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Friday, January 12, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: January 15, 2018–January 21, 2018

To view the January 15, 2018– January 21, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: January 8, 2018–January 14, 2018

To view the January 8, 2018– January 14, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Portland Class Schedule: January 1, 2018–January 7, 2018

To view the January 1, 2018– January 7, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Important Announcement from OBT School

Please see below for an important announcement from OBT School.

Dear families,

Oregon Ballet Theatre has some bittersweet news to share with you today. OBT School Director Anthony Jones has announced that he has accepted the post of Director of the School of Ballet Arizona. While we will miss Mr. Jones very much, we are also delighted that this move offers the opportunity for him to be closer to his family while continuing his career.

We would like to express our incredible gratitude to Mr. Jones for all that he has done to build OBT’s School. In the last four years he has overseen the move to our new South Waterfront flagship studio and the addition of a second location in West Linn. Along the way he gained the admiration and dedication of existing OBT School faculty Kembe Staley, Olivia Pyne, and Elise Legere, as well as brought on wonderful new members such as Natasha Bar, Katarina Svetlova, Alison Roper, Chauncey Parsons, Peter Franc, and Valerie Limbrunner-Bartlett. Together with former ABT ballerina Lisa Sundstrom, he launched OBT’s junior ensemble, OBT2. Enrollment for the OBT School’s annual Summer Intensive has grown by nearly 25% and gained national attention during his tenure. The quality of our Annual School Performance has been such that Oregon Ballet Theatre incorporated the ASP as part of the main company’s family subscription package with attendance and revenue steadily increasing over the last three years. To cap off an incredible career here, Mr. Jones has coached and mentored Finn Carmeci who has qualified to compete in the elite Prix de Lausanne.

The decision to leave OBT School was a personal and extremely difficult decision for Mr. Jones who has the highest regard for the organization, the faculty, and particularly for you, the school families, who are so dedicated to supporting our students in their passion for this art form. It is a truly collaborative relationship and we want you to rest assured this will be a smooth transition.

OBT will begin an international search for a new school director immediately and Mr. Jones will work with current staff to put an interim plan in place until a new director is hired. Mr. Jones will continue as School Director through February 11th. During this time he will continue to oversee day to day operations of the school, complete the Summer Intensive audition tour, stage sections of the annual school performance, as well as actively support OBT in the search for a new school director.

Mr. Jones plans to speak directly with the students about his move beginning with OBT2 and Level 6 students before class tomorrow morning. On Thursday at 5:30 PM he will speak with students from Level 4 and higher prior to warm up at the theater for the evening’s performance.

In the meantime, please direct any questions regarding the transition to: schoolofobt@obt.org

I’m sure you will join us in a heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Jones for his many achievements and wishing him much success in his new position.

Regards,

Oregon Ballet Theatre School

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Portland Class Schedule: December 11, 2017–December 17, 2017

To view the December 11, 2017–December 17, 2017 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

All Pre-Ballet, Annual Session and Adult Drop-In classes will resume January 2, 2018. The school year calendar can be viewed here.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Portland Class Schedule: December 4, 2017–December 10, 2017

To view the December 4, 2017–December 10, 2017 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

All Pre-Ballet, Annual Session and Adult Drop-In classes will resume January 2, 2018. The school year calendar can be viewed here.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Portland Class Schedule: November 27, 2017–December 3, 2017

To view the November 27, 2017–December 3, 2017 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Portland Class Schedule: November 20, 2017–November 26, 2017

To view the November 20, 2017–November 26, 2017 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, November 10, 2017

West Linn Observation Schedule - November 2017 & January 2018


Family Observation Schedule - West Linn

 

*Due to limited space we ask each student to invite only two adults to observe* 

 

Class time changes highlighted in red 


November 15
Wednesday’s Pre-Ballet 5/6 - 4:15 PM–5:00 PM
 

November 21
Youth Jazz - 5:45 PM–6:45 PM
 

November 28
Tuesday’s Pre-Ballet 3/4 - 4:00 PM–4:45 PM
Tuesday’s Pre-Ballet 5/6 - 5:45 PM–6:30 PM
 

November 29
Wednesday Youth Abs. Beg Ballet - 5:00 PM–6:15 PM

NOTE: Children’s beginning Ballet schedule for 4:00 PM–5:00 PM on the 29th

Children’s Beginning Ballet, Level 1A, Level 1B, and Level 2 will have observation the week of January 8.


January 8
Level 1A - 4:30 PM–5:30 PM
Level 2 -  5:30 PM–7:00 PM
 

January 9
Level 1B - 4:45 PM–5:45 PM
 

January 10
Children’s Beginning Ballet - 4:00 PM–5:00 PM

Schedule is Subject to Change

West Linn Schedule Reminder - Thanksgiving Week

Thanksgiving Week at West Linn 

 

No Adult Classes


Monday, November 20

Level 1A     4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Level 2        5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 21 - Halloween Make-up Day

Dance Together     10:45 am – 11:30 am
Pre-Ballet 3/4        4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Level 1B                4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Pre-Ballet 5/6        5:45pm – 6:30 pm
Youth Jazz             5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Wednesday, November 22

Children’s Beginning Ballet     4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Level 1A                                   5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Level 2                                      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 

Closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Portland Class Schedule: November 13, 2017–November 19, 2017

To view the November 13, 2017–November 19, 2017 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Portland Class Schedule: November 6, 2017–November 12, 2017

To view the November 6, 2017–November 12, 2017 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Portland Class Schedule: October 30, 2017–November 5, 2017

To view the October 30, 2017–November 5, 2017 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Portland Class Schedule: October 23, 2017–October 29, 2017

To view the October 23, 2017–October 29, 2017 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

OBT School - Halloween - October 31, 2017


A message from Mr. Jones:



All students in levels 5, 6, and OBT2 are invited to don a costume to class on Tueday, October 31, 2017.



Costumes should allow for the perfect Pirouette, the grandest Grand Plie, and the biggest Battement and should not interfere with any range of motion

or cover your face (no masks).  Also, we need to be aware of our youngest dancers who will be here on Halloween; no gory costumes, please!



Come one, come all, to class in your finest garments, your scariest suits, your frilliest fineries on Halloween! 

See you there…Bwhahaha….


Friday, October 13, 2017

Portland Class Schedule: October 16, 2017–October 22, 2017

To view the October 16, 2017–October 22, 2017 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Portland Class Schedule: October 9, 2017–October 15, 2017

To view the October 9, 2017–October 15, 2017 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Portland Class Schedule: October 2, 2017–October 8, 2017

To view the October 2, 2017–October 8, 2017 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Portland Class Schedule: September 25, 2017–October 1, 2017

To view the September 25, 2017–October 1, 2017 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Portland Class Schedule: September 18, 2017–September 24, 2017

To view the September 18, 2017–September 24, 2017 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Youth Jazz and Dance Together @ OBT School West Linn



We’re looking for a few good dancers join our Youth Jazz and Dance Together classes, offered exclusively at OBT School West Linn. Online registration is closed, but we are still accepting students. I can help with enrollment, including pro-rating for classes missed.

Youth Jazz class on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 pm
It’s a super fun class taught by instructor Jessica Post highlighting the style, technique, improvisation, and music of Jazz dance in a non-competitive setting. For students age 7-15, no experience necessary. The class runs on a 12-week session, so you don’t have to make a commitment for the whole year.  $320 for a 12-week session
* OBT School students enrolled in a ballet class receive a 10% discount on Youth Jazz tuition.

Dance Together class on Tuesday mornings from 10:45-11:30 am, for toddlers age 18 months- 3 years and a caregiver. Come twirl with a scarf, bang tambourines, sing nursery rhymes, and dance under the parachute!  $250 for a 12-week session

REFER A FRIEND: Refer a new family to OBT School West Linn,  and they receive an instant 15% discount (any level)  when they enroll and you receive $40 off future tuition (any level).  Only available  for use at our West Linn studio.

Please call 503-210-2365 or email sobtwestlinn@obt.org  to enroll.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Portland Class Schedule: September 11, 2017–September 17, 2017

To view the September 11, 2017–September 17, 2017 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Portland Class Schedule: September 4, 2017–September 10, 2017

To view the September 4, 2017–September 10, 2017 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, August 4, 2017

OBT School 2017 Summer Intensive Schedule - Weeks 5 & 6

To view weeks 5 & 6 schedules for the 2017 Summer Intensive, please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Portland Summer Programs Weekly Schedule August 7, 2017 - August 13, 2017

To view the July 7, 2017 - August 13, 2017 SOBT Summer Programs weekly schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Portland Summer Programs Weekly Schedule July 31, 2017 - August 6, 2017

To view the July 31, 2017 - August 6, 2017 SOBT Summer Programs weekly schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, July 21, 2017

OBT School 2017 Summer Intensive Schedule - Weeks 3 & 4

To view weeks 3 & 4 schedules for the 2017 Summer Intensive, please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Portland Summer Programs Weekly Schedule July 24, 2017 - July 30, 2017

To view the July 24, 2017 - July 30, 2017 SOBT Summer Programs weekly schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Portland Summer Programs Weekly Schedule July 17, 2017 - July 23, 2017

To view the July 17, 2017 - July 23, 2017 SOBT Summer Programs weekly schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Portland Summer Programs Weekly Schedule July 10, 2017 - July 16, 2017

To view the July 10, 2017 - July 16, 2017 SOBT Summer Programs weekly schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Portland Summer Programs Weekly Schedule July 3, 2017 - July 9, 2017

To view the July 3, 2017 - July 9, 2017 SOBT Summer Programs weekly schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Portland Summer Programs Weekly Schedule June 26, 2017 - July 2, 2017

To view the June 26, 2017 - July 2, 2017 SOBT Summer Programs weekly schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

OBT School 2017 Summer Intensive Schedule - Weeks 1 & 2

To view the schedules for weeks 1 and 2 of OBT School's 2017 Summer Intensive schedule please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

**Please note there is a mandatory orientation for students only on Monday, July 10, from 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM.**

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Portland Summer Camp Schedule - Week 2

To view the Portland Summer Camp schedule for Week 2 (July 3, 2017 - July 7, 2017) please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here

**Classes will not be held Tuesday, July 4.**

Friday, June 23, 2017

Portland Summer Camp Schedule - Week 1

To view the Portland Summer Camp schedule for Week 1 (June 26, 2017 - July 2, 2017) please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Portland Summer Programs Weekly Schedule June 19, 2017 - June 25, 2017

To view the June 19, 2017 - June 25, 2017 SOBT Summer Programs weekly schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Volunteer opportunity

Oregon Ballet Theatre School is seeking volunteers to assist with distribution of materials throughout Lake Oswego, West Linn, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Gladstone, Tigard, Tualatin, Happy Valley and Clackamas County. We are in need of 6-10 volunteers between June 21-July 1, 2017 who can commit to 3-5 hours of distributing materials to businesses and public bulletin boards. There are several neighborhoods and areas to choose from and you can do it on your own time, though it would need to be times when most businesses are open. Please provide your own transportation. In exchange for your service, SOBT is offering two tickets to Oregon Ballet Theatre’s performances of “Rhapsody in Blue”, October 7-14, 2017. Please contact Rachel Närhi, West Linn Branch Manager at sobtwestlinn@obt.org if you’re interested. 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Portland Weekly Class Schedule June 12, 2017 - June 18, 2017

To view the June 12, 2017 - June 18, 2017 SOBT weekly schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.


This week there are only Pre-Ballet classes for the Saturday sections to make up for classes missed due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The final week of the 2016-17 Annual Session was June 5 through June 10.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Portland Student End of Year Conferences - Levels 3-6

Dear Level 3–6 Students,

The faculty of SOBT will be conducting brief student conferences the week of June 5. These are informal conferences that are just for the student and their primary teachers.

We hope these provide students with a year-end perspective and helpful information for the summer months.

Schedules have been posted to the SOBT bulletin board as well as in the Information section of the blog. You may also click here.

Thank you,

SOBT Staff

Friday, June 2, 2017

Portland Weekly Class Schedule June 5, 2017 - June 11, 2017 - Inclement Weather Make Up Week

To view the June 5, 2017 - June 11, 2017 SOBT weekly schedule for Portland please see the Pages section of the blog or click here.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Portland Weekly Class Schedule May 29, 2017 - June 4, 2017

To view the May 29, 2017 - June 4, 2017 SOBT weekly schedule for Portland please see the Pages section of the blog or click here.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

West Linn Family Meeting Minutes

Thank you to all the families who attended the West Linn Family Meeting on April 29th. 
Here are the meeting minutes.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Portland Weekly Class Schedule May 22, 2017 - May 28, 2017

To view the May 22, 2017 - May 28, 2017 SOBT weekly schedule for Portland please see the Pages section of the blog or click here.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

ASP Review by Critical Dance

SOBT Families,

I am pleased to share with you that our Annual School Performance has been graciously reviewed by Critical Dance. Please see the attached link below to view the review, which also has some lovely pictures from the performance.

http://criticaldance.org/oregon-ballet-theatre-school-home-run-hit/

Thank you,

Colleen Hanlon


ASP Viewing Party!



Dear SOBT Families,

We are excited to hold the first official viewing of the 2017 Annual School Performance on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM in Studio 2 at The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre. Students in Levels 3 through OBT2 are invited to attend. Students in Levels 1 and 2 will have the opportunity to watch the video during one of their regularly scheduled Saturday classes. This is a student only function.

As a special thank you to the students for their hard work during this year’s fund drive, SOBT will be catering  a portion of the event from Elephants Delicatessen. We will provide a variety of warm main course items as well as vegetables and finger foods. As we know many students enjoy preparing dishes for this annual event, we invite students to bring dessert items, drinks, or appetizers to share with others. Sign-up in advance is not necessary for these items. The total attendance anticipated is 70 students, so please plan your dish to serve around 10 to 15 people. 

Please note the class schedule has been adjusted on this day and classes for all levels (3 – OBT2) will take place from 4:00 – 5:30 PM to accommodate the party.
Should you have any questions please contact us at schoolofobt@obt.org.

Thank you,
Colleen Hanlon

Colleen Hanlon
School Registrar and Children’s Coordinator
Office: 503.227.6890/ Fax: 503.227.4180
0720 SW Bancroft St., Portland, OR 97239
School.obt.org

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OBT’s Perfect Summer Show Celebrating Dance Created by Women
June 29-30, 2017 | Rose Garden Amphitheater, Washington Park
Admission is FREE