COVID - 19 Guidance

The health and safety of our Showoff Dance Family as well as the wider community is our first and foremost concern, and we are reviewing the situation day-by-day as it unfolds (last updated CPD information on 01 June) and updating our Facebook page and Website regularly.


We have now been given the official go ahead and are absolutely delighted to welcome you all back to classes!


It is of vital importance to us to put certain measures in place that confirm to all government guidelines and safety measures in our classes to keep you and our members of staff safe.

           COVID-19 Declaration


A new electronic point of booking
declaration will be given to all staff, members and parents of younger members
to declare that they have not been in close contact with anyone who has been
diagnosed with COVID-19 and if they have, they have self-isolated for 14
days.  This will include sensitive
information such as parents/child’s name and telephone number.  This declaration will also give permission to
share this information with our licensed venue provider to meet and comply with
government guidelines. ALL staff will need to sign a declaration to confirm if
they have been in contact with anyone infected with COVID-19 within the last 14


COVID-19 Heath
and Personal Hygiene

Antibacterial hand gel will be
available for everyone to use upon entering and leaving a class. We will have
talks with staff/ members before and after each class about hand washing and
the importance of using and disposing of tissues.

Antibacterial hand gel will be
available for everyone to use upon entering and leaving a class. We will have
talks with staff/ members before and after each class about hand washing and
the importance of using and disposing of tissues.

There will be reminders at any
toilet/drink break times throughout the class.

Enhanced cleaning measures will be put
in place, and antibacterial hand sanitizer will be provided at classes upon
entering and leaving to maintain the highest possible standards of hygiene and
we will ensure staff and all members to use this.

ALL members MUST bring their own water
bottles, it is so important to stay hydrated during dance. In the event that
someone forgets their water bottle, we can no longer provide replacements. 

No food or snacks are to be brought
into any class.

No BAGS are allowed to be brought into
class, to allow us to utilise all available space in the room.

NO TOYS are to be brought into class
for hygiene purposes.

All parents must remove any outdoor
coats or jackets from their children before entering.

All members must wear clean clothes to
every dance class they attend.

We will allow sufficient time between
each class to accomplish enhanced cleaning measures to avoid groups waiting
outside too long during changeover.

Classes may be shortened for the time
being to help us accomplish this.

All staff and customers are to change
and shower at home.


COVID 19 Social
Distancing Drop off and Collection


We will ensure that when adult members
or parents arrive to drop off or collect their child/children from our Tikes
and Kids and Advanced Kids classes that we maintain the government guidelines
on social distancing and ensure there is 2 metres between everyone. 

No parents will be allowed into the
room whilst dropping the children off and collecting and staff will sign the
children in and out with the exception of our Tiny Tots classes who will be limited to one adult per child unless leaving their child with us.

No adult members will be able to bring
any friends or family members into class with them.

Only the members which are pre-booked
will be allowed, and anyone that we are not expecting shall not be permitted.

We will use a one-way system for
entering and leaving the room and shall give clear instructions to everyone
prior to arriving to make them aware of this.

We shall use clearly labelled signs
which will help guide members in the right direction as to minimise and reduce
contact. Members will be admitted on a one in, one out basis.


COVID 19 Social
Distancing in Class


The social distancing measures will
also be a rule set in line for when members come into class. We will use
coloured non slip rubber floor spots/markers for spacing out all dancers back
to back and side to side to govern each member their allocated personal space
in line with social distancing.       

Lines will be staggered, alternating
like a chess board so they are not directly in line with one another. This is
particularly important for our younger members who may find it hard to judge
distances and will help them to maintain social distancing

We are aware that our younger members,
the children, also come to dance to be sociable and meet others and have not
seen their fellow dance friends for some time, we are sure they will be very
excited and it will be hard for them to minimise contact when they meet and
greet.  In light of this we will give
every child a spot of their own to walk to sit or stand  upon entering class one at a time and we will
make a fun game of creating a little rule about greetings, such as a particular
gesture or dance move/sentence or word they’d like to greet their friends with
without close contact.

We will explain this to parents who
can in turn also explain to their children prior to classes to prepare them for
the new rules.




Head mics will be used for teaching
purposes in classes where staff need to avoid raising their voices.

Music volume will be turned lower than
usual in order for staff and members to avoid raising their voices.

Children will be encouraged to put
their hands up if they need assistance or have a question rather than shouting




Any member who develops a high
temperature will not be able to stay at class.

If a member begins to show symptoms of
a cough/fever there will be a designated area where the said member can be kept
safe and isolated until they are collected (if a child) or leave.

PPE will be available for staff to
wear if and when needed if a member should become unwell.

If anyone becomes unwell or develops
any symptoms of COVID-19 during the day, in our setting they should be sent
home and advised to follow the staying at home guidance.

If a child/adult is awaiting
collection, they will be moved, if possible and if appropriate, to a room where
they can be isolated behind a closed door.

We will be mindful of individual
children’s needs – for example it would not be appropriate for children to be
alone without adult supervision. Ideally, a window or door will be opened for

If it is not possible to isolate them,
we will move them to an area which is at least 2 metres away from other

Any member of staff supervising the
adult/child will wear PPE and the area will be deep cleaned once the child has
been collected.

We will have PPE on hand at all times
for use in such situations as above. This will consist of disposable 3 ply
surgical masks, disposable surgical gloves and disposable aprons.

If they need to go to the bathroom while
waiting to be collected, they will use a separate bathroom if possible. The
bathroom will be cleaned and disinfected using standard cleaning products
before being used by anyone else.

If they need clinical advice, they
(staff member, parent or guardian) should go online to NHS 111 (or call 111 if
they don’t have internet access). In an emergency, call 999 if they are
seriously ill or injured or their life is at risk. Do not visit the GP,
pharmacy, urgent care centre or a hospital.

If a member of staff wearing the
correct PPE has helped someone who was taken unwell with COVID-19 symptoms,
they do not need to go home unless they develop symptoms themselves. They
should wash their hands thoroughly for 20 seconds after any contact with
someone who is unwell and remove and dispose of their PPE.




Classes will have restricted numbers,
resulting in reduced class sizes, in place in line with current social
distancing measures.

We will accomplish this by limiting
the number of members attending our dance classes at any one time by using our
timed schedule and upfront monthly pre-booking system.

Only members who are approved to be
booked on prior to attending a class will be admitted to class, this class will
be that members safe ‘class bubble’. 



One way or another, the show must go on. We are happy and more determined than ever to announce that we have a few tricks up our sleeve to ensure that Showoff Dance Takes the Stage 2020 will indeed go ahead. You will be happy to know that we are still working towards this year’s end of year show, all routines currently being taught in classes will count towards and be included in this year’s show


Uniform orders are will go ahead when we return, orders placed prior to Lockdown in April will be rechecked for sizes in case they have changed and re ordered.  Any outstanding photo or DVD orders will be distributed in classes. 


As always we can be contacted via our webpage, web enquiries service, phonelines and Facebook page and are always on hand if you need any help or support.

Any general email enquiries may be directed to 

Telephone/text enquiries can be made as always to 07792016645




Full guidance and government measures can be found on the government website and anyone concerned about their health in relation to COVID-19 should follow Public Health England guidance and contact NHS 111 (or NHS 111 online) if the guidance advises them to do so.


If you or any your immediate household family members are showing any symptons please do stay at home for 14 days, Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. This will help us all to protect others in our community while you are infectious.




The NHS website has lots of important up to date information about how the virus is spread and has the answers to the most common questions about the virus.


Please stay in the loop by visiting the Government’s website and the following websites:


· Public Health England (PHE)

· World Health Organisation (WHO)

· Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO