School Closure and Online Class Update

Dear OBT School Students and Families,

We write to update you that with yesterday’s announcement from Governor Brown extending the statewide school closures through April 28, OBT School is following suit regarding the continued suspension of all classes, workshops, rehearsals, and activities. We thank you for your continued patience as our organization works through the best and most fair response to the continued closure.

Our staff is compiling resources and information for our student body to offer a personal conditioning regimen from home. These online resources will be 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 will receive an e-mail with further information about 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 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