Fredericksburg Ballet Centre

FBC Streaming Class Schedule

Click here for the schedule for April 6-11

Thank you for your patience. I know many of you have tried our online classes this week.
I hope you all have enjoyed seeing your teachers, chatting with your friends, and getting dancing!

As of now, Cinderella is indefinitely postponed, as well as the Spring Show and Creative Movement recital. Our “Turn it Up” and “On Stage America” competitions are marked as being rescheduled. Until I have a date of return, we are in a holding pattern, just like most of the US. Online classes is our temporary solution for the situation the world has found itself in. Our ultimate goal is to return to business as usual when it is safe. In the meantime we want you to stay active, keep up training, and engage with their teachers and classmates.


FBC Streaming Class Subscription
Since this is a new set-up, we have come up with a new fee structure. We tried to make it so you will either being paying the same amount (but have the opportunity to take more classes) or will pay less than your normal tuition. This is a hard balance to strike so quickly so if your family somehow would be paying more than your normal FBC tuition, please contact me at dance@fredericksburgballet.com

Subscription is PER STUDENT PER MONTH
- CM & BEG $55 (can take upwards of 5 classes a week)
- JR & SR $130 (can take upwards of 9 classes a week)
- To find out what category your child is in, please consult the Streaming Schedule.
- You will not be allowed into a higher level.

How to Subscribe
-email dance@fredericksburgballet.com
-The email address you supply will be the address the links will be sent to.
This will be a new mass and only subscribers will receive the links.
-Send the info listed below.

Child #1
Name
Level
Email address

Child #2
Name
Level
Email address

Then pop a check in the mail made payable to:
FBC
1634 Lafayette Blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

If you already paid for April, I will apply that credit to the subscription.

If you have more questions try looking over our answers page first.

FBC Streaming Classes are here!

We are moving to an online class system and doing a little warm-up tomorrow for all to join!

The information needed was sent out in our announcement email. If you did not get it please check your spam folder (if you use a mail app on an iPhone combined with a gmail account you might need to check both your phone's junk folder and gmails spam folder). If you don't see it contact us at dance@fredericksburgballet.com from the email account you want added and we can add you.

Studio Closed

I am sure you all are not surprised, but FBC will remain closed until further notice.
This week we have been working hard to try and bring our FBC classes online. Our plan is to bring you interactive, live streaming classes. A schedule has been made, teachers are learning how this works, and Rob and I are working on the logistics. We had a successful "class" online last night with a few of the teachers, so we are optimistic. We will be mass emailing everyone more info so please stayed tuned. Our ultimate goal is to have classes ready by Monday. We have a condensed schedule (kind of like what the summer schedule is like) offering multiple styles of dance classes so our students can stay active, keep up their training, and engage with their teachers and classmates. We even will be offering "Wild Card" Classes on Saturday's with fun things like a Heels Class, Musical Theater, Family Yoga and even a Dance Party! But this is a huge learning curve for us, so please be patient. I am aiming for a FBC Warm-up Class on Sunday so everyone can see how this works. We may have to roll this out slowly, but we plan on rolling it out one way or the other to help in the interim.

The plan is for the first week, March 23-27, all the classes will require no extra charge as everyone has already paid for the month of March. I have arranged the classes into 3 groups. Beg, Jr & Sr. We are offering 5 classes a week for Beg's and 9 for Jr & Sr. These classes will focus on technique, stretching/strengthening, and fun dance combinations. And you can take as many classes as you want to in your group. Yes! That means that if your child usually only takes 1 class a week, they can take as many classes as they want to in their assigned level.

The following weeks, we will be offering a paid subscription to the online classes. We are getting that worked out and sorted and will give you that information once we get going. This way, we can keep our classes going, keep our teachers teaching, and keep our dancers dancing until we can get back into the classroom. During these stressful times, an interactive classroom environment is a great way to help keep your kids engaged, active, and with a sense of normalcy.

Keep an eye out for updates.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

FBC is canceling classes for tonight Thursday, March 12 & Friday, March 13. Since Saturday was the beginning of our Spring Break anyway we are going to use that time to watch things unfold and make any future studio plans based on developing information.

We are doing this to be proactive against the Coronovirus. There has not been any report or indication that it has come to the studio. We have been listening to the CDC guidelines and added extra precautions like more hand sanitizer and asking students to wash hands before and after class as well as using a properly diluted bleach solution on heavily touched surfaces before and during class hours. After last nights news on travel limits and keeping unnecessary groups of people together we thought it best to just extend Spring Break by 2 days and help close off one more path for exposure.

We didn't do this lightly and considered how nice it is to have something "normal" in a students life when things are changing, but limiting exposure paths for this virus is what will be needed from the country right now. Google "flattening the curve".

Spring Ballet, has been postponed. We received notice from the Fredericksburg City Public Schools this morning that "due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fredericksburg City Public Schools is cancelling all outside building rentals until April 1, 2020." I am in contact with them about rescheduling the event, but can not get anything on the books at this moment because of the uncertainty of how long this policy will be in effect.

The Ballet Maintenance Classes and any scheduled privates or personal use of the studio are all being canceled as well.

Information regarding the "Turn it UP" competition this weekend will be in a separate email sent to team members this evening.

As of now we don't have any more information than is available to you.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

This might be helpful for those of you with younger kids.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html

If you are not enrolled in our email notification system FIRST add our email to your contact list news@fredericksburgballet.com. This is called whitelisting to ensure you receive our emails. Then visit our website, click the “Contact” tab, scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your email. Check for an email from us and verify your email.
-FBC

Spring Break

Studio Closed: March 14
Studio Open: March 21

Ballet Maintenance Classes are canceled