As we move forward into our preparations for the 2022 season, the Epic Dance Inc. staff is fully committed to your safety and the well-being of our performers and attendees. Our approach will enlist the assistance and education not only from the federal level, but state and local levels as well. In the coming year, as rules and heath regulations adjust, so will we. Due to the ever changing climate of Covid-19, we ask in advance for your patience and understanding if/when our guidelines become modified at any point before or during the upcoming season.
Below, we have established both general guidelines as well as identified other guidelines that could potentially come into play in certain 2022 cities. We will directly contact with studio owners regarding any specific guideline alterations at their registered event.
- The main stage, dressing rooms and any other high-contact areas will be cleaned and sanitized frequently throughout the event.
- Masks are recommended to be worn at all times by attendees and performers (unless otherwise required by venue or mandate).
- Epic Dance Inc. staff will be REQUIRED to wear masks at all times.
- Epic Dance Inc. staff will be REQUIRED to have daily temperature and symptom checks.
- If you or anyone you’ve been in contact with has been exposed to Covid-19 within a 14 day window of the event, and/or you are feeling ill or are exhibiting symptoms, we ask you refrain from attending the event.
- It is recommended that all attendees check their temperature daily (unless otherwise required by venue or mandate to enter the event).
- We kindly ask you limit the number of friends/family that attend the event as audience members. Those in high-risk categories are not recommended to attend (including but not limited to those over sixty-five years of age, those who are pregnant or may be pregnant and those with compromised immune systems).
- Because of the above, Epic Dance Inc. is proud to offer LIVE STREAMS of our events and award ceremonies.
- Audiences will be socially distanced as required by the local and state laws and venue regulations.
- Credit card only will be accepted at our merchandise booth (no cash or checks).
- Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the venue. Please use them frequently and wash hands thoroughly throughout the day soap and warm water. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own sanitizer as well.
- Please wash hands frequently and thoroughly throughout the day with soap and warm water. It is also recommended to refrain from touching your eyes, nose and mouth as much as possible.
- We kindly ask you limit dressing room areas to necessary performers and designated representatives of the studio only. As in past seasons, studios will be assigned specific dressing rooms. Each venue differs in rules, some may only allow one attendee per performer. Please contact your studio owner for further details regarding your event.
- As in past seasons, staff WILL NOT be permitted to touch any props.
- Judges WILL NOT deduct points from any performer on stage wearing masks, gloves or any other health and safety articles. In addition, judges WILL NOT deduct points if your studio opts to not wear costumes (and rather chooses to wear a uniform look). If you or your studio has chosen to perform in costume, it is highly recommended that all dancers arrive in their first costume, hair and makeup ready if possible.
- Award ceremonies will be socially distanced with one representative from each studio accepting each award.
- Only performers and those assisting in each routine will be permitted backstage. All essential backstage non-performers will be required to wear a face covering.
- In the event an Epic Dance Inc. event is cancelled due to Covid-19, ALL registration fees will be refunded directly to the studio (see our “Rules and Regulations” for more details).
POTENTIAL EVENT-SPECIFIC GUIDELINES
State and local mandates may change as we progress through our season. Thus, the following guidelines may or may not come into effect.
- Masks and temperature checks could become mandatory for both attendees and performers.
- If any new mandates arise, and we become limited in costume changes, all routines will receive a perfect costume score.
- Attendees (audience members) per studio could become limited.
- Block scheduling may be required for studios in attendance (with scheduled arrival and departure times).
- In the event of block scheduling, mini-award shows could announce general adjudication after each block. Overall awards could be live streamed online at the conclusion of the final day of competition.
Additional updates or specific changes to policy will be directly communicated with the studio owner prior to the event and updated on this document. If you have any questions, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org We thank you for your positivity as our team is working vigorously to maintain all CDC guidelines and city mandated health standards.