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. 

5 Things You Should Know When Choosing a Dance Studio

If most dance studios seem to have qualified friendly teachers, who are experienced teaching children and a big show at the end of the year, aren’t they all pretty much the same? Does it really matter which place you decide to enroll? Yes. There are 5 main things that can make a huge difference in the quality of instruction your child receives and the overall enjoyment and satisfaction of being involved with a dance program.


We are the only dance studio in Brentwood, Antioch, and other surrounding areas to have earned a More Than Just Great Dancing affiliation!

More Than Just Great Dancing (MTJGD) is a licensed affiliation of dance studios that subscribe to a higher standard of instruction and management principals. As part of a dynamic network of 115+ studios, and 35,000 students worldwide, MTJGD transforms staff development and provides leadership training, quality programs and cirricula to its affiliate studios. MTJGD is a commitment to providing more than just great dance training, our dancers go beyond technique to develop important life skills, learning to be respectful, confident and conscientious young people who share their gifts and talents with the community. MTJGD studios are diverse in their specialties, but united in their belief in the power of dance to change lives!


Who is teaching your children?

Many dance studios use dancers who have moved up the ranks of the studio to teach entry level classes. Sometimes these teachers are teenagers and even though they may be wonderful dancers and great kids they are too inexperienced to be in charge of children.

At ECPAC all of the teachers are adults. Even our entry level classes are taught by teachers with years of experience. At ECPAC we have teachers who are certified through professional dance associations like Dance Masters of California, teachers who have danced professionally and teachers who are university trained. You can be sure your child will be taught by qualified and experienced teachers.


What type of floor is used?

Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the knees and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent against potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional “floating floor”. A floating floor is a dance floor that rests on a system of high-density foam, to absorb the shock of jumping. A high-density foam base is superior to a “sprung” floor, which usually consists of a wood structure built on the regular floor.

At ECPAC your dancer’s health and safety is the highest priority. We have professional floating wood floors in all our dance rooms. Our special floors help reduce the risk of injury and allow students to dance longer without getting tired.


Can I watch my child’s classes?

At many studios families are not permitted to watch classes. Parents are left wondering what is happening in the class and if their child is advancing and having a good experience.

At ECPAC we think it is important for parents to be able to see what is happening in the class. We believe it helps the student feel secure and parents feel confident that their children are having a great experience. Because of that our dance rooms have either a large viewing window or a closed circuit TV system so you can view all the classes on TV’s in the lobby.


Can I get immediate customer service?

In many studios the teacher or the studio owner conducts classes and does the administration. They are so busy that they can have problems returning phone calls in a timely fashion or at all. To have a good experience it is important to choose a studio that can assist you with customer service issues. We have an customer service team ready to assit you 9:00 am-1:00 pm Tuesday-Friday and 2:30 to 6:30 Monday through Friday. Our knowledgeable customer service team can answer any questions you may have.

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Choose ECPAC for dance classes in Antioch CA, dance classes in Brentwood CA, dance classes in Discovery Bay, dance classes in Oakley, and other surrounding areas!