Defy Gravity requires students to submit proof of up to date COVID vaccinations (see vaccine policy below). Students may bring their vax card to their first class or submit via Google Forms here.

As a trial run, from May 8 - August 13 we are implementing a mask-optional policy on Sundays-Fridays. Saturdays will remain mask-required classes. More details are below.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement and Summer Masking Policy

Updated May 2, 2023 at 2 PM

After reviewing responses to recent surveys, admin has made a decision about our masking policy for the summer schedule, which runs from May 8 - August 13. As a trial run, we will be going to a mask-optional policy for drop-in classes that run on Sunday-Friday. Saturday drop-in classes will remain mask-required to provide a safer space for immunocompromised students and those who prefer to remain masked. Series classes and private lessons on Saturday evenings may be mask-optional if all drop-in classes are finished for the day. All students will still be required to show proof of vax to attend DG classes.

We will be using the CDC COVID tracker to monitor our local levels. If we move out of “low” and into “mid” at any point, all classes will resume masking until three consecutive weeks of “low” status. To facilitate clarity, all Saturday drop-in classes now have MASK REQUIRED in the name of the class. A recurring schedule notice has been posted on Saturdays so students know what they’re signing up for. Should our county status change from “low” and masking be required in all classes again, we will alert students via Punchpass emails and schedule notices.

We also wish to encourage folks to continue masking to their comfort level in all classes. If you work with large groups of people, are travelling, experiencing allergies, or just want to be cautious of exposures, we will continue providing masks at the door so all students can mask if desired.

In an effort to continue keeping Defy as safe a space as possible, if you submit an updated proof of vax that shows you are boosted, you’ll receive a code for a discount on your next class purchase. You can submit an updated proof of vax here to receive the code:

Updated January 4, 2022 at 6pm

In light of the developing COVID-19 picture and the spread of the Omicron variant, Defy Gravity will be implementing a COVID vaccine requirement for all students and staff beginning January 17th, 2022.

In the early days of COVID, we had significant cleaning procedures in place, quarantine time for apparatuses, and lower class caps, as much was still unknown about how COVID spreads. We now know that surface transmission is a negligible factor and the best way to prevent transmission is to do two things: wear a mask and get vaccinated. We’ve been dancing and flying in masks for almost two years now, and with Omicron added to the picture, we’ll be continuing to do so for the foreseeable future. While we will not be reinstating all elements of our COVID protocols from earlier in the pandemic (for the reasons listed above), we will be making a change to requirements for staff and students to be in the studio space.

Starting with the Spring 2022 schedule, we will require students to show proof of vaccination to take classes at Defy Gravity. Please submit proof of vaccination to the Google form below at your earliest convenience. If you would like to discuss any of this, please feel free to email [email protected]

IMPORTANT NOTE: To upload pictures to this form, you must be signed in with a Google account. If you do not have a Google account, you can email a picture of your vaccination card to [email protected]

Link to form:

We are currently only requiring vaccination and not boosters, as not everyone may yet be eligible for the booster depending on when they got their initial vaccination. However, if you are eligible for your booster, we heavily encourage all students to get boosted (if you’re not already). Boosters have been making a big difference in Omicron transmission rates, and being fully vaccinated helps protect the whole DG community.