Greenville's Dance BLOG
Please see the 2 downloadable documents below. Level 2 and 3 students, please note the following schedule changes: Ballet Level 3 will be at 6:00-7:30 p.m. Thursdays Performance Level 3 will be at 5:00-6:00 p.m. Thursdays Performance Level 2 will be at 5:00-6:00 p.m. Thursdays Nutcracker ScheduleNutcracker Casting
Wearing a mask is now optional for all persons entering the building or taking class. We will not be restricting entrance to the building. We would encourage all non-vaccinated people to protect themselves and others through social distancing, hand washing, and optional mask wearing. We would also encourage parents and siblings to not expose themselves to others by being in the building unless absolutely necessary. We will continue to clean the ballet barres between each class. We have disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer available for your use. Finally, teachers will resume coming close to and touching students as they would normally do. If you would prefer a more strict application of social distancing for your child, please let us know and we can take that into consideration. Thank you.
We have had a strange year since closing on March 15, 2020 with sporadic classes, a reduced enrollment, and several periods of closing. We know that some people are very concerned about contracting the virus and did not return to ballet classes this past fall. Others felt that we should have remained open and are not so concerned about the virus. We have tried to take into account the safety of our students and faculty, and have closed or reduced classes when we felt that it was appropriate. We have also maintained social distancing, mask-wearing, and temperature check policies when we were open. We hope that you understand. As a small, family-run business, our owner-teachers are in older, higher-risk categories and felt that sometimes their health was endangered. When we knew that staff or students had contracted of been exposed to the virus, we erred on the side of caution.
We were shocked and saddened to learn this week of the death of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick’s brother Kevin trained and performed with the Greenville Ballet before going on to a successful performing career with the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and national tours of The Lion King and Shrek the Musical. Our thoughts and prayers are with him in his time of grief.