Ballet Austin recently announced the June 9 re-opening of its exercise and dance classes after almost three months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Health protocols include having all visitors use an entrance on the east side to Ballet Austin’s downtown building, and exit via doors on the’s building’s north side.
There will fewer exercise classes with smaller class enrollment to allow for appropriate distancing. Masks must be worn before and after class, and are recommended but not required during a workout.
Also part of the new health and safety protocols? An updated liability waiver that releases Ballet Austin from any potential claims from fitness students regarding the exposure to or spread of COVID-19.
Ballet Austin will continue to offer virtual classes.
Later this month, the Ballet Austin Academy will offer its usual summer intensive program for dedicated ballet students, but offer the course in one-week segments.
In recent months, Ballet Austin’s professional company had two of its productions cancelled due to the pandemic with ticket holders offered special streaming features in lieu of a live show.
Ballet Austin has not yet announced its plan for the upcoming 2020-21 season.