School Closure and Online Class Update – April 10, 2020

Dear OBT School Students and Families,

We write to update you that with the April 8 announcement from Governor Brown extending the statewide school closures through June 6, OBT School is following suit regarding the continued suspension of all in-person classes, workshops, rehearsals, and activities.

Our staff is compiling resources and information for our student body to offer a personal conditioning regimen from home. These online resources are being compiled to encourage everyone to stay connected to, inspired by, and engaged with OBT and the art form in the weeks to come. Our online learning platform is called OBTS CONNECTS! Currently registered students have received an e-mail with further information on how to participate in this thoughtfully currated content.

OBT School is optimistic that the length of this interruption will be sufficient to avoid any spread of the virus, with classes and programming planned to resume fully for this summer in line with Portland Public Schools District, as well as state and local best practices. We so miss seeing all the happy and engaged young dancers in our studios!

OBT remains committed to ensuring that our community continues to be safe and healthy.

In good health,

Marion Tonner, OBT School Director
Kevin Irving, OBT Artistic Director
Michael Greer, OBT Executive Director