We Will Be Re-Opening To The Public in a Few Stages:
FIRST STAGE: JULY 1st In Person Private Lessons
SECOND STAGE: JULY 15th OR AUGUST 1st In Person Private Lessons / Ferocity Company Rehearsals, No Partnerwork
THIRD STAGE: AUGUST 1st OR SEPTEMBER 1st In Person Private Lessons / Company Rehearsals, No Partnerwork In Person Group Lessons, No Partnerwork / Small Studio Rentals
FOURTH STAGE: SEPTEMBER 1st OR OCTOBER 1st In Person Private Lessons / Company Rehearsals, Limited Partnerwork, No Rotation / In Person Group Lessons, No Partnerwork / Small Studio Rentals
FIFTH STAGE: OCTOBER 1st OR NOVEMBER 1st In Person Private Lessons / Company Rehearsals, Limited Partnerwork, No Rotation / In Person Group Lessons, Partnerwork With Set Partners, No Rotation / Small Studio Rentals
Please Note: These Are Our Currently Projected Timelines and Can Change At Any Time Depending On The Progression of the Pandemic. Firm Stage Changes will be announced as we get ready to change over.
What To Expect
COVID-19 LIABILITY WAIVER This is a one time form to fill and sign, done electronically - no waiver means no admission to our studio. You can request to have this e-mailed to you if you want to go ahead and have it done early, or we send them out as appointments are made.
QUESTIONNAIRE BEFORE EVERY VISIT An online questionnaire asking about symptoms, recent interactions and travel must be filled out before every visit to the studio. You can save the link to this and fill it on the day that you are coming to see us, or you'll be able to access via our website after tonight. Anyone experiencing symptoms will not be allowed to enter.
ONLINE REGISTRATIONS ONLY In order to avoid exchanging of surfaces from one party to another, all payments and registrations be handled before your visit. We were mostly Green before but this will be more efficient for us all, and safer for you.
MASKS REQUIRED All entering the building must have masks on, and they must remain on once inside the studio. Staff that are conducting classes can lower their masks while teaching. If you have a medical condition that prohibits you from wearing a mask, we will request to see a Doctor's Note stating such.
HAND WASHING & SANITIZING REQUIRED We will have various touch free hand sanitizer stations set up throughout the studio including one outside in the hallway by our door. Make sure to practice proper hygiene, all hands must be sanitized upon entering studio and again before leaving. Hand washing for periods of 20-30 seconds required after using the restroom.
TEMPERATURE CHECKS We will check everyone's temperature with infrared no touch thermometers as they enter the studio, if you have a temperature higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, you will not be permitted to enter.
NO SOCIALIZING You may enter five minutes before your scheduled appointment time, and find a prefixed spot to dance in (take your water bottles) and you must exit the studio and building immediately at the conclusion of your class. No socializing in the hallways either. The spots we have prefixed to the ground are
NO FOOD You may bring your water bottles but no eating will be permitted in the studio.
NO SHARED EQUIPMENT There will be no using of any rollers or mats, these items have been removed.
NO STORING ITEMS Please come with only what you need for class, at the end of each day if items are left behind we will dispose of them. Half of the storage cubbies we currently have available will be blocked off to limit proximity to someone else's belongings. Please Note: Our expectations and rules for being in the studio will be posted in the studio and can change at any moment in time.
*Studio Rentals Are Never Guaranteed As we are under tight restrictions on how many people can be at the studio, our needs as a studio must be met before we can share the space. We will let you know when you ask for a specific day/time if we can accommodate you.
What Will We Do?
CLEAN HEAVY TRAFFIC AREAS EVERY HOUR (TWO HOURS IF A LONGER SESSION IS OCCURRING) After classes, lessons or rehearsals we will clean all door knobs, cubbies, and surfaces
PREFIXED DANCE SPOTS We have put in spacing where most students will have six feet of space between them and the next person in all directions. A few spots have three feet in one direction, but six in all others, these are meant for usage later when we can have more people.
SOCIAL DISTANCING In order to be as safe as possible for my students, I myself am very limited in my interactions with the public and public spaces.
SMILING FACES We have spent most of quarantine working in the studio and have invested in getting our studio as ready as possible by removing things we don't need, and stocking up with purifiers, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, touchless pumps and anything else we could think of to make this experience as safe as possible for you. We promise to smile and try to make you enjoy the time we have together albeit a different experience than before.
VIRTUAL OPTIONS For those not ready to return physically, we will offer virtual options for all of the programs in the studio. You're our family, and we want it to be as comfortable as possible for you and that means catering to as many comfort levels as we are able.
By far, joining Kat's bachata dance team has been my favorite activity I have discovered in the Washington DC (DMV) area. Kat Arias has built a dance community around her self that is founded on her vision of unity on the dance floor. The comraderie, fun atmosphere, supportive teammates, and most awesome of all: bachata skills workshops and different types of lesson she offers makes you grow into the bachatero/-a you were always meant to be!