Friday, February 3, 2023

Class Schedule: February 6, 2023–February 12, 2023

To view the February 6, 2023-February 12, 2023 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Class Schedule: January 30, 2023–February 5, 2023

To view the January 30, 2023-February 5, 2023 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Class Schedule: January 23, 2023–January 29, 2023

To view the January 23, 2023-January 29, 2023 OBT School schedule please click here.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Class Schedule: January 16, 2023–January 22, 2023

To view the January 16, 2023-January 22, 2023 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, January 6, 2023

Class Schedule: January 9, 2023–January 15, 2023

To view the January 9, 2023-January 15, 2023 OBT School schedule please click here.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Class Schedule: January 3, 2023–January 7, 2023

To view the January 3, 2023-January 7, 2023 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Class Schedule: December 5, 2022–December 11, 2022

To view the December 5, 2022-December 11, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

**Note this is the final week of classes before the winter break. Classes will resume Tuesday, January 3, 2023.**

Monday, November 21, 2022

Class Schedule: November 28, 2022–December 4, 2022

To view the November 28, 2022-December 4, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Class Schedule: November 21, 2022–November 27, 2022

To view the November 21, 2022-November 27, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Class Schedule: November 14, 2022–November 20, 2022

To view the November 14, 2022-November 20, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, November 4, 2022

Class Schedule: November 7, 2022–November 13, 2022

To view the November 7, 2022-November 13, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

OBT School will be closed Friday, November 11, in observance of Veterans' Day.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Class Schedule: October 31, 2022–November 6, 2022

To view the October 24, 2022-October 30, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

October 31st & November 1st - Costume Days
Costumes encouraged for all students. Costumes must permit unrestricted movement and should not cover the face (no Halloween masks). Please refrain from any costumes which promote violence (no weapons of any kind). Ballet slippers and secured hair are still required.


November 2-4 Silly Dress Days
Tights and leotards for female identifying students and tights and leotard/shirts for male identifying students. Skirts may be worn. Students can choose colors that are not the current dress code. Attire must be fitted as per the usual dress code and include ballet slippers or pointe shoes. Fun socks worn under slippers, secured but silly hair, and make-up are examples of acceptable creative "silliness".

Friday, October 21, 2022

Class Schedule: October 24, 2022–October 30, 2022

To view the October 24, 2022-October 30, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, October 14, 2022

Class Schedule: October 17, 2022–October 23, 2022

To view the October 17, 2022-October 23, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, October 7, 2022

Class Schedule: October 10, 2022–October 16, 2022

To view the October 10, 2022-October 16, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, September 30, 2022

Class Schedule: October 3, 2022–October 9, 2022

To view the October 3, 2022-October 9, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Class Schedule: September 26, 2022–October 2, 2022

To view the September 26, 2022-October 2, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Class Schedule: September 19, 2022–September 25, 2022

To view the September 19, 2022-September 25, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Class Schedule: September 12, 2022–September 18, 2022

To view the September 12, 2022-September 18, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, September 2, 2022

Class Schedule: September 5, 2022–September 11, 2022

To view the September 5, 2022-September 11, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

OBT School Announcement - School Director, Katarina Svetlova

After a national search, OBT is pleased to announce the appointment of Katarina Svetlova to school director effective immediately. Svetlova has been serving as interim school director since May.

The school director search committee was comprised of all Board members on OBT’s school committee, Peter Franc and Thomas Bruner. Applicants meeting minimum qualifications were reviewed by every committee member. Four applicants were invited to interview, and two finalists were selected for day-long onsite interviews. Throughout the search process, Svetlova remained the top candidate. When our second finalist took a position elsewhere, the search committee unanimously agreed to continue proceeding with Svetlova’s candidacy. During her day-long interview Svetlova was reviewed positively by parents, school staff, and staff from other OBT departments.

Svetlova brings an impressive resume to OBT, where her professional career began. After seven years as principal dancer with OBT, Katarina began her international career as a principal dancer with Deutsche Oper Am Rhein Ballett in Germany. While touring throughout Europe and Asia, Svetlova performed in a wide range of classical and contemporary works, winning Artist of the Year in Dusseldorf. Katarina returned to the states and began sharing her love of dance through teaching throughout the Pacific Northwest before opening her own school, Dance From the Heart PDX. In her ten years as owner, choreographer and sole teacher, Katarina has served over 900 students. In addition to excellence in training, Svetlova is dedicated to fostering a healthy and inclusive culture that reminds us all that dance is for everyone.

Please join us in congratulating Katarina on her new role.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Class Schedule: August 8, 2022–August 14, 2022

To view the August 8, 2022-August 14, 2022 OBT School summer programs schedule please click here. 

Friday, July 29, 2022

Class Schedule: August 1, 2022–July 7, 2022

To view the August 1, 2022-August 7, 2022 OBT School summer programs schedule please click here.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Class Schedule: July 25, 2022–July 31, 2022

To view the July 25, 2022-July 31, 2022 OBT School summer programs schedule please click here.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Class Schedule: July 18, 2022–July 24, 2022

To view the July 18, 2022-July 24, 2022 OBT School summer programs schedule please click here.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Class Schedule: July 11, 2022–July 17, 2022

To view the July 11, 2022-July 17, 2022 OBT School summer programs schedule please click here.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Class Schedule: July 4, 2022–July 10, 2022

To view the July 4, 2022-July 10, 2022 OBT School summer programs schedule please click here.

Class Schedule: June 27, 2022–July 3, 2022

To view the June 27, 2022-July 3, 2022 OBT School summer programs schedule please click here.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Class Schedule: May 30, 2022–June 5, 2022

To view the May 30, 2022-June 5, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Please note this is the final week of the 2021-2022 Annual Session, as well as virtual Family Observation week for those designated classes.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Class Schedule: May 23, 2022–May 29, 2022

To view the May 23, 2022-May 29, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.


Please note that due to the professional company's work day on May 28 some classes have been shortened in duration or suspended.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Class Schedule: May 16, 2022–May 22, 2022

To view the May 16, 2022-May 22, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Class Schedule: May 9, 2022–May 15, 2022

To view the May 9, 2022-May 15, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Class Schedule: May 2, 2022–May 8, 2022

To view the May 2, 2022-May 8, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Class Schedule: April 25, 2022–May 1, 2022

To view the April 25, 2022-May 1, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, April 15, 2022

Class Schedule: April 18, 2022–April 24, 2022

To view the April 18, 2022-April 24, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Monday, April 11, 2022

April 11 - Inclement Weather Closure

We hope you are all staying warm and safe. OBT School is closed for all classes today, April 11, due to inclement weather.

 

A reminder of the school’s inclement weather policy

 

OBT School follows Portland Public School District’s decisions regarding inclement weather closures or delays.

  • If the school district closes for the entire day then OBT School will not hold either morning or evening classes.
  • If the school district closes early and/or cancels evening activities, then OBT School will not hold evening classes, including Pre-Ballet, Preparatory Division and Adult Workshops.
  • If the school district has a late start then OBT School will not hold morning classes, including the Preprofessional Division.
  • In the event that PPS 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. Please notify the school by phone or e-mail if the student will not attend classes that day.

Friday, April 8, 2022

Class Schedule: April 11, 2022–April 17, 2022

To view the April 11, 2022-April 17, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Class Schedule: April 4, 2022–April 10, 2022

To view the April 4, 2022-April 10, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Class Schedule: March 28, 2022–April 3, 2022

To view the March 28, 2022-April 3, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Please note some adjustments have been made to the class schedule for Saturday in order to accommodate the professional company's work schedule for the day. The modified Saturday schedule will also occur on May 28. Please refer to the master schedule for the regular Saturday class times.

Friday, March 11, 2022

Class Schedule: March 14, 2022–March 20, 2022

To view the March 14, 2022-March 20, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, March 4, 2022

Class Schedule: March 7, 2022–March 13, 2022

To view the March 7, 2022-March 13, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Class Schedule: February 28, 2022–March 6, 2022

To view the February 28, 2022-March 6, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Class Schedule: February 21, 2022–February 27, 2022

To view the February 21, 2022-February 27, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Class Schedule: February 14, 2022–February 20, 2022

To view the February 14, 2022-February 20, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Class Schedule: February 7, 2022–February 13, 2022

To view the February 7, 2022-February 13, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Class Schedule: January 31, 2022–February 6, 2022

To view the January 31, 2022-February 6, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Class Schedule: January 24, 2022–January 30, 2022

To view the January 24, 2022-January 30, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Class Schedule: January 17, 2022–January 23, 2022

To view the January 17, 2022-January 23, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Class Schedule: January 10, 2022–January 16, 2022

To view the January 10, 2022-January 16, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Monday, January 3, 2022

Class Schedule: January 3, 2022–January 9, 2022

To view the January 3, 2022-January 9, 2022 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, December 3, 2021

Class Schedule: December 6, 2021–December 12, 2021

To view the December 6, 2021-December 12, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

For those students involved in OBT's production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, if they are absent from class due to rehearsal or performance families do not need to report their class absence to the school.

The week of December 6 is the final week of classes for the fall term. Classes will resume the week of January 3, 2022.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Class Schedule: November 29, 2021–December 5, 2021

To view the November 29, 2021-December 5, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Class Schedule: November 22, 2021–November 28, 2021

To view the November 22, 2021-November 28, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Class Schedule: November 15, 2021–November 21, 2021

To view the November 15, 2021-November 21, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

This is also Family Observation week. Observation will take place during your child’s normally scheduled classes, November 15 through November 21. Teachers will greet families on camera briefly at the beginning of class and dismiss them once class begins. Please observe off camera to ensure all students have a focused learning environment. Also, please do not share Zoom links to your child’s class as this is prohibited for safety purposes.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Class Schedule: November 8, 2021–November 14, 2021

To view the November 8, 2021-November 14, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Class Schedule: November 1, 2021–November 7, 2021

To view the November 1, 2021-November 7, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Class Schedule: October 25, 2021–October 31, 2021

To view the October 25, 2021-October 31, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Class Schedule: October 18, 2021–October 24, 2021

To view the October 18, 2021-October 24, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

OBT Ticket Discount Reminder

A reminder that as a student and the family of a student enrolled in OBT School you have access to discounted tickets to all of OBT's performances.

We appreciate the commitment students and families make to OBT School as well as respect their dedication to the student’s growth as artists. We encourage all OBT School students and families to attend OBT performances, both for inspiration and for the potential to learn from the experience.

Tickets to Company Productions
Subscriptions: OBT School students and families are eligible to purchase up to four (4) season subscriptions at half price in seating area four (4), which is located on the orchestra level of both the Keller and Newmark Theatres. This reduces your cost to one half the prevailing cost per seat for an entire season of incredible performances. A one-time season handling fee of $15 will apply per transaction for all subscription purchases.

Single Tickets: OBT School students and families are eligible to purchase Nutcracker tickets at 50% off the regular price with a cap of $400 worth of discounted tickets for each production, and 25% off the rest of the season with a cap of $200 for discounted tickets. This discount applies once single tickets have gone on sale to the public, which generally occurs at the end of August. Subscriptions as noted above can be purchased at any time. A $4 per ticket handling fee will apply to all single ticket purchases. We understand that ticket exchanges will occur frequently for performances where your child may be performing but casting has not been released yet. Any ticket exchanges made by OBT School families will not incur an exchange fee.

2021-2022 Season

OBT's COVID-19 policy for performances

For any questions regarding purchase of subscriptions or tickets, please contact the OBT Box Office at (503) 222-5538 or boxoffice@obt.org.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Class Schedule: October 11, 2021–October 17, 2021

To view the October 11, 2021-October 17, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Class Schedule: October 4, 2021–October 10, 2021

To view the October 4, 2021-October 10, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Class Schedule: September 27, 2021–October 3, 2021

To view the September 27, 2021-October 3, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Class Schedule: September 20, 2021–September 26, 2021

To view the September 20, 2021-September 26, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Class Schedule: September 13, 2021–September 19, 2021

To view the September 13, 2021-September 19, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Class Schedule: September 6, 2021–September 12, 2021

To view the September 6, 2021-September 12, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

2021 Summer Programs Class Schedule: August 9, 2021–August 13, 2021

To view the Summer Intensive schedule for the week of August 9, 2021-August 13, 2021 please click here.

Friday, July 30, 2021

2021 Summer Programs Class Schedule: August 2, 2021–August 6, 2021

To view the Summer Intensive schedule for the week of August 2, 2021-August 6, 2021 please click here.

Friday, July 23, 2021

2021 Summer Programs Class Schedule: July 26, 2021–July 30, 2021

To view the Summer Intensive schedule for the week of July 26, 2021-July 30, 2021 please click here.

Friday, July 16, 2021

2021 Summer Programs Class Schedule: July 19, 2021–July 23, 2021

To view the Summer Intensive schedule for the week of July 19, 2021-July 23, 2021 please click here.

Friday, July 9, 2021

2021 Summer Programs Class Schedule: July 12, 2021–July 16, 2021

To view the Summer Intensive schedule for the week of July 12, 2021-July 16, 2021 please click here.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Class Schedule: May 31, 2021–June 5, 2021

To view the May 31, 2021-June 5, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Class Schedule: May 24, 2021–May 30, 2021

To view the May 24, 2021-May 30, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Class Schedule: May 17, 2021–May 23, 2021

To view the May 17, 2021-May 23, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

This is also Family Observation week. Observation will take place during your child’s normally scheduled Zoom classes, May 17 through May 22. Teachers will greet families on camera briefly at the beginning of class and dismiss them once class begins. Please observe off camera to ensure all students a focused learning environment. Remember that sharing Zoom links to your child’s class is prohibited.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Class Schedule: May 10, 2021–May 16, 2021

To view the May 10, 2021-May 16, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Class Schedule: May 3, 2021–May 9, 2021

To view the May 3, 2021-May 9, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Class Schedule: April 26, 2021–May 2, 2021

To view the April 26, 2021-May 2, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Class Schedule: April 19, 2021–April 25, 2021

To view the April 19, 2021-April 25, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Class Schedule: April 12, 2021–April 18, 2021

To view the April 12, 2021-April 18, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Class Schedule: April 5, 2021–April 11, 2021

To view the April 5, 2021-April 11, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Class Schedule: March 29, 2021–April 4, 2021

To view the March 29, 2021-April 4, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Spring Break - March 22, 2021–March 27, 2021

A reminder that the 2021 Winter term ends March 20 and OBT School will observe Spring Break next week, March 22 through March 27.

Classes will resume at their regularly scheduled day and time on Monday, March 29 for the beginning of the 2021 Spring term.

Enjoy the week off.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Class Schedule: March 15, 2021–March 21, 2021

To view the March 15, 2021-March 21, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Class Schedule: March 8, 2021–March 14, 2021

To view the March 8, 2021-March 14, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Class Schedule: March 1, 2021–March 7, 2021

To view the March 1, 2021-March 7, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Class Schedule: February 22, 2021–February 28, 2021

To view the February 22, 2021-February 28, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

February 16 Classes Will Proceed as Regularly Scheduled

OBT School classes will proceed as scheduled for today, February 16.

OBT School normally follows the decision of Portland Public School District, however given that classes are currently virtual we have decided to make an exception for today.

If your child is unable to attend class due to a power outage their absence will be noted as excused, and if possible we ask that you notify the school by sending a message to schoolofobt@obt.org.

Thank you and stay safe,

OBT School Staff

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Class Schedule: February 15, 2021–February 21, 2021

To view the February 15, 2021-February 21, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Class Schedule: February 8, 2021–February 14, 2021

To view the February 8, 2021-February 14, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Class Schedule: February 1, 2021–February 7, 2021

To view the February 1, 2021-February 7, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Class Schedule: January 25, 2021–January 31, 2021

To view the January 25, 2021-January 31, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Class Schedule: January 18, 2021–January 24, 2021

 To view the January 18, 2021-January 24, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

 

A reminder that classes will not be held on Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Class Schedule: January 11, 2021–January 17, 2021

To view the January 11, 2021-January 17, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Class Schedule: January 4, 2021–January 10, 2021

To view the January 4, 2021-January 10, 2021 OBT School schedule please click here.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Class Schedule: December 7, 2020–December 13, 2020

To view the December 7, 2020–December 13, 2020 OBT School schedule please click here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Class Schedule: November 30, 2020–December 6, 2020

To view the November 30, 2020–December 6, 2020 OBT School schedule please click here

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Class Schedule: November 23, 2020–November 29, 2020

To view the November 23, 2020–November 29, 2020 OBT School schedule please click here.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Class Schedule: November 16, 2020–November 22, 2020

To view the November 16, 2020–November 22, 2020 OBT School schedule please click here.

This is also Family Observation week. All classes noted as such are open to family observation.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Class Schedule: November 9, 2020–November 15, 2020

To view the November 9, 2020–November 15, 2020 OBT School schedule please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Class Schedule: November 2, 2020–November 8, 2020

To view the November 2, 2020–November 8, 2020 OBT School schedule please see the Important Information section of the blog or click here.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Halloween - 10/31/20


A message from Ms. Tonner:

All students in levels 2, 2X, 3, 3X, 4, 5, and 6 are invited to don a costume for class on Saturday, October 31, 2020.

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 Halloween masks). Out of respect to your peers please refrain from gory costumes.


Come one, come all, to class in your finest garments, your scariest suits, your frilliest fineries on Halloween!
 
See you there…Wooo-oooh….