April Newsletter

Table of Contents

  1. Closed for April Vacation 4/22-4/28- Everyone
  2. Class Recommendations and Fall Schedule-Anyone who auto enrolled for 2023/2024
  3. Parent Appreciation Week 4/15-4/21- All Parents!
  4. Share Week and Practice Videos- 4/15-4/21- Everyone
  5. Wear your old costume to class week 4/15-4/21- Everyone
  6. Bathroom Breaks Reminder-Dancers Tiny Stars-Shooting Stars
  7. More Recital Information coming soon!- Everyone performing in Recital
  8. Recital Q&A Meeting with Miss Lindsey- Everyone performing in Recital
  9. Summer Dance and Summer Camps- classes are filling up fast!- Everyone

1. April Vacation

The studio will be closed from April 22nd-April 28th. Classes will resume on Saturday, April 29th!


2. Class Recommendations & Fall Schedule 

Class recommendations will be released Monday, April 3rd.  For those who are renewing your membership, we will send out a Google Form for you to let us know what classes you would like to take next year. Please return the form by Sunday April 23rd.  If you are not returning at this time, we have included your recommendations as well in case you decided to return to dance at a later date.  We expect to release the 2023-2024 schedule by the end of May.

Class recommendations 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 encourage constructive conversations and discourage any negative discussions you may hear from your dancers about where other dancers have been placed.  At Joy of Dance, we focus on positivity and growth and you can help to aid this focus by encouraging constructive conversations.

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 or the beginning of the next year.  You will have an opportunity to schedule a virtual placement meeting for the dancer and 1 parent to attend to discuss any concerns as well. Thank you for your help and understanding on this matter!


3. Parent Appreciation Week! April 14th-April 21st

We want to celebrate all the hardworking parents who are a part of the Joy of Dance Family! During classes from 4/8-4/14 please come into the studio to get some goodies as a thank you for being an important part of our community.



4. Share Week and Practice Videos

Share week: 4/15-4/21

April Share Week Schedule

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 get excited about the progress they’ve made so far with their Recital pieces!

Share week will be in person! Parents and students of other classes will be able to watch in the studio this year.

How to read the schedule: search for your dancers class by the day of the week they attend. Each class has a specific time they will share and what studio they will share in. All dancers should attend class at their regularly scheduled class time during share week. All classes share during their regularly scheduled class time.

Example: Tiny Stars Thursday will share at 6pm in the Teal Studio.

All the teachers also videotape this week and videos get uploaded into google classroom. This means parents can sit back and enjoy the performances the dancers are putting on for them!

Google Classroom Video Practice

Looking to practice? Just log in to your google classroom to listen to the music and see the practice videos.

Access Google Classroom Information Here!

Is your dancer in more than one class? Each class has its own google classroom, and videos can be easily and conveniently downloaded to help students practice.


5. Wear your old costume to class week 4/15-4/21

Does your dancer have old costumes that they love to wear around the house or wish they could wear again? This is your week to wear your old dance costumes to class and have lots of fun!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 18.jpg6. Bathroom breaks-Tiny Stars and Shooting Stars

We want to make sure our dancers are getting the most out of their time while at Joy of Dance, so please remind them to use the bathroom before leaving home or when arriving at the studio!


7. More Recital Information coming soon!

During the month of April, there will be a lot of Recital details coming your way, including tech rehearsal times, Picture week times, updated family Recital lists, volunteer opportunities, and much more! 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 only the information you need.


8. Recital Q&A Meetings with Miss Lindsey!

Do you have questions about your dancer’s big day? Miss Lindsey will be hosting two Q&A sessions to help ease the excitement and jitters of Recital. This is a great time to ask the director and other parents questions! Meetings will be held

Wednesday, May 10th 

10:15 am (childcare provided) both in person or virtual.

8:45 pm both in person or virtual

Meeting links will be sent out closer to the Q&A Session

If you are unable to attend, please submit your questions using this Form by Monday, May 8th and we will answer them during the FaceBook live event for you to watch at your convenience.


9. Summer Dance & Camps!

Can’t go 3 months without dance?  Neither can we!  Registration for our 7-week Summer Dance program and Summer Camps is open! 

We love summer dance so much because it allows us to continue the fabulous FUN and FITNESS throughout the summer months! Our 7-week sessions are a fantastic way to continue training, growing, and learning in order to reach your dance goals. For dancers moving up to the next level, Summer Dance will help give you a jump start on learning new technique.

It’s also the PERFECT time to learn something new! Whether you are wanting to try dance for the first time, looking to test out a new style, or want to dance with friends we have just the right class for you!

Our Summer Dance Sessions are currently being offered both in person and in our Virtual Dance Studio. This provides our dance families with the option to take class in our Virtual Studio if they are traveling and don’t want to miss class!

Summer Dance Classes

Summer Dance Camps

Summer Musical Theatre Camps


As always, please reach out with any questions!

The JoD Team

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