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. 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.
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 canceled because of snow, NSB classes will automatically be canceled. The cancellation message will be left on the studio’s voice mail and Facebook page.
Facility: NSB’s Studios are conveniently located in historic downtown Reading, MA. At 32 Lowell Street, RT 129. Students will take virtually with exception to Friday Funday classes at NSB. 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 pick up procedures: Because of limited parking, NSB strongly urges parents to drop off and pick up their children. Students should be dropped off on Sanbourne Street and walk to the side entrance of the building next to the driveway, where the front desk receptionist will sign them in. Do not drop your child off on Lowell Street and have them cross. After class, students will wait in the lobby area for their parents or guardian to pick them up on Sanbourne 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 picking up their child(ren). There is NO parking 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 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.
Summer Lecture-Demonstration Date: Friday, July 31st, 2020: Cancelled due to COVID19
Favorite Fairytales (Girls)-Pink Ballet Slippers, Black Leotard Motionwear 2200- Silkskin 497, C80
Girls: Young Dancers Program Dress Code: Pink Ballet Slippers, Black Leotard Motionwear 2518L-Silkskin 497 (Adult) : Motionwear 2518C- Silkskin 497 (Child) *Pink Tights: Body Wrappers-Ballet- C31
Girls: Summer Intensive Program Demo Dress Code: Pink Ballet Slippers, Black Leotard Motionwear 2518L-Silkskin 497 (Adult), Ballet Pink tights-Body Wrappers (with a seam) A45
Boys: White Short Sleeve Leotard, Black tights, White Ballet Slippers and White Socks
Character: Black 24-inch Skirt and Black Freed Cuban Heel Shoes
Ballroom: Girls: Tan shoes (may wear black character shoes) and black skirt (may wear character skirt), Boys: black shoes (may wear black jazz shoes) and pants
Summer Lecture-Demonstration Date: Friday, July 31, 2020 at 3:00pm *Canceled due to COVID19