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Friday, May 25, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: May 28, 2018–June 3, 2018

To view the May 28, 2018–June 3, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: May 21, 2018–May 27, 2018

To view the May 21, 2018–May 27, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: May 14, 2018–May 20, 2018

To view the May 14, 2018–May 20, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: May 7, 2018–May 13, 2018

To view the May 7, 2018–May 13, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: April 30, 2018–May 6, 2018

To view the April 30, 2018–May 6, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: April 23, 2018–April 29, 2018

To view the April 23, 2018–April 29, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Please note the school is closed April 23 through April 25 for regular classes with the exception of Pre-Ballet 3/4, Pre-Ballet 5/6 and the Adult Workshops.

Friday, April 20, 2018

OBT School Director & Registrar Announcement

Today OBT announced Marion Tonner as the new School Director. Ms. Tonner will begin with the organization in June 2018. Click here for the press release.

Also, the School has hired a new permanent Registrar, Sean Surprenant, who began with the organization today, April 20, 2018. Please be sure to welcome Sean and introduce yourselves when you see him at the School's front desk.

Please contact the School should you have any questions.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: April 16, 2018–April 22, 2018

To view the April 16, 2018–April 22, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: April 9, 2018–April 15, 2018

To view the April 9, 2018–April 15, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: April 2, 2018–April 8, 2018

To view the April 2, 2018–April 8, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: March 19, 2018–March 25, 2018

To view the March 19, 2018–March 25, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: March 12, 2018–March 18, 2018

To view the March 12, 2018–March 18, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: March 5, 2018–March 11, 2018

To view the March 5, 2018–March 11, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: February 26, 2018–March 4, 2018

To view the February 26, 2018–March 4, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

OBT School - Closed 2/22/18 - West Linn

For February 22, 2018, all classes at the West Linn location, including the Adult Workshop, have been canceled due to inclement weather.

Make up classes for the Adult Workshop will be scheduled at a later date.

Please stay safe,

OBT School Staff

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

OBT School - Closed 2/21/18 - Portland & West Linn

For February 21, 2018, all classes at the Portland and West Linn locations, including Adult Workshops, have been canceled due to inclement weather.

Make up classes for Adult Workshops will be scheduled at a later date.

If your child is in OBT's production of Alice (in wonderland) please check the Children's Coordinator blog, http://obtyoungdancer.blogspot.com/, for updates regarding warm up classes and rehearsals.

Please stay safe,

OBT School Staff

OBT School - Closed 2/20/18 - Portland & West Linn


For this evening, February 20, 2018, all classes at the Portland and West Linn locations, including Pre-Ballet and Adult Workshops, have been canceled due to inclement weather.

Make up classes for Pre-Ballet and the Adult Workshops will be scheduled at a later date.

Please stay safe,

OBT School Staff

OBT School - Inclement Weather Policy

OBT School's Inclement Weather Policy

The Portland school follows Portland Public School District’s decisions regarding inclement weather closures or delays, and the West Linn location follows the West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s decisions.

If either school district closes for the entire day then OBT School will not hold either morning or evening classes.
 

If either school district closes early and/or cancels evening activities, OBT School will not hold evening classes, including Pre-Ballet, Preparatory Division and Adult Workshops.

If either school district has a late start OBT School will not hold morning classes.

In the event that either school district does not close, open late or release early, then OBT School will proceed with classes, unless otherwise stated, and we ask that families use caution when deciding whether or not to send their child to class. No student will be penalized if they do not attend class due to inclement weather.

Should you have any questions please let us know.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: February 19, 2018–February 25, 2018

To view the February 19, 2018–February 25, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

OBT School Family Meeting - 2.17.18 @ 2:30 PM

Dear OBT School Families,

OBT's Artistic Director, Kevin Irving, and Executive Director, Michael Greer, invite you to a family meeting at 2:30 PM next Saturday, February 17, at OBT’s Portland studios. Families from both school locations are welcome to attend.


This meeting will cover generally the upcoming events for the school and the transition plan for the School Director position.

We hope to see next Saturday.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: February 12, 2018–February 18, 2018

To view the February 12, 2018–February 18, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: February 5, 2018–February 11, 2018

To view the February 5, 2018–February 11, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

ALICE (in wonderland) Posters

Dear OBT School Families,

Some of you may have seen the four wonderful and colorful posters that our Marketing department created for OBT's upcoming production of ALICE (in wonderland).

The organization would be happy to supply you with a few of these striking posters to hang up at your favorite coffee shop, place of employment or local library.

If you are able to help please stop by the Box Office and they can provide with a few. As our supply is limited we ask that the posters be used only for public posting.

Thank you,

OBT School Staff

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

2018 Summer Intensive Registration - OBT School Students Level 3 - OBT2

Dear OBT School Families,

Registration for OBT School's 2018 Summer Intensive is now open for current OBT School students in Levels 3 through OBT2.

Our SI takes place again this year for six weeks, July 2 through August 11, and is available as either a two, four or six week session. Under certain circumstances there is flexibility with modifying which weeks students would attend. This year’s intensive will feature classes in several different dance forms, different guest teachers every two weeks, and workshops in various dance and performance based subjects.

Registration for all programs is limited and on a first come basis. In the case of the SI record number of students attended last year, and it is expected to be the same for this year. It is recommended students register as soon as possible to hold a place as class sizes are limited. In opening registration early it is the hope that all OBT School students will be able to attend the SI.

Students should register for summer classes in the level they are currently registered for in the Annual Session, unless otherwise informed by their teacher. As in years past students will be informed of level advancements for next year’s AS prior to the start of the new school year.

All OBT School students are expected to attend at least some portion of the SI. For students who plan to audition and attend non-OBT School summer programs or intensives, OBT School asks you communicate plans to the school. This should be communicated by e-mail to schoolofobt@obt.org.

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

For the 2018 SI tuition may be paid in full or in four equal amounts, with the three subsequent payments auto-charged on the original date of purchase for the following three months.

Registration Links
Links to register for the SI are available in the e-mail sent January 26.

Scholarship Information
A limited number of tuition scholarships are available. The due date for scholarship application materials to be completed and submitted to TADS and OBT School is March 30. You will be notified of your scholarship status April 14. To apply click here.

We hope to see all of you at OBT School for a fantastic summer of dance!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

ASP Committment Forms

Good Afternoon,

The Annual School Performance Commitment Form is now available on the OBT Young Dancer Production Blog. All communication for the ASP will be posted on OBT Young Dancer Blog. You can access the blog by following the link below:

http://obtyoungdancer.blogspot.com/

Thank you,
Colleen Hanlon

Children's Coordinator

Friday, January 26, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: January 29, 2018–February 4, 2018

To view the January 29, 2018–February 4, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Portland Class Schedule: January 22, 2018–January 28, 2018

To view the January 22, 2018– January 28, 2018 OBT School schedule for Portland please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

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….