SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – With the holidays upon us, Jo-Ann's Dance Studio – the Performing Arts Centre is asking clients to be mindful of the studio's COVID-19 protocol. 

"The studio, since reopening its doors this fall, has been strictly following state guidelines, and we are asking our students who may travel or spend the upcoming holidays with family/friends who do not reside in their household to self-quarantine for 14 days," said studio owner Jo-Ann Faulkner, telling TAPinto that, during that time, students will be able to attend dance classes virtually. 

"This way, we can continue to ensure everyone's safety in the studio," said Faulkner. 

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Anyone looking to enroll their child in an online class following Thanksgiving or the upcoming December holidays, can call the studio and request a Zoom link; links can be sent via email or text. "All Zoom technology is in place to accommodate every single student in every class that we offer."

Since re-opening for in-person classes in September, there have been no positive cases of COVID-19 in the South Clinton Avenue studio and, according to Faulkner, this in large part due to the diligence of the staff, the protocol that has been enforced, and the constant sanitizing efforts. 

"Together, everyone at Jo-Ann's has been taking the steps necessary to make sure all students and staff remain safe, and we would not be able to make this work without all the parents who have so forthcoming when their child, or a member of their family, has been exposed to COVID-19," said Faulkner.

"We want our families to feel safe and assured that we are following all health requirements and guidelines," she added. "Let's continue to work together so that our students can continue to have dance as an outlet in these unprecedented times."

Jo-Ann’s Dance Studio – The Performing Arts Center is located at 4475 South Clinton Avenue and offers classes in every form of dance from beginner through advanced for children age 3 through adult, including but not limited to ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, and hip hop along with private piano and vocal training. Additionally, through Jo-Ann’s, over a dozen Vertical Freedom fitness programs, including pole, POUND, conditioning, Pilates reformer, Pole-ates, vertical barre, hoop and more, are also offered. 

For more information, visit or call (908) 561-5094. You can also follow the studio Facebook ( and Instagram (@joannsdance or #Joannsdancestudio).

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