As you probably know, the arts have been one of the many sectors of society that have taken quite a significant blow from the COVID-19 pandemic this year. Roanoke Ballet is no exception.

Thanks to the determined leadership of our Director, we have cautiously kept our doors open with the help of Zoom, dedicated teachers, a faithful band of parents who kept our sanitizing practices up to snuff, and the wonderful company and students who call our studio home.

 

Below is a snapshot of what life during the pandemic has looked like for us. As you can imagine, we have had a significant decrease in revenue due to the need to cancel our main stage productions, which is why we need your help to to continue to keep the dancers dancing here at RBT. Anything is so very appreciated!

March 13 - RBT closed completely: no school or company classes

March 30 - All student classes moved to Zoom

April 18 - Student Showcase canceled

Week of April 27 - Parent observation canceled 

June 6 - Sleeping Beauty at the Jefferson Center canceled

June 15 - RBT re-opens for maintenance classes in studio for the first time- everyone wearing masks and taking temperatures

June 22 - Junior Intensives held in studio

July 6-July 31 - 4 week Summer Intensive

August 1 - City Youth Ballet auditions

August 2 - Open House

August 3 - Classes begin for the school and trainee program

August 17 - Apprentices and Professional Company begin

September 5 - Professional Company performs Evening of Ballet #1- Sleeping Beauty

September 12 - Professional Company performs Evening of Ballet #2 - Sleeping Beauty

September 19 - Professional Company performs Evening of Ballet #3 - Sleeping Beauty

September 26 - Professional Company performs Evening of Ballet #4 - Sleeping Beauty

October 5-10 - Parent Observation canceled

October - City Modern Ensemble performance canceled

October 12 - RBT cancels all in person classes due to student with COVID

October 12 - All classes move back to Zoom for 2 weeks

October 24 - Black Box #1 postponed

October 29 - Sponsorship Dinner postponed

November 5 - RBT hosts Sponsorship Dinner

November 7 -  Professional Company performs Black Box #1

November 20-22 - 6 performances of the Nutcracker Act 2 held in-studio by the Professional Company for 18 audience members (due to new gathering regulations)

540-345-6099

©2021 by Roanoke Ballet Theatre.