Table of Contents
- April Vacation
- Class Recommendations and Fall Schedule-Important!
- ABT at Capital Center for the Arts- 4/1
- Share Week and Practice Videos- 4/16-4/22
- Wear your old costume to class week 4/16-4/22
- Bathroom Breaks Reminder
- More Recital Information coming soon!
- Costume Sheet and Tights Order Form
- Recital Q&A Meeting with Miss Lindsey
- Summer Dance and Summer Camps- classes are filling up fast!
- Program Ads & Contest
1. April Vacation
The studio will be closed from April 23rd-April 29th. Classes will resume on Saturday, April 30th!
2. Class Recommendations & Fall Schedule
Class recommendations will be released later today! 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 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 2022-2023 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 dancer and parent to attend to discuss any concerns as well. Thank you for your help and understanding on this matter!
3. ABT at Capital Center for the Arts
The Capital Center for the Arts in Concord is hosting an ABT watch night on Friday April 1st! Tickets are FREE and plenty are still available on their website! https://ccanh.com/show/abt-studio-company/
4. Share Week and Practice Videos
Share week: 4/16-4/22
The last week of classes this month 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 get excited about the progress they’ve made so far with their Recital pieces. All the teachers also videotape this week in order to send out for practicing over break and beyond. This means parents can sit back and enjoy the performances the dancers are putting on for them! To view choreography videos, log in to your google classroom. Is your dancer in more than one class? Each class has its own google classroom, and videos can be easily and conveniently be downloaded to help students practice.
All share classes are held over zoom. Parents will be able to attend in person while wearing a mask.
5. Wear your old costume to class week 4/16-4/22
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!
6. Bathroom breaks
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 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.
Everything Recital related can be found in the recital handbook linked below. We recommend putting all dates in your calendar/planner as soon as it is released. This way you won’t miss anything!
8. Speaking of Recital… Need to order tights?
Does your dancer have their correct attire for the big stage? Not sure where to find this information? Head over to your Google Classroom or check out the link below! Do you need tights? We can help you with that!
9. 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 11th @ 10:15 am (childcare provided) both in person or virtually.
& Thursday, May 12th @ 8:00 pm. Virtual meeting only.
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.
10. 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 wanting 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 or in-person or possibly a combination of both, our dancer’s safety is our ﬁrst priority!
11. Program Ads & Program Ad Contest
How would you like to win FREE tickets to Recital 2022?! From now until May 1st, we will be accepting the attached ad forms for our Recital programs. Ads are a wonderful way to promote your business to a wide range of people! We have multiple ad size options to choose from. Families are also welcome to write a quick blurb wishing their dancer(s) good luck! Dancers keep these programs as a symbol of their accomplishments and it’s always fun to look back at the well wishes. The dancer who sells the most in program ads will win:
1) 4 free tickets in the VIP Section in the first two rows
(and the chance to purchase more in the VIP section)*
2) $25 Visa Gift Card
3) A Joy of Dance Pop Socket
Runner up wins 2 free tickets to their show of choice*
*must sell a minimum of $150 in ads
Please fill out the form below and turn it in to the studio by May 1st.
Lindsey Hadley, Owner/Director
Elissa Kysor, Studio Manager