Dear Parents,

We are so delighted to let you know that LoMastro has been allowed to re-open as part of Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan. We will slowly begin opening our doors beginning June 1. During this stage, we will be adjusting our in-person programs to align with guidance from the CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Lake County Health Department (LCHD) regarding distancing, cleaning, and sanitization. 2019-20 classes will continue with virtual classes through June 5, as holding our regular classes as scheduled does not align with Phase 3 guidelines.


Pleas watch this video regarding what to expect as we re-open.

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We will be following the Restore IL, IDPH, LCHD, and CDC’s recommended guidelines to keep our team and dancers safe. Since the Restore IL Phase 3 guidance was published online on Sunday, May 24, I have been communicating our re-opening plan with the DCEO, IDPH, and LCHD because our programing crosses between 3 different types of businesses allowed to re-open, and it was important to me that we had their approval.

Here is what students and parents can expect as we re-open during Phase 3:   

  • We encourage our students and their families to wear masks or facial coverings, wash/sanitize your hands before coming to the academy, and — most importantly — stay at home if you are feeling sick.
  • All staff and students will have their temperature taken before entering the building with an infrared touchless thermometer.
  • All staff and students will be required to wash their hands upon entering the building.
  • All staff and students are required to have a face mask when not exercising/dancing. LCHD advised us that wearing a mask while dancing/exercising would potentially lead to students/staff passing out and said that as long as 6ft of distance is maintained, dancing without a mask would be preferable. Dancers may choose to wear a mask while dancing if they prefer.
  • Staff will sanitize and disinfect shared surfaces frequently.
  • To ensure our staff and students maintain physical distance, the classroom floors and barres have been measured and taped.
  • Students must arrive dressed in class attire and will proceed to the classroom with a small bag (containing dance shoes and a personal bottle of hand sanitizer), a water bottle, and their street shoes.
  • We will be limiting the number of students in at a time, and will be restricting the use of shared common areas [cubbies/dressing area, lobby area, water fountain].
  • All programs will be drop-off only.
  • Registration must be done online. Check out our Summer programs and Camps. If you are interested in registering, please don't wait as space is extremely limited to 5-9 students depending on the program.

We are carefully monitoring the situation. The most important thing is to make sure we conduct business in a safe environment.


If you have specific questions, please reach out to us.


We look forward to seeing you soon!

My best,

Loren LoMastro Specht

LoMastro Performing Arts Academy

Ph: 847-615-5400

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