COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN

Updated 6-25-21

Your health and safety is of the utmost importance to us. We have been working diligently with all of our hotels and convention centers to come up with the safest possible experience for all of our clients and also for the Streetz staff and faculty. We understand that some of these steps may be too far for some and not far enough for others. We will continue to update our procedures as we receive more information.

Please know these changes are not long term, but only in place to assist us in bringing you the event you all know and love while being as safe as possible. Thank you again for your continual trust, support, and patience as we navigate this difficult time.

UPDATED SAFETY PROCEDURES

Throughout our season, we have been very cautious of everyone’s health and safety as we operated with the highest awareness of Covid-19. With Nationals just around the corner, Streetz has been closely monitoring the state of the country as it pertains to the virus. We have been very pleased to see significant drops of Covid cases all over the nation. The threat of this virus has diminished greatly and because of this, Streetz is working hard to safely move back to normalcy. However, different cities and venues require different procedures based on the severity of the virus in that area, therefore our procedures will be decided on a city by city basis.

 

Starting July 25th, the first day of Nationals, masks will be optional but still encouraged so long as the venue does not ask attendees to wear them otherwise. We understand that Nationals is a large event where social distancing may not be possible at times, so we highly suggest wearing your mask during those times.

 

We will also move back to in person awards ceremonies. We understand that everyone may not be ready for this yet so our competition and award ceremony will still be live-streamed. Studios that do not have a representative attending the live award ceremony to pick up your studios awards, please let us know beforehand so that we can prepare your awards to be picked up at a later time.

 

As we begin to lift some of these precautions and move back to our normal events, we want to assure you that your health and safety is our number one priority. We will still continue to heavily sanitize, encourage mask wearing and frequent hand washing, limiting any additional observers, and staying socially distanced where possible.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • We are asking all attendees who show any symptoms of COVID-19, or have been around anyone with COVID-19 in the two weeks leading up to the event, to not attend. Streetz Faculty and Staff will follow the same guidelines.

  • In order to limit occupancy of each ballroom, we will not allow observers during classes. This will help give dancers the optimal amount of space to continue practicing social distancing. We will allow registered teachers and studio owners to be in the rooms along with a limited number of designated assistants to be in the room to help watch over your dancers. This policy will be strictly enforced.  Each Streetz Stars dancers will be allowed 1 observer to join them in the Streetz Stars room. Dance studios may purchase up to 2 Studio Assistant passes for $50 each.

  • As always, the competition and shows will be live-streamed. . 

  • Dressing room spaces will be expanded to as many locations as possible to help comply with social distancing.

  • At the event, we will be going cashless. We will only accept credit cards.

  • The hotel and venue has increased their sanitation services to provide us with the safest environment possible.

  • We encourage all attendees to practice frequent and proper hand washing as well as carrying their own hand sanitizers and disinfectants as they see fit.

  • We ask that all competition music is uploaded at least 1 week before the event. If you need assistance, please contact our admin team prior to your event to assist.

  • We are working with all venues to provide larger ballroom space for convention to accommodate social distancing. In some instances, age divisions will have more than one ballroom. More info to come per city.

  • Streetz will be checking temperatures at each ballroom door for additional safety measures. All attendees will be required to have their temperature taken at the door before entering the ballrooms for convention.

  • All attendees will be required to sign a COVID-19 waiver. Our admin team will be contacting all studios directly to execute this process once your registration is completed.

  • Official Autograph Session will be cancelled until further notice.

  • The Battle event may be cancelled until further notice.

  • We will not be issuing our complimentary Streetz teacher coffee mugs due to safety protocols.

  • Face Shields, mesh masks, or bandana's will not be acceptable. We recommend at least 2-layers.

REFUND POLICY

  • If an in-person event is unable to be held on the originally advertised dates, and the studio decides not to attend the event virtually, Streetz will issue a FULL REFUND with 10-15 business days post event. If an 3-day event changes from in-person to virtual, the difference in fees will be refunded within 10-15 business days post event. If you choose to pay with a credit card, there will be a credit card processing fee of 3% deducted from your total refund. If you choose to pay with a. check, there will be no processing fee deducted and you will receive your full total paid.

CONVENTION

  • ​All attendees will be required to have their temperature taken at the door before entering the ballrooms for convention.

  • Face masks will be required for all attendees, including parents. This is MANDATORY. 

  • Classroom water stations will not be provided due to safety protocols. PLEASE COME PREPARED!

  • In order to limit occupancy of each ballroom, we will not allow observers during classes. This will help give dancers the optimal amount of space to continue practicing social distancing. We will allow registered teachers and studio owners to be in the rooms along with a limited number of designated assistants to be in the room to help watch over your dancers. This policy will be strictly enforced.  Each Streetz Stars dancers will be allowed 1 observer to join them in the Streetz Stars room.

  • All dancers will report directly to their classrooms on Saturday and Sunday morning. Our Warm Up will be conducted in each classroom.

  • We will be marking socially distanced X's in the ballroom to help with social distancing.

COMPETITION

  • ​Streetz will be offering LIVE Streaming for all competition

  • All seating for competition will be based on current CDC and local guidelines in your city.

  • Audience for competition will be limited to Studio Owners, Teachers, and designated studio assistants and limit 2 guardians per dancer in the dance. We ask that you help us by only watching your dancers only. Please remember to check out our Live Stream

  • We will be limiting backstage to dancers and 1 studio representative only.

  • We will be limiting the number of routines backstage

  • We ask that all competition music is uploaded at least 1 week in advance. If you need assistance, please contact our admin team prior to your event to assist.

  • Dancers will not be required to wear masks while performing, but masks are required at all other times during the event. Including in dressing rooms as well as traveling in hallways. 

  • We will provide ziplock bags with each dancers name on it which they will carry with them while traveling to and from the stage. When it is their turn to perform they may take their mask off if they choose, put the mask in the ziplock bag and place it on a provided table or somewhere of their choice. Upon completing their performance, they will locate their bag and put their mask back on if it was removed. Dancers will be responsible for keeping their ziplock bag for both days of competition.  Replacement ziplock bags available.

  •  They must stay with their team at all times. Our staff will be assisting with social distancing between studios. If your dancers choose to wear masks while performing, there will be no point deductions.

  • We will allow 2 guests per dancer to observe for the group competition and 2 guests per dancer for solo competition. 

WHAT PARENTS CAN EXPECT FOR COMPETITION

  • Masks are required for everyone for the remainder of the entire season and until further notice. The only exception of this is when dancers are about to perform on stage. Even as state restrictions are being lifted, masks will still be required to be worn correctly by everyone. Streetz is considered a private event and can refuse service to those that may not comply with these rules. Further, a studio may lose points on their routines or even be disqualified from the competition if those affiliated with that studio are not wearing a mask or following other safety rules.​

  • If you are feeling sick or have any COVID-19 symptoms we ask that you stay home and tune into the livestream to support your dancer(s). 

  • You should expect there to be frequent audience rotation. You may only arrive to the designated competition entrance door at the back of the ballroom 2 routines ahead of the one you wish to watch. You will then be allowed into the ballroom and considered to be on deck 1 routine before the routine you wish to watch goes on stage. Once that routine is completed, you will be allowed to walk to the front of the ballroom where we will have designated seating for you to watch the routine from your studio. As soon as that routine is over, audience members will exit through designated competition exit doors at the front of the ballroom. Then the next group will take their place and the cycle will continue throughout the remainder of competition. The livestream will be a great tool to be able to tell which routine is currently onstage so that guests may better gauge when it is their time to enter the ballroom. 

  • Please do not gather at the competition entrance door unless you are 2 routines away from watching your dancers.

  • There will only be 2 guests per dancer allowed to observe the solo and group competitions.  That does not include studio owners or teachers. For example, if there are 10 dancers on stage, there may be 20 guests in the audience and so forth.

  • The entire competition, including awards, will be livestreamed. We ask any extra guests watch via livestream to limit contact and exposure in the ballroom.

  • There will be periodic sanitization breaks throughout the competition. During this time, everyone will be asked to leave the ballroom but may return once the ballroom and stage has been fully sanitized. This break will typically be 5-10 minutes.

  • The first rows of seats are reserved for studio owners and teachers ONLY. They will be clearly labeled and we ask that you leave those seats open for them. 

  • Photo and video is prohibited. Shutter Storm takes wonderful photos and videos of your dancer that you may purchase throughout the weekend. This rule is strictly enforced. 

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

  • ​Streetz has decided there will be no in-person awards until the pandemic of COVID-19 is resolved. This does include the competition awards and the Closing Show on Sunday.

  • All adjudication awards on Friday and Saturday following the competition, as well as the Closing Show will be streamed live. The live stream will be available to watch on all of your mobile devices, tablets and/or computers.

  • All competition awards will be available for contactless pickup by 12pm on Sunday. You may also choose to donate your awards back to Streetz if you do not want to pick them up.  Awards must be picked up at event as we will not be mailing out awards later. We invite you to have an in-studio awards ceremony where you and your dancers can celebrate all of your hard work!

  • Performance opportunities for the Closing Show will still be available through the Streetz Team program and will be a part of the live streamed closing show. The timing of the Closing Show live stream will be adjusted to allow dancers to pack up from the event.  Please see your city's schedule for timing.

Thank you all for being so patient and we can't wait to dance with you soon! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you should have any questions!

All the best,

Ty and Christina Riley

Streetz Dance Convention