Dance Classes are back in-person!
Virtual dance training is also available for students who live out of state, or who would prefer to remain online. Voice and acting training will continue to be virtual to help protect the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Broadway Training Intensive
Health and Safety Plan: COVID-19
Updated: August 20, 2021
Social distancing recommendations become significantly greater when exercising indoors. For this reason, enrollment will be limited, capacity will be limited to less than 50%, and students must maintain a MINIMUM of 6 feet of social distance at all times. In common areas outside of the teaching studio (hallways, restrooms, check-in area, etc.) students must also maintain 6 feet of social distance at all times.
Masks must be worn tightly over the face, covering both mouth and nose. Fabric masks must have no less than two layers of tightly woven cotton. Surgical masks are permitted. Bandannas, scarfs, and masks with vents are prohibited as they can allow particles to escape. Face shields or other eye protection may be worn in addition to a mask, but they cannot be worn instead of a mask.
Temperatures will be checked outside of the building, prior to entry. Anyone with a temperature above 100 degrees within the past 24 hours will not be permitted to enter the building.
Everyone must sanitize their hands prior to entering the studio.
High touch surfaces (including ballet barres) will be sanitized between each class.
Broadway Training Intensive (BTI) will continue working with all venues to ensure the safety and effectiveness of HVAC systems, including frequent circulation of fresh air.
Arrival & Departure
Late entry into class will not be possible. Students will be permitted to enter the building 5 minutes prior to their class start time and must depart the building within 5 minutes of their class ending, to allow time for transition and cleaning between classes. Students are welcome and encouraged to arrive early and wait in the parking lot so they do not miss their five-minute window to enter the building.
Parents/Guardians, Siblings, etc.
Only registered students will be permitted to enter the building. If parents/guardians need to speak with BTI staff, they may do so via email or phone outside of class times.
Restroom use will be limited to one student at a time. Please arrive wearing the clothing you plan to wear for classes.
While drinking water, masks cannot be completely removed — students may instead move them up or down. Be sure to bring plenty of water, as water fountains/refill stations may not be available.
As enrollment is significantly limited to help protect the health and safety of the BTI community, students must enroll for the entire season. Cancellations or refunds will not be possible. If a student is ill, quarantined, out of town, visiting or auditioning for college, or away for a theatre-related conflict, they are welcome to attend class virtually, or at their convenience via the online recording.
Communication & Notification
Should BTI be notified that a student, faculty, or staff member tests positive for COVID-19 or has significant exposure to someone with COVID-19, both students and parents/guardians, will be immediately notified via email, and the identity of the individual will be kept confidential.
Exposure to COVID-19
If a student or member of their household is exposed to someone with COVID-19, (exposure is defined as being within 6 feet of an infected individual, with or without a mask, for 15 consecutive minutes or more), they are required to advise BTI immediately.
It is important to remember that one can be the most contagious for 48 hours before exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19.
Returning to Dance Class After Exposure to COVID-19
• If student is fully vaccinated, and no symptoms are present:
Student may return to dance class after 10-days.
Student may choose to return to dance class sooner, by obtaining a negative PCR test on day 3-5. (Day zero is defined as the day of exposure.)
• It student is not vaccinated:
Student should quarantine for 14-days.
“The recommendation for a 14-day quarantine is based on estimates of (the upper bounds of) the COVID-19 incubation period. Quarantine’s importance grew after it was evident that… a substantial portion of infected persons (likely somewhere between 20% to 40%) never develop symptomatic illness but can still transmit the virus.” – cdc.gov
Returning After Testing Positive for COVID-19
NOTE: If the student feels well enough, they may continue to take class virtually.
Student may return to the class after these three things have all happened:
- They have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is, three full days of no fever without the use of medication that reduces fevers)
- All other symptoms have significantly improved (for example, when cough or shortness of breath is no longer occurring)
- At least 14 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared, or they tested positive if they were asymptomatic.
Faculty & Staff Safety
All BTI faculty and staff are fully vaccinated.
BTI will update this plan and adopt additional protocols based on CDC, DOH, and the state of Colorado guidelines as needed.
Dance students must also agree to the following:
While at Broadway Training Intensive (BTI), I will behave as if I am an asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19 to help reduce the risk of unintentionally infecting others.
If I am not feeling completely well or have any symptoms of illness, I will not attend class in person. I understand that this is not limited to COVID-19 symptoms — if I am feeling at all unwell, I will not enter the building. Instead I will attend class virtually, or take class later from the online recording.
If I or any member of my household am exposed to COVID-19, or test positive for COVID-19, I will immediately notify BTI by contacting the producing artistic director and head of the dance program.