Dear PNB School Families,

The latest announcement from Governor Inslee issues updated business restrictions and revised guidelines for social gatherings in an attempt to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on our communities. One of the updates includes the closure of indoor service at fitness facilities and gyms; dance studios fall into this category.

Given these updates, PNB has once again suspended access to the PNB studios for all students. Although reverting back to strictly online instruction was always a possibility moving into the winter months, it is heartbreaking just the same. And while we are all working to maintain our physical health and safety, mental well-being is equally important, so we want to take this opportunity to remind you that PNB School’s Consulting Therapist, Josh Spell, is a tremendous health and wellness resource for School families. Josh is available to meet with students one-on-one as needed, and can be reached at jspell@pnb.org.

Please visit the Parent Portal for a letter from Denise Bolstad, Managing Director of the School for further details. As always, we will pass along future updates as they develop. Until then, keep working hard in your Zoom classes, and please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

PNB School

Founded in 1974, Pacific Northwest Ballet School is recognized as one of the top three ballet training institutions in the United States. The School offers a complete, professional curriculum to more than 1,000 students. Our renowned faculty inspires young dancers through music, movement, and classical ballet technique. We strive to educate all of our students in a healthy and positive environment, and to share with them the rewards of this extraordinary art form.

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Pacific Northwest Ballet School offers classes for students of all ages who enjoy dancing, as well as training for those who wish to pursue a professional career. Locations in Seattle and Bellevue feature beautiful state-of-the-art studios, spacious dressing rooms, a library, pilates studio, a student lounge, and a parent waiting area.

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“Our daughter has always been very smart and focused, however she was very shy. She is now very confident and puts together shows for family and friends! She has more discipline and sticks to a schedule.”

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