Thanks to everyone who joined us at Glen Echo Park over the past year! Now that we’re able to gather more safely indoors, our classes and workshops will be returning to the Dance Exchange in Takoma Park beginning in Summer 2021.
For the safety and comfort of your fellow students and your instructor, here are the protocols we are following for all of our Glen Echo workshops.
LIMIT OF PARTICIPANTS
According to County, CDC and Park guidelines, we are able to have up to 24 people active in the space (for physical activity). However, in order to minimize potential exposures we are limiting each workshop to 15 participants (not including 2-3 instructors/assistants).
OTHER SAFETY PROTOCOLS
- ALL participants will be REQUIRED to wear masks, EVEN WHEN PLAYING.
- We will take regular breaks during which participants will be invited to step away from others in order to take a water break or a “breathing break.”
- We will be physically distanced from each other throughout the workshop. Please respect each others’ space at all times, including before and after the workshop and during breaks.
- Participants are asked to sanitize their hands at the start of each workshop/class. Drums will be sanitized at the end each session.
- Each participant will be assigned a drum at the start of each workshop, which will be used exclusively for the duration of the workshop.
- Once drums have been assigned, each participant will be responsible for moving their own drum during the workshop (if necessary) and to the pavilion entrance at the end of the workshop. (Mark H will move all drums in and out of his vehicle.)
- If you own bachi (drum sticks), please bring them. Sanitized bachi will also be available for use. Bachi should NOT be shared during the workshop!
- Everyone will be responsible for bringing their own water.
- The Pavilions are outdoors but do have a roof to keep us out of the sun.
- Restrooms at the park (in the building behind the carousel) are open and are cleaned regularly.
- We have found that the park mosquitoes are attracted to taiko players, so we suggest bringing bug spray!
QUESTIONS or CONCERNS
Have any follow-up questions or want to share a concern that isn’t addressed here? Contact Mark H – he’s happy to discuss all of this with you. Again, we want EVERYONE to feel safe and comfortable gathering to play taiko together during this difficult and isolating time.