Children’s Dance Classes – Why Choose Tiffany’s Dance Academy
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Why TDA is safe during Coronavirus pandemic 2020-2021…
First, watch this quick video! Click the picture below.
Children’s dance classes are some kid’s only social activity. Socialization during this pandemic is important, as long as it is safe. Kids love dance, in part, because their best friends are at their dance school.
Science-based safety precautions resulted in zero cases of Covid-19 amongst dancers and staff.
Small dance groups of no more than 14 dancers (12 dancers under age 6, 10 dancers under age 4) and one instructor in a group/class.
Social Distancing inside the studios. Dancers remain in their “squares” with their very own, individual props.
Only one masked parent and no siblings are allowed inside the facility for age 5 and under dancers. No parents or siblings in lobby for dancers over age 5.
All instructors, administrators, dancers, parents and cleaning staff are masked at all times inside the facility.
Thorough cleaning of floors, barres, bathrooms and all surfaces between each and every class.
Air filtration systems inside the dance rooms, lobbies and offices remain on and functional during all business hours.
Temperature checks upon entrance
Hand sanitization upon entrance and throughout class
In the picture above, from top left: Inside the studio to the very left, notice there is a “shelf”. This shelf holds a 60″ flat screen TV that sometimes broadcasts the instructor who is either teaching in another room or from home. This is to ensure that our teachers only come into contact with a very small number of students in total. Here’s another picture below.
Outside lobby window top left: That’s Crosby, a TDA Administrator wearing a KN95 mask and ensuring that there is only one parent per dancer in the lobby and no siblings. She also ensures that a safe distance between parents/guardians is observed and that they too are wearing masks at all times inside the studio.
To the top right of the stereo equipment, notice that there is an iPad? This iPad is broadcasting a zoom video of the class to dancers who choose to dance at home.
Four 20″ box fans with a MERV-13 air filter attached. According to a scientist at MIT, this fan can eliminate 95% of particles from the air.
Red tape outlines squares on the floors to give each dancers a six foot space to dance in.
Masked dancers. At first we didn’t know if dancers would or could tolerate wearing a mask. We discovered that they didn’t seem to care at all. The youngest dancers under age 5 seem to have adapted completely and they don’t mind wearing a mask. They don’t have a problem with their masks falling down, either. For instructors and dancers over age 12 who are in highly aerobic classes, we took a few weeks to get their fitness back to a level that could tolerate the mask. They are now able to complete multiple hours of classes without a problem.
Masked instructor. Not only is Miss Danielle wearing a mask, we require all of our instructors and staff to wear a KN95 mask. These masks not only prevent 95% of droplets and aerosol from exiting the mask, they also help to prevent our instructors from potentially inhaling droplets or aerosol. That said, if any aerosol or droplets escape the mask, our box fans will suck up 95% of it and filter it out of the air.
Not shown in this picture are two doors to the studio. These doors remain open during class to increase ventilation and air-flow in the room.
Social distance stickers on the floor indicate to a dancer and the instructor where to stand to maintain a safe distance from one another.
“Twinkle Cases” are the property of the dancer. Inside each dancer’s case are props that they use in class, including:
- Twinkle Bear
- Ribbon Wand
- Star Wand
- Princess scarves
- During the holiday season, we’ll add more props, such as:
- Turkey headband
- Ice princess wands and tiaras
- LED beanies with a holiday theme (hip-hop), and many, many more to ensure our dancers are having fun and engaged throughout the entire class.
Dancers under age 9 get 50% off Registration Fee plus a Free Twinkle Case filled with props! Promo Code: OCTOBER. Expires Oct. 1, 2020. While supplies last.
Dancers 10+ get 50% off registration fee plus a free clear-vinyl backpack (easy to clean), a clean key, and a 2 oz bottle of hand sanitizer!
Promo Code: OCTOBER.
Expires Oct. 1, 2020. While supplies last.
Highly Qualified and Trained Owner
In 2000, Tiffany Henderson founded Tiffany’s Dance Academy (TDA) after studying dance for over 20 years. As a graduate of the prestigious University of Arizona School of Dance and a veteran of the highly regarded Tremaine Dance Center in Hollywood, Tiffany is committed to providing all students high-quality dance education.
Professional dance instructors at all levels
We at TDA believe in teaching proper dance technique from the very beginning. Dancers of all ages and ability will benefit from our experienced and educated teachers. At TDA we hire full-time instructors with degrees from high-caliber dance schools which ensures our students receive top-notch training in a variety of styles of dance.
Our staff trains dancers who wish to attend an amazing dance program at an accredited four-year university. At TDA, our job is to position dancers for this goal even if it’s so far on the horizon nobody sees it, yet. Of course, this is not the path for all children, but we believe all dancers benefit from an environment of high expectations and structure that comes from our goal oriented program. Dancers are evaluated annually to empower parents to make decisions about proper program placement for their children.
Curriculum and Class Sizes
TDA has fine-tuned our curriculum for all ages and levels over the past 15 years. We have created a perfect blend of technique which focuses on personal development and challenges our dancers. Our youngest dancers have a fabulous time in class with their teachers. At the same time they are learning an incredible amount of terminology and technique without even realizing it.
Strong Management Skills
Professionally managed dance studios are rare. We strive to create an environment where our teachers can focus on teaching and skip routine administrative tasks. That’s why we’re proud of the many innovations we’ve adopted to make your family’s dance experience positive. From well-maintained facilities to a simple, streamlined registration process and a world-class costume and dancewear ordering system. TDA is on the cutting edge of dance management technology.
***Value Added Dance Experience
Bonus Reason: Girls love boy dancers.