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Protocols for the Adult Ballet Program  

Canada's National Ballet School has put enhanced health and safety measures in place for all students and staff. For the Adult Ballet Program, these protocols include, but are not limited to:
 
  • All students must confirm a health declaration electronically before entering the building. Each time the student enters the building and signs-in, they are declaring that they are healthy, free of symptoms, had no known contact with a probable COVID-19 case, and have not traveled outside of Canada in the last 14 days.   
  • Students need to arrive at NBS dressed for class under their street clothes as no dressing room space will be provided. Masks are required for all who enter the building and should be worn in all spaces, including the studio. It is suggested that you bring more than one mask.
  • Students will be directed to a specific entry point to the building (which may not be the main entrance) and will have a specified arrival time. Upon arrival, students should proceed directly to the studio designated for their class and find a chair outside of the studio where they can leave their street clothes and shoes (see below). Information on your entry point and arrival time as well as your designated studio will be provided a week before class begins. Students should use the washrooms nearest their studio to wash their hands. Please use hand sanitizer as well before entering the studio space. 
  • Students will be given a plastic bag, which they should carry with them directly to the studio area. There will be chairs outside the studio – one for each dancer. Please put your outside clothes/shoes/ bags in the plastic bag you are given and place under the chair for the duration of the class. You will also be given two paper bags – one for your second mask and one for your wallet/cell phone. Both paper bags must be taken into the studio. Please travel as lightly as possible when you come to NBS. Canada’s National Ballet School is not responsible for any lost or stolen articles.
  • All students should stay in that area of the studio until directed otherwise by the teacher. 
  • Studio location will be set and will remain consistent. If any changes in location need to be made, a notice will be posted at the entrance. 
  • At the conclusion of the class, please re-dress at your designated chair and proceed out of the building directly. For your safety and the safety of staff and other students, we are aiming to minimize the time you spend in the building. 
  • A maximum of 7 classes will be run at a time with staggered start times to accommodate a graduated entry into the building. Class sizes are reduced to facilitate physical distancing in the studio and a reduction of visitors onsite. Class sizes are dependent on the studio space and will most often consist of ten students. 
  • To facilitate the protocols and procedures, we must require that students arrive promptly at their scheduled arrival time. Students arriving more than 10 minutes after their scheduled arrival time will be denied entry into the building. No compensation or make-up class will be granted due to lateness. Arrival times will be communicated to registered participants prior to the first day of classes. 
  • Security Badges: for the 2020-2021 season, we are not issuing adult badges. All entry points will be manned and students must be listed on the published attendance list in order to gain entry into the building. Our goal is to maintain appropriate numbers in each class that allow for social distancing which will maximize the safety of dancers as well as instructors and musicians. Only registered students will be allowed past the check point. If, for some reason your name does not appear on the list, please contact Stephanie Medeiros at 416-964-3780 ext. 2112 or stephanie.medeiros@nbs-enb.ca.
 

Returning after Illness

When can you return to classes at NBS?
If you are not sure about returning to NBS after having symptoms, please talk with a health care provider.

If you do not get tested
You should isolate for 14 days, unless all the following apply:
  • a doctor diagnosed you with another illness
  • you do not have a fever (without using medication)
  • it has been at least 24 hours since your symptoms started improving (if you had symptoms)
If you test negative (you do not have the virus)
You can return to onsite classes at NBS if all the following apply:
  • you do not have a fever (without using medication)
  • it has been at least 24 hours since your symptoms started improving (if you had symptoms
**Note - These guidelines have been adopted from the Ministry of Education.
 
If you have any questions about these protocols, please contact registrar@nbs-enb.ca.

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