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Reopening Update (July 2)

Dear PVB Families,

We miss you so much and hope you’re staying safe and healthy during this challenging time. We can’t wait to see you all again and dance our hearts out!

We wanted to let you know that our artistic directors and board have been studying the Massachusetts reopening guidelines and are preparing a thoughtful plan for a return to ballet classes. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remains our top priority.

At this time, we expect to reopen during Phase 3 of the state plan, most likely later this summer. We will follow all required health and safety guidelines in the PVB studios. To adhere to these guidelines, the size and frequency of in-person classes will be limited for the foreseeable future. To supplement our in-person classes, we will provide live, remote teaching to students enrolled our training program. A sample class schedule might include: two 60-90 minute in-person classes per week with an additional one to three online classes per week, depending on class level. Most students will make the natural progression up one level this fall. Tuition prices and session length are not expected to change significantly.

As you can imagine, the upcoming performance season will be very different than in previous years. We don’t yet know what The Nutcracker or our spring ballet will look like, and we ask for your cooperation and patience as we figure out next steps. We want nothing more than to share the joy of ballet with you, and we’ll do our best to make that happen in a way that is safe for our community.

Here at PVB, we’re committed to providing individualized ballet training in safe, innovative ways for the duration of the pandemic. It’s our hope that our students will commit to us, too, by enrolling in our reconfigured training program and trusting in our ability to shape and sustain quality programming for the times we’re living in.

We’d love to hear from you — please reach out to us at and let us know how you’re doing. We’d also like to gauge your interest in our class enrollment and your readiness to return to PVB under these new conditions. Write to us here.

We look forward to seeing you at the studio soon!

The Pioneer Valley Ballet Artistic Directors and Board of Directors

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