COVID-19 UPDATES AND INFORMATION

Update as of August 1, 2020:

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.

  • Preparatory, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Academic Conservatory students must wear a mask at all times. Staff must wear a mask at all times. Students in Level 4 and up may remove their mask when dancing, due to the strenuous physical activity required of their classes and rehearsals.

  • We are offering virtual instruction options for students in Preparatory, 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.

  • Preschool Ballet sessions have been shortened from 10 to 6 weeks. Preparatory Ballet has been adjusted from a full-year course to a semester-by-semester course. Training Program parents have been informed of new tuition policies that provide more flexibility and the opportunity for refunds due to pandemic related complications.

  • Preparatory children will enter and exit using a car line at their classroom door.

  • Training Program class times have been staggered and additional time has been built into the schedule to accommodate sanitizing the studios between classes. 

  • 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.

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. 

We recommend the following resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics:

  1. Youth Sports & COVID-19: Understanding the Risks

  2. Why Cloth Face Coverings are Needed in Youth Sports during COVID-19

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Project Ballet was established in 2004 and is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.