A letter from Alex Nagiba regarding COVID-19
Vermont Ballet Theater School
21 Carmichael St. Suite 203
Essex Junction , VT. 0545 2
Re: COVID-19 Update:7/27/20 2020-2021 Registration
July 27, 2020
Dear VBTS Families,
We hope this letter finds you and your family doing well and making the best of these trying times we find ourselves in.
Life at VBTS has resumed a small sense of normalcy this summer, we are very happy to report that our Summer
Intensive has been a huge success! We have strict guidelines that all staff, dancers, and their families have had
to follow, but with everyone’s honest acceptance and participation we are having a wonderful time dancing
together in the studio once again! Even with masks on! Kate will have a few weeks of jazz camps in Shelburne
the next few weeks and she is looking forward to those as well. Finally, some of our advanced dancers have
been able to dance in the evenings in Essex, staying connected to friends and keeping in shape!
We are very encouraged by the success of the summer programs, so much so that we are planning to open for
in-studio classes in Essex and Shelburne beginning this fall! Our first day is scheduled for Mon. Sept. 14th. The
full schedule is currently on our website and registration is now open.
We will have a full set of guidelines for staff, dancers, and families to follow if you plan to attend in studio
classes. It is very important that everyone follow these guidelines closely and faithfully
in order to ensure that
classes can continue in a safe and productive manner for our entire VBTS community. These guidelines will
outline in detail what VBTS (the school) will do to keep the space and everyone that comes into it safe, what
our VBTS Staff will be required to adhere to and finally, what the families and dancers of VBTS will be
required to follow. It will take some getting used to for everyone involved but we feel confident that our
community will adapt and the joy of dance will prevail!
Our staff is passionate about the art of dance and feels that with everything going on around us, our dancers
need something that they can feel good about, that they can feel progress in, and most importantly, something
that they can trust and believe in – we are here for them and are excited for the opportunity to pass along that
passion to all of our students for another inspiring year at VBTS!
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and communicate to all families going forward. Feel free to
email Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alex at email@example.com with any questions or comments.