Policy & Procedures

Including Protocols During a Global Pandemic

PlacementStudents 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 northeastschoolofballet@gmail.com 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 & Cancellations: 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 NSB school bulletin board. In the event that we have a snow day, NSB will follow Reading Public Schools. Dancers can enjoy the day off drinking hot chocolate or outside building a snowman! Students may makeup their class during the semester. Please email northeastschoolofballet@gmail.com to schedule your class. The cancellation message will be posted to NSB’s social media pages on Facebook and Instagram. If there is a Stay-at-Home order due to COVID-19, NSB classes will automatically be scheduled on Zoom and login info will be emailed to you.

 

Vacations & Holidays: NSB does observe Monday holidays. Hours missed may be made up during the term if wished. Regular school vacations will be observed. Please look at our Holiday & Vacation page for dates. 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 (observing social distancing protocols) 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). If your child class is scheduled at the ANNEX, you will enter at the Creative Arts entrance on Sanborn Street. The studio space in the ANNEX is in the First Congregational Church adjacent to NSB Studios.There is NO parking on the right side of Sanborn Street or in the circular driveway; those 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 August 1, 2022. Second session tuition is due no later than January 1, 2023. 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. For students studying jazz, tap, modern, and ballroom, there will be costumes fees for the 2022-2023 season. There are no performance fees for the Lecture-Demonstration and Showcase. Dates for both will be announced. 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 semester to see their child's progress. 

 

Parent Observation:  Mid-Year Peek week is scheduled for the week of Jan, 16-22, 2021. Only parents are invited to observe. 

2023 Lecture-Demonstration and Showcase Dates: May 26-28, Memorial Day Weekend. In the event that these events are canceled due to COVID19, parents will be invited to view their child’s last week of classes through Zoom.

Please read, NSB is taking the necessary steps to provide a safe environment for all at our studios. 

 

  1. The facility is professionally cleaned.
     

  2. Studio barres will be cleaned in between each class.                                                                                                                        

If you are a student please understand that ….

 

  1. We ask you, if you have any symptoms of ANY KIND of illness, please remain home.
     
     

  2. The sanitizer will be handed to you before entering the studio and at the end of your lessons                                                

  3. You should not arrive any earlier than 10 minutes before class. You will need to be picked up punctually after your class. Our lobby cannot accommodate too many students waiting for their ride.
     

  4. We ask parents to drop off their children to avoid much traffic in the studio. Parents will NOT be allowed in the building unless prior notice is made with the office.
     

  5. Please come dressed to dance and only change shoes, to avoid using bathrooms and dressing rooms as much as possible.  We will use bathrooms and dressing rooms for personal hygiene and not for changing.