TANGO CLASSES TORONTO | COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOL
As the leader in the Toronto tango community, we are responsible to protect your health and safety in Tango Studio and your family and friends. The health and safety protocols are established according to the regulations of the City of Toronto, the Ontario government and Dance Safe Accreditation in Ontario.
REGISTER FOR TANGO LESSONS
TANGO CLASS CAPACITY
Group Tango Lessons will be reduced to 1/3 of capacity due to Health & Safety Protocols. Each dancer or couple are required to stay 2 meters apart in Tango Studio or Lobby/Waiting Area. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Please message us to confirmation availability.
Class schedule or location are subject to change. Additional tango classes may be offered, so be patient if you couldn't register for a class in the first place.
Availability for Private Tango lessons with single students will be largely reduced due to limited persons allowed into a teachers' social circle. Priorities are given to students with weekly bookings.
There will be more availability for Private Tango lessons with couples. You will be required to book both Bulent & Lina since we will be demonstrating 2 meters away from you.
I DON'T HAVE A PARTNER
TANGO TECHNIQUE CLASSES
You are highly recommended to take our famous Tango Techniques classes. The class is usually overbooked, so register early. You will need to pass Beginner Tango Level 2 to be eligible to apply for this tango class.
ONLINE CLASS OPTIONS. We will continue to offer online classes to meet the needs of all students. Simply LOG ON in the section of TANGO CLASSES ONLINE.
LOOKING FOR A PARTNER
We can help to find a partner for you, depending on availability. In this case, this partner will be entering your social circle. Changing partner is not allowed for the time being during entire session of Tango classes.
BEFORE TANGO CLASS
Online Registration is a MUST. No drop-in allowed.
After confirming your spot in a Tango Class, you will receive a link to a health declaration form.
Couple registration will be confirmed immediately if spaces are available. Due to reduce class size, please register early.
Tango Class will now be 55 minutes, there will disinfection before and after each class.
WHAT TO BRING
You are required to bring your own water bottle.
Bring extra plastic bag for clothes/shoes. All belongings need to be keep in one placed in a bag. Please take shower, wash your hair and wear clean/washed clothes for class (hmm.. that should be done all the time anyway ... "That same T-shirt from yesterday should have been in the laundry!' says Mum.)
LOST AND FOUND
Until further easing of preventive measure. we apologize that we cannot keep any lost and found. Please make sure to collect all your personal belongings before departure.
ARRIVING TO CLASS
HAND SANITIZING STATIONS
Please use hand sanitizer provided at door/reception, or ideally wash your hands.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
There are plenty of outdoor space to catch up with classmates. Please do not arrive too early into the building premise. Departure is required right after class unless you are taking 2 classes in a row.
By Law, we are all required to wear mask when entering the premise, unless under certain exceptions where specified by the City of Toronto.
You are allowed to remove masks only when you are inside a designated dance space. Be respectful if your partner prefer you to wear a mask during dancing.
Mask is required once you are outside of your designated dance space, in all common areas such as lobby, hallway, bathroom, etc. We will follow the policy laid out by Beverley Halls as well.
By Law, we are allowed to have 10 people in our social bubble. That include your family or close friends you stayed within 2 meters so far since the starting of pandemic. You can form a new partnership with another dancer if you can still allow a new friend into your space.
Hence, changing partner in Tango is NOT allowed unless you and your partner are in the same social circle as another couple (not person).
You are required to remain as dance couple throughout the session of 6 weeks, should you need to change partner in the future, you can do so only if you have less than 10 people in your social circle.
We will have individual or couple classes. You will be maintaining 2 meters distance from another couple or person. Bulent & Lina will also be demonstrating 2 meters away from you.
You will have a designated dance space where you and your partner are required to remain during entire class. Bulent & Lina will also reformat the class into Tango Steps that allow you to stay inside a designated space.
TANGO CLASS CREDITS
CURRENT TANGO STUDENTS
All your unused Tango Classes credits are on hold and made valid until Tango classes restart again. If you have health or personal reasons to not attend classes for the moment, please contact us to extend your Tango Lesson Credits, we apologize that no refund will be issued due to registration policy. You can also choose to switch to semi private lessons for 3 Tango couples with a small extra cost.
COVID-19 SECOND WAVE
In case if there is a second or third wave of COVID-19 outbreak that leads to suspension of classes, the Tango school will seek to offer online classes as an alternative option. You can choose to participate or not. The expiry dates of your class credits will be carried forward should online tuition is not an option for you.
ABSENCE / ILLNESS
Please do NOT come to class if you have symptoms of cold or flu.
You MUST notify the Tango School and your partner in written notice in advance. Otherwise, class credit will be deducted as usual and your partner will feel sad with no one to dance with.
If you or anyone that you have been in contact with is tested positive for COVID-19, you are responsible to notify us immediately so we can inform all staff and students.
Expiry date of Class credits of you and your partner will be extended if you do inform the Tango School and your partner's absence appropriately with relevant reasons.
If, unfortunately, anyone in class or the teacher feel sick, either at home or in class, we will need to isolate this person immediately.
For any reported case, we will suspend the class and make sure we take appropriate action of contact tracing. Class will only resume if all students/teachers/staff are medically cleared of COVID-19.
Extension of Tango Class credits will also apply if a student or teacher is tested positive with COVID-19, and classes needed to be suspended until all students and teachers are proven to be healthy.
PRACTICAS OR MILONGAS
NO MILONGA ALLOWED IN ONTARIO
By Law, prolonged contact in sports, changing partners or mingling with other dance couples are still prohibited. There will be no Milonga until further notice by Ontario government.
SMALL GROUP PRACTICAS
Small group Practicas for couples from same household or same social circle will be offered. The Practica will last for 1 hour 30 minutes to avoid prolonged contact indoor. Advanced registration in couples and health declaration a MUST 24 hours in advance.
You are required to remain in a designated dance space the whole time. For now, we will avoid the line-of-dance, means travelling into the space of the couple in front of you.
Change of partner for different practicas/days is not allow unless you can declare that the new partner can enter or belong to your social circle (not exceeding 10 people) until Ontario Government allows a bigger social bubble.
We understand that participants may have the same “social circle” and do not have to abide by the Public Health physical distancing requirements. Please communicate
this with us. For requirements of “social circles”, you can check
The same guidelines for arrival and social distancing for attending Tango classes will be applied.
In case of Cancellation / change of time by the Tango School, you will be notified 2 hours in advance and receive a full refund. Minimum attendance of 5 couples are required to start the practica.