COVID-19 Safety Procedures and Policies

Thank you all so much for continuing to compete with us as we have reinvented our 2020 season and now prepare to move forward into our 2021 Unstoppable Tour. As always, we are excited to bring together our studios, dancers and families to celebrate the art of dance! Most of all, we are committed to the health and well-being of everyone entering or working in our event space. We will be setting regulations for our staff and attendees as well as following all protocols set forth by our event spaces. 


NOTE: THESE WILL BE UPDATED AS CONDITIONS AND INFORMATION CHANGES. REGULATIONS WILL ALSO VARY BASED ON THE LOCATION. Venue specific regulations will be provided to all studios within two weeks of the event and may include prohibiting props, dressing rooms, required attendee temperature/wellness checks and more.


The following precautions will be taken at all events:


Audience/Family Protocols:

  • Masks will be mandatory for all attendees (masks do not need to be worn while performing or in dressing rooms, unless state regulations state otherwise, but must be worn by all attendees, at all other times during the event).

  • One (1) Audience Member per dancer will be permitted in the audience space.

  • Seating will be blocked off to create 6 ft. of distance between audience seating.

  • We will only be accepting credit card merchandise purchases

  • Attendees will be unable to handle or try on merchandise prior to purchasing.

  • Multiple hand sanitizer stations will be provided throughout the venue - we also encourage attendees to bring their own hand sanitizer.

  • Additional venue staff/janitorial staff and frequent venue sanitation will be provided.

  • Awards ceremonies will be held via livestream (timeline for livestream may vary by location) and will not be held in the performance space.

  • The entire event will be livestreamed (timeline for livestream may vary by location) for viewing from the safety of home.

  • If any dancer, educator or attendee of any kind is feeling sick, we ask that you remain home.


Dancer/Studio Protocols:

  • Masks must be worn within the venue, at all times, by all attendees except within dressing room spaces and while dancing. If state regulations state masks be worn in all spaces and while performing, we will abide by state regulation.

  • There will be no scoring deductions or critiques made regarding costumes, costume adjustments or socially distanced dancing protocols including, but not limited to: masks, gloves, face shields, distanced staging, etc. 

  • Studios wishing to forego costumes/changing of costumes and use of dressing rooms will not be penalized. 

  • Block scheduling will be implemented for duos, trios and group sessions, meaning we will have a single studio in the building at a time. After one studio is finished performing, the stage, backstage area, dressing room and all stations throughout the venue will be cleaned and sanitized prior to the arrival of the next studio.

  • Studios may not enter until their scheduled time and the space has been cleaned for their arrival. Studios must exit the venue as soon as possible following their final performance in preparation for the next studio.

  • Awards will be available for pick up in bulk by one studio representative. 

  • Props must be able to be placed on stage by 2 studio representatives. No more than 2 studio representatives will be permitted in the backstage area for the moving of props. We recommend limiting props usage overall, as some venues may prohibit prop usage and additional representatives backstage.

  • Dressing rooms will be scheduled per studio for duo, trios and groups in concordance with block scheduling. In some venues, dressing rooms may not be provided. For solos, dressing spaces will be socially distanced and space may be limited. We recommend all dancers coming ready to perform and only using the dressing rooms for costume changes. Only 1 person is permitted per child in the dressing space.

  • Only performers and one studio representative are permitted backstage.

  • If any dancer, educator or attendee of any kind is feeling sick, we ask for the safety of all attendees and employees that you remain home.

  • Studio owner hospitality space will not be available.


Inferno’s Staff & Event Space Protocols:

  • All staff will be required to wear masks throughout the entirety of the event.

  • Staff will be cleaning all areas and work stations between each studio in the block schedule. These areas are including but not limited to: front of house/lobby, merchandise, dressing rooms, awards, audience entrances, backstage areas and all hallway/entrance doors.

  • All staff will be required to do daily temperature and wellness checks.  Any staff showing signs of illness will not be permitted to enter the event space.

  • Increased venue staff will be utilized for additional sanitation of bathrooms and other event spaces.

  • No concessions, food or drink will be provided within venue spaces.


Inferno Dance holds the right to refuse entry to any attendees, dancers, studios and educators not following the above protocols in their entirety.


We will be providing more details regarding COVID-19 policies once more is known regarding our venues, state regulations and the recommended safety protocols. We look forward to welcoming you back to our events in a safe and healthy way! 

  • Inferno Dance
  • @IDInfernoDance

1035 Benfield Blvd.

Unit G

Millersville, MD 21108

1-855-67DANCE (1-855-673-2623)