COVID-19 Safety Plan

The Deirdre O’ Mara School of Irish Dance COVID-19 Safety Plan


  • Students must not enter the building if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat).
  • A teacher will take everyone’s temperature before entering the building.
  • Everyone must use the hand sanitizer near the door upon entering or rentering the building.
  • Masks must be worn at all times except when dancing solo or with your “bubble buddy.”
    • A “bubble buddy” is the designated partner that each dancer can dance with without a mask with parents’ permission.
  • Students must arrive in their dance clothes; changing rooms will not be in use.
  • A student must not enter a studio without permission from a teacher.
  • All students must bring their belongings in a personal bag that will remain on a hook during class time. Cubbies will not be in use.
  • Avoid touching face and cough/sneeze in your mask and into your arm.
  • Students must be picked up from the studio promptly at the end time of their class so that the students from the next class can enter.


  • Students must enter the studio their class is in through the designated door.
    • Classes in the first studio will enter through the main door.
    • Classes in the second and third studio will enter through the second door in the driveway.
  • All surfaces will be sanitized between classes.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the studio.
  • Parents/guardians & siblings will not be permitted to enter the building at this time.
  • Social distancing will be enforced inside the studio when masks are not worn. Dancers must stay in their taped square while warming up and practicing drills.
  • Only 15 students are permitted at a time in the first studio, 8 students at a time in the second studio, and 9 students at a time in the third studio.
  • Classes will be offered simultaneously through Zoom for those who elect not to attend in-person classes.
  • Only one pair of “bubble buddies” will perform a travelling step at a time while others wait in their designated spots with their masks on.
  • No fitness equipment will be used in the studio at this time.


  • Please use the restroom before coming to the studio to reduce the use of the studio restrooms.
  • Only one person will be allowed to leave class to use the restroom at a time.
  • Students must go to the restroom designated for the studio their class is in.
  • Restrooms are strictly for dancer and teacher use.
  • Everyone must sanitize their hands before returning to their studio.


  • Teachers will not enter the building if they, or anyone in their household, are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, painful swallowing, fatigue, light headed).
  • Must take their temperature and sanitize their hands upon entering the building.
  • Teachers will wear masks at all times inside the building and practice social distancing as much as possible.
  • Make sure students stay in their designated spots, wear masks properly, and enforce the buddy system when students are doing travelling steps.
  • Disinfect high-contact surfaces before, between, and after classes.
  • Do not leave the studio unless absolutely necessary.
  • Notify Deirdre if you or a member of your household is experiencing symptoms, or has recently travelled outside of the country in order to make necessary changes for your lessons.