At this time, we are planning a 10 week Winter 2021 session from Monday, January 11 through Friday, March 26. (No class during February public school school vacation week beginning Monday, February 15). For students at the intermediate to advanced levels, the class offerings will be the same during this session.
We believe that due to the small sizes and the safety measures that are ongoing – not the least of which being consistency of mask-wearing during class – that we are able to continue with this small level of in-studio classes. We will certainly continue to monitor regional numbers and any changes in mandates from state and local government. If conditions worsen significantly, we may need to opt for virtual classes for a short time to err on the side of caution.
Immediately after the Winter Session, we plan to begin a Spring 2021 session which will run for 12 weeks from Monday, March 29 through Friday, June 25 (no class during April public school vacation week).
We are looking ahead to fall plans for New England Ballet and are considering several factors, a large part of which includes input from our current families and what they would be comfortable with (we are, however, accepting new students as well!)
For our more advanced students, we believe we have a plan for accommodating a limited number of in-person students for class with policies to maintain social distancing and increased cleaning and ventilation. We are also exploring what a mix of in person and virtual class might look like and what improvements we would need to make in order to make streaming from the studio a reality but acknowledge that there may be times where virtual classes may be necessary at all levels. At this time, we are looking to resume classes the week of September 21 to allow increased time for families to return to a school routine as well.
Please, if you have not done so already, complete our brief survey
that indicates your comfort level with in person and online class options and gives you the opportunity to include notes as well. This input allows us to make important decisions about what is feasible for each class. Please note that although there is an option that allows you to indicate a preference not to wear a mask while dancing, this option comes from when the survey was first put out earlier in the summer and we would now ask all in-person students to wear masks.
I have taken class this way myself and it is totally possible.
While continued training in ballet technique is our goal, the focus of New England Ballet encompasses much more. We are committed to the development and support of our students as people and strive to do whatever we can to offer a program that maintains all of the above. We are all in this together.
Announcing our Young Dancer Preballet Camp!
At Young Dancer Preballet Camp we dance, enjoy snacks, make crafts, and dance some more! Each day has a different theme, taken from ballets, fairy tales, folk dancing, the circus, summer suite and more!
Preballet Camp is designed for students ages 31/2 to 5 and meets from 9:30-Noon from Monday, June 17-Thursday, June 20. The cost is $40.00/day or all 4 days for $140.00 (Ages 31/2 to 5).
For more information or to register: email Catherine at email@example.com
Registration ends May 18th, so don’t delay!
We are running all classes as scheduled today, Monday January 21. All students will be allowed to wear close-fitting warm ups for as long as they need to in order to prevent injury. (Monday holidays can also be a good time to make up for missed classes!)
This is also the first day of our second session. Returning students, please make sure you are properly re-registered for your classes!
Happy New Year!
A reminder that our Winter/Spring session of classes begins Monday, January 21, 2019.
If you are a returning student and have not re-enrolled in you current class, please do so ASAP. If you are an aspiring student, please reach out to us so we can help get you into the appropriate level class. Registration is simple–just head over to the “registration” tab on the site, select your class from the drop down menu, and fill out the fields. It’s easy!