Frequently Asked Questions
Creative Movement is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination, and promote creativity. Creative Movement provides children with opportunities for noncompetitive, success-oriented and creative experiences. Through movement, children learn about their bodies, the space around them, and each other.
These classes are for children ages 4 - 7 years old. Children must be 4 years old by September 1 to participate in Fall creative movement classes.
Girls: Plain, black, short-sleeved leotard, pink or skin-toned tights, and pink or skin-toned ballet shoes.
Boys: White t-shirt, black tights, and black or white ballet shoes with white socks.
Please adhere to this dress code. Dance skirts, tutus and costume type attire can be very distracting to your child as well as other students. Hair should be securely fastened away from the face and neck. Ballet students A1 and up should have their hair in a bun. Jewelry may not be worn.
The North Star Ballet dress code may be purchased at Emboite Dancewear Boutique, here in Fairbanks. Thank you for supporting local!
Yes! You may request to pay your dancer’s tuition in three installments over the course of the semester.
North Star Ballet also has two scholarship programs which you can learn more about by clicking here.
Pilates is the perfect complement to Ballet.
Pilates conditioning, also known as Contrology, has been extremely popular among dancers as early as the 1920’s when Joseph Pilates opened his inaugural studio in New York City. Leading dance figures such as George Balanchine and Martha Graham studied with Joseph Pilates and sent many of their students to train with him, causing Pilates to gain a significant following in the dance community. Many dance companies and studios now incorporate Pilates conditioning in their training.
Pilates provides an ideal mode of supplemental conditioning for dancers. Within this method are themes of centering, strength, flexibility, control, and kinesthetic awareness, all of which can be applied to dance technique for significant improvements in skill and injury prevention. Pilates is often incorporated into a dancer’s rehabilitation if an injury does occur. The outcomes of Pilates training for dancers are core strength, improved alignment, increased muscle flexibility, strength, and balance. Pilates’ wealth of benefits makes it a highly valuable tool for dance teachers and studios to incorporate into their dance technique classes.
Any class without an enrollment of at least five students may be cancelled.
North Star Ballet School will be closed if the temperature reaches -45 or colder as verified by calling 844.
NSB will be closed when the North Star Borough School District closes due to weather or travel conditions. NSB classes cancelled due to weather or travel conditions will be rescheduled.
Make-up classes are only available by pre-arrangement in the case of illness, injury, inclement weather, or family emergency. Make-up classes are not available to students who choose to skip class due to a birthday party or similar event.