It’s that time of the year to shake up the student dress code a little at PNB School! All PNB School Students may wear a costume (if they choose) to their last scheduled class of the week of October 25-30. Costumes should not restrict movement or cause great distraction in class. Students may be asked to remove costumes or costume pieces at the discretion of the Faculty.
We are very pleased to invite you to observe certain classes via zoom the first week of November 2021! Please find the login information for zoom and observation day schedule for your student’s level below. Please turn your video off once you have joined the zoom meeting as we want to avoid as much distraction for the students as possible. We are so excited for you to see them in the studio and we know they will love sharing what they have learned so far with you!
Dear Parents of Level VII and VIII Women and Men’s Division Students:
We are excited for the return of the Family Matinee for the 2021/2022 season, the long-awaited production of Beauty and the Beast, choreographed by Bruce Wells. The Family Matinee is a wonderful opportunity for our upper-level students to perform in McCaw Hall in a one-hour ballet, created especially for family audiences. We will hold auditions on Saturday, October 16 at the Phelps Center, 301 Mercer St., Seattle. Auditions are open to PNB School students in Levels VII and VIII Women and Men’s Division. We encourage all students to audition, though there is a large time commitment for the entire rehearsal and performance period, as detailed in the attached document.
Beauty and the Beast will have up to two casts of students. Casting decisions are based on performing ability, musicality, technique, and attendance. All casting decisions are made by the Artistic Staff. While we encourage all eligible students to audition, we do not have roles for every student who auditions. Students are required to register online for the Beauty and the Beast audition by Thursday, October 14 at 9:00 PM.
Please consider the following information before your student auditions for Beauty and the Beast:
Those selected for roles in Beauty and the Beast must be available for the entire rehearsal and performance period, from October 23 through November 20, 2021, and January 3 through March 27, 2022. Please only audition if you are available for the entirety of the time commitment.
We cannot excuse students from rehearsals or performances for vacations, family events, school events, etc.; the only acceptable reasons for missing rehearsal are illness, injury, and family emergencies.
All Beauty and the Beast rehearsals will be at the Phelps Center in Seattle.
Please click here for detailed information on auditions and a general schedule, including rehearsals and performance dates. For questions, please contact Student Cast and Parent Volunteer Coordinator Lauren Kirchner at 206.441.2427 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 16.
It has been an absolute JOY to see our students back in the studios these past couple of weeks! We are beyond thrilled to transition back to in-person instruction; the energy and excitement in the classroom has been such a delight, as we continue to cautiously maneuver through the myriad of COVID protocols and procedures. As always, the safety of our students, faculty, and staff remains our number one priority, and we are working diligently to approach all COVID-related issues with both caution and care as we move forward.
To date, no positive student cases have been reported to the School. We will continue to update you if and when a future case develops. The privacy of any individual directly impacted will be protected and not shared. Each reported case will be handled in accordance with the particular class and/or individuals it affects. Should a positive case arise, we will take immediate steps to contact tracing, notify the families that are involved, and inform all necessary parties of our plan of action. Early notification is intended to reduce the chances of further possible transmission. Once families have been notified, we will continue to monitor the students who are impacted for recovery, symptom onset or worsening, and/or any subsequent positive cases.
Reporting all absences to the School and completing the PNB Health Screening honestly is imperative and crucial to our ability to contact trace and keep everyone safe.
At this time, we do not plan on zooming any classes for any reason. Should that change, we will let you know.
AND, if at any time you experience symptoms consistent with COVID-19,
Stay home from school and avoid other activities around other people.
Contact PNB School to report your reason for absence (experiencing COVID-19 symptoms)
Thank you for your continued attention to PNB School’s COVID-19 guidelines. The precautions and preventative measures in place are accomplishing exactly what they are designed to do—limit transmission, minimize serious illness and prevent hospitalization. We are proud of the work we have done together over the past 18 months and what we will continue this year, to maximize our time together in the PNB studios while maintaining a safe and healthy community.
As always, please reach out to us with any questions you may have, and we will continue to provide updates to you as they develop. Wishing you all a productive and healthy school year!