Academy News

Dear Academy Families,

This is a reminder that November tuition is due. Please be sure to pay no later than November 1 to avoid a 10% late fee. Students will not be allowed to take class as of November 2 if tuition has not been paid. All payments are online through Jackrabbit. To log in, just enter your email address and the password you created at registration.

If you would like to pay for several months in advance, you will need to call the front desk and ask them to post the additional fees early.

Academy News & Reminders:

  • Children’s Program Info – Did you catch ANBT Children’s Program Coordinator Dodie Askegard speaking about our Children’s Program in NBT’s most recent edition of Focal Pointe? Click here to see her interview! If you did not receive the Focal Pointe newsletter, please respond to this email so you don’t miss the next one.
  • While Waiting Outside – Please remember that students and parents are asked to wear their masks while waiting outside the building before classes, and they are asked to stay socially distanced. Parents, please remind your children about this.
  • Nevada Day/Halloween – There will be regular classes on Nevada Day (Oct. 30) and Halloween. Students may wear their costumes on Halloween if they like, as long as they are safe to dance in, and they wear their required dance shoes and required masks.
  • Veterans Day – There are no Academy classes on Wednesday, November 11 due to Veterans Day.
  • Thanksgiving – There are no Academy classes during Thanksgiving Week, November 23-29.
  • Academy Yearbooks – We are in the process of creating our yearbook for last year…a great school year with an unusual end. We will begin taking orders for the books soon. Watch your email!

If you have any questions, please call the front desk at 702-243-2623.

Fall 2020 Registration Has Begun!

Dear Academy Families,

We are happy to announce registration for Fall 2020 classes, which begin Monday, August 24!

Ballet A1-C2 Ballet & Dance Majors Priority Registration:

Friday, August 14 10:00a-3:00p and Monday, August 17 9:00a-5:00p

Registration Opens for all classes:

Tuesday, August 18, 9:00a

To register, please do the following:

  1. View the schedule by clicking here.
  2. View our Health & Safety information, Student Handbook, Covid-19 Liability Waiver, and more by contacting us at 702-243-2623.
  3. View our Uniform Requirements by clicking here.
  4. Sign a Covid-19 Liability Waiver and send it to us. The signed document can be attached as a response to this email, emailed to scangey@nevadaballet.org, or faxed to (702) 804-0365. If sending a photo of the completed document, make sure it is 100% legible and is emailed as an attachment.
  5. After sending the Covid-19 Liability Waiver to us, please allow a few hours for processing, then call to begin registration. (702) 243-2623
  6. After your waiver is received and you call to speak to a receptionist, you will be sent a link to complete your registration online. Subsequent payments may be made online or by phone.

Academy News & Reminders:

  • Telephone Customer Service Hours– While the Academy lobby is currently closed, reception will be available to answer calls Monday through Friday from 10:00a-3:00p. Call 702-243-2623. Beginning Monday, August 17, phones will be answered from 9:00a-5:00p.
  • Healthcheck App – Information about installing and using the required Healthcheck App will be sent to parents when they register.
  • Labor Day – There will be no classes on Monday, September 7 due to Labor Day, but there will be regular classes on Saturday, September 5.

Fall 2020 Class Schedule

Dear Academy Families,
Over the past few months, we have worked tirelessly to enhance our safety policies and procedures, add necessary equipment and PPE, and create a revised footprint in order to provide the safest environment possible for our students, faculty, and staff. Therefore, we are excited to present our Fall 2020 class schedule and ANBT Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, for our classes beginning Monday, August 24, with Fall Prep Week August 17-21.
As we reopen, we continue to adhere to guidelines and directives provided to us by the CDC, local and state government officials, as well as directives from NBT’s Board leadership and legal counsel. We are excited to offer a combination of both in-person and virtual classes this fall. Click here to view the new ANBT Health and Safety Policies and Procedures document, and click here to view our class schedule.
Academy News:
  • Telephone Customer Service Hours – While the Academy is currently closed, beginning August 3rd, reception will be available to answer calls Monday through Thursday from 10:00am-3:00pm and Friday from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at 702-243-2623.
  • Registration – When we are ready to begin registration, an email will be sent and put on the Academy blog. All registration will take place by phone and online.
  • Fall Prep Week – Students in Ballet A1-C2 are encouraged to join us for Fall Prep Week, a week of daily classes in preparation for the start of our school year. Click here for details. Class size is limited due to social distancing.
We look forward to seeing you either in-person or online very soon!

Academy News

Dear Academy Families,

We hope you are all doing well. We are happy to let you know that we will soon be sending out the Fall 2020 schedule for in-person and virtual classes. Please keep an eye out for upcoming Academy News communications from Shannon Cangey, Academy Coordinator with the Fall schedule, registration date, information on the additional health and safety procedures we have implemented, Student Handbook, and more. Currently, we are planning for classes to begin at the end of August, via our new online registration and payment portal.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,

Anna Lantz

School Director, Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre

1651 Inner Circle

Las Vegas, NV 89134

Academy News

Dear Academy Families,
Below are a few news items and reminders for you.
  • Fall 2020 Survey- Be sure to take our Fall 2020 survey – it will only take a few minutes. Just click here. We hope to hear from you!
  • Summer Intensive – Registration is now open for the final week of Summer Intensive (July 6-10), for students who were in Pre-Ballet 1 and up during the past school year. Click here for information.
  • Refund Checks – Refund checks for those who had credits on their accounts from the 2019-2020 school year will go in the mail during the week of June 29.
  • Costumes – If you requested to keep your costume from Spring Concert 2020 or the In-Student Performance, they will be distributed after classes begin in the Fall.
  • Fall Classes – Reopening plans are now underway for Fall 2020. An email with registration information will go out to all Academy Families soon. We can’t wait to see you all!

Summer Programs 2020

A Message from School Director Anna Lantz:

Dear Parents and Students,

We have missed all of you and we hope you are staying healthy and positive. All of us at NBT have been working tirelessly to create new safety protocols as part of an operational and procedural plan that will ensure our 36,000 square foot facility is ready for your return. It is important that we have the necessary time to test and implement these new procedures to ensure we meet the appropriate health standards.​ Therefore, we are very excited to offer a comprehensive and exciting virtual summer program for you. Details and a registration link can be found in Shannon’s email below. We appreciate your patience and understanding and we can’t wait to welcome you all back into the building very soon!

Many Thanks,

Anna

 

Dear Academy Families,

Registration for our Virtual Summer Programs has begun!

Our Summer Programs include two Summer Prep Weeks, in which students in Pre-Ballet 1 through Ballet C2 can get back in shape, and then two weeks of Summer Intensive when students will continue their training with instructors who know them, their history, and the progress they have made. Scroll to the bottom of this email for class times and prices.

Our Summer Programs will be online, through Zoom. All dress codes will remain the same as the 2019-20 school year.

Requirements for Summer Program classes:

  • Students must wear their class uniform from the 2019-2020 school year, with hair in a very neat ballet bun. Boys’ hair must be neat and away from the face.
  • Students must be in ballet slippers, as per our uniform requirements.
  • Students’ cameras must be on so that the teacher can see you. If your computer does not have this feature, please let us know when you register.
  • Students must face the camera when they do barre, on both sides. To do this, put a chair on each side of you so you don’t have to turn away. Also be sure the camera captures your whole body, not just from the waist up.
  • Attendance will be taken at the start of each class. Be on time, or early!
  • Be sure that the name on your Zoom window is the student’s, not the parent’s or a nickname.

To view the pricing and class schedules, click here.

To register, please click on the following link below. At the end of the registration process you will receive a page that tells you the times you are able to call and pay by credit or debit card.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER 2020

Be sure to sign up no later than the Thursday before the week(s) for which you’re registering!

We can’t wait to “see” you online!

Spring Concerts Postponed

We know this has been a very disappointing time for all of us as everything in our collective worlds has been cancelled or postponed for the foreseeable future. The arts in particular have been hit hard with the suspension of performances and events worldwide. For those of us behind the scenes at NBT, it has not been easy to deliver disappointing news to our parents, student body, and faculty; in addition to our dancers, board members, patrons and subscribers. As an organization, we are grappling with these changes and challenges as we know you are too.

While this announcement won’t be a surprise, it does not make it any less difficult to communicate. With the extension of CCSD closures and the Governor’s Stay at Home mandate until April 30 (and with the understanding that it could go on even longer), we made the decision to postpone the annual Spring Concerts. This is heartbreaking for us as we know how hard the students have worked. These performances not only give young dancers an opportunity to showcase their skills, but they provide valuable theatre experience which is an essential part of their ballet and dance training.

It is times like this that we need to rely on the power of dance to uplift us as we find ways to be inspired and move forward; even if that means doing things differently, and at a different time, then we had originally intended. We are committed to our students and we will make every effort to honor the hard work they have put into their dance training this year. Therefore, we plan to present the May spring concerts in November, after the start of the new school year. ANBT students will still move up to their next level of ballet or applicable level of dance as previously planned; and all students will spend the first two months reviewing the syllabus from the weeks that were lost. Additionally, students will resume rehearsals from their spring concert numbers and will perform them in costume (with venue TBD for now). We believe this is the best possible solution at this time and while our performances will likely be presented on a much smaller scale, we are committed to seeing this through to the best of our ability. As this is a rapidly changing situation, we will have more information on payment schedules and other matters of business in subsequent communications.

As you can imagine, there are still questions we cannot answer regarding the remainder of the school year into summer, but please know that we are exploring all options. If our present social distancing guidelines are lifted by month’s end, it is our sincere hope that we can resume classes in May, if only for a few weeks. While we wait and watch together, we will continue looking at our annual summer intensive and other summertime classes and performance opportunities that may exist for our student body, in an effort to help bridge this gap. We will continue to keep you informed in as timely of a manner as we can, with our limited hours and staff.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding during this most stressful time. We can’t wait to see all of you, once it is safe to do so. We wish you all peace and solace and most of all, wellness.

With Sincere Appreciation,

Anna Lantz, School Director
Terané Comito, Head of the Pre-Professional Dance Program

Academy Classes Update

Dear Academy Families,

Here is an update on where things stand with ANBT Classes. At the moment we are set to resume classes in conjunction with the re-opening of the Clark County School District the week of April 20. We are monitoring the situation hour by hour to see how the school year might continue, including hopes that the Spring Concerts will stand. Look for additional updates here as we know more.

Please take good care, everyone!

April Tuition Info

Dear Academy Families,
I hope this email finds you all well during this challenging time.
As most of you know, under normal circumstances, April tuition would be due on March 25. However, we are suspending all payments for tuition, costumes, fees, etc., until after classes resume. We are not expecting any payments on March 25.  As soon as we know when classes can resume we will be informing everyone about credits to their account and any revised payment schedule going forward.
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at: alantz@nevadaballet.org
Stay safe, everyone!
Anna Lantz
School Director

Academy Classes Update

Dear Academy Families,

As per Sunday’s announcement from Governor Sisolak, ANBT classes will be suspended starting, Monday March 16, along with all Nevada K-12 schools, until a minimum of April 13. We will send any additional information as we get it.

Please be sure to regularly check your email, as emails are our primary means of communication to our parents. Also please regularly check the Academy blog, as all emails are posted there (academyofnbt.blogspot.com). Any Academy changes to our procedures, class schedules, or events will be emailed and posted on the blog.

Finally, we thank you for continuing to allow us to teach your children and for being a part of the Academy family.