Encore Safety Guidelines

*Please Note: “Event-Specific” Guidelines may override the General Safety Guidelines below. 

*Protocols as of March 22, 2021


  • COVID-19 WAIVERS – Required by all attendees, guests, and Legal Guardians of participants.
  • THERMAL TEMPERATURE CHECKS – Will be given to the Encore Team daily.
    You may be asked to temperature check your dancers and studio team. If so, Encore will provide your studio a touchless thermal thermometer upon checkin.
  • MASKS ARE REQUIRED – All attendees in all public, dressing, and Competition/Convention areas will be required to wear a mask.
  • HAND WASHING – Please wash hands frequently.
  • THEATER DOORS – One way in/one way out with doors propped open.
  • LIMITED CAPACITY – Block schedules by studio(s) with limited observers may be required.
  • VENUE CLEANING – Venue cleaning will frequently take place.
  • CASHLESS SALES – Cashless sales will be implemented.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING – Required by all throughout the event.
  • LIVE-STREAMING – Available based on capabilities.
  1. You have a compromised immune system or underlying health issues.
  2. Are feeling ill in any capacity or experiencing flu-like symptoms.


  • LIMITED CAPACITY Block schedules by studio(s) with limited observers may be required
  • DRESSING SPACE – Will be assigned with proper social distancing.
  • COSTUMES No deductions will be made to routines not wearing costumes.
    If performing “in costume,” please have dancers wear their first costume to the venue.
  • MASKS – Dancers may remove their masks for performances on stage at the discretion of the Studio Director or as Government Mandates Require (no points will be deducted). Masks will not be provided.
    If mandates require a mask to be worn while dancing, Encore must require the dancers to wear masks during the performance.
  • MUSIC – Competition music must be uploaded via Encore’s registration site.
  • AWARDS – Adjudicated Awards will take place at the end of each block.
    Dancers may not be allowed to sit on stage during Adjudicated Awards presentation.
    Physical adjudicated awards will be given only to Studio Directors at the event.
    Overall Results will be posted on the Encore website by the end of business on Tuesday.
  • PROPS – Must be handled solely by studio handlers.
    Handlers must wear a mask at all times.
    No Encore staff will be permitted to assist.
    Props cannot be stored backstage.
  • STAGE AND BACKSTAGE – Protocols will be followed accordingly to the CDC and State current guidelines.
    Only active performers and teachers are allowed backstage.
    No other individuals will be permitted.
    If required by mandates, stage may be gridded in 6’ (six foot) squares to maintain social distancing by all performers.
  • MASTER CLASSES If applicable, will be limited due to social distancing.
  • LIVE-STREAMING – Available based on capabilities.

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Encore Performing Arts

PO BOX 26836, Fort Worth, TX 76126