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Introducing: DRUM SAFE! Cleaner, Healthier, Better Drumming


In-person drumming workshops following the highest level of cleanliness can be extremely beneficial for students’ social, emotional, and musical well-being. We’ve always strived to keep our program safe and sanitized, but we’re moving to a whole new level of cleanliness to follow your school’s health guidelines and protocols. Here are the changes that we’ve implemented:

Our DRUM SAFE program model will utilize stick drums instead of hand drums. Students will play the drums in the Interactive Performance assembly, School Drum Day workshops, and Artist-in-Residency programs with a pair TubeStix that are easily cleaned and sanitized. Students will not play the drums with their hands, and we’ll have multiple sets of clean TubeStix to use, as needed. This approach will help us control the cleanliness of our instruments at all times.

We will follow your school district guidelines when setting up assembly or workshop group sizes. As each school district is creating its own policies regarding maximum class numbers allowed, let us know your school’s limits, and we can design a program that works best for your students.

Depending on your school’s safety parameters and size, we may suggest scheduling shorter workshops or assemblies to allow for more sessions and more student participation during the school day.

If your school requires that visitors, teachers, and students wear masks, we will follow your guidelines. We strongly recommend that all participants wash their hands before and after their drumming session.

If you have any questions about adapting our drumming programs to your school’s health and safety rules, please don’t hesitate to ask!

In case your school still cannot have in-person programs, Dancing Drum now offers Virtual Performance Assemblies on Zoom or other school-approved streaming platform.