As we all attempt to get back to a level of normalcy, I am sure you are wondering how the dance season will move forward. Our industry is opening back up, although it will certainly look different than what it was before. However, rest assured that we have been working and preparing to produce our One-Day Convention while keeping everyone’s health & safety in mind. For each event, we are prepared to work with the venue to take all measures necessary to create a safe environment based on the conditions of the region. The following provides a guideline of how we will be approaching each event. Notwithstanding, each event will be subject to change as we will adhere to protocol and safety measures in place for each specific region.
1) LIMITED ATTENDANCE- PLENTY OF ROOM TO MOVE!
We will be working closely with each venue to stay within the guidance on capacity for each respective city. Enrollment will be limited moving forward so that dancers will be able to maintain 6 ft. of separation. There will no longer be a full ballroom of dancers as we will now operate at 50-75% less capacity. Ballrooms will be gridded out on the floor to provide dancers a visualization on their range of movement.
- Dancers will not be mandated to wear a mask in the ballrooms, unless required by the venue and the specific region of the event. Masks will still be required in all common areas.
- Observer Bands will not be available in most cities due to space restrictions. If available, they will be limited in number and sold only on the day of the event, if space permits. Any classroom observer will be mandated to wear a mask. No exceptions to this rule.
2) FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS
- Any attendee that has flu-like symptoms should not attend the event. Be smart and respectful of others. We will have both LIVE and virtual events throughout the year and will be back in 2021! Be courteous to others and stay home if you are not 100% please.
3) HAND WASHING
- As the CDC recommends the best way to avoid transmission of the virus, all attendees should wash their hands multiple times throughout the day.
4) TEMPERATURE CHECKS
- All of our faculty and staff will conduct temperature checks before departing for the event and the day of the event.
- All attendees must pass the temperature checks prior to entering the ballrooms. Titans of Dance will be using all Touch-free thermometers.
- Any Dancer, Teacher or Observer with a temperature of 100.4 or above will be asked not to attend.
5) FACE COVERINGS
- Face coverings will be required for all adults and anyone in the pre-function area or ballrooms until further notice. Dancers will not need to wear face coverings while dancing or on stage performing unless required by the venue or local regulations. Any adult who wishes to not wear a mask will be asked to stay outside the Titan Zone. There will be no exceptions to this rule so please understand that while we are fully aware of the varying opinions on this matter, our priority remains the health and safety of our dancers during these challenging times. Any person not wearing a mask within the Titan Zone will be asked to immediately put on a mask or leave the area.
- All Staff for Titans will wear a face covering throughout the event until further notice.
- Disposable Masks will also be available for anyone that needs one.
6) HAND SANITIZER
- We will have Hand Sanitizers at points of high traffic. Dancers will be asked to use when entering and exiting every ballroom. They will also be at Merchandise & Registration areas.
7) SANITIZING AREAS OF USE
- We and the venue will clean during certain periods throughout the day emphasizing areas of high touch points.
8) MERCHANDISE PURCHASING
- To reduce the amount of persons at the booth, the floor in front of the cases will be gridded out to ensure safe distance. Merchandise will also be available on our website for purchase.
9) ELIMINATION OF WATER STATIONS
- Dancers will be asked to bring their own water bottles clearly marked with their name as water stations will not be made available.
10) CLASS SCHEDULING & SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATIONS
- Class Scheduling will be tiered so start and end times will vary. This will reduce the amount of dancers who will be entering and exiting ballrooms and pre-function areas.
- A new way of awarding final scholarships will be held this season as each respective room will have their own Awards! This will reduce the large crowd for our closing events.
11) FACULTY MEET AND GREET
A New Way of Meet and Greet will also be held this season! This again will reduce the large crowds that typically gather for this event.
12) HOTEL & VENUE CLEANLINESS
Each hotel and venue has given us their protocols for safety with increased cleaning of all surfaces, elevators, handrails, and high touch point areas.
13) REGISTRATION POLICY
The following policies will be in effect for our Fall 2020 events:
- In the event we need to cancel due to the COVID pandemic, you will be refunded your full payment amount.
- If a Virtual Alternative is offered on that scheduled weekend and a dancer chooses not to attend, 100% refund will be provided. Dancers who choose to attend the Virtual Alternative will be refunded the difference in cost.
- In the event of sickness or injury to a dancer of which they need to cancel their attendance, credit will be issued which will be good through the 2021-2022 season.
14) VIRTUAL CONVENTIONS, WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
This past summer has certainly guided us on how to successfully run our events and classes virtually! In the event that a city cancels, we will be prepared to offer a Virtual Convention with Scholarship Opportunities at a Discounted Rate. We will be offering virtual conventions, workshops and classes throughout the year! Please be on the lookout for all of our events at www.titansallaccess.com. This site will keep you up to date on all of our virtual offerings in 2020 and 2021.
We look forward to seeing you and your dancers this season – either in person or virtually! We will continue to monitor government policies and public health organizations on their updates and changes as we recognize this is a fluid situation. Along with our aforementioned plan and everyone taking their own personal responsibility, we will put forth our collective best effort to create a safe and healthy environment for all.