IT’S A NEW YEAR!
Our 2021 classes will begin on Monday, January 4th, with the schedule unchanged. We look forward to seeing everyone back in class on Zoom, and remain positive and hopeful about the year ahead. A very happy New Year to each and every one of you!
Please note that the studio will be closed Wednesday, December 23rd through Monday, January 4th for our Winter Break. Wishing everyone a happy holiday season!
REMINDER: SCHOOL CLOSED TUES. NOV. 3RD
The school will be closed on Tuesday, November 3rd for Election Day. If you wish to schedule a make-up class for any missed class, please contact the school directly…thank you!
We’re happy to announce that our full schedule of online Zoom classes will still be available for the month of October. All of the dancers are doing a fantastic job, and showing impressive and ongoing improvement. We will also continue to offer a limited schedule of in-studio one-on-one private lessons (adhering to all currently recommended safety standards, including masks and social distancing). If you are interested in private coaching, please contact the school directly for a schedule. Wishing everyone continued health and happiness!
Though we continue to hold all group classes online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, beginning in June we will open the studio for a limited schedule of one-on-one private lessons. These lessons will be conducted using face masks, sanitation and strict social distancing to protect both the student and the instructor. The times available will not interfere with our online schedule, and are as follows:
Mon.-Fri. 1:30-2:30, and Saturday 2:00-3:00
Because only one lesson is available per day, we ask that you email the school with your scheduling preferences, and times will then be assigned based on demand/availability so that all students have an equal opportunity. Once you are scheduled, you may visit the “Online Classes” page on the school website to purchase your lesson, which should be paid in advance (please give a 24 hour notice for cancellation). After scheduling, a detailed list of instructions will be sent to you regarding the new in-studio safety requirements. If you wish to remain online only for your lessons, you may still schedule an online private lesson instead. Feel free to contact the school with any additional questions!
MAKING A BARRE FOR AT-HOME USE
Hello, dancers! It’s been going great so far with our online classes, and everyone is working hard and doing very well. Congratulations to everyone for staying strong and making the most out of a difficult situation! Also, a parent shared this helpful link about making a barre for at-home use easily and inexpensively. Check it out!
REMINDER: Enrollment is per month for each level, with the exception of private classes. Be sure to enroll before your first scheduled class in April so you do not miss any classes.
Just checking in to let everyone know that we are working on being up and running on Zoom by Wednesday, April 1st! If you are a student of the school, once you have enrolled online in your usual class level please email us, and we will provide you with your class meeting codes to join your class on Zoom. All enrollment and payment is on our website at austinclassicalballet.com on the Online Classes page. Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org once you have enrolled, and we will keep you fully informed on how to proceed. Excited to be back in class soon..!
APRIL CLASS SCHEDULE/INFORMATON NOW AVAILABLE
Hello dancers! Please visit our website’s “Online Classes” page (listed in the drop-down menu) to look at our new online class schedule for April! (Please do not attempt to enroll before Monday, March 30th, as things are still in the process of going online.) We are so excited to get everyone moving again…stay tuned for more information. Classes starting April 1st!
ONLINE CLASSES STARTING APRIL 1ST
UPDATE: In light of the shelter-in-place directive from the City of Austin, and in the interest of prioritizing the health of students and their families, our school will remain closed for the foreseeable future . However, we are pleased to announce that starting April 1st, online classes will be made available to all of our students in Beginner Level A through Level B2 (no Pre-Ballet, Contemporary or Variations classes). Our online classes will follow the regular class schedule closely, with the same start times, and classwork adjusted to be workable from home in a small space on any type of flooring. The classes will focus on conditioning, stretching, and maintenance of basic technique, as well as pointe technique. Furthermore, a daily private class schedule will be offered for serious students seeking continued one-on-one correction.
FORMER STUDENT MIKAYLA MCKEAN FEATURED BY SUFFOLK
DOCUMENTARY: FORMER STUDENT JOY WOMACK
Former student Joy Womack has been featured in a fascinating documentary about the Moscow Ballet Competition at the Bolshoi Theater. Her talent, determination and spirit continue to amaze and inspire us all: