The Governor has given the go-ahead for dance studios to reopen. We are going to ease back into our full schedule of classes, adding a few each week for the next few weeks. We will also be implementing a few new procedures to help keep everyone safe. Please read through the entire post.


  1. Arrive no more than 5 minutes before your class.

  2. ALL DANCERS (including teens/company/adults) must enter through the lobby door.

  3. ALL DANCERS will place their bags/shoes in a cubby that will be located in the studio. Do not leave your bags in the lobby or lobby hall.

  4. ALL DANCERS must exit through the lounge/office door. Parents should wait outside the door to receive children when they exit. Please do not enter the lounge.

  5. PARENTS and siblings will not be allowed to wait in the lobby. Please drop off your dancer, help them into their shoes, proceed through the studio, exit through the lounge/office then wait in your car. If at all possible, please limit bringing siblings into the building.

  6. I encourage you to continue paying through PayPal. If you would like to pay in the office, we will have a safety guard in place at the desk.

  7. Office staff and instructors will be wearing masks. We encourage all dancers age 9 and up to wear/bring face coverings in classes. We ask that anyone dropping off a dancer please wear a mask as well.

  8. There will be hand sanitizer at the entrance and exit. Please use it as you both enter and leave the studio.

    The obvious things still apply (do not come to class if you are sick, have a fever or cough, or have been around someone with a fever or cough.)

    May 11 - 16 - All virtual classes.

    Phase 1 In-Studio Classes:
    Returning May 18 - 23

    Mon. Pointe II/III
    Mon. Adv. Tap/Jazz

  9. Mon. Adult Pointe
    Tues. H/S Tap/Jazz
    Tues. Int. Tap/Jazz
    Tues. Pre-Pointe
    Tues. Adv. M. Theatre
    Tues. Int. Contemporary
    Tues. Adv. Contemporary
    Wed. Int/Adv. Tap/Jazz
    Wed. Pointe I (at 5:30 pm this week only)
    Thur. Adult Ballet
    Fri. Adult Beg. Tap
    Fri. Adult M. Theatre
    Fri. Adult Adv. Tap
    Fri. Adult Contemporary
    **All other classes will remain virtual during Phase 1

    Phase 2 In-Studio Classes:
    Returning June 2

    All classes in Phase 1
    Tues. Beg. Contemporary
    Wed. Beg. Ballet
    Wed. Ballet I/II
    Wed. Pointe I returns to normal time this week.
    Thur. Beg. Tap/Jazz
    Fri. Beg./Int. Hip-Hop
    Fri. Int./Adv. Hip-Hop
    Sat. Int. M.Theatre
    **All other classes will remain virtual during Phase 2

    Phase 3 In-Studio Classes:
    Returning June 18

    All classes in Phase 1 & 2
    Thur. Primary Ballet
    Thur. Ballet/Tap Combo
    Sat. Pre-Ballet
    Sat. Ballet/Tap Combo





Danelle Afflerbaugh Owner/Artistic Director


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Manchester, TN



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In-Studio classes will begin a 3-step phase in process beginning May 18th.
Please visit our COVID-19 page for more information.

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