Site-Specific Protection Plan for East County Performing Arts Center
Updated Jan 11 2022


Person responsible for designing, executing and overseeing this plan- Nina Koch, owner

3901 Walnut Blvd Suites B&C
Brentwood, Ca 94513



General Safety and Health Protocols

  • Lobby is closed to viewing for parents of dancers 7 and up
  • Water fountains are closed
  • All people age 2 and over are required to wear masks.  Even in classes.
  • Personal prop bags are available for purchase
  • Hand sanitizer is available at the front desk


Cleaning protocols

  • The studio is cleaned in its entirety daily either before or after classes.  Including disinfection of all surfaces by a professional commercial janitorial company.  

Drop off and pick up procedures protocols

  • Dancers cannot be dropped off more than 5 min early for class or pick up more than 5 min late
  • Dancers are encouraged to wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before starting class.  


Employee Training

  • Review protocols 
  • Staff must complete a Self Screening
  • Review Covid-19 general education
    • From
      COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel virus that has been spreading worldwide. Community-acquired cases have now been confirmed in California. We are gaining more understanding of COVID-19’s epidemiology, clinical course, immunogenicity, and other factors as time progresses, and the situation is changing daily. CDPH is in the process of monitoring COVID-19, conducting testing with local and federal partners, and providing guidance and resources to prevent, detect and respond to the occurrence of COVID-19 cases in California. At this time, community transmission of COVID-19 has occurred in California. Educational institutions should prepare for possible impacts of COVID-19 and take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as other infectious diseases, including influenza and gastroenteritis.
    • The Ca SIP will not eliminate the disease it will slow the spread so medical teams can prepare and not be overwhelmed by an influx of patients.


  • Staff must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer after using the restroom.  
  • All teachers and staff must wear masks
  • All teachers and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated


Our exposure guidelines follows the guidance of the Contra Costa Department of Health

  • If a dancer has tested positive
    • We notify the class of a mask to mask exposure
    • We contact the student who has tested positive 
      • Who were they in contact with without a mask
      • We notify the parent of those dancers privately
      • The dancer who had unmasked contact will be asked to quarantine 
      • Quarantine time is 10 days without a test or
      • Dancer can test 5 days after exposure and return to class with a negative test on day 6
    • The entire class does not need to quarantine since it was a mask to mask exposure
    • If the exposed dancer(s) is fully vaccinated the exposed dancer does not need to quarantine
      • Fully vaccinated means having both shots and 2 weeks have passed since the last does.

  • If there is a family member at home who tests positive for covid- REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS
    • We do not notify the class
    • Exposed dancer must quarantine
      • Quarantine time is 10 days without a test or
      • Dancer can test 5 days after exposure and return to class with a negative test on day 6 as long as the dancer has not been in contact with the family member who tested positive during those 6 days.   If the dancer has been in contact then the dancer must quarantine for 10 days. 
    • When a dancer needs to quarantine the dancer should take class via zoom


  • If a teacher has tested positive 
    • We notify the class of a mask to mask exposure
      • The teacher will quarantine for 5 days and can test 5 days after exposure and return to class with a negative test on day 6
        • Teacher will zoom in to classes when appropriate and have subs when appropriate.  
    • The class does not need to quarantine since it is a mask to mask exposure


  • If a teacher or staff member has been exposed, but does not test positive
    • We do not notify the class
    • If the teacher or staff member is vaccinated and the exposure was not from someone in their household he/she does not need to quarantine.  If the exposure is from someone in their household please follow the rules for unvaccinated exposure.
    • If the teacher of staff member is not vaccinated he/she must quarantine
      • Quarantine time is 10 days without a test or
      • Teacher can test 5 days after exposure and return to class with a negative test on day 6 as long as the dancer has not been in contact with the family member who tested positive. If the teacher has been in contact the quarantine time is 10 days.
    • Teacher will zoom in to classes when appropriate and have subs when appropriate. 

Performing Company

Does your dancer love to perform? The East County Performing Company is for you! Performing Company is a non-competitive group of dancers ages of 3 - teens.

Performing Company News

Performing Company Placements

Audition forms will need to be completed by TBD

Informational Webinar

Date TBD

What is Performing Company?

The ECPAC Performing Company is a dedicated group of dancers who represent our studio in community performances. This is a non-competitive group of dancers and is open to all levels and experience. If your child loves to dance and loves to perform then this is the group for you!

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Competition Team

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ECPAC Comp Team News

Our East County Performing Arts Center competition team is made of approximately 100 dancers between the ages of 5 and 18. At ECPAC we believe that competition team is more than just bringing home a trophy. We strive to build an environment where the dancers will learn about personal responsibility, teamwork and self-respect.

Not only do dancers get great training, access to master teachers, professional choreography and audition and performance opportunities but they are also expected and encouraged to attend college.

At ECPAC although we have a strict program and high expectations for our dancers, we are a family. We work hard together and we celebrate and have fun together!

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Semi-Comp Teams do not need to audition, but please fill out the audition application.

All dancers auditioning must have completed the ONLINE AUDITION APPLICATION completed before Thursday, April 7th at 3pm. Dancers need to come with dance shoes for style auditioning for, dance clothes, hair in a ponytail with all hair out of their face..

Along with the online application and headshot, send them with water.

They will learn a combination and they will have to show the panel of judges (teachers) as many times as needed in groups.
Some dancers will be asked to attend the next age group later if the judges would like to see them dance with older dancers

Dancers attend the time for the style they wish to be considered for and the time for their age as of June 1 (not age in the Fall)

2022 Competition Team Auditions

Please email if you have any questions

Answers to Common Questions

What is Competition Team?
It is a chance for dancers to go and compete in dance competitions. They compete against other dance studios in their age category and in dance categories, for example, 7-8 year old Jazz. All of the competitions we attend are within driving distance. Some competitions reward trophies, some with ribbons, some with cash.

Depending on how the dancers place, they can qualify to compete at a national competition. Many of the national competitions are held in Las Vegas and are always held in the summer. Some national competitions are televised. Competition Teams also have the opportunity to attend dance conventions.

What is a Dance Convention
A dance convention is an all day workshop or weekend long event where dancers have the wonderful opportunity to take classes from professional and/or famous dancers and choreographers. The conventions usually begin Saturday morning with the first class at 8:00 am and end at about 3:00 pm. That is usually 6 classes with a couple of breaks. Usually there is a competition in the evening and usually lasts pretty late. Then there are more classes Sunday starting at 8:00 am until 3:00 or 4:00 pm.

During the convention, dancers have the opportunity to audition for scholarships to attend the convention for free the next year or various prizes that will continue their dance education…so prizes conventions have awarded are music video shoots, meetings/auditions with talent agents, photo shoots, free classes at professional studios in LA and dance trips to New York City. It is an exhausting weekend but completely worth it.

Tap Audition for Ages 9-12

Comp Audition Schedule

Ages are based as of June 1

Friday, April 8
Ages 9-12
3:45-4:15 Tap
4:15- 5:00 Jazz
Dinner Break
6:00-7:00: Lyrical
7:00-7:45: Hip Hop
7:45-8:30 Hip Hop 13+

Saturday, April 9
Ages 13 and up
8:00- 9:30: Jazz
9:30- 10:30: Tap
10:30- 12:00 Contemporary

Lunch break 12-12:30

Ages 5-8
12:30-1:15 Tap
1:15-2:15 Jazz
2:15-3:15 Lyrical
3:15-4:00 Hip Hop

** Dancers should be prepared to attend the next age up as well as their current age range. **

****** Semi Comp Teams do NOT need to attend auditions******

Parent Info Meetings

New Parent
Topic: New Comp Parent Meeting
Meeting Recording: (Meeting starts at 13 minutes)
Access Passcode: p7B$75ZU

Current Parent
Topic: Current Comp Parent Meeting
Meeting Recording:(Meeting starts at 19 minutes)
Access Passcode: s8#Pk$OW