COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN

Updated 8-11-20

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.

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.

  • Face masks will be required for all attendees, including parents. This is MANDATORY. Dancers will only be permitted to remove face masks any time they are dancing, whether it be in class or on stage. Our faculty and staff will also be wearing masks, faculty will remove masks when teaching on stage. Microphones will be sanitized after each class.

  • 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. We will be limiting the audience to Studio Owners, Teachers, and designated studio assistants. Theater chairs will be set to follow the guidelines of social distancing.

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

  • All awards and scholarships will be awarded without physical contact. Award ceremonies will be live-streamed, and studios will receive all physical awards at the end of the event or by mail.

  • 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 now have industry forward thermal temperature scanners 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 canceled.

  • The Battle event may be cancelled until a clear safety plan is put in place.

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

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. Dancers will only be permitted to remove face masks any time they are dancing, whether it be in class or on stage. Our faculty and staff will also be wearing masks, faculty will remove masks when teaching on stage. Microphones will be sanitized after each class.

  • 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.

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. 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 or as  they travel from dressing room to backstage, but they are welcome to! 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.

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

 

Streetz Dance          P.O. Box 8953         LUMBERTON, TX  77657          409-356-7844          Info@TheStreetzDance.com

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