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 through zoom during the term. Please email northeastschoolofballet@gmail.com to schedule your makeup zoom class. The cancellation message will be posted to NSB’s social media pages. 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 sent.

 

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. 26-27; Holiday Break: Dec.24 - Jan. 2; Winter break: Feb.15 - 20; Spring break: April 19 - 24 and May 31, 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 (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). 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 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 that these events are canceled due to COVID19, parents will be invited to view their child’s last week of classes in-house or on Zoom.

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

 

  1. The facility was professionally cleaned.
     

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

  3. All Faculty members and students will wear masks. No one will be allowed in the building without a mask.
     

  4. Physical distancing will be practiced. Students in each room will be limited.
     

  5. There are physical distancing markers throughout the studios and common areas of the building.

 

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 and participate virtually, if feeling well enough, by Zoom. 
     

  2. Your temperature will be taken at the door before you enter the building. If your temperature is over 100.40 we will ask that you participate via Zoom instead of entering the building.
     

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

  4. Every student should wear a mask when entering the studio and it should remain on.
     

  5. 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.
     

  6. 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.
     

  7. 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.
     

  8. Each student should have a bottle of water. There is no sharing of water or food. Please eat before you arrive at the studio. Conservatory students will eat outside when weather permits and using physical distancing when inside the facility.

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