By Cassandra Crowley
CANTON, OH – Canton Ballet reopens its doors for our Summer Intensive dance classes on Monday, June 29. All class levels and dance idioms will be offered in person this summer. Virtual classes are also available. Summer program registration is at: http://www.cantonballet.com.
Canton Ballet staff is working to prepare the studios for our students. Many new guidelines designed to provide for social distancing, hand sanitizing and rigorous, regular cleaning routines are in place throughout the facility to maintain a safe environment for everyone.
Students will be requested to wear masks to enter and leave the building and may take them off to dance if they wish. Only students may enter the building with the exception of children 5 and under who may be accompanied by one adult wearing a mask to drop them off at their classroom door before returning to the parking lot. All faculty and staff
will wear masks at all times when interacting with the public.
Classes will be staggered so that our students are entering and leaving the studios at different times and to provide time to disinfect the equipment in between classes. Upon entrance we ask students to use a hand sanitizing station located just inside the front door and proceed directly to their marked social distancing place in the studios where they will leave their personal items and begin class.
Restrooms will be cleaned on a regular schedule. The outer door will be propped open to alleviate touching, and hand sanitizer will be available.
We are eager to welcome our regular students back to our studios.
About Canton Ballet
Canton Ballet has fostered an appreciation of the art of dance throughout the region for over 55 years. Under the guidance of Artistic and Executive Director Cassandra Crowley, the Ballet is one of the top pre-professional dance companies in Ohio, and its School provides the highest quality of instruction for all ages and skill levels, toddler to adult. Each year, Canton Ballet performs public and school performances at the Palace Theatre for audiences to enjoy.