TDC’s COVID-19 Safety & Procedures

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, The Dance Centre has adapted as needed based on the governor’s updates to provide our South Toms River, NJ families with the best dance education in a safe and welcoming environment. Contact us to learn more.

Updated as of January 2022

Added Safety Procedures:

As of January 2022, due to the influx of positive Covid cases and exposures we’re being notified of from the holidays we’ve made the following decisions:

  • Our 6 week session will begin Saturday January 8th instead of today 1/4. Classes that were supposed to meet Monday 1/3-Friday 1/7 will begin next week, 1/10-1/14 and will end 2/14- 2/18
  • Effective immediately, masks are required for all dancers over the age of 2 in all classes. Parents are not allowed to wait in the lobby at any time. Please have plenty of water as extra water breaks will be provided.

Social Distancing will be maintained, with Covid-19 standard procedures. Mask policy is subject to change per CDC Guidelines.

Hand-sanitizing stations are located at the entrance of every classroom and throughout the building. Students must wash hands or use the sanitizing station before every class.

Lobby is closed​ to parents for viewing in order to continue to limit in studio exposure with masks being optional at this time. Older students may wait in the upper student lounge between classes and younger students may wait in the main lobby area.

If your child is sick, please stay home. If a child exhibits any signs or symptoms of infection or Covid-19 while at TDC, they will be sent home immediately.

Acro, Yoga, Silks students please bring your own yoga or panel mat if possible to limit the sharing of items. Any mats provided will be for single student use only during that class and wiped down between each class with CDC recommended cleaning products. When silks classes resume, equipment is for single student use only each day so classes will be very limited.

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19

If you:

Have been boosted OR completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months –> Wear a mask around others for 10 days, Test on day 5 if possible. If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

If you:

Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted OR completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted OR are unvaccinated–> Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days. Test on day 5 if possible. If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home. 

If you test positive for COVID-19

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status –> Stay home for 5 days. If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house. Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.