In-Studio Fall Classes Begin September 14th

We remain committed to equity and inclusiveness, especially for those who are marginalized, and understand that the pandemic will hit some in our community harder than others. Closures of non-profits have a profound effect on the financial health of artists and children in our program.

Our organization is a non-profit and our staff are hourly employees. Please consider a DONATION at this time to “keep the lights on” and supplement our staff.  Their contribution to the vitality of our lives is hard to quantify: beautiful movement and music sparks our imaginations, gives us meaning, helps us understand our world and gives us great personal satisfaction. 

We are now offering in-studio classes:

  1. All classes are by pre-registration only.
  2. Please leave a voicemail  at 651-690-1588 with your name and phone number so we may call you back to receive payment.
  3. Class limit is 8 students. NO DROP-INs.
  4. Masks are mandatory.
  5. Please see additional COVID-19 Preparedness details below

NOTE: New Class times for some classes below*
Studios at 655 Fairview Avenue N., St. Paul, MN 55104


MON TUE WED THR FRI SAT
Ballet Fundamentals  6:00-7:00p
Beg. Ballet 7:00-8:15p* 7:00-8:15p* 10:30-11:45a*
Life Long Ballet 10:00-11:30a
Open Ballet 7:00-8:30p 10:00-11:30a 8:45a-10:15p*

Teen and Adult Classes are designed for students who wish to begin or continue dance training for health, recreation or self-enrichment. Students are encouraged to grow as an individual artist and to participate at their own pace. Classes are taught by teachers dedicated to the growth and fostering of ballet as an art form and believe dance contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Classes emphasize overall body conditioning and encourage an aesthetic appreciation of dance.  Classes are accompanied by professional musicians who collaborate with our teachers just as in our pre-professional program.

SPB offers teen students individual placement assessments for beginning to intermediate ballet. Please contact spb@spballet.org or CALL: 651-690-1588 with questions.


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Adult/Teen Fundamentals:

This is for the adult with no ballet experience! Learn the basic steps, class etiquette, direction of movement, and more. Ages 13 and older. Continuous enrollment.
Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm  | Instructor: TBA


Adult/Teen Beginning Ballet:

For the student who enjoyed ballet as a child or has had six months or more of classical ballet classes. Ages 13 and older.
Mondays
7:00-8:00pm  |  Instructor: Rose Hartnett NEW TIME!
Wednesdays 
7:15-8:30pm   |   Instructor: TBA
Saturdays 10:30-11:45am   |  Instructor: Rose Hartnett NEW TIME!


Adult Life Long Ballet:

A gentle ballet class for dancers of all ages 18-100! At least one year of classical ballet experience required.
Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am  |  Instructor: Jill Lile


Adult Open Ballet:

For the adult dancer with a minimum of one year of classical ballet experience.
Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm ⎪ Instructor:  Alejandra Ionnes
Thursdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Instructor:  Jill Lile
Saturdays 8:45-10:15am ⎪ Instructor:  Rose Hartnett NEW TIME!


TUITION

CLASS PRICES for July and August
Single class rate: $15
Senior Citizen single class rate: $9 (60+ with valid ID)
Post-Secondary Student single class rate: $12 (with valid student ID)
Professional (and previous professional) dancer single class rate: $10 (please show artist performance program listing–digital or print from current or previous career)

CLASS CARD RATES as of September 1, 2020
6-class card: $85 good for 3 months from date of purchase.
12-class card: $132 good for 4 months from date of purchase.

4-week Unlimited class card: $140 Good for 4 weeks from date of purchase.
6-month Unlimited class card: $612 Good for 6 months from date of purchase. Best price in town!

NOTE: A 2% processing fee will be added to all credit card transactions.


Dress Code
All students are asked to wear ballet attire or clothing that allows for fluid movement during class. Ballet technique shoes are required (with the exception of trying a free first class in which case socks would be permitted.)


Late Arrival
All students must arrive on time to class. Students who have missed pliés will not be allowed to enter class to prevent injuries and to be considerate to fellow class members.


All students will be asked to sign a new RISK ACKNOWLEDGMENT and LIABILITY RELEASE before taking classes in July and August.

COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS DETAILS

When coming for class:

  • If you do not feel well, please stay home.
  • Do not plan to arrive earlier than 10-15 minutes before the start of class.
  • There is no waiting area. Only those taking class will be allowed in the studios during class time.
  • Don’t forget your face mask. All staff and dancers are required to wear a face mask into the space and in class, no exceptions unless under a doctor’s order.
  • Please use hand sanitizer or wash your hands, when entering and leaving the space.
  • We are not currently planning to take temperatures as you enter the space, however you will be given a short symptomatic questionnaire upon entering.
  • The drinking fountain will not be accessible. The bottle filler is open. Be sure to bring a water bottle to class.
  • Any water bottles left after class will be immediately discarded.
  • Come dressed for class if possible. Bathrooms will be limited to only a few people at a time and there may be a line.
  • Please only bring the minimum items necessary for class. Avoid large dance bags.
  • Bring your personal belongings into the studio, to your place at the barre, where they are to remain for the duration of class.
  • Only those dancers working at portable barres will move their belongings to the back of the room, for center work.
  • Only street shoes are to be stored in the cubbies outside of the studios.
  • Please use social distancing when storing/picking up shoes.
  • For proper social distance spacing, the floor is marked as starting placements for center work.
    Groups will be smaller in size, relative to the movement of combinations. Available barre positions are marked with red tape.

PREPARATIONS AND PRECAUTIONS WE AT SPB and COMOTION ARE TAKING:

Maintaining social distance requirements in classes:

  • Studio barres and floors will be taped off to identify at least 6’ distancing between dancers.

Maintaining small class sizes:

  • In-studio class size will be capped at 25% of capacity:
  • Studios 2 and 3: maximum of 8 dancers 
  • Studio 4: maximum of 10 dancers
  • All classes will require pre-registration and payment online, no drop-in classes
  • Due to class size restrictions, pre-registered/reserved spaces must be paid for at the time of registration
  • There is a no refund policy  for ‘no show’, if a class spot is reserved

Overall disinfecting of space/ studios:

  • Studio floors washed with a hospital grade disinfectant.
  • HVAC and Ventilation: Our HVAC was brand new last Fall and is up to current building code. The units on average exchange the air in our spaces at least 3-4 times per hour. If the outside temperatures do not vary more than a few degrees from inside temps, exchange can be as much as 10x per hour.

    Our 22’ ceilings and large floor area give our studios a large cubic volume and air flow is directed across the ceilings and drops down the walls to avoid creating a draft affect. This is important as it directs the airflow away from people which can increase aerosols from individuals spreading to others.

Sanitizing studios between classes:

  • All barres, doorknobs and light switches will be wiped down with a disinfectant

Managing use of CoMotion shares spaces and Bathroom Cleaning protocols:

  • Foot pulls have been installed on the bathroom doors so they can be opened without hand touching
  • Bathrooms will be wiped down and cleaned on a regular schedule

Taking temperature before entering space:

  • We are not currently planning to take temperatures as you enter the space, however you will be given a short symptomatic questionnaire upon entering.

Washing Hands/ Hand Sanitizer

  • We encourage hand washing, or using hand sanitizer when entering and leaving the space
  • Hand sanitizer will be located in multiple locations around the facility including in each studio

Wearing Face Masks:

  • All staff and dancers will be required to wear face masks when entering the space and in class

Wearing Gloves:

  • Wearing gloves will not be a requirement of staff or dancers

Having security present to enforce policies:

  • We will be doing our part to watch and remind everyone who enters the space of the policies we have set in place.  The health and well-being of our community is of the upmost importance.