destroy the floor. 
Wet shoes are not allowed and are a safety concern for slipping.
You will be asked to remove wet shoes & dance barefoot if you do not have a second pair of shoes when it is raining or snowing. 
If you do not yet own ballroom shoes, you can order online for as little as $35-$40 to have  the right equipment for the right sport.
 
Drinks & Food:
Absolutely NO food or snacks in the studio.*
Water or energy drinks are allowed.
Finish all Starbucks or other restaurant drinks before entering.
Bottle of any kind will be thrown away after class.
Trash:
Help keep the studio clean, dispose of all tissues and towels used in the trash receptacle.
 
Cell Phone:
If the call can't wait, step outside to take or make a call
 
Photo Release: Occasionally pictures or videos  of class or events will be recorded. The images may be used but are not limited to use on our website, online & in-print advertising, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or mobile applications. We protect your identity by not using names and in many cases the faces are turned away or blurred. This release gives your consent to allow the use of the images taken within the studio property or classes, unless a written request has been made otherwise. We encourage students to take, post and tag pictures in personal postings.