During Phase III of reopening, we will be keeping the maximum occupancy of the studio very low. All lessons, point rentals, training sessions, and classes will be scheduled in Amilia to allow us to ensure that the maximum is not exceeded, and to enable us to track who is in the space when. Students must be pre-registered for classes, lessons, or training time before arriving. All activities will be assigned to specific aerial points or floor space. Start and end times will be staggered to allow for physical distancing in the lobby and to prevent bottlenecks at exit or entry points and other high traffic areas.
Observers and guests are not permitted to come to Esh to watch classes from the lobby or inside the studio. Friends or family members who may be driving students to lessons or picking them up must wait outside the studio in their cars.
Lessons and training time will be physically spaced in the studio to allow for ample space of six feet or more between student and coach and from others in the space, including spacing from high traffic areas such as the lobby door and around the bathrooms. We have marked off on the floor near all aerial points with colorful tape to make it easy to keep appropriate distance.
We will not be using adjacent aerials points simultaneously. When a point is in use, the point to either side of it may not be used.
Warm-ups will be designed to take place while maintaining physical distance, and with students remaining in one place rather than moving throughout the studio.
No physical cuing or spotting is permitted during lessons, except in emergency situations. Lesson content will be chosen to minimize the likelihood that emergency spotting will be required.
In most cases, aerial coaches will not be demoing skills on the apparatus during classes, in order to reduce the number of people coming into contact with the circus equipment. Instruction will be given verbally and via off-apparatus demoing for the time being.
It is the responsibility of everyone who enters the space to ensure that they maintain physical distancing. We are trusting and counting on students and staff alike to be aware and mindful of where they are in relation to others in the studio, and make adjustments if necessary to keep everyone safe.