Omaha Academy of Ballet's priority is to keep OAB staff, dancers, and their families safe and healthy while also helping stop the spread of COVID-19. To have a responsible return to the studio, all dancers and staff will be expected to follow the procedures below. While we cannot fully eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19, by following these procedures we can do our part to protect each other and safely return to the studio. All procedures are based on CDC COVID-19 guidance. We can't wait to see you back at the studio! 
Class Offerings

    • Class size will be based square footage of each studio. Please check class registration page of class size limits.
    • Class start times will be staggered by 15 minutes to allow for cleaning/disinfecting between classes.
    • No drop-ins will be allowed for any class. Class cards will not be available this year. All dancers must register for classes.


Face Coverings/Masks

    • Face coverings/masks are required for everyone at OAB studios including all dancers and teachers during classes and anyone in OAB common areas.
    • Dancers should have dedicated dance-only face coverings. Here are two great resources on how to adapt to a mask during dance and how to choose a mask for dance class.
    • Dancers should not wear the same mask worn at school or work for dance class.
    • Face coverings become less effective when wet, therefore we are recommending that dancers and staff bring at least one additional face covering if they anticipate their face covering will become wet from sweat.


Cleaning/Disinfectant of Common Spaces

    • OAB will follow all CDC guidelines for cleaning and only use EPA/CDC approved disinfectants.
    • All touched surfaces will be disinfected between classes.
    • Bathrooms will be cleaned daily before the start of classes.


Class Expectations

    • All dancers must wash hands or use hand sanitizer prior to entering the studio.
    • Minimize personal items brought to the studio.
    • Place shoes and bags in social-distanced, designated spaces inside or outside the studio.


Social Distancing

    • Everyone at OAB must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet between themselves and other people.
    • All dancers must come dressed and ready for class. Changing will not be allowed in bathrooms.
    • Dancers must bring their own pre-filled water bottles to class. Water fountains will be out of order.


Access to/Use of the Building

    • We will utilize upstairs and downstairs entrances to minimize traffic in common spaces.
    • Dancers will have 5 minute window to arrive and must immediately go to their studio and wait for class to start.
    • Dancers must wait outside spaced 6 feet apart or in their cars prior to the five minute arrival window.
    • Dancers must immediately exit the building after class is over. No congregating or socializing inside the studio/building will be allowed.
    • Parents/accompanying adults will need to wait in their cars or drop off students. No waiting in the studio will be permitted.


Cultivating passion and community through quality dance education.

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