Covid 19 Policies & Procedures

Your physical and mental health is our top priority.

Exciting News!

We will be returning back to our hybrid classes starting Monday, February 1st, 2021! 


The past few months have been challenging for everyone, we hope that you are all safe and healthy.  Thank you for supporting your student(s) with their zoom classes and providing space at home for them to continue. 


This coming Monday, February 1st we are excited to return to our hybrid instruction model for our entire schedule.

Students choosing to come back to the studio in person will need to follow our Covid19 protocols that were in place before the county freeze in Nov.  Please take a moment to familiarize yourself and your dancer with the protocols listed at the bottom of this email. 


For our valued zoom patrons, ENCORE understands that we all have different perspectives and comfort levels with Covid19.  For this reason, we will continue to provide our full schedule via zoom as well.  You will want to use the same links and passwords to continue to join us.

In Studio Covid19 Policies:

  • ENCORE is split into four separate buildings with each having their own entrance and exit, bathroom facilities and sanitation stations. Check the chalkboard upon arrival at the front of Stu A to know where your class will be meeting. Follow the one way path entrance and exit signs. Note: Students 8yrs and younger must be released to a parent at the exit door.  

  • Masks are to be worn at all times in and outside the studio. If you forget your mask, ENCORE will provide one for you. 

  • All dancers must wait for an instructor to check them before entering their classroom; this includes

    • Temperature reading (non-contact)

    • Covid19 Questions 

    • Hand Sanitizing 

    • Pick up their health screen sticker

  • All dancers must always stay 6ft apart at all times.  Squares will be marked off in each classroom.  No sharing of space, food or physical contact. (even with your social bubbles)

  • Wear layers. ENCORE will be keeping doors/garages open as much as possible.

  • Equipment and common areas of touch will be wiped down between each class, students using equipment will be responsible for wiping down their used items. 

  • Our lobby will remain closed; this area will be used for student transferring/waiting for their next class. (students only bring essentials to class)

  • Our water fountain is closed.  Please bring a water bottle to class with you. 

  • Limit bathroom usage by going before you leave home.

If you have questions email 

Mark those calendars, we resume hybrid starting Monday, Feb 1st!  

Valerie Dawn (Owner)

Zoom Policies:

Our Zoom students are equally as important as our in studio students, with our 55" monitors you are

right there with us!

Our system allows the instructors to see all their students at the same time!  Each class will start at the same day/time as our class schedule lists.

Download Zoom

Zoom is a free app/online that you can download.




Zoom classes will end 5 min early for in studio sanitation & switching of classes. 

Technology challenged? Thats okay! Text for help! 503-608-7207

How to Join Class

Registered ENCORE students will receive an email the first week of their class that will let them know our online class password.  CLICK HERE to go to your online class schedule/Link.  If you are switching from an in person student to online please email for this request. 

The link will take you directly tnto the 'waiting room.'  There your instructor will verify your name against our attendance and let you into class. 


  • Use your real name in order to get verified and get into the class immediately!

  • Its the same link every week!

  • If you have issues or get stuck in the waiting room, please text 503-608-7207

Preparing your Space

You need at least a 6' by 6' space for a successful class. If you have less space than that please let your instructor know.

Have your water bottle within reach, do not leave the screen ;)


Having a dance flooring is ideal, but ultimately dancing on the rug in the living room, in the garage or in the kitchen will be just fine!  If you are looking to put in a floor we suggest any of the following options.

  • plywood (purchase from home depot & lay on top of your surface)

  • Interlocking foam floor tiles - amazon or home depot

Items Needed:

Have these items ready before starting class, sit them on the side of your space!


  • Yoga blocks (amazon/target)

    • Home Alternative: couch pillows​

  • Ballet Barre or equivalent (amazon, home depot DIY)

    • Home Alternative: Dinning Room Chair​

Stretch & Flex Classes:​​

  • Yoga blocks (amazon/target)

    • Home Alternative: couch pillows​

  • Yoga Matt​ (amazon/target)

    • Home Alternative: Towel​

  • Stretch Bands (amazon/target)​


  • Yoga blocks (amazon/target)

    • Home Alternative: couch pillows​

  • Gym Matt​

    • Home Alternative: pillows, bed mattress, couch cushions, stacked quilts 

If you don't have an item, don't sweat it.  Be flexible and do what you can to get it for the following week. ​

What to Wear/Hair:

Dance attire requirements are the same for our in studio and at home dancers!

Click Here to see our attire requirements

Zoom & At Home Etiquette

To have a successful class, we must have a respectful class.


  • Log into your zoom class 5 - 10 min before your class time starts 

  • Make sure your name is correct for quick attendance

  • Have your camera set up so that your entire body can be seen from the side and/or front.

  • Have your space cleared of distractions (this includes family members)

    • Parents need only to participate if an instructor asks​

  • Have all your items ready and off to the side

  • Have a water bottle and snack (if in multiple classes in a row) off to the side

    • No eating/drinking allowed during class time unless instructor gives permission

  • No sitting in class unless given permission, always be ready to move

  • Apply corrections, we can see you at all times even if you cannot see us

  • Questions - raise your hand so we can see that you have one, if we miss it you are welcome to unmute yourself and ask for your instructors attention.

  • No cell phones or chat (to other students) allowed

  • No leaving the screen 

    • If you need to go to the bathroom, ask your instructor (go before class)

  • Positive attitude is EVERYTHING!


If we end up going into another shut down, ENCORE will automatically roll right over to our zoom classes for home learning. No refunds or prorating. See Zoom Online Policies


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