Issue 2 – Key Dates for Travel Planning

Summer-Course Newsletter Issue 2

As we look ahead to the summer, there are some key dates and important events for you to keep in mind as you consider your travel plans for SAB’s Summer Course. See the outline below or download our Key Dates PDF.

Move-In Day Schedule – Sunday, June 28  

  • Check-In – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  (See the Move-In Day Sheet for more information on your child’s check-in time based on last name)
  • Parent Meetings – 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM (Attend only one. See Move-In Day Sheet for more info)
  • Resident Student Floor Meeting (MANDATORY for resident students) – 7:00 PM
  • Ice Cream Social – All Students – 8:00 PM

View detailed Move-In Day Information

Monday, June 29 

  • Placement Classes – 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (A placement class schedule will be communicated closer to the start of the program)
  • Academic Meeting (Optional for Parents) – 10:00 AM
  • Mandatory ALL Student Meeting and 5th Floor Evacuation Drill – 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
  • Mandatory Residential Student Meeting – 7:30 PM

Important Dates & Events During the Program

July 4th Holiday - All classes will be
canceled on Saturday, July 4, in
observance of the holiday. Our
Student Life team will schedule
chaperoned outings and activities for
July 4, but parents will also have the
ability to check their children out at
any time on July 4. Note that our full
schedule of classes will resume on
Monday, July 6.
Saturday, July 18 – All classes will
be canceled on Saturday, July 18, to
accommodate an all-day excursion
to see New York City Ballet perform
at Saratoga Performing Arts Center
in Saratoga Springs, NY. All
students are eligible to register for
this trip in early May when the Pre-Paid
Trips order form is made available.
Summer Choreography
 - A selection of the most
advanced Summer Course students
will participate in the annual Summer
Choreography Workshop. Casting
and rehearsals for the Workshop will
begin July 13, and parents of
performing students will be invited to
an in-studio showing on
Thursday, July 30.
Parent Observations – While SAB
is closed to visitors for the majority of
the 5-week Summer Course,
students may have two visitors (no
younger than 8 years old) observe
their morning and afternoon ballet
classes on select days throughout
July. Our 2020 class observation
dates will be July 10, 17, 24, and the
entire final week of Summer Course
(July 27-July 31). For security
purposes, visitors must sign up for
class observation in advance. We
will make the reservation form
available to parents closer to the
start of the program. SAB is typically
able to accommodate all class visit
requests for the scheduled
observation dates so it is not
necessary to wait for confirmation
before formulating your travel plans.

Boys jumping at Lincoln Center

Events at the Close of Summer Course

Thursday, July 30

  • Choreography Workshop Studio Showing (late afternoon) – Select advanced students and their parents.

Friday, July 31

  • Summer Course Closing Dance Party, 8:00 PM -11:00 PM – All students

Saturday, August 1

  • Dorm check-out – 8:00 AM-12 NOON (Students are also permitted to check out in the evening on Friday, July 31, but the checkout process must be completed by 8:00 PM and checked-out students must depart the Rose Building immediately at the dance party’s conclusion.)

View All Summer Course Resources

Summer Course Payments & COVID-19

The due date for your balance payments for Tuition and Room & Board fees has been extended and the new deadline is May 1. Please refer to the email you received from SAB’s registrar Amara Dieter for detailed instructions. Many parents are reaching out to inquire about SAB’s refund policies in relation to concerns about novel coronavirus and how the current public health crisis might impact SAB’s ability to offer the Summer Course as scheduled. As you can see from this newsletter, we are proceeding with optimism that our summer programs will be uninterrupted. However, should we be prevented from holding the Summer Course, SAB will refund all Tuition and Room & Board payments.

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