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Protocols for the Professional Ballet-Academic Program​

Canada's National Ballet School has put enhanced health and safety measures in place for all students and staff. For the Professional Ballet-Academic Program, these protocols include those specific to dance training, academics, and residence. These include, but are not limited to:

  • All students must confirm a health declaration electronically before entering NBS buildings. Each time the student enters the building and signs-in, they are declaring that they are healthy, free of symptoms, had no known contact with a probable COVID-19 case, and have not traveled outside of Canada in the last 14 days.
  • Hiring of an NBS Nurse Practitioner who will provide guidance and expertise in monitoring student health

  • Staff training on all protocols

  • Enhanced and extensive cleaning schedule in all buildings

  • Assigned and staggered entry and exit times for students

  • Assigned cohorts consistent across dance training, academics and residence

  • Extensive physical distancing measures with staff supervision

  • Masks required when moving through buildings

  • Designated washrooms for cohorts

  • Handwashing/sanitizing guidelines and education

  • Extensive signage posted throughout buildings outlining protocols

  • Blend of in-person and online academic instruction

  • Detailed plans for welcoming international students, including arrival and quarantine plans

  • Thorough Outbreak Plan

The above provides brief highlights of NBS' protocols for the Professional Ballet-Academic Program, but does not capture the full extent of the protocols in place. Professional Ballet-Academic Program students and families have been provided with detailed documents and orientations about NBS' return to campus protocols.

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