Site-Specific Protection Plan for East County Performing Arts Center  
Returning to class with small class sizes of 15 or less kids depending on dance room size
Updated 9/18


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
  • Each dance room has its own enter and exit doors
  • There is no food allowed in main lobby
  • Water fountains are closed
  • Dance floors are marked with boundaries to maintain social distancing
  • Lobby is marked with pathways to the restroom and social distancing guides
  • Signage is posted outside and inside to remind dancers and staff of social distancing
  • Social Distancing plan has been shared with all staff, and is posted on the doors, in the dance rooms, and on the website.
  • All people age 2 and over are required to wear masks.  Even in classes.
  • All studio props are cleaned between classes and personal prop bags are available for purchase
  • Dancers and staff members will either wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before they enter the dance room and when they exit the dance room
  • Temperature checks will be done at the entrances for all staff and dancers with a no-touch infrared thermometer.  If anyone has a temperature of over 100 they will not be permitted in the building.


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.  
  • Bathrooms are cleaned with a disinfectant approved by the EPA to fight Covid-19 often
  • After each class, the floors are sprayed with a disinfectant approved to fight Covid-19 and mopped with a microfiber mop.  All high touch surfaces are wiped down with either an alcohol wipe or disinfectant approved by the EPA to fight Covid-19. The contact time for our disinfectant is 1 min.


Drop off and pick up procedures protocols

  • Dancers must wait outside for the teacher to open the door to enter the dance room.
  • Each dance room has its own entry point.  
  • Dancers cannot be dropped off more than 5 min early for class or pick up more than 5 min late
  • There are clearly marked waiting points for dancers to stand while they wait for the teacher to open the door.
  • Before dancers enter the teacher scans the forehead of each dancer with the hands-free infrared thermometer to ensure they do not have a temperature of 100 or higher.
  • The teacher must wipe down the thermometer with an alcohol wipe before placing it in the storage basket
  • Dancers must wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before starting class.  
  • After class dancers will be dismissed from the dance room
  • Dancers should use hand sanitizer when exiting the studio
  • Parents must not exit their cars to drop off or pick up their dancers.


Employee Training

  • Review cleaning protocols between classes
  • Review drop off and pick up protocols
  • 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 hands or use hand sanitizer when they enter the building and in between classes
  • Staff must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer after touching their face or using the restroom.  
  • All teachers and staff must wear masks


What happens if a student who has returned back to class, a staff member, or an immediate family member of that population tests positive for Covid-19? 
We will follow reporting protocols set by the county health department and notify the studio population accordingly while maintaining HIPPA regulations.


This plan is posted on our website, it has been submitted to the county health department and the Brentwood Police Department, County Supervisor’s Office, Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor’s Office.

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 June 18th 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 (girls).

Along with the online application, dancers will need to bring their signed Code of Conduct and their Energy Bus Ticket (available below) and headshot. As discussed in the parent meetings ECPAC is rooted in the practices we learned in the book The Energy Bus so dancers will need to turn in their ticket to ride!

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 in the day 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)

2020 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 to 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 with 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.