COVID-19 UPDATES AND INFORMATION

Update as of February 1, 2021:

Project Ballet is open for business with the following precautions:

  • Students and staff must stay home when sick. We fully comply with all quarantine and return-to-work/school recommendations of the Allen County Department of Health.

  • Our waiting room is indefinitely closed. Parents are asked to conduct business via email or phone whenever possible. Parents who need to stop into the office must wear a mask. Parents may not enter if they have recently been exposed to COVID-19, or if they are experiencing symptoms.

  • Students and staff must wear a mask at all times.

  • We are offering virtual instruction options for students in Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. Students in the upper levels (Level 4 and up) and in the Academic Conservatory will utilize virtual instruction during situations of quarantine or mandated shut down.

  • Barres, desks and other high touch surfaces are sanitized between classes. The building is professionally deep cleaned four times each week.

  • Common areas have been outfitted with dozens of individual, socially distant, tables. Students may use these individual tables to eat, work on homework, or relax. Students are otherwise not permitted to loiter in the common areas.

  • All classes, at all levels, have been reduced to 50% capacity or less. Casting and rehearsals have likewise been reduced to allow for proper social distancing. 

  • Preschool Ballet sessions have been shortened to 5 weeks each. Preparatory Ballet has been adjusted from a full-year course to a semester-by-semester course. Preparatory children will enter and exit using a car line at their classroom door so as to avoid having to enter any common areas. Preschool and Preparatory students are supervised by their teacher and teacher assistant at all times.

  • Training Program class times have been staggered and additional time has been built into the schedule to accommodate sanitizing the studios between classes. Training Program parents have been informed of new tuition policies that provide more flexibility and the opportunity for refunds due to pandemic related complications.

  • The Academic Conservatory has shifted it's schedule to meet Tuesday-Friday mornings. The class schedule has been adjusted to provide increased instructional time. Passing periods have been lengthened to allow time to sanitize the classrooms between groups.

  • So far, all of our performances have been in the studio - with strictly limited socially-distant audiences. We hope to return to the main stage, in a modified capacity, in May 2021. Stay tuned for information on "Nutcracker in May", at the Embassy Theatre.

Enrolled Training Program and Academic Conservatory families are provided with a seventeen page COVID-19 Handbook Supplement that further details our pandemic-related policies, procedures and practices.