The studio will be closed due to weather Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 15th & 16th.  Please continue to check for updated class cancellations.

We will be offering both in-studio and digital classes for the 2020-21 dance season. As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Studio 16 Dance Center commit to keeping an open line of communication with our dance families and to always keeping the health and safety of our dancers a priority.

Studio Accommodations

To safely open for classes, our studio accommodations will ensure that we are providing a safe environment for both dancers and teachers.

These steps include:

  • health screenings and temperatures of both dancers and teachers upon entry,
  • face coverings must be worn by anyone over the age of 10 when entering and exiting the building
  • staggered class start/end times,
  • class sizes following the state mandated guidelines,
  • sanitation of studios before/after each class,
  • clearly marked spaces for appropriate physical distancing,
  • limited lobby access
  • each class will have specific dancer pick-up and drop-off instructions

Digital Classes

Digital classes will be offered for dancers and families who are high risk and/or want to limit their social exposure. You must register for digital classes to have access.

COVID-19 Accommodations

Modifications to the offerings at Studio 16 Dance Center may happen mid season due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Studio 16 Dance Center will provide reasonable accommodations to all of our dancers.

Classes - We are prepared to transition to a digital studio format and offer classes via Zoom if the need should arise until it is safe for dancers to return.
Recital - In the event that a recital can not be safely held as planned, we will provide reasonable performance accommodations for all students.

COVID-19 Guidance Chart

The Studio 16 COVID-19 Guidance Chart outlines the most updated guidelines and procedures for anyone affected or exposed to COVID-19. Contact the studio at 903-216-7030 for any questions regarding exposure/possible exposure to COVID-19.


Our COVID-19 policies will be updated as new guidance and information is available. We commit to being fluid and keeping current with all CDC and state directives. This page will be the source of updates to keep our dancers and families informed at all times. Please see the Q&As below for more guidance.


What is the plan for social distancing while in the studio and during instruction?

Dance bags will be stored and spaced out in multiple locations in the studio. Dancers will have clearly marked spots on the studio floors that adhere to the social distancing guidelines. There will be no contact choreography at this time.

Will there be smaller class sizes because of social distancing?

Class sizes may vary in accordance with the state of Texas mandates. Class sizes will be determined by the occupancy of each studio.

If I register my child for digital classes, will I still have a recital?

Yes! All students who choose the digital class format will have a performance option. More information will be available later in the fall.

How are teachers/employees being screened?

All teachers/employees must have their temperature checked prior to entry. They will also be subject to health screening. Studio 16 teachers/employees will not be allowed to enter the studio if they are sick.

What is the policy on face coverings?

Per current state guidelines, anyone over the age of 10 must wear a face covering into the studio.

What is the health screening process when my dancer arrives to dance?

Anyone entering the building must answer no to all the following questions to be allowed into a studio.

  • Has a fever of 100°F or greater
  • Have a cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell
  • Had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 within the previous 14 days.

In addition, your dancer will have her temperature checked with a contactless digital thermometer before entering the studio.

What should I do if my dancer is sick?

If your dancer or a family member is sick with COVID-19 symptoms, call the studio at 903-216-7030 and stay home. Refer to the Studio 16 COVID-19 guidance chart for more information.