Omaha Academy of Ballet (OAB) continues to prioritize the health and safety of the OAB community as well as the greater Omaha community. In response to the latest CDC recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals we are updating our COVID-19 policies, however we reserve the right to change these policies at any time in response to public health needs. Because we primarily serve children who cannot yet be vaccinated or are not yet fully vaccinated, we are maintaining a modified masking requirement.

Starting June 5, 2021…

  • Fully vaccinated people aged 16 and up do not have to wear a mask while taking classes, however we ask that everyone still wear a mask in all common areas including the bathrooms and hallways.
  • Unvaccinated people are required to wear a mask at all times.
  • Dancers age 3-15 will be required to wear a mask at all times, including during class.
  • All people entering the OAB facility will be required to wear a mask in common areas.


OAB will revisit this policy for the second summer session which begins July 10, 2021.

The following guidelines will remain in effect until further notice:

Class Offerings

    • Class size will be based on the square footage of each studio. We are increasing all class maximums by 2 dancers (Blue = 12; Pink =8/10; Purple = 9; Grey = 12).
    • Class start times will be staggered by 15 minutes
    • No drop-ins will be allowed for any class. Class cards will not be available this year. All dancers must register for classes.

Class Expectations

    • All dancers must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer prior to entering the studio. There are hand sanitizing stations at the entrance of each studio.
    • Place shoes and bags in social-distanced, designated spaces inside or outside the studio.

Social Distancing

    • Unvaccinated people must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet between themselves and other people.

Access to/Use of the Building

    • We will utilize upstairs and downstairs entrances to minimize traffic in common spaces.
    • Dancers will have a 5 minute window to arrive and must immediately go to their studio and wait for class to start.
    • Dancers must immediately exit the building after class is over. No congregating or socializing inside the studio/building will be allowed.
    • Caregivers will need to wait in their cars or drop off students. No waiting in the studio will be permitted. Caregivers to 3-5 year old dancers may accompany their child inside the studio and help them change for class, but then must wait outside the studio until the class ends.


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A nonprofit since 1962, Omaha Academy of Ballet is proud to offer classes for dancers of all levels and backgrounds from beginning to advanced, ages 3 through adult. Choose from ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and more! We are the only dance school in Omaha to provide syllabus training and exams through the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
Omaha Academy of Ballet   |   319 N. 72nd Street  Omaha, NE 68114   |   402-346-0469