Please see our current policies and procedures below. These are in line with Berkeley
County guidelines to keep our dancers, teachers, staff, and families’ safe during this
time. Our teachers and staff have undergone training on how to sanitize the classrooms
and interact with our dancers based on the new social distancing guidelines to provide
the best and safest class possible for your dancer.
What is exposure?
Per guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), exposure occurs if a person
has been in close contact (less than six feet) for greater than 15 minutes with a person
What happens when an employee/student is exposed to COVID-19?
Once it is confirmed that an employee/student has been directly exposed to COVID-19,
the employee/student will report their exposure to the owners of the studio, Nancy and
Brenna, and be asked to teach/participate in class via zoom until a negative test result,
and/or a period of 10 days with no symptoms.
If symptoms develop, we advise you to seek medical treatment at your discretion. The
individual may return to the studio after at least 24 hours have passed since recovery
defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
improvement of other illness symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell,
headaches, etc.); AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. If
an employee has symptoms of COVID-19 and tests negative the individual may return
to the studio if they test negative for COVID-19 using a PCR test (nose swab, saliva
test) AND a medical evaluation determines that their symptoms were more likely due to
another cause (e.g. sore throat due to strep throat). In this latter case, the individual can
return when they meet the criteria for that condition. They will also need to be free of
the following for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or
other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants):
- If previously on quarantine before symptoms developing, must complete the
remainder of 14-day quarantine.
-Resolution of fever (subjective or measured) or fever symptoms (shivering, chills, body aches, etc.)
- Improvement of other illness symptoms (sore throat, persistent
- cough, sinus congestion, fatigue,
Studio Guidelines and Policies:
-Masks are no longer required at PDCA, and may be worn at your discretion.
-The lobby has been opened, however PDCA reserves the right to close it based on
an increase of reported cases.
-If your dancer or someone your dancer lives with has experienced a fever, nausea,
a new or worsening cough, shortness of breath or trouble breathing, a sore throat
(different than your seasonal allergies), a loss of smell and/or taste, diarrhea, and
or vomiting, please do not bring them to dance. Dancers must be symptom-free for
5 days without medicine before returning to dance. All classes are available via
Zoom so your dancer can continue to dance with us at home.
-Dancers along with anyone entering/exiting the building will use hand sanitizer
upon entering and exiting the building.
-Each dance room is sanitized according to the CDC guidelines before and after
each dance class.
-Please only send your dancer with their dance shoes and a water bottle. No extra
items are permitted.
-The lobby and bathrooms are sanitized each day according to CDC guidelines.
-The water fill-up station is not available. Please send your dancer a water bottle
that has their name on it.
-The dressing rooms are also closed. Please send your dancer in the proper dance
attire for each class.
-Lockers are available for rent. For dancers, that come for two or more classes may
purchase a locker (lock not provided) from the front desk. In the locker, a dancer
may only keep their shoes.
We are continually evaluating our efforts to keep our dancers, teachers, and families’
safe to meet the newest CDC guidelines. If you have any questions, please do not
hesitate to contact us at 843-873-2505.