Q: Are there plans to open the academy for live classes soon?
A: We plan to offer virtual classes through the end of the 2019-2020 dance season. We’re closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following guidelines set forth by the CDC and our local government. We will carefully consider our options when local and state entities lift the shelter-in-place and state-of-emergency orders. For the foreseeable future, Ballethnic is offering online classes in lieu of live classes.
Q: When is the last day of classes for this dance season?
A: The last day of classes for the 2019-2020 dance season is May 16, 2020.
Q: Where can I find the schedule for online classes?
A: We will send a link to the weekly class schedule every Sunday in the Quarantine Chronicles newsletter. You can also find the most updated schedule on the Ballethnic website.
Q: What are the options for Ballethnic’s online classes?
A: Ballethnic is pleased to continue its dance education via the Zoom platform. We currently have one Zoom account with unlimited time for classes, and we plan to add a second account by DATE. Here is the access information:
Zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/231497278?pwd=eXQvOXJ0YlQ4SjZ6UWwyN0FPSDFPZz09
Meeting ID: 231 497 278
Ballethnic will also offer select classes as an added value via YouTube, Facebook Live and Instagram Live – the schedule indicates which classes those are. We are also looking into online workshops for all levels, so please stay tuned for more information on that front.
Q: Is the schedule on the Ballethnic website the final schedule through the end of the season?
A: We are still developing and testing the platform – the current schedule is a trial schedule, which will allow us to monitor the results before making a permanent schedule. We will post a permanent schedule through the end of the season by DATE.
Q: Have the Leopard Tale performances been rescheduled?
A: No, the Leopard Tale has not yet been rescheduled. We are looking closely at options for a location and a time, but much of that will depend on the CDC and the State of Georgia’s guidance for reopening businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We will keep all parents posted on Ballethnic’s website as soon as we have additional information.
Q: The parents’ Ballethnic GroupMe was shut down, and now I don’t have a way to keep in contact with other parents. Is there another way I can get up to speed on Ballethnic’s happenings besides the website?
A: Yes. A special thank you goes out to LaMarion Green-Hughey for setting up a parent Facebook page, which will be a platform for parents to communicate among themselves. Ms. LaMarion will be the coordinator of the page. Please note this is NOT an official Ballethnic Facebook group. If you have questions or concerns regarding tuition, classes, schedules, etc., please contact the Ballethnic office. We ask that this page is used in a kind and respectful manner. The link is https://www.facebook.com/groups/BallethnicParentResourceCenter/.
Q: Does Ballethnic offer private lessons? If so, how can I book private lessons for my dancer?
A: Private lessons are available and booked at a premium cost based on availability of instructors. Please contact Ms. Lisa for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Will there be an end-of-year open house this season given that we’re now virtual?
A: Plans are being discussed as to how a virtual open house performance/demonstration can happen – or if a date for an in-person open house will be rescheduled later this spring. We will keep you updated once we have more information to share.
Q: Will there be summer camp this year?
A: Summer Camp plans are being discussed as well based on the ongoing updates of the pandemic. We will share more information once we have it.