Policy and Procedures
Placement: Students will be placed in classes that 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 at 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. Students should try their best to be on time for class. Classes are not transferable and there are no refunds for classes missed for any reason. In the case of absence, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781 944-9100 and leave a reason for absence before class time. Makeup classes must be scheduled in the same semester as missed and if social distancing allows. If NSB is forced to follow a “Stay-at-Home” order, students are required to take their virtual classes at the same time as scheduled. Login info will be sent for Zoom classes and attendance will be taken.
Notices & Cancelations: Important school notices will be sent electronically through email. Hard copies may be distributed. Notices and schedules, including changes, will also be posted on the school bulletin board. If the Reading Public Schools are canceled because of snow, or Stay-at-Home orders due to COVID 19, NSB classes will automatically be scheduled on Zoom and login info will be sent. The cancelation message will be posted to NSB’s social media pages.
Vacations & Holidays: NSB does observe Monday holidays. Hours missed may be made up during the term if wished. Regular school vacations will be observed. Thanksgiving: Nov. 26-27th; Holiday Break: Dec.24th – Jan. 2nd; Winter break: Feb.15th – 20th; Spring break: April 19th – 24th and May 31st, Memorial Day. If your child’s class falls on a religious holiday, (except for Dec./Feb./April breaks), you are entitled to make up the class hours anytime within the semester.
Drop off and pick up procedures: Because of limited parking and COVID19, NSB strongly urges parents to drop off and pick up their children. Only registered students will be allowed in the building during school hours. Students should be dropped off on 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 (Social distancing) for their parent or guardian to pick them up on Sanborn Street. Students will not be permitted to wait outside of the studio or cross Lowell Street. We strongly urge parents/guardians to be punctual when dropping off and picking up their child(ren). There is NO parking on the right side of Sanborn St. or in the circular driveway; spaces are reserved. On Fri., Sat. and Sun. please park in the municipal lot next to the building between NSB and town hall.
Tuition & Costume Fee: Enrollment in the school consists of two 18 week sessions. Tuition is payable upon registration. First session tuition is due no later than Sept. 14th, 2020. Second session tuition is due no later than Feb.1, 2021. Students with outstanding accounts will not be admitted to class. Tuition is neither transferable nor refundable. If the pandemic forces NSB to provide classes virtually through Zoom, tuition will remain the same. Tuition includes registration fees and skirt fees. For students studying jazz, tap, modern, and ballroom, there will be no costumes fees for the 2020-2021 season, due to the possibility of canceled performances. There are no performance fees for the Lecture-Demonstration and Showcase scheduled for April 30th and May1st. In the event all performances are canceled, NSB will welcome parents to observe classes either in-house or on Zoom at the end of the term to see their childs progress.
Observation: Peek weeks are canceled until further notice. Parents will be allowed to view their child’s class through the Zoom app during the weeks of Jan, 25-30,2021 and June 14-19, 2021.
2021 Lecture-Demonstration and Showcase Dates: NSB’s Annual Showcase-Friday, April 30th, 2021 at 7:30pm & NSB’s Annual Lecture-Demonstration-Saturday, May 1st, 2021 at 2:00pm. In the event it is canceled due to COVID19, parents will be invited to view their child’s last week of classes in-house or on Zoom.
NSB Dress Code:
All students must follow the required dress code below both at the studio and at home during virtual learning.
No additional attire, accessories or jewelry should be worn in class or on stage. Girls should have their hair tied neatly back in a bun. Boys should not have hair hanging in face.
Girls in Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Levels I & II:
– Pink Leather Slippers (Capezio or Bloch)
- Black Wear Moi “Diane” Camisole
- Body Wrappers Ballet-Pink Tights (#C80)
Girls in Levels III to VII:
- Pink Leather Slippers (Capezio or Bloch)
- Black Wear Moi “Diane” Camisole
- Body Wrappers Ballet Pink Tights with seam: Child (#C31), Adult (#A45)
Boys Dress Code:
- Body Wrappers White Short Sleeve “snug fit” shirt style # B400 (boys),# M400 (Mens)
- Black Biking Shorts (Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Levels I & II)
- Black M-Stevens tights (Levels III – Conservatory) Style # 1099
- White Ballet Slippers, White Thin Socks *No sports socks
- CONSERVATORY Trainee Girls:
- Black and White Wear Moi “Diane” Camisole
- Black and White Bullet Pointe Skirts (Purchase at NSB)
- Pink & Nude Colored Ballet Slippers
Pilates/Cross Training and Yoga: Yoga Matt, Thera-bands
Tap – Beginning Students -Tan Tap Shoes; Int/Adv.-Black Tap Shoes
Jazz – Girls (Tan Shoe) & Boys: (Black Shoe) Bloch “Super Jazz” Shoes (No laces) – Child Style # S0401G – Adult Style #S0401L
Ballroom – Girls: Black NSB Ballroom Skirt (place order at studio) and Tan Satin latin Shoes. Boys: Black Dance Pants and black latin shoes