Guidance for Starting Back in September

Dear Parents and Students,

I hope you are well and are getting the chance to enjoy some down time. I just wanted to keep you up to date with my plans for of the Ballet School in September.

I intend starting back in mid-September, depending on having access to after hours at the School and Saturday hours at the Community Centre, I will keep you posted.

Due to number restrictions in the classes and to enable me to forward plan for the upcoming term, I would appreciate it if you could email me by the 15/08/2020 to let me know if you would like to keep your child’s place in their current ballet class. Please make sure to include your child’s name and class in the email.

Please note there could be changes to the timetable due to the availability of hours etc. I will let you know dates and times as soon as possible.

Below is a Covid 19 return to class Guidance Plan for the Ballet School, please read through the information and let me know if you have any concerns, at present this is the standard policy for all afterschool activities.

Parents and GuardiansClear entry and exit to buildings.

  1. To avoid unnecessary congregation of students outside buildings, parents/guardians are
    requested to drop off and pick-up on time.
  2. Parents/Guardians and non-dancers are not allowed to enter the building and must wait
    outside in their cars.
  3. The students will be collected from the entrance by the teacher or assistant teacher and
    returned to their parents /guardian at the end of the session.

Dance Studio

  1. On entering & leaving the building, dancers are required to use hand sanitiser.
  2. Dancers will be required to arrive in practice clothes.
  3. Restricted numbers in classes, 10-12 students in the school hall only, which will allow for two
    metres distancing.
  4. Within the school hall, 2 metre spacing will be marked out at the barre and in the centre.
  5. There will be a 10 minute to 15 minutes break between sessions so that the Barres can be
    wiped with disinfectant and the room can be aired. The toilet area will also be cleaned
    during this time.
  6. If required by the school, students may be asked to enter by the main door and exit via the
    side door to avoid gathering in groups.

Students

  1. Students will be asked to wash their hands and use hand sanitiser before starting class.
  2. Student will be required to arrive in practice gear with their outdoor shoes and coats.
  3. There will be a designated chair set for each student which will be wiped down between
    classes.
  4. Students will bring their own mats, water bottles and hand sanitiser. There will be no sharing
    of mats or water bottles or personal hand sanitiser.
  5. Each student will have their own prop bag/character shoes and character skirt. There will be
    no sharing of props or dance wear.

The Marian Lennon School of Ballet will adhere to all the regulations laid down by St. Francis Xavier
School and the Inchicore Community Centre. The health and safety of our pupils and teachers must
be paramount in all our preparations for returning in September.