Covid-19 closures and cancellation information


Santa Fe

School of ASFB, ASFB Folklórico, Flamenco

We hope this information finds our students and their families healthy and coping with the current crisis as best as possible. We are acutely aware that everyone is impacted by this pandemic and understand that the recovery will be slow. 

As a non-profit arts organization, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has been particularly impacted. In the blink of an eye, our entire revenue stream came to a halt. Our performances at home and on tour were canceled, our schools and outreach programs shuttered, and rehearsals stopped. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we learn to navigate this uncharted territory. ASFB operates a network of ballet schools in both Colorado and New Mexico, spread over six locations, in six different towns, four counties and four public school districts — all with different rules, timelines and communication plans. 

We now know that Santa Fe public schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. Even though our policy has been to follow the public school’s breaks, we may stray from this and we are cautiously optimistic. If the “Shelter in Place” or “No Public Gathering” rules get lifted or relaxed, we will then re-asses the operation of our ballet schools, Folklórico, and Flamenco classes for the rest of the summer.

Tuition for the month of April will not be charged, all charges will be suspended until further notice. We also intend to credit a portion of the March tuition toward future billing cycles as well. We request that all students remain enrolled in our system so we can communicate with you and guarantee a spot in their class when we start back. As we start back up, we anticipate having to operate on a limited schedule, but we will guarantee a spot to everyone in our system.

Unfortunately, after much thought and consideration, we have decided we must postpone our annual recital. We share in your disappointment, but rest assured, we will do our very best to reschedule the recital for a later date, most likely in June. Our hope is to be able to give our students the chance to shine onstage, express themselves, and regain a sense of normalcy and pride. 

We are currently exploring the possibility of offering some type of instruction online or via video so our students can not only stay in shape, but have a chance to connect with their teachers and classmates. We are also considering offering a full schedule of “in person” classes this summer. This will not only provide our students the opportunity to make up for lost training, but will also provide the option of an intensive schedule of classes without having to go away to summer programs around the country, as we assume many of them will be canceled. It is too soon for us to make this decision, and of course it is contingent on gathering restrictions being lifted, but we wanted to let you know it is under consideration. 

We realize the impact of having your child at home, figuring out remote schooling, and not having the artistic outlet our students once had with their regular ballet schedule. Please know that we have the best interests of our students in mind, and we are doing everything we can to navigate these uncertain times. We will keep you updated as things develop further.

Roaring Fork Valley

School of ASFB and ASFB Folklórico

Dear Parents and Students,

We hope this information finds our students and their families healthy and coping with the current crisis as best as possible. We are acutely aware that everyone is impacted by this pandemic and understand that the recovery will be slow. 

As a non-profit arts organization, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has been particularly impacted. In the blink of an eye, our entire revenue stream came to a halt. Our performances at home and on tour were canceled, our schools and outreach programs shuttered, and rehearsals stopped. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we learn to navigate this uncharted territory. ASFB operates a network of ballet schools in both Colorado and New Mexico, spread over six locations, in six different towns, four counties and four public school districts — all with different rules, timelines and communication plans. 

As of now, Aspen public schools are to remain closed until April 17. There have not been any recent updates, so this could still change.

Tuition for the month of April will not be charged, all charges will be suspended until further notice. We also intend to credit a portion of the March tuition toward future billing cycles. We request that all students remain enrolled in our system so we can communicate with you and guarantee a spot in their class when we start back. As we start back up, we anticipate having to operate on a limited schedule, but we will guarantee a spot to everyone in our system.

Unfortunately, after much thought and consideration, we have decided we must postpone our annual recitals. We share in your disappointment, but rest assured, we will do our very best to reschedule the recital for a later date, most likely in June. Our hope is to be able to give our students the chance to shine onstage, express themselves, and regain a sense of normalcy and pride. 

We are currently exploring the possibility of offering some type of instruction online or via video so our students can not only stay in shape, but have a chance to connect with their teachers and classmates. We are also considering offering a full schedule of “in person” classes this summer. This will not only provide our students the opportunity to make up for lost training, but will also provide the option of an intensive schedule of classes without having to go away to summer programs around the country, as we assume many of them will be canceled. It is too soon for us to make this decision, and of course it is contingent on gathering restrictions being lifted, but we wanted to let you know it is under consideration. 

We realize the impact of having your child at home, figuring out remote schooling, and not having the artistic outlet our students once had with their regular ballet schedule. Please know that we have the best interests of our students in mind, and we are doing everything we can to navigate these uncertain times. We will keep you updated as things develop further.