SAB Response Fund
Resilience. Passion. Determination. Grace. Words that describe our students and faculty as they continue to rise to the challenges presented by the COVID pandemic.
The School of Ballet’s studios are open once again and our students have returned to the barres at our Lincoln Center home. Through a hybrid of in-person and online instruction, following strict health and safety protocols, ballet is thriving at SAB.
To ensure that SAB was able to open as safely as possible, we reduced all class sizes and developed new health and safety policies following guidelines from the CDC, Department of Health, and Department of Education. These include social distancing of 12 feet within the studios, reduced occupancy, mask wearing, temperature screenings, enhanced cleaning, closing protocols when illness is present, travel quarantines, and more.
These measures are necessary to protect our students and employees, and yet the impact on nearly every aspect of our operations has been profound. The training day has been significantly lengthened and, with students now partaking in a rotating schedule of in-person and online instruction, SAB has expanded its weekly class schedule by 73%.
These additional classes are projected to cost nearly $1 million, even after implementing expense-saving measures in other areas. SAB needs your support.
Gifts to the SAB Response Fund make it possible for our students to continue to pursue the art form they love. To experience the joy of dance. To follow their dreams.