April Newsletter 2018

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Happy April Joy of Dancers!

 

I hope you all have been enjoying warmer weather now.  Fingers crossed it stays!

We have some fun and exciting events happening this month!  We are also looking ahead to some events and happenings coming up soon.

Spring Break

The studio will be closed from April 21st- April 27th for Spring Break.  Classes will resume Saturday, April 28th.

Recital Details Coming Soon!

In order to accommodate seating for all our friends and families for the Sunday show, we will be now be holding two shows on Sunday.  As of now, you can expect both shows to be the same, therefore blocking off the entire day.

Within the next week or so, there will be a lot of Recital details coming your way (including show times).  It is a lot of information to read through, but don’t feel overwhelmed!  Not all of it relates to every dancer and it is clearly labeled for you to follow.  Everything Recital related will also be posted to the Recital tab on the website.  I recommend putting all dates in your calendar/planner as soon as it is released.  This way you won’t miss anything!

 

Slider_ Confidence ClassAll new – Confidence Workshop Classes!

Confidence: a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.

Join us to celebrate yourself and leave feeling great! Miss Kelsey will start the class off with a quick warm-up, some fun across the floor, then a sassy combo to top it off.

Ages 8-12: Saturday, April 14th 12:35 pm-1:20 pm

Ages 13 through Adult: Monday, April 16th 8:00 pm-8:45 pm

*Cost: $15 or $13 cash or check

To register, sign into your online portal. Once in the portal, go to the “Event Registration” tab. Select “Event Calendar” to open the calendar, and from there select the event of your choice! 

*If you wish to pay by cash/check, please be sure to note so in your registration and submit payment within one week.  If not noted otherwise at the time of registration, the card on file will be charged within 24-48 hours.

Facebook_Ad__Parent_s_Night_OutWe will be hosting another Parents’ Night Out Saturday, April 14th!

Dancers ages 3 and up are invited to join us for a fun evening of crafts, dancing, games, movies and more!  Older dancers can use this time to practice Recital dances and work on technique.  Siblings of dancers are welcome to attend as well!  Please note, all children attending must be potty trained.

We will have snacks available, but dancers should eat dinner before arriving.  If you wish to bring your own snacks/drinks/cups, please label everything with the dancer’s name and leave any peanut/tree nut products at home.

When: Saturday, April 14th

Drop off: 5:50pm-6:00pm.  Please do not arrive before 5:50 pm as we will need to make sure everything is ready for our evening of fun.

Pick up: 9:30 pm-9:45 pm
 Younger dancers are welcome to be picked up earlier if needed.  There will be a $10 late pickup fee for any parents arriving past 9:45 pm.

*Cost: $22 charged to the card on file or $20 if paid by cash/check. $15 card or $12 cash/check respectively for each additional sibling.  

*If you wish to pay by cash/check, please be sure to note so in your registration and submit payment within one week.  If not noted otherwise at the time of registration, the card on file will be charged within 24-48 hours.

Register: To register, sign into your online portal. Once in the portal, go to the “Event Registration” tab. Select “Event Calendar” to open the calendar, and from there select the event of your choice!  If you have a non-dancer sibling attending, please make a note of that when registering and we will save him/her a spot for the night. You will also need to hand in a permission slip for your non-dancer that will be emailed out to you after registration.

 

Share Week and Practice Videos

The last week of classes before the break is a fun week at the studio!  We take the time to share dances with our parents and with the other classes being held at the same time.  This helps the dancers get used to having an audience and to get excited about the progress they’ve made so far with their Recital pieces.  All teachers also videotape dances this week in order to send out videos for practicing over break and beyond.  This means parents can sit back and enjoy the performances the dancers are putting on for them!

 

May/June Tuition

Just a reminder that yearly tuition is calculated per the average number of weeks in the year then divided into 9.5 payments.  This makes paying monthly easier than calculating a different amount each month as “one month” isn’t always 4 weeks of classes. To ensure all accounts are up to date before recital tickets go on sale, the last payment is combined into 1 and 1/2 payments due on May 1st.  All accounts must be paid in full by May 20th in order to purchase recital tickets.

 

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Daddy/Sweetheart Daughter Dance

This year we are doing something BIG!  Dads/Sweethearts will dance WITH their daughters on stage at Recital!

We will be meeting a couple times starting in May to prepare for our on-stage performance at Recital.  Practices will be with Miss Nicole and will run approx. 90 minutes long.  Each show date will also have an on-stage rehearsal 35 minutes before the start of their show.  We need dads and daughters to commit to each practice time in order for this to be the best dad dance yet!

Ages: Dancers must be ages 5 and up

Cost: $50/family to include t-shirts
for dad & daughter

Rehearsal Dates/Times:

Shows 1 & 2 Performers

Sunday, May 6th 10:00 am

Show 3 & 4 Performers

Sunday, May 6th 11:30 am

Show 1 Performers

Sunday, May 20th 10:00 am

Show 2 Performers

Sunday, May 20th 11:30

Show 3 Performers

Sunday, June 3rd 10:00 am

Show 4 Performers

Sunday, June 3rd 11:30 am

Facebook Ad_ Summer Dance Registration

Summer Dance Registration starts April 15th!

Can’t go 3 months without dance?  Neither can we!  Registration for 6-week Summer Dance program opens April 15th through our website.  Taking summer classes is a great way to keep in shape, advance your training, try a new style, meet new friends and see familiar faces!

 

We are offering new classes this summer for beginners through advanced dancers for ages 18 months to Adult in the following disciplines- Princess Ballerinas (3&4), Day at the Beach (3&4), At The Zoo Ballet/Tap (5-7), Circus Jazz (5-7), Hip Hop Grooves, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theatre, Pointe, and Adult classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern and Hip Hop.

 

Facebook Ad_ Trolls CampTuition for our summer classes is based on a 5-week rate in order to accommodate traveling families and there is no registration fee for Summer Dance.  Tuition is due upon registration in order to hold your spot in the class, though you may choose to pay a non-refundable $25 deposit to hold your spot instead.  Please indicate in the comments section if this is your choice.  If no comment is left, you will be charged the full tuition amount at the time of registration.  If you choose to pay the deposit only at the time of registration, the tuition remainder will be due two weeks prior to the start of class (by June 24th).

We hope to see many of your smiling faces during the 6-week dance program or in our week-long Trolls Camp!

 

Registration for the 2018-2019 dance year

Since many of our classes fill up quickly, we are offering 2-day priority registration for current Joy of Dance students starting May 8th and opening it up to the public starting May 10th. A rough schedule will be posted to the website by May 2nd.  Changes in the schedule are unlikely to occur but are possible from now until August 1st.  After August 1st the schedule will remain permanent, contingent only upon class registrations.  Annual registration is $25 per student before July 1st ($50 max per family) and $35 after July 1st ($70 max per family).

Class Placements

Class placements are done online, right through your customer portal!  Once all class placements have been entered into our system, you will be able to view them under a skills tab when logging in to your account.  This will make the process much simpler for everyone to figure out which level to place your dancer in.  Our teachers have made recommendations for levels for dancer’s current classes and also sometimes for new classes we think they may enjoy.  These are only suggestions – if a dancer would like to try a different style than recommended then he or she is more than welcome to!  Recommendations will be completed on or before May 2nd.  Please wait until after viewing your dancer’s recommendations before emailing with any registration questions for the 2018-2019 dance year.

Class placements do roughly follow the age of the dancer, but experience and other factors do affect placements as well.  All of our teachers have put a lot of thought into the best placements for our students to grow the best.  Please discourage any negative discussions you may hear from your dancers about where other dancers have been placed.  There is no place for such negativity at Joy of Dance!  There are a lot of factors that go into class placements, and our teachers have years of training and education to determine the best placements for all our dancers.  As our dancers are constantly changing and growing, we are also constantly reassessing our dancers, and therefore will let you know if recommendations change by the end of the year.  Thank you for your help and understanding on this matter!

2018-2019 Dance Year Registration and Tuition Policies

All registration fees and any outstanding account balances must be paid in full at time of registration to hold your spot in the class.  A credit card is required for registration and to keep on file.  This policy allows us to spend more time with our students and less time writing e-mails.  You may still choose to pay monthly tuition with cash or check by choosing the Do Not Bill-backup card under the e-payment schedule and your card will only be charged the registration fee(s).  Any cash or check payments not received by the 20th of the month will get charged to your card.  Any accounts not up to date on the 10th of the month will have a late fee applied to their account.

 

 

Happy Spring!

Miss Lindsey

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