Destination Arts is a certified Safer Studio™ that focuses on a hierarchy of measures to create a safer environment beginning with requiring students and staff who are ill to stay home, followed by frequent hand cleansing and good hygiene practices, amplified cleaning, and making curricular and facility adaptations to minimizing contact and mingling. At DAC, the health and safety of our staff, students, guests, and communities has always been our highest priority – a commitment that has only been heightened at this time in history. That is why we have chosen to become certified as a “Safer Studio” following the guidelines provided by More than Just Great Dancing. This accreditation is supported by using local and national guidelines to inform best practices for service continuity and re-opening in-person services.
We have also completed COVID-19 training in both General Best Practices and Cleaning and Disinfecting Surfaces and we are a participating CountOnMeNC business!
Steps We Have Taken To Keep Everyone Safe
✔️Sick students, staff and parents must stay home
✔️Our Lobby areas are currently CLOSED – Students will need to be dropped off at the front door for all classes. (Exceptions: Age 2 Tutu Tots students may enter with 1 parent/guardian weekly & Newly-Enrolled students of any age may have 1 parent accompany them for the first 2 weeks.) *UPDATED 1/2/22*
✔️Masks are Optional for students & staff in our facility. *UPDATED 2/22/22*
✔️Social distancing markers throughout our facility
✔️Classrooms marked in spots for keeping socially distanced during classes
✔️Curriculum adapted to minimize contact and eliminate the sharing of props that can’t be easily wiped down
✔️Hand sanitizer stations readily available throughout the studio
✔️Water fountains closed until further notice
✔️UV Air Ionizers installed inside our HVAC units (Click here to read the benefits of the Air Oasis Nano Induct System)
✔️Medical Grade HEPA Air Purifiers plugged in each classroom and throughout our facility (Click here to read the benefits of Medify Air)
✔️Enhanced studio cleaning procedures