Policy and Procedures
Placement: Students will be placed in classes which are appropriate for their level of physical and mental development. If at any time the director feels that the placement is incorrect, the student will be changed to the appropriate level. Conferences should be scheduled by appointment.
Attendance: Students are required to take ALL classes offered in their level so that they may continue to advance technically. If they cannot participate due to illness or injury, we advise them to watch if possible. Classes are not transferable and there are no refunds for classes missed for any reason (unless accompanied by a Doctor’s letter). In the case of absence, please call the school and leave a message with your reason for absence prior to class time. Make up classes for snow days, holidays during the week( not on vacation time) must be scheduled in the same level or lower level in the same term in which they were missed.
Notices & Cancellations: Important school notices will be sent home electronically through email. Notices and schedules, including changes, will also be posted on the school bulletin board. If the Reading Public Schools are cancelled because of snow, NSB classes will automatically be cancelled. Cancellation message will be left on the studio’s voice mail and facebook page. Students may make up snow days in another class during the term.
2016-2017 Season Vacations & Holidays: We DO NOT observe Monday holidays unless the class is notified. Regular school vacations will be observed. Thanksgiving: Nov. 23th-26th; Holiday Break: Dec.24th-Jan 2nd; Winter break: Feb 20th-24th; Spring break: April 17th-21st and May 29th, Memorial Day.
Facility: NSB’s Studios are conveniently located in historic downtown Reading, MA. At 32 Lowell Street, RT 129. Students will take classes in beautifully renovated air-conditioned studios that feature sprung floors and high ceilings. The Church, built in 1913, is a registered historical building with Neo-Gothic architecture, including European inspired carved word work, beautiful stained glass windows and a traditional arched cathedral sanctuary.* NSB has rental rates for both studio space and functions.
Drop off and pickup procedures: Because of limited parking, NSB strongly urges parents to drop off and pick up their children. Students should be dropped off on the left side of Sanborn Street and walk to the side entrance of the building next to the driveway. Do not drop your child off on Lowell Street and have them cross. After class, students will wait in the lobby area for their parent or guardian to pick them up on the left side of Sanborn Street so there is no need to cross. Students will not be permitted to wait outside of the studio or cross Lowell Street. We strongly urge parents/guardians to be punctual when picking up their child(ren). There is NO parking on the right side of Sanborn Street or in the circular driveway; spaces are reserved for faculty members only. You may park in the town’s municipal parking lot adjacent to the building later in the day when Town Hall is not in use and on Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays.
Transportation: Reading, MA is located 12 miles North of Boston easy access by automobile from 93 and 128. Reading is served by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA or the “T”). Commuter trains provide the Town with rapid transportation to and from Boston. The train depot is located on High Street opposite Haven Street, walking distance from NSB Studios. The MBTA also provides bus service to Malden where commuters can connect with the Orange Line directly to Boston. Use the on-line MBTA schedules and maps.
Observation: Peek Weeks are scheduled for the week of January 23rd-28th, 2017 and June 12th-17th, 2017.
Annual Year-end Lecture-Demonstration Date: TBA
Ballet *Pink Leather Slippers (Capezio or Bloch) *Pink Tights: Body Wrappers-Ballet Pink (creative movement & pre-ballet: C80, Levels I-III: C31, Levels IV-VII (with seam): A45)
Pre-Ballet to Level II-Black Leotard Motionwear 2200- Silkskin 497
Level III to VII – Black Leotard Motionwear 2518L-Silkskin 497 (Adult) : Motionwear 2518C- Silkskin 497 (Child)
Level VI &VII Black Leotard Motionwear 3/4 Sleeve with zipper 2396- Silkskin 497
Boys – White Short Sleeve Leotard, Black Biking Shorts (Boys Ages 3-9) or Black M-Stevens tights (Boys Ages 10-18), White Leather Ballet Slippers, White Socks
Tap – Beginning Students-Tan Tap Shoes; Int/Adv.-Black Oxford
Jazz – Tan Oxford Jazz Shoes *No laces
Ballroom- Girls: black NSB skirt and Tan Satin Shoes Boys: Black Pants and Shoes