Welcome Back 2021

NOTICE- THE CITY OF WORCESTER HAS APPROVED A MASK MANDATE AS OF 9/20/2021. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.

Dear Dancers and Families,

Welcome! We are excited for the start of the year. Our season opens on Saturday, September 11th. Here are a couple of things you should know for the start of the year.

BEFORE ARRIVING

Please be sure your child has used the bathroom prior to coming to dance. Dress code for each class is listed in the Classes section of our website. Dancers are required to be in dress code (Leotard, Tights, Shoes and Hair) by October 7th. For the first couple weeks it is ok if a dancer comes in comfortable clothes and socks if they don’t have the items yet. Creative Movement and Ballet/Tap classes will start in their tap shoes. Their other footwear can be in a bag.

PARKING LOT

Our parking lot is ONE WAY. Please enter on the right side of the building nearest St. Gobain. The exit is on the left side near the red house. Please do not enter through the exit, even if you miss the entrance. It’s a blind corner. However, there is an easy turn around at the Brooks St./Ararat St. intersection about 100 yards after the studio.

DROP OFF

Drop off begins 5 minutes prior to the start of class. Teachers will be in the parking lot to greet the dancers. Parents, please pull up as far as possible for drop off. If your child needs your assistance getting out of the car (car seat, etc.), please park in a parking spot and walk them to their teacher.

PICK UP

Recreational Classes are 50 minutes. When you arrive for pickup, please park in a parking spot. Once dancers begin to exit the class, parents can form a pickup line. Until then, please do not form a line in the parking lot. Mr. Pete will be out to assist in this at the start of the year. Here are the class end times for reference:

Class Begins- Pick up

9:00am 9:50am

9:30am 10:20am

10:00am 10:50am

11:00am 11:50am

4:00pm 4:50pm

4:15pm 5:05pm

5:00pm 5:50pm

5:15pm 6:05pm

6:00pm 6:50pm

6:15pm 7:05pm

7:00pm 7:50pm

8:00pm 8:50pm

* NOTE: Dancers taking more than 1 class will remain in the studio between classes.

PARKING ON THE EXIT HILL

There is also a Day Care on premises that shares the parking lot. The pickup for day care is on the exit side hill. Please be extra careful when exiting the studio between 4:30-5:15 as it is their busy pickup time. After 5:30pm parents can park on the exit hill if there aren’t any parking spots available.

OFFICE HOURS

The office will be OPEN the first week of each month, Monday-Thursday 4pm-7pm, Friday 4pm-6pm and Saturday 9am-12pm. If you need assistance outside of that time, you can email, send us a message on Facebook or Instagram or leave a voicemail. The waiting area will remain closed until further notice.

MASKS

The City of Worcester has approved an emergency regulation requiring the use of face coverings indoors for everyone ages 5+ begining Monday, September 20, 2021. As such, beginning tomorrow, all dancers and family members ages of 5+ that enter the studio are required to wear a face covering for as long as this regulation is in effect. For dancers under the age of 5, we still strongly encourage the use of a face covering. 


The Emergency Regulation can be viewed here.


We know that this is a polarizing topic and we appreciate and thank you for your understanding and continued support as we do what is required to stay open and work hard to provide a fun and safe activity for your children. 

The entire staff and I are looking forward to a fantastic year! Thank you for being a cherished member of our GDA Family. If you have any questions, please let us know!

Sincerely,

Miss Melissa and the GDA Staff

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