Updated January 14, 2021
Current updates from the British Columbia Health Department with Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix have indicated a continued rolling back of the Phase 3 measures. This latest measure has been extended for the entire province until February 5, 2021.
Personal training sessions continue to be approved so, with our careful covid-prevention procedures in place, we are excited to continue in the studio with private, in-person lessons and prearranged solo practice times - all distanced and by appointment. The private lessons have a Zoom option for participation at home, if preferred.
Since December 15, 2020, BC Health has posted the guidelines for the indoor low intensity group activities. In accordance with recommendations prior to that we had cancelled the in-person attendance for any of our covid-prevention-friendly group classes and practices - we are currently calculating the new space restrictions and look forward to re-initiating group classes under the new guidelines, starting the week of January 18. We are also excited to be hosting our delayed Medal Day 2020 (also respecting the new space restrictions) on Saturday, February 13.
The social gathering aspect of the dance parties will continue to be held virtually (online via Zoom) on Friday evenings at 8:15pm. Our socially distanced Spotlight Ball, last fall, went great with its new format for safe covid attendance. Stay tuned for more exciting in-person and virtual ideas as the year progresses - more Festival events, Ballroom Blitz and Medal Ball 2021 this coming autumn.
Being part of the global network with Arthur Murray Studios has given us access to cutting-edge ideas and procedures to keep the studio operational in a safe manner for everyone concerned, staff and students alike. We have been observing and learning since the Arthur Murray studios re-opened in Italy, the first of the Arthur Murray studios to experience the pandemic wave move through their country. We're moving forward positively, in the safest manner possible!
Of course, we will be assessing procedures ongoing as new recommendations become available and implementing necessary measures on a timely basis. Please know that our studio procedures have all been designed in accordance with the Worksafe BC checklist for Covid-19 and the recommendations of the BC Centre of Disease Control.
The safety and wellness of our students, studio staff and their friends and families is our first priority. Our studio procedures have been updated to the higher standards in response to the current outbreak situation. Please be assured that we are taking all the necessary steps to keep the studio environment a safe one for your dancing.
Everyone scheduling any private lessons, practice times and group classes in the studio will be contacted with details. If you have any other questions or concerns make sure you let us know! You can always contact us by phone, text or email, on our Arthur Murray Coquitlam Contact Page. We welcome hearing from you.