Break The Floor
Health & Safety Protocols

(as of 7/20/20)

Break The Floor has been working diligently over the last few weeks to implement health procedures and guidelines to be able to offer the safest environment for our attendees. We are closely monitoring government policy changes and public health organizations and will continue to make changes, as necessary. We are also working closely with our venue partners and the practices below might not reflect all the efforts BTF and the venues are taking. The plan below, coupled with personal responsibility, presents our best efforts to keep our dancers, families, and staff safe.


Flu-Like Symptoms

Any attendee that has flu-like symptoms, we ask that you please not attend the event. We will offer a full refund to anyone that is unable to attend due to sickness.

Face Coverings

In accordance with CDC guidelines, we require attendees to wear masks in the common areas of the venue. We may also require attendees to wear masks during workshop classes and/or the competition depending on the date and location. Please check the “city page” of the event you’re attending and we will notate whether masks are required for the workshop and while competing in the competition. Break The Floor staff and crew will be wearing masks at all times. It will be at the faculty’s discretion whether they wear masks while teaching and/or judging. No scoring deductions will be given for costumes including masks, gloves, or protective equipment during performances.

PLEASE NOTE - Face Coverings for the workshop classes must fully cover the nose and mouth. The small "clear shields" that attach at the chin cannot be worn during the workshop classes. However, we will allow the small clear shields to be worn during the competition (if masks are required while competing in your event city).

Temperature Checks

Break The Floor staff will receive temperature checks every day. Dance teachers are encouraged to check the temperatures of their dancers and teachers each morning.

Limiting Dancer Capacity

We have worked with our venue partners to ensure that we are under 50% capacity in each ballroom and/or within the local government regulations. This will help to give dancers the optimal amount of space to continue practicing social distancing.

Class Observers

Break The Floor will be limiting observers in each dance room.

Dressing Rooms

Dressing room spaces will be expanded to help comply with social distancing. Studios should limit the number of parents assisting with costume changes.

Ballroom Doors

All interior doors will be open to reduce touchpoints.

Elimination of Water Stations

There will be no water stations in the ballrooms. We ask that attendees please bring disposable water bottles to class.

Cashless

Break The Floor will only be accepting credit cards and contactless forms of payment (ApplePay, etc.)

Competition Spectators

Seating will be at round tables, not traditional theatre seating. Separate and clearly marked points of entry and exit will be provided.

Live Webcast of Competition

We encourage families, friends and dance fans to watch our FREE live webcasts of all competitions.

Scoring

No scoring deductions will be given for costumes including masks, gloves, or protective equipment during performances.

Awards Sessions

When needed, Break The Floor will have more frequent awards sessions to reduce crowd size. All awards and scholarships will be awarded without physical contact.

Stages

Stage floors will be cleaned and disinfected throughout the day.

Hand Washing

All attendees should wash their hands multiple times throughout the day. The CDC recommends this as one of the best practices to avoid transmission of the virus.

Venue Cleanliness

Each hotel and venue has assured us they will have increased cleaning of all surfaces, handrails, elevators, etc.


As always, please feel free to reach out to our office with any questions or concerns you have. We miss you and can’t wait to see you all again!

Sincerely,

Gil Stroming
Founder & CEO
Break The Floor Productions