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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

OREGON BALLET THEATRE
OBT|PDX
KEVIN IRVING | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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


Friday, May 12, 2017

Portland Weekly Class Schedule May 15, 2017 - May 21, 2017

To view the May 15, 2017 - May 21, 2017 SOBT weekly schedule for Portland please see the Pages section of the blog or click here.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Portland Weekly Class Schedule May 8, 2017 - May 14, 2017

To view the May 8, 2017 - May 14, 2017 SOBT weekly schedule for Portland please see the Pages section of the blog or click here.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

5/6/17 Family Meeting - Portland


The SOBT Family meeting scheduled for this Saturday, May 6, will be rescheduled for a future date and time to be announced.

Please watch the blog for the rescheduled date and time.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Portland Weekly Class Schedule May 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017

To view the May 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 SOBT weekly schedule for Portland please see the Pages section of the blog or click here.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

2017 ASP Note from Mr. Jones

Dear SOBT Students and Families,

As I reflect upon the Annual School Performance I am left with vivid images of brilliant dancing, jubilant faces onstage, and the absolute professionalism of the students of The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre. I was so very impressed with the performances this past weekend and am extremely proud. Each dancer is to be commended for their hard work and their contribution to the ASP; what really shown through so beautifully this past weekend was not just individuals, but the high quality of the entire school.

My many thanks go out to the students for their inspired dancing, to the parents for their patience and dedication during this busy time, to the teachers for all they do day in and day out, to James and Colleen for keeping the school humming along smoothly, to Rachel for her good work in West Linn, to the volunteers who give so generously of their time, and to the entire OBT organization for supporting the school.

I hope everyone has been able to rest the last few days and is feeling recharged as we enter the home stretch of the school year.

Congratulations to all the dancers and families of SOBT for making this year’s ASP so extraordinary and memorable.

My best wishes,

Anthony Jones
School Director

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Portland Weekly Class Schedule April 24, 2017 - April 30, 2017

To view the April 24, 2017 - April 30, 2017 SOBT weekly schedule for Portland please see the Pages section of the blog or click here.

Post-ASP Break: Levels Children's Beginning Ballet - OBT2

SOBT will celebrate its post-ASP recess this week, per usual.

There will be no Level 1A - OBT2 classes Monday, April 24 - Wednesday, April 26, 2017. All classes will resume on Thursday, April 27.

Rest up and CONGRATULATIONS on a fantastic weekend of performances!

Friday, April 14, 2017

UPDATED 4/19/17: Portland Weekly Class Schedule April 17, 2017 - April 23, 2017

UPDATED 4/19/17: To view the April 17, 2017 - April 23, 2017 SOBT weekly schedule for Portland please see the Pages section of the blog or click here.

Please check the OBT Young Dancers Blog for ASP Schedules and Updates, http://obtyoungdancer.blogspot.com/

Monday, April 10, 2017

Portland Weekly Class Schedule April 10, 2017 - April 16, 2017

To view the April 10, 2017 - April 16, 2017 SOBT weekly schedule for Portland please see the Pages section of the blog or click here.

Please check the OBT Young Dancers Blog for ASP Schedules and Updates, http://obtyoungdancer.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Youth Jazz at West Linn

SOBT's West Linn school has a great Youth Jazz class meeting Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm and we need a few more friends to fill out our class. Is your dancer interested? Do you know another young person who might want to try it out? No experience necessary.
 

Students ages 7–11 years old explore the fundamentals of jazz dance to popular music favorites. It’s super fun, it’s active. The dancers love the big jumps, turns, and leaps to the music they love. Current SOBT students receive a 10% discount.

Email sobtwestlinn@obt.org for more information or to register.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Portland Weekly Class Schedule April 3, 2017 - April 9, 2017

To view the April 3, 2017 - April 9, 2017 SOBT weekly schedule for Portland please see the Pages section of the blog or click here.

Friday, March 24, 2017

SOBT Spring Break - March 27, 2017–April 2, 2017

Dear SOBT Students and Families,

A reminder that all regularly scheduled classes will not meet next week, March 27 through April 2, in observance of Spring Break. Classes will resume at their regularly scheduled day and time on Monday, April 3 for the beginning of the 2017 Spring Term.

Enjoy the week off.

Monday, March 20, 2017

ASP Tickets - Box Office Extended Hours - Saturday, March 25 & April 8

The box office will be open this Saturday, March 25 from 10 AM to 1 PM and Saturday, April 8 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

ASP Performance Dates
Saturday, April 22 at 1 PM
Sunday, April 23 at 1 PM

Ticket Prices
Premium seating $42
Regular seating $32
Note: Tickets are non-refundable. You may exchange your tickets at no charge, however you will not receive a refund for unused tickets.

Tickets in Person
($6 per ticket handling fee will apply)
OBT Box Office
Monday-Friday / 9 AM - 5PM
720 SW Bancroft St.
Portland OR, 97239

Tickets by Phone
($6 per ticket handling fee will apply)
Call (503) 222-5538 or 1 (888) 922-5538
The Annual School Performance is recommended for ages 3 and up.
You will need to purchase a seat for each person attending regardless of age.
All SOBT students who are cast will be in both performances for the Grand Etude. Additional casting will be posted closer to the performance dates.

You may use promotional code Grand to receive 20% off of your ASP ticket purchase. Offer expires April 7, 2017. $6 per ticket handling fee will apply. Subject to availability, not applicable to prior purchases.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Portland Weekly Class Schedule March 20, 2017 - March 26, 2017

To view the March 20, 2017 - March 26, 2017 SOBT weekly schedule for Portland please see the Pages section of the blog or click here.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Portland Weekly Class Schedule March 13, 2017 - March 19, 2017

To view the March 13, 2017 - March 19, 2017 SOBT weekly schedule for Portland please see the Pages section of the blog or click here.

Monday, March 6, 2017

2017 Summer Camp for Younger Students - Registration Open

Registration for The School of OBT’s 2017 Summer Camp is now open for current SOBT students.

The Summer Camp encompasses Pre-Ballet 3/4 through Level 2 at the both the Portland and West Linn locations.

For registration details and links please visit the School's Summer Camp web page.

As in year's past the Portland school will hold the Pre-Pointe Workshop from July 18 through August 10. This workshop is open to all current Level 2 students and is an excellent opportunity to continue to develop strength and technique. This workshop is also suitable for boys as many of the strengthening exercises will benefit all dancers in other aspects of their technique such as turns and jumps. Please note, participation in this program does not automatically ensure a student will begin pointe in the Annual Session in the fall.

Returning to the school's West Linn location are the week long Themed Camps. Explore the fantastical world of Alice in Wonderland, the pure beauty of Swan Lake and the bravery of Peter and the Wolf. Enroll in one, two or all three camps for a summer filled with dance and story-telling.

Students should register for summer classes in the level they are currently registered for in the Annual Session, unless otherwise informed by their teacher. Students will be informed of level advancements for next year’s annual session during the summer months.

You do not need to complete a new registration form for the Summer Camp, though this is an excellent time to update the School with any changes to your family’s contact information, child’s permission to leave unescorted, permission to be picked up by individuals, etc.
 

Registration for all programs is limited and on a first come basis. The registration deadline is April 29.