KCPA Summer Session 2020
General Program Information:
August 3th – August 20th
Pre-School (ages 3-5): Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am – 11:30am, $200
Classes will focus on creative movement, tap, ballet, and music. Class size is limited to 4 students.
Beginner/Intermediate (ages 6-10): Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm – 8pm, $250
Intermediate/Advanced (ages 10-18): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6pm – 8pm, $250
Each day will consist of a warm-up, conditioning, and focus on a different dance genre (e.g. ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary) to limit the need for changing shoes – a schedule will be made available prior to the session so you know which shoes to bring on which days. There will be no across the floor combinations and all students should have masks and will have an assigned space to dance in for social distancing. Class size is limited to 6 students per level.
Important: Due to continued concerns with COVID-19, KCPA has had to adjust its summer programming. We want to continue to support our students’ development in dance and theatre while maintaining a healthy environment. We understand that everyone has different opinions on the reopening of NH businesses and comfort with going out. After extensive thought and preparation, we are prepared to offer modified versions of our pre-school camp and dance intensives for students and families who feel comfortable getting out of the house and are looking for a dance opportunity in a studio setting. Enrollment will be extremely limited due to social distancing requirements, so your space will not be held until your account is paid in full. You will also be required to sign a new waiver.
Even if you are not yet ready to come back to the studio and are in a financial position to do so, please consider a tax-deductible donation to KCPA. The studio has lost a significant amount of revenue due to the cancellation of June classes, the Spring Show, and our regular summer programs. Every little bit helps to ensure there is a KCPA to come back to once this crisis has abated. Click here to donate: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2123040
Below, you will find our current plan for the programs. Please note that changes may be made to the program should guidance from the CDC and the State of New Hampshire change or based upon enrollment. These changes may take place at any time before or during the program.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to program start time to allow plenty of time to complete our safety protocols upon entering the building. Students who arrive late will not be allowed into the studio. Also, allow extra time following the program for your student to return to you as we carefully monitor their exit from the building.
Should the need arise, classes will be moved to a Zoom format.
Register here: http://www.nhperformingarts.org/portal/
General Safety Measures (under continual development):
Studio floors, barres, and other high touch surfaces will be sanitized before and after each class.
Hand sanitizer will be made readily available.
Enrollment is limited to 6 students per session (4 students for pre-school).
No one is allowed into the studio who has a temperature higher than 100.4˚F, any symptoms of COVID-19 or who has traveled out of New England in the past 14 days.
One teacher per day (masked at all times). There will be no hands-on corrections.
Parents will drop students off at the door (no parents allowed in the lobby).
Additional Protocols (still under development):
Students will have their temperature checked with a no-contact thermometer prior to studio entry.
Students will be allowed to enter the lobby (masked) one at a time to remove outdoor shoes, sanitize their hands, and then proceed into studio A, which has been marked into 10 foot squares (barres have also been marked at 10 foot intervals).
Students will keep their dance shoes and water bottle with them in their square or at their marked space at the barre.
When not dancing, students should always be masked (this includes before and after class as well as during instructor corrections and demonstrations).
Students will be released to the lobby one at time to change back into their outdoor shoes, sanitize their hands, and go to their parent (or other authorized pick up person) in the parking lot under supervision.
Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts
NOTE: We understand that these procedures will be an inconvenience, but we are following guidance from our local health authorities and want to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 while realizing that many students and families are eager to get back to a more normal.