Happy New Year Joy of Dancers! 

Table of Contents and who it applies to:

  1. Classes resume Monday, January 2nd!- Everyone
  2. Winter Showcase- Everyone performing in Winter Showcase
  3. Open for Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Monday Classes
  4. Fairytale Storytime event on 1/16!- Ages 3-9
  5. Sickness Policy Reminder- Everyone
  6. Inclement Weather Policy Reminder- Everyone
  7. Winter Boots & Slippers- Anyone who waits in the lobby
  8. Student Choreography Showcase- 2nd grade and up
  9. Our JoD App!- Everyone
  10. Virtual Studio Handbook- Everyone
  11. Book Donation-Everyone
  12. Jack-of-all-Trades Position

 

1. Classes resume Monday, January 2nd!

We can’t wait to welcome everyone back!

 

2. Winter Showcase

We are a few weeks away from our Winter Showcase! Dancers will start receiving costumes in class if they haven’t already. To view the latest Winter Showcase Information please click HERE

 

Looking for all information regarding Winter Showcase? Visit out Winter Showcase website! Click HERE!

3. Open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

We are open for regular classes on Monday, January 16th.

 

 

4. Fairytale Storytime-  A Fun Activity for a Day Off From School!

Guests will enjoy a morning full of Fairytale Wonder! Stories, dance instructions, and movement games will keep your little one active and having fun all while you enjoy a worry-free holiday morning. Both Joy of Dance students (and siblings!) and new families are all welcome to attend.

Guests are welcome to wear gowns or other dress-up clothes on top of loose, comfortable clothing.

When: Monday, January 16th

Event time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost:
Members: $25 charged to the card on file, and $15 respectively for each additional sibling.
Non Members: $30 charged to the card on file, $18 respectively for each additional sibling.

Click this link to register —> https://app.jackrabbitclass.com/regevent.asp?xID=5557144&orgid=515649&internal=1

 

5. Sickness Policy Reminder

To keep our students and staff as healthy as possible, we ask that dancers, teachers, and families abide by our illness policy outlined below.

Please make sure anyone coming to the studio either to attend classes or sit in the reception area, is free of the following symptoms for at least 24 hours WITHOUT medications before returning to class: *Vomiting *Diarrhea *Fever *Green Mucus *Productive Cough.

Remember that any class missed due to illness is able to be made up by attending either the same level or a level below for your child’s age range in any style they choose. Thank you for helping to keep our dancers healthy!

 

6. Inclement Weather Policy

The snow season has started, and we want to remind everyone how to know about any inclement weather cancellations. Generally, if schools are closed, the studio will be closed as well.

In the case of closure, we will:

*Make a decision 2 hours before classes start (in case of condition changes) or by 7:30 am on a Saturday

*Post on Facebook/Instagram

*Send out an e-mail

*Send a push notification on our app

If it’s more than 2 hours before classes begin, please wait to get in touch with us. Sometimes condition change throughout the day so we like to make sure we have the most up-to-date information before making a call. We promise we will reach out!

Please note, per our policies, Joy of Dance is not responsible for cancellations due to bad weather, however, students are always welcome to make up any missed classes at another time!  Simply send us an email or text to preschedule the makeup so we don’t have too many makeups on the same night.

 

7. Winter Boots & Slippers

Cold and bitter weather is on the horizon whether we like it or not. Please remember to take off your mucky boots when entering the studio and place them on a shoe rack, not just the mat (we don’t want anyone to trip!). We understand feet get cold in the winter and bringing slippers with you to the studio might be a good solution to keep your toes toasty if you are waiting in the reception area during your dancer’s class.

 

8. Student Choreography Showcase

Any dancers ages 8 and older are invited to audition for the Showcase on March 18th at 3:30 pm.  Choreography for the Showcase is a great responsibility!  We audition dancers to make sure they are taking it seriously and are prepared with all the steps completed on or before the audition date.  There is a $40 fee per person per dance that covers the audition and performance fees.

Please fill out the form below and an approval or denial email will be sent out within 24-48 business hours. https://forms.gle/GeEon4WhRDZ8mco37

The approval Deadline is 2/15/2023.

 Choreography pieces MUST be fully completed at the time of the audition in order to be considered for the Showcase.  If you are not able to attend the auditions, you will have to schedule a time BEFORE that date to audition separately.

 

 

 

9. We Have An App!

Did you know that you can log into your parent portal right from your phone! This is a super-easy way to register for classes, events.  You can also easily view your account and gain access to the links if you are dancing virtually.  We know that your email inbox can get a bit overwhelming, so now you can subscribe to push notifications to get reminders and important information conveniently sent through the app!

Find the Joy of Dance app by clicking the links below!

Apple Store

Google Play

 

10. Virtual Studio Handbook

Looking for Zoom links to attend class virtually? Wanting a refresher on our Covid-19 Guidelines? Look no further! This Handbook is a one-stop-shop for all our policies and zoom links. Virtual Studio Handbook

 

11. Book Donation

We will have a book donation bin in the waiting area for the month of January. Miss Sydney is collecting slightly loved or new books for ages K-12 that will be distributed to kids in the month of February! We hope you can help help her and Coe Brown with this wonderful project!

 

12. Jack-of-all-Trades Position

We are looking to hire a person with experience in fixing a variety of projects around the studio.  If you are interested in learning more about the position, or if you know of anyone who is handy, please read through and fill out the form below.

https://forms.gle/xHk8dD14uhT9zM367

 

Happy New Year!

The JoD Staff

Table of Contents

  1. Winter Photos- Everyone looking to get holiday photos!
  2. Winter Showcase Updates!- Everyone performing in Winter Showcase
  3. Inclement Weather Reminder- Everyone
  4. Elf on the Shelf- Everyone
  5. Boots & Slippers- Everyone who uses the lobby
  6. Important Account & Tuition Information- Everyone
  7. PJ Week & French Lollipop Test- Everyone
  8. Staff Stockings- Everyone
  9. Holiday Break- Everyone
  10. Lost and Found- Everyone
  11. Need a Gift for the Holidays?- Everyone
  12. Did you know? If you’re sick you can take class from, home!- Everyone
  13. Merchandise Store- Everyone

 

1. Winter Photos

Just imagine how happy your family will be to receive beautiful photos of your dancer for the holidays. Well,  we can help with that! There’s still time to book a session for our Winter Photo Day.

2 simple steps to book!

1. Book a time here→ https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60b0448aaad2ba5f58-winter

-Book a time slot for each dancer. For families with more than one dancer, please book a spot for each dancer taking pictures.  No additional spot is needed if you plan to do a sibling picture.

-If taking pictures with family or friends, please secure the same time slot.

-If you wish to take pictures in more than one costume/outfit, please book a second time slot in a different 15min period to allow time to change. 

2. Fill out the order form→ https://forms.gle/fCvSpSi8ngybuSFBA

Only one form per family is needed

We do expect the time slots to fill up, so make sure to book early!

 

For these photos, dancers may wear whatever they wish! We recommend your favorite dance outfit or even a fun holiday outfit if you wish. Remember your dance shoes!

We will take close up pictures, and full-body dance pictures plus add in some fun winter props like snowflakes, large ornaments, candy canes, plus a snowball fight!

There will not be any sitting or booking fee for these pictures.  Simply book a time, pick your package, and enjoy your photos! Dancers may even bring siblings and choose the single photo option to take a picture together.  It’s ok if the sibling doesn’t dance, they are welcome to come anyway! 

Times are set up in 15 min blocks with up to 5 dancers per slot.

 

2. Winter Showcase Update!

Winter Showcase T-shirt:

Included in the Winter Showcase Participation fee, every dancer receives a Winter Showcase T-Shirt! The form below lets you choose the size for your dancer’s T-shirt. You may also use the form to purchase additional shirts for family members and friends.*

*If we do not receive a form from you by 12/9,  your dancer’s T-shirt size will be based on their costume size.

https://forms.gle/uG44PrukXbo6Kv9V8

Winter Showcase Site: This is your one stop shop for everything winter showcase! https://sites.google.com/joyofdancenh.com/jod-winter-showcase/home

Costume Help Day! We will be having two costume days over the holiday break and are looking for volunteers to come and help! Wednesday 12/21 from 1p-6p and Wednesday 12/28 from 1-6p. Please fill out the form below if you are able to help! https://forms.gle/TPEt7VGV6m8sssWX8

 

 3. Inclement Weather Reminder

As we are approaching snow season, we want to remind everyone how to know about any inclement weather cancellations. Generally, if schools are closed, the studio will be closed as well.

In the case of closure, we will:

*Make a decision 2 hours before classes start (in case conditions change) or by 7:30 am on a Saturday

*Post on Facebook/Instagram

*Send out an e-mail

*Send a push notification on our app

If it’s more than 2 hours before classes begin, please wait to get in touch with us. Sometimes condition change throughout the day so we like to make sure we have the most up-to-date information before making a call. We promise we will reach out!

Please note, per our policies, Joy of Dance is not responsible for cancellations due to bad weather, however, students are always welcome to make up any missed classes at another time!  Simply send us an email or text to preschedule the makeup so we don’t have too many makeups on the same night.

 

4. Elf on the Shelf

Diamond Joy is back at the studio! Follow our social media Instagram or Facebook to follow her adventures!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joyofdancenh

Instagram: @joyofdancenh

 

5. Boots & Slippers

Cold and bitter weather is on the horizon whether we like it or not. Please remember to take off your mucky boots when entering the studio and place them on a shoe rack, not just the mat (we don’t want anyone to trip!). We understand feet get cold in the winter and bringing slippers with you to the studio might be a good solution to keep your toes toasty if you are waiting in the reception area during your dancer’s class.

 

6. Important Account and Tuition Information

January Tuition is posted on 12/10 and due by 12/20!

Please note that all accounts need to be up-to-date by December 20th in order for your costume to be ordered. If your account is not up-to-date at that time, there will be an extra $10 per costume fee to cover the extra cost of placing the dancer’s order separately. Ordering late will also run the risk of not receiving the costume in time for Picture Week, or potentially Recital. Many costumes are made to order, which is why we need to order so early. Please e-mail [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

 

7. PJ Week & French Lollipop Test

The last week of classes, December 13th-19th, before the break is PJ week! Dancers are welcome to wear their favorite pair of PJs to class all this week. Please make sure you are able to dance in your PJs or wear your dance clothes underneath.

From December 13th- 19th, Ballet dancers age 5 and up will have their French Lollipop test.  The French Lollipop test is designed to test the ballet knowledge they have been working towards all year so far.  Even though Ballet originated in Italy in the 15th century, it was developed further in France, where it adopted French terminology. Dancers are tested on both the technique and terminology of what they have learned in ballet so far.  This is a really fun “test” and nothing to stress over! If a dancer forgets a step, they can always ask a friend(or a teacher!) to help.

 

 8. Teacher & Staff Stockings

Teacher and Staff stockings are up! There is paper nearby with pens to write some holiday cheer or leave small gifts for your teachers. We love having personal notes from all of our dancers for the holidays!

 

9. Holiday Break 12/20-1/1

As a reminder, the studio will be closed for the holiday break from December 20th to January 1st Classes resume on Monday, January 2nd!

 

10. Lost and Found

We have many items left in the cubbies and hanging up. Please take a look through these items before we close for the break. Any items that remain will be donated.

 

11. Need a gift for the Holidays?

Have family & friends give the gift of dance this holiday season! Giving the gift of dance is a wonderful present from grandparents, aunts or uncles, or even family friends! Dance gift certificates are perfect for new OR already enrolled Joy of Dance students and we would be happy to make one for you. Email us at [email protected] for your gift certificate!

 

12. Is your dance sick? They can take class from home!

If your dancer is not able to attend class live, he or she is welcome to join us in our Virtual Studio! We have installed technology in the studios to allow for an enhanced experience as well as to maintain much-needed peer socialization. This is perfect if you have a cold or need to stay at home for any reason. Please save the link below for future use!

Virtual Studio Handbook Link

Virtual Studio Handbook

 

13. Merchandise Store!

We are so happy to announce a year-round merchandise store! The store will be updated each season with new JoD gear. We also have JoD and Winter Showcase Stickers available for purchase ($5) at the front desk!

To view our store please click HERE!

 

Have a fabulous holiday season!!

Miss Lindsey, Owner & Director

Miss Elissa, Studio Manager

 

Table of Contents

Listed below are all the important events and reminders coming up this month.  Next to each item is listed who this applies to. Feel free to skip any sections that don’t apply to you!

1. Open for Veteran’s Day 11/11- Friday Dancers

2. Fairytale Story Time- 11/11- Ages 3-9

3. Thanksgiving Break- Everyone

4. Inclement Weather- Everyone

5. Boots and Slippers-Everyone who uses the lobby

6. Stage Ready Investment- Everyone in performances

7. Winter Showcase Information- Everyone performing

8. Lost and Found- Everyone

9. Acts of Kindness: Food Drive- Everyone

10. Try Everything Special!- Everyone

11. Safe Haven Ballet Nutcracker- Everyone

Come see Miss Lindsey, Miss Marissa, Miss Mykenzie along with many of our dancers including Emelia as Clara!

12. Did you know? Virtual classes offered!- Everyone

 

 

 

1. Open for Veteran’s Day- Friday Dancer

Please note, we will be open Friday, 11/11 for Veterans Day.

 

 2. Fairy Tale Storytime 11/11- Ages 3-9

Guests will enjoy a morning full of Fairytale Wonder! Stories, dance instructions, and movement games will keep your little one active and having fun all while you enjoy a worry-free holiday morning. Both Joy of Dance students (and siblings!) and new families are all welcome to attend.

Guests are welcome to wear gowns or other dress-up clothes on top of loose, comfortable clothing.

When: Friday November 11th- Veterans Day

Event time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost:
Members: $25 charged to the card on file, and $15 respectively for each additional sibling.
Non Members: $30 charged to the card on file, $18 respectively for each additional sibling.

Click this link to register —> https://app.jackrabbitclass.com/regevent.asp?xID=5524738&orgid=515649&internal=1

 

 

 

3. Thanksgiving Break – Everyone

The studio will be closed for normal classes during our Thanksgiving Break from Monday, November 21st to Sunday, November 27th. Classes will resume on Monday, November 28th. We hope everyone is able to enjoy time with their families and loved ones!

Team and Troupe students will have their Sole to Soul event on Monday November 21st from 4-6PM!

 

 

 

4. Inclement Weather Reminder- Everyone

As we are approaching snow season, we want to remind everyone how to know about any inclement weather cancellations. Most of the time if schools are closed, the studio will be closed as well, but not always.  Please see below how you will be notified.

 

In the case of closure, we will:

*Post on Facebook/Instagram

*Send out an e-mail roughly 2 hours before the start of class.

*Send a push notification on our app

 

If it’s more than 2 hours before classes begin, please wait to get in touch with us. Sometimes condition change throughout the day so we like to make sure we have the most up-to-date information before making a call. We promise we will reach out!

Please note, per our policies, Joy of Dance is not responsible for cancellations due to bad weather, however, students are always welcome to make up any missed classes at another time!  Simply send us an email or text to preschedule the makeup so we don’t have too many makeups on the same night.

 

 

5. Boots & Slippers- Everyone who uses the lobby

Cold and bitter weather is on the horizon whether we like it or not. Please remember to take off your mucky boots when entering the studios. We understand feet get cold in the winter, so feel free to bring slippers into the studio to wear while you wait for your dancer!

 

6. Stage-Ready Investment-Everyone in performances

The 2nd Installment of fees will be due on 11/25. Please reach out if you have any questions at all!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cACRUpR3SDdUF2lhCYpwI7tlvsCd8FFT/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 7. Winter Showcase!-Everyone performing

Our 1st annual Winter Showcase will be held at Dover High School on Saturday, January 21st! We will be having two performances.  Show 1 will be at 2:00 pm, Show 2 will be at 4:30 pm. Each show will be under 75 minutes. To get up-to-date information please view our site! (linked here once I figure out how to copy it)!

Special Announcement!!  Friday, January 20th we will be holding a PJ dance party at Dover High School! This is a great way for Winter Showcase dancers and families to get familiar with the space, spend some time on stage, and have lots of fun dancing and playing games with their friends! The party will be split up by age and the schedule will be out by December 1st!

 

8. Lost & Found- Everyone

Please check the lost and found and water bottle graveyard in the white cubbies. Any items left at the studio will be donated over Thanksgiving break.

 

 

 

9. Acts of Kindness: Food Drive- Everyone

Next time you go grocery shopping, why not pick up a couple of items for those in need this holiday season? We will have a food drive drop-off in the studio for the month of November that will be going directly to the Lee Church Congregational & The Barrington Food Pantry. Items needed include (but not limited to): baked beans, snack crackers, canned fruit and vegetables, stuffing, pie crust mix, instant oatmeal, hygiene products etc. For every item brought in, you can enter to win a Joy of Dance swag bag! Please see the front desk receptionist to fill out your tickets. Drawing will be held on 12/1!

 

 

 

10. Try Everything Special!- Everyone

During any week in the month of November, you can sign up for a free class in a new style! For our Dance With Me and Tiny Stars dancers who are not already signed up twice per week, this is your chance to try a second class per week.  This helps to build confidence, and strength, and meet new friends! You never know what other dance styles you might fall in love with!

This special is great for those who:

-Always wanted to try out something new

-Unsure if a new style is something they will like

-Want to test out if adding in an additional class works with their schedule

-Is thinking about adding a new style for next year

-Want to have more fun!

 

How do I join in this special? It’s as easy as 1 2 3…

 

  1. Look at the schedule below 
  2. Text “Try Everything” to (603) 617-4012
  3. Our Team will send you a confirmation text!

Click here for the schedule

 

                 

11. Safe Haven Ballet’s Nutcracker- Everyone

This year we will be attending Safe Haven Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker”.  On stage, you will get to see Miss Lindsey, Miss Marissa, and Miss Mykenzie along with several of our dancers, including Emelia Chabot as Clara during the Laconia shows!

Shows:

🎄Colonial Theatre, Laconia, NH: December 3rd & 4th (Emelia as Clara) – Tickets! 
🎄Noble High School, North Berwick, ME: December 10th & 11th – Tickets!
🎄Capital Center for the Arts, Concord, NH: December 17th (No Miss Lindsey)- Tickets!
🎄Larcom Theatre, Beverly, MA: December 18th (No Miss Lindsey)- Tickets!

12. We offer virtual classes!

If your dancer is not able to attend class live, he or she is welcome to join us in our Virtual Studio! We have installed technology in the studios to allow for an enhanced experience as well as to maintain much-needed peer socialization. This is perfect if you have a cold or need to stay at home for any reason. Please save the link below for future use!

Virtual Studio Handbook Link

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m4zz4JSPWPzdDuogeHj_MoWzdcU6YCi9-EZPSJ-QS98/edit?usp=sharing

 

See you on the dance floor!

Miss Lindsey, Owner & Director at Joy of Dance

Miss Elissa, Studio Manager

 

Table of Contents

  1. Open Monday 10/10 for classes
  2. Fairytale Story Time 10/10
  3. Important Winter Showcase Update!
  4. Stage Ready Investment-1st Installment due 10/25
  5. Thriller/Zombie Walk- October 29th in Rochester
  6. Bring Your Bestie Week 10/17-10/22
  7. Halloween Party for ages 3-7 on 10/22!
  8. Halloween Week at the Studio 10/24-10/29
  9. Closed for classes on 10/31
  10. Boots & Slippers
  11. Parking- please do not park on the grass
  12. Sensory Costume Needs

1. Open Monday, October 10th

We are holding classes are usually on Monday, October 10th. If you are not able to make it to class, please call/text/email to let us know!

2. Fairytale Story Time

Guests will enjoy a morning full of Fairytale Wonder! Stories, dance instructions, and movement games will keep your little one active and having fun all while you enjoy a worry-free holiday morning.  Both Joy of Dance students (and siblings!) and new families are all welcome to attend.

Guests are welcome to wear gowns or other dress-up clothes on top of loose, comfortable clothing.

When: Monday, October 10th- Columbus Day

Event time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost:
Members: $25 charged to the card on file, and $15 respectively for each additional sibling.
Non Members: $30 charged to the card on file, $18 respectively for each additional sibling.

Click this link to register —> https://app.jackrabbitclass.com/regevent.asp?xID=5557128&orgid=515649&internal=1

 

 

 

3. Winter Showcase Update!!

We are beyond thrilled to let you know that our 1st annual Winter Showcase will be held at Dover High School on Saturday, January 21st! We will be having two performances.  Show 1 will be at 2:00 pm, Show 2 will be at 4:30 pm. Each show will be under 75 minutes.

If you have any questions or concerns about the date or time, please let us know ASAP.

More detailed information will be sent out to families next week!

If you are unable to participate for some reason, you will need to let us know by October 15th. Please fill out the form below by the end of the day on 10/15.

https://forms.gle/hMta8o392wAFrtxq9

 

 

 

    4. Stage Ready Investment

Our Stage Ready Investment first installment is due 10/25. To review the information follow the link below. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cACRUpR3SDdUF2lhCYpwI7tlvsCd8FFT/view?usp=sharing

 

5. Zombie Walk October 29th!
Joy of Dance will be participating in the Zombie Thriller Walk in Rochester this year.  We will be dancing to “Thriller” dressed as our favorite undead on Saturday, October 29th. Participation is optional. The walk will start @ 2:00 pm in Rochester, at the SES parking lot.
A group rehearsal will be held on Sunday, October 23rd at 11:00 am at Studio 109 73 Pickering Rd., Gonic NH… back upper parking lot of the Gonic Mill.
Dancers in 2nd grade and up are invited to join us for this fun event. We will learn the dance for the Zombie Walk in the following classes:
Dance Adventures 1
Hip Hop 1-6
Workshop 1-7
Please fill out this form by October 15th if you are interested in joining us–> https://forms.gle/4jwSJVZTzAjHjLzRA

 

6. Bring Your Bestie Week *SPECIAL ALERT!*

October 17th-22nd is Bring Your Bestie Week! Dance is always more fun with friends and we want to meet your friends.  We will be sending out more information on how you can get your friend into a free class with you this week.

SPECIAL ALERT- If you bring a friend and he or she signs up within 24 hours, then not only will. you receive your $50 referral bonus credit, but you will each receive an additional $20 account credit! That’s $70 for every friend you refer during Bring Your Bestie Week!

 

7. Halloween Dance Party (Ages 3-7)- 10/22!

Get your SPOOK on at Joy of Dance! Attendees will enjoy a Halloween-themed class, craft, party and so much fun to put them in the Halloween spirit!

Guests are welcome to dress up in their Halloween costumes, (must make sure you can move in them)!

When: Saturday, October 22nd

Ages 3-7

Drop off: 2:00p
Pick up: 4:30p

Cost:
Members: $35 charged to the card on file, $15 respectively for each additional sibling.
Non Members: $42 charged to the card on file, $20 respectively for each additional sibling.

Register Here —> https://app.jackrabbitclass.com/regevent.asp?xID=5696937&orgid=515649&internal=1

 

 

 

8. Halloween Week! October 24th- 29th 

 

We are excited to be celebrating our favorite Spooky Season during our Halloween costume week! From 10/24-10/29 dancers can wear their Halloween costumes to class! Please make sure that dance attire is underneath the costume and that students are able to move in the costume during class time.

Does your dancer have an allergy? Let us know by filling out this form –> https://forms.gle/3gjdTr8ULQrkVKRk7

 

 

 

9. Closed for Classes on 10/31

Many students have trick or treat therefore the studio will be closed for classes on 10/31. Monday classes will be made up before the holiday break on 12/19.

 

 

 

10. Boots & Slippers

Cold and bitter weather is on the horizon whether we like it or not! Please remember to take off your mucky boots when entering the studio. We understand feet get cold in the winter so it’s a great idea to bring a pair of slippers with you while your dancer is in class.

 

11. Parking

A reminder to use the overflow parking in the back of the building. We ask that you do not park on the grass out front. It is an emergency zone.

 

12. Sensory Costume Needs

If your dancer doesn’t do well with a certain type of fabric or has an allergy to something specific, please let us know so that we can be aware and plan accordingly!

https://forms.gle/8b4vbxk1AWwdA9Jn9

 

Thank you!

Miss Lindsey, Owner & Director

Miss Elissa, Studio Manager

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Hello to both our new and returning families! We look forward to welcoming all the new students into the Joy of Dance family and reuniting with our returning students when classes start on Saturday, September 10th!

I know this seems like a long newsletter, but it’s only about 5 minutes to read through quickly because of all the helpful headlines!

Table of Contents:

  1. Parent Student/Handbook– includes important info like dates closed and policies
  2. Email and Push Notifications- download our app to receive the most up-to-date info
  3. Do I need to wait in the reception area?- Info for parents of dancers ages 3-9
  4. Welcome our new staff members- Help us welcome new teachers to our JoD family!
  5. Missed classes and Makeup- What to do if you need to miss a class
  6. Helpful first-day tips for Tiny Stars Parents
  7. Dress Code for all ages
  8. Water Bottles- important to have in class!
  9. Let’s Get Social!
  10. Tuition
  11. Winter Showcase and Stage Ready Fees
  12. Parent’s Night Out- 9/24!- for ages 3 & up
  13. Parking- The parking lot is one way. Please exit around the building if you park in the front
  14. Studio Tour
  15. Office Hours
  16. Updated Covid Policies

Important.jpg1. Parents/Student Handbook

Our handbook is a great tool to help keep information easy to find, all in one place. If you haven’t already read through it, please do so at your earliest convenience. You can find it under the About tab on our website or a hard copy can be available upon request. This is the best reference for any questions you might have.  If you are unable to find the answer to your question after looking through the Handbook, feel free to contact us at [email protected] and we would be happy to assist you.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1crqR1WA0Rc4yOZwit5wKuYZk7c55d2_I6VFxaRYQbPI/edit?usp=sharing

 

Newsletter Graphics.jpg  2. Email and Push Notifications

Email is how we communicate all of our important messages to you. We will also be utilizing push notifications more through our app!  To ensure you are receiving our emails, please add jackrabbittech.com to your safe list. You can also view all our sent messages through your portal when you log in. We recommend checking there if you find you haven’t been receiving monthly emails from us. Please email the office at [email protected] with any questions.

To Download our app:

https://joydance.app.link/uK3LRRySxbb

 

Newsletter Graphics-7.jpg3. Do I Need To Wait In The Reception Area?

We ask parents/guardians of students under the age of 6 to please wait in the reception area during their child’s class. This is to ensure if any accident or problem arises, the student will have a caretaker there immediately.  Parents of children ages 6-9 should let their children know if they will be leaving the studio during class time to make sure he or she is comfortable with that.

 

3. Welcome to our new staff members!

Join me in welcoming our newest teachers! Miss Zoe, Miss Victoria, Miss Mandi, Miss Gianna, and Miss Mykenzi!

 

Calendar.jpg5. Missed Classes and Makeups

If you know ahead of time that you are going to be absent from class, we would love an e-mail so we won’t worry. Missed classes can be made up with office permission anytime until the end of May, and even proactively when there is advance notice. You can keep track of absences through your parent portal.

 

0255132e295dc9b42a0e09f77250a9f5.jpg6. Helpful first-day tips for Tiny Stars Parents
Please review the attached file: Tiny Stars Parents.pdf 

Newsletter Graphics-3.jpg7Dress Code

For questions about appropriate/required class attire, please refer to the Dress Code section of the Handbook or on our website under classes-> dress code.

http://joyofdancenh.com/classes/dress-code/

 

Newsletter Graphics-4.jpg8Water Bottles

Water bottles should be considered part of your dancer’s dress code to ensure hydration throughout the class. Please make sure students come to class prepared!

 

Newsletter Graphics-6.jpg9. Let’s Get Social!

Check out our Facebook and Instagram! We often post pictures of classes, important studio information, as well as contests where you can win free stuff!

Facebook- Joy of Dance

Instagram- joyofdancenh

Newsletter Graphics-8.jpg10. Tuition

Please ensure you thoroughly read the Tuition page on the handbook and website. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about tuition, at [email protected]http://joyofdancenh.com/tuition/

11. Winter Showcase & Stage Ready Fee

We are so excited to host our first annual Winter showcase!  To learn more about details for the showcase, the investment, and payment dates please click the link below.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ueg0CQAzjHU8dHmRqAnztGaumOMeEXGl-gKkdesTwks/edit?usp=sharing

12. Parents Night Out- 9/24!

We will be holding our first Parents Night Out of the season on Saturday, September 24th! To register; https://app.jackrabbitclass.com/regevent.asp?xID=5557053&orgid=515649&internal=1

Ages 3 and Up

Drop off: 5:50p

Pick up: 9:30p. Younger dancers are welcome to be picked up earlier if needed. There will be a $10 late pick-up fee for any parents arriving past 9:40p.

Car.jpg13. Parking

Our parking lot can be a little tricky to maneuver. When entering, please veer to the right. You can park in front of the building, on the side near the trees, and around the back. When leaving, please follow the arrows and make a loop around the building. It is a one-way parking lot. This will help with the flow of traffic, especially during high volume hours.

 

 

 

14. Studio Tour Video

If you are new to Joy of Dance, it might be helpful to sit down with your dancer and check out our Studio Tour video on the “About” tab of our website. Click here: HERE.

This will help new students understand how to navigate our studio.

 

Newsletter Graphics.jpg15. Office Hours

We understand September can be a crazy month for all families. To ease the chaos of questions you may have, we will be providing office hours during the week. Office hours will continue throughout the year but may be subject to change. Please note in-person office hours are open after 3:15pm.

Monday: 9:00a-6:15p

Tuesday: 9:00a-6:15p

Wednesday: 8:30a-7:00p

Thursday: 9:00a-7:30p

Friday: 9:00a-6:00p

Saturday: 8:00a-12:00p

Sunday: Closed

16. Updated Covid Policies and Sickness

In the lobby and dance studios, masks are optional. If you are coughing, sneezing, runny nose, please wear a mask when in the studio. At-home COVID tests are not always accurate, and we want to keep our dancers as safe as possible.

*If your dancer tests positive, they should join class virtually for 5 days. If their symptoms are improving after the 5 days, they are welcome to return to dance while wearing a mask for the next 5 days.

*If someone in the house tests positive, your dancer should join classes virtually for 5 days or wear a mask when attending in person for 5 days.

 Sickness Policy reminder:

To keep our students and staff as healthy as possible, we ask that dancers, teachers, and families abide by our illness policy outlined below.

Please make sure anyone coming to the studio either to attend classes or sit in the reception area, is free of the following symptoms for at least 24 hours WITHOUT medications before returning to class: *Vomiting *Diarrhea *Fever *Green Mucus *Productive Cough

Remember that any class missed due to illness is able to be made up by attending either the same level or a level below for your child’s age range in any style they choose. Thank you for helping to keep our dancers healthy!

 

We are looking forward to another fantastic year!

Lindsey Hadley, Owner & Director

Elissa Kysor, Studio Manager

 

This is a very important newsletter filled with recital and registration information for next the dance season. Please make sure to read through thoroughly!

Table of Contents

  1. June Tuition
  2. Recital Information
  3. Recital Q&A Meetings
  4. Spring Merch Orders
  5. Sleepover- May 6th-7th!
  6. Closed for Memorial Day
  7. Summer Dance
  8. 2022-2023 Schedule
  9. Fine Arts Club- Starting this Summer!
  10. Crazy Hair Week- 5/31-6/6!

1. Tuition

As stated in our policies, tuition is calculated by taking the number of weeks in the dance year for an annual rate, then dividing that into 10 equal monthly payments.

Tuition payments will be auto-charged on the 25th of the month, except for The months of December and May, which will be charged on the 20th of the month.

 

  2. Recital Information

Recital is coming up quickly (less than 6 weeks away!) We are so excited to be back in a theatre after 2 years!! You can find all recital information in the Recital Handbook.

Stay tuned this week for a BIG Recital email including details for Picture Week, Tech Rehearsals, Volunteer Opp0rtunities, and Ticket Information.

Need access to your dancer’s Google Classroom? Click Here!

3. Recital Q&A Meetings with Miss Lindsey!

Recital Q&A Meetings with Miss Lindsey!

Do you have questions about your dancer’s big day? Miss Lindsey will be hosting two 30-minute Q&A sessions to help ease the excitement and jitters of the Recital. This is a great time to ask the director and other parents questions! Meetings will be held at the following times:

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

Please submit your questions ahead of time using this Form by Monday, May 8th and we will answer them during the Zoom call.  If you can’t make the sessions, we will still answer your question for you to watch at your convenience.

 

4. Spring Merch Order!

Looking for some new JOD Swag? Check out the options available in our Merch store! All items will be shipped to the studio and families will be notified when items are ready for pick up!

View the Merch here!

The store is open until May 10, 2022.

 

5. Sleepover! 5/6-5/7

The Sleepover will be held from Friday, May 6th – to Saturday, May 7th. Dancers will learn a combo, share dances, and have lots of fun!

Drop off: Friday, May 6th: between 6:30p-6:45 pm

Pick Up: Saturday, May 7th: between 7:45a-8:00 am

Any dancer ages 8 and older can sign up! Dancers should eat dinner before arriving and bring snacks for later in the evening. The cost is $50 per dancer and $30 for each additional dancer in the family.  Space is limited and the fee must be paid upon registration.

Dancers not wishing to sleep over are encouraged to sign up and enjoy the party before heading home at 10:00pm.

Masks are required during the “party” portion of the Sleepover Event. Proof of vaccination or a negative covid test is required for each participant to sleepover. We are hoping it’s nice outside to do some outdoor activities!

Ready to register? https://app.jackrabbitclass.com/regevent.asp?xID=5355091&orgid=515649&internal=1

 

6. Closed for Memorial Day weekend!

We will be closed 5/28-5/30 in observance of Memorial Day.  Saturday and Monday classes will be extended one week to end on 6/4 and 6/6 respectively.

7. Summer Dance

Can’t go 3 months without dancing?  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 a class in our Virtual Studio or in-person or a combination of both, our dancer’s safety is our first priority!

Summer Dance Classes

Summer Dance Camps

 

8. Fall 2022-2023 Schedule

For those who renewed their membership, if you didn’t already submit the Google Form for your dancer’s classes please do so! We are hard at work putting together the schedule for the 2022-2023 dance year. We expect to release the 2022-2023 schedule by the end of May. Once the schedule is released, a timeline of events is below.

End of May: 2022-2023 Schedule will be released

End of May to 6/4: any schedule changes need to be made during this time

6/16: Final schedules will be email out

6/20/22: 1st months tuition deposit posted to accounts

6/25/22: Tuition taken out for autopay families

7/1/22: Back-up card families charged if not already paid with cash or check

 

9. Fine Arts Club!

Are you looking for a nurturing, and active environment for your preschool-aged child to learn, grow, meet new friends, and have FUN??

Fine Arts Club children will participate in Dance, Yoga, and Fitness classes while enjoying Music, Art, and Drama lessons. Students have a variety of classes to enjoy filled with imagination and creativity. The goal of the program is to enhance each child’s overall development by advancing gross and fine motor skills and improving social, cognitive, and emotional awareness.

Every month there is a new theme we focus our teaching around. Themes like: outer space, ABCs & 1-2-3s, the four seasons, friendship, and many more!

Our 8-week summer session will be starting the week of 7/11!

To learn more and to register visit http://joyofdancenh.com/fine-arts-club/

10. Crazy Hair Week! 5/31-6/6!

We love doing Crazy Hair Week during our last day of classes! Get creative and have fun!

 

Happy Spring!

Miss Lindsey, Owner/Director

Miss Elissa, Studio Manager

April Newsletter

Table of Contents

  1. April Vacation
  2. Class Recommendations and Fall Schedule-Important!
  3. ABT at Capital Center for the Arts- 4/1
  4. Share Week and Practice Videos- 4/16-4/22
  5. Wear your old costume to class week 4/16-4/22
  6. Bathroom Breaks Reminder
  7. More Recital Information coming soon!
  8. Costume Sheet and Tights Order Form
  9. Recital Q&A Meeting with Miss Lindsey
  10. Summer Dance and Summer Camps- classes are filling up fast!
  11. 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.

Google Classroom Codes

April Share Week Schedule

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!

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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!

Recital 2022 Handbook

 

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!

Costume Sheet

Recital Tights Order Form

 

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!

Summer Dance Classes

Summer Dance Camps

 

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 programsAds 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.

Recital Ad Form 2022

Lindsey Hadley, Owner/Director

Elissa Kysor, Studio Manager

Spring into March!

Table of Contents:

  1. Annual Membership
  2. Class Flow Chart and Policies & Tuition Information for 2022-2023 Dance Season
  3. Picture Week May 14th-May 20th
  4. Updated Mask Policy coming March 7th
  5. Recital Prep Update
  6. Fine Arts Club Demo Day for Pre-school aged children- March 12th!
  7. Summer Dance Registration
  8. We’re Hiring!

1. Annual Membership

The annual membership is designed to help make the enrollment process as easy as possible for our dance families. No need to stress over if a class will fill up before you get a chance to register anymore! Plus, we enroll your dancer(s) for you, so you don’t have to worry or stress about getting into the class(es) recommended for you and/or your dancer.

**The annual membership fee is $55 per dancer and $90 per family for 2022-2023 and will be charged on March 25th to current families.  The fee includes priority registration, easy enrollment, and special discounts for birthday parties, workshops, and summer camps.

**Families who pay on or before April 1st will receive 10% off the Annual Membership Fee!

Read our FAQ Newsletter below for more details!

Annual Membership Fee FAQ Newsletter

 

Families wishing to opt out of membership must fill out this Opt Out Google Form to let us know by March 15th to avoid being charged the $55 per dancer $90 per family membership fee.

If you opt out now but change your mind later, you can let us know at any time!

 

2. Class Flow Chart & Policies & Tuition Information for the 2022-2023 Dance Season

We have updated our policies and tuition for the 2022-2023 dance year. Please set aside about 10-15 minutes to read through the material here and make sure to jot down any questions you may have for us. We’re always here to answer your questions!

We are also proud to announce some new and exciting programs for next year! The details are listed out in the PDF below.

Click on the links below for all the details!

2022-2023 Flow Chart

2022-2023 Policies & Tuition

 

Compact Camera Icon - Free Download at Icons83. Picture Week

Please make sure to mark your calendar for the following dates:

May 14th- May 20th

Pictures will be taken on your normal dance day with a modified schedule. There will be a dressing room time, picture time and dress rehearsal time.  More information will be out soon.

 

4. Updated Mask Policy

Check your email on Monday, March 7th with an update on mask policies.

 

5. Recital Prep Is In Full Swing!!

In case you haven’t guessed, there are A LOT of moving parts that go along with putting on a recital!  We will be sending out a separate Recital Newsletter shortly with a timeline of important information regarding your dancer’s big day! Remember, all Recital information sheets will be posted to the recital tab on our website as soon as it becomes available as well as information for all events.

 

6. Fine Arts Club Demo Day!

Are you looking for a nurturing, and active environment for your preschool-aged child to learn, grow, meet new friends and have FUN?? Then come check out our Fine Arts Club demo day!

Fine Arts Club children will participate in Dance, Yoga, and Fitness classes while enjoying Music, Art, and Drama lessons. Students have a variety of classes to enjoy filled with imagination and creativity. The goal of the program is to enhance each child’s overall development by advancing gross and fine motor skills and improving social, cognitive, and emotional awareness.

These will be small classes in big spaces to keep our dancers safe! It is a great opportunity for your little one to grow, gain confidence, and stay active! 

Who is this program for?

Children ages 3-5 who are looking for an active and creative outlet!

 

What are the benefits?

It is a great opportunity for your little one to grow, gain confidence, socialize, and stay active! It’s also a fabulous way to introduce your little one to arts at an early age.

 

Why this program?

The importance of play and early childhood education is huge, especially now! The Fine Arts Club provides a space for children to grow their imagination and love of learning!

 

Want to get on the wait list? Simply fill out this form!

We are also having a free Demo Day on Saturday, March 12th! Click the link below to register.

https://app.jackrabbitclass.com/regevent.asp?xID=5285281&orgid=515649&internal=1

 

7. Summer Dance

It’s beginning to get lighter later, which means that Summer Dance is right around the corner! We are feeling the warmth and summer sun in our lobby.

Can’t wait to see all the great stuff we are offering this summer? Be on the look out for more information on Friday, March 4th to our current dance families! Sign up before we release it to the general public for early bird pricing and to reserve your spot

  8. We’re Hiring!

As you know, we are always on the lookout to bring amazing, talented, and FANTASTIC instructors to the team! If you know someone who would love to teach in a warm, supportive, and welcoming space, we’d love to hear from you. We are looking for teachers who are trained in various styles and ages, along with available to help out with office work if interested.

If you recommend someone that we end up hiring, we will give you a $100 referral credit to your account after the first three months of employment.

Please email us at [email protected] for more information!

 

As always, please reach out with any questions.

Best,

JoD Team

 

Table of Contents:

  1. February Vacation- 2/19-2/25
  2. Fairytale Storytime on 2/21!
  3. Annual Membership
  4. Share week and practice videos
  5. Important message about sharing videos and photos
  6. Recital!
  7. Google Classrooms
  8. Costumes
  9. Bathroom breaks
  10. Inclement Weather

 

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is important.jpg1. February Vacation

We will be closed for February Vacation from February 19th – 25th. Classes will resume on Saturday, February 26th!

2. Fairytale Storytime on Monday, February 21st!

While we are closed for regular classes on 2/21, we are open in the morning for this special event!

Guests will enjoy a morning full of Fairytale Wonder! Stories, dance instruction, and movement games will keep your little one active and having fun all while you enjoy a worry-free holiday morning. Both Joy of Dance students (and siblings!) and new families are all welcome to attend!*

*Any dancers from our January event do not need to register for this, as your registration has carried over.

Date: Monday, February 21st (President’s Day)
Ages: 3-8
Guests are welcome to wear gowns or other dress-up clothes on top of loose, comfortable clothing.
Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Cost: $25

To register please click here

 

 

Gold-level membership [M.O.T.M.C] Recurring Monthly ... 3. Annual Membership Renewal coming up!

What is Annual membership?

The annual membership is your membership fee for the next dance season. It is designed to help make the enrollment process as easy as possible for our dance families. In the past, classes have filled up quickly when registration opened, (some as quickly as 2 hours after registration opens!). Having the knowledge of how many dancers are wishing to continue with their training helps us to accommodate enough space in the levels for all of our dancers.

The Annual Membership fee is due on 3/25.  If you are not planning on returning the next season, you will need to opt out by 3/15 (we will send out the form later this month).  For those opting out now, you can always re-register later if you change your mind.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 25.png 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. Only parents of Tiny Stars classes are allowed into the studio to watch in person.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is important.jpg5. Important Message About Posting Dances to Social Media 

Dancers love to perform and we urge you to come into the studio to watch! As we start to work on our recital pieces, we wanted to send a few notes about posting to social media. When posting a video from class on social media, please make sure it’s only your child, or you have permission if any other child is in the video. We LOVE to see pictures of our dancers having fun both inside and outside of class, so please tag us when posting on Facebook and/or Instagram (@joyofdancenh).  However, we respectfully ask you do not post any FULL videos of choreography you take during class or at any performances(partial clips are great!).  This is because rehearsal videos are meant for practice purposes only and are not performance-ready for the public to see.  We also want people to be surprised at Recital! We will be sharing small snippets of pieces on our FaceBook page and encourage you to shares those with friends and family. After Recital, we are happy to see videos you have taken of dances posted to social media.  In fact, we encourage it!  We just ask that you please tag us in your posts so people know where you dance and how to find us.  Thank you for your understanding on this!

    6. Recital planning is underway!

Recital is only 4 months away!

The Recital is a time for our dancers to show off the hard work they put in all year long. The dancers look forward to putting on their fabulous costumes, performing on stage, and having a blast! It helps them to gain confidence by working towards hitting a big goal they set at the beginning of the year. It also inspires dancers to do their best and helps them understand what it takes to be a part of a team.  It is a special day that will hold special memories for everyone involved!

Did you miss our Recital FAQ email? Check it out here!

 

 

7. Google Classrooms

Google classrooms are up and running! We will be adding parent emails over the next few weeks before share week. If you do not receive a notification before share week please let us know by texting 603-664-4309 or emailing [email protected] Each class has its own google classroom that will be filled with lots of information. Dancers and parents will be able to find music, practice videos, costume, hair, makeup, shoe and tight information, and other important recital information as it gets released! Stay tuned for more detailed information on how to access Google Classrooms!

 

 

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Costumes arrive between January and April!

-*Costumes are tried on during class time.  The dancers love getting to practice their dance in their costumes!

-All costume pieces should stay in the provided garment bag in order to be kept clean and wrinkle-free until picture week.

*Please note, the costume company sends out costumes as soon as they arrive in their warehouse, so not every dancer will get to try on their costume at the same time. For our younger dancers, we will have some dress-up items to wear if their costume is not in, so everyone feels included! 

This year, shipping dates have been unpredictable.  We may need to get creative if dates are pushed back or some costumes become unavailable.  This may mean that a class might not have a cohesive look to them this year. Remember, everything is adaptable and we will make sure to get our dancers on stage and looking fabulous!

 

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 18.jpg9. 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!

10. Inclement Weather

The snow season has started, and we want to remind everyone how to know about any inclement weather cancellations. Generally, if schools are closed, the studio will be closed as well.

In the case of closure, we will:

*Make a decision 2 hours before classes start (in case of condition changes) or by 7:30 am on a Saturday

*Post on Facebook/Instagram

*Send out an e-mail

*Send a push notification on our app

If it’s more than 2 hours before classes begin, please wait to get in touch with us. Sometimes condition change throughout the day so we like to make sure we have the most up-to-date information before making a call. We promise we will reach out!

Please note, per our policies, Joy of Dance is not responsible for cancellations due to bad weather, however, students are always welcome to make up any missed classes at another time!  Simply send us an email or text to preschedule the makeup so we don’t have too many makeups on the same night.

Best Regards,

JoD Staff

Happy New Year Joy of Dancers! 

Table of Contents:

  1. Recital Info coming soon!
  2. Open for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  3. Fairytale Storytime event on 1/17!
  4. Mask Policy Reminder
  5. Inclement Weather Policy Reminder
  6. Winter Boots & Slippers
  7. Student Choreography Showcase
  8. Important Message about posting Dances to Social Media
  9. Our JoD App!
  10. Virtual Studio Handbook

 

 1. Recital is coming!! EEK!

Start getting excited, because Recital is only 5 months away!

The Recital is a time for our dancers to show off the hard work they put in all year long. The dancers look forward to putting on their fabulous costumes, performing on stage, and having a blast! It helps them to gain confidence by working towards hitting a big goal they set at the beginning of the year. It also inspires dancers to do their best and helps them understand what it takes to be a part of a team.  It is a special day that will hold special memories for everyone involved!

Did you miss our Recital FAQ email? Check it out here!

Recital Choreography begins this month!

Speaking of Recital, we will be starting choreography for our recital dances this month!  At this time, we ask that our dance parents speak to their dancers about the importance of making a commitment to their classmates to finish out the dance year.  Formations are specific to each number of dancers in the piece and can be hard to re-do if a dancer leaves class before the end of the year.  Dance is a team sport and everyone depends on each other in order to put on a great show! Of course, we know things happen, so please reach out if you have any concerns.  We are often able to problem solve and figure out a solution to any issues!

 

2. Open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

We are open for regular classes on Monday, January 17th!

 

3. Fairytale Storytime-  A Fun Activity for a Day Off From School!

Guests will enjoy a morning full of Fairytale Wonder! Stories, dance instructions, and movement games will keep your little one active and having fun all while you enjoy a worry-free holiday morning! Both Joy of Dance students (and siblings!) and new families are all welcome to attend!

  • Date: Monday, January 17th (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • Ages: 3-8
  • Guests are welcome to wear gowns and dress-up clothes on top of loose, comfortable clothing.
  • Time: 9:30am-11:30am
  • Cost: $25
  • Register HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 4. Mask Policy Reminder

As a reminder, all parents, students, and staff are required to wear a mask while in the studio. While we do have masks available as a back up, it’s important for dancers to keep masks in their dance bag so it becomes a part of their routine, just like making sure they have the correct shoes for classes!

 

5. Inclement Weather Policy

The snow season has started, and we want to remind everyone how to know about any inclement weather cancellations. Generally, if schools are closed, the studio will be closed as well.

In the case of closure, we will:

*Make a decision 2 hours before classes start (in case of condition changes) or by 7:30 am on a Saturday

*Post on Facebook/Instagram

*Send out an e-mail

*Send a push notification on our app

If it’s more than 2 hours before classes begin, please wait to get in touch with us. Sometimes condition change throughout the day so we like to make sure we have the most up-to-date information before making a call. We promise we will reach out!

Please note, per our policies, Joy of Dance is not responsible for cancellations due to bad weather, however, students are always welcome to make up any missed classes at another time!  Simply send us an email or text to preschedule the makeup so we don’t have too many makeups on the same night.

 

6. Winter Boots & Slippers

Cold and bitter weather is on the horizon whether we like it or not. Please remember to take off your mucky boots when entering the studio and place them on a shoe rack, not just the mat (we don’t want anyone to trip!). We understand feet get cold in the winter and bringing slippers with you to the studio might be a good solution to keep your toes toasty if you are waiting in the reception area during your dancer’s class.

 

7. Student Choreography Showcase

Any dancers ages 8 and older are invited to audition for the Showcase on March 19th at 3:30 pm.  Choreography for the Showcase is a great responsibility!  We audition dancers to make sure they are taking it seriously and are prepared with all the steps completed on or before the audition date.  There is a $30 fee per person per dance that covers the audition and performance fees.

You must email the office at [email protected] with the name of the song and the lyrics in order to get approval of your song.  AFTER you get approval, you must fill out this Form!

The approval Deadline is 2/1/2022.

 Choreography pieces MUST be fully completed at the time of the audition in order to be considered for the Showcase.  If you are not able to attend the auditions, you will have to schedule a time BEFORE that date to audition separately.

 

8. Important Message About Posting Dances to Social Media

Parents, please note that we share dances during the last class of each month. Dancers love to perform and we urge you to come into the studio to watch! As we start to work on our recital pieces, we wanted to send a few notes about posting to social media. When posting a video from class on social media, please make sure it’s only your child, or you have permission if any other child is in the video. We LOVE to see pictures of our dancers having fun both inside and outside of class, so please tag us when posting on Facebook and/or Instagram (@joyofdancenh).  However, we respectfully ask you do not post any FULL videos of choreography you take during class or at any performances(partial clips are great!).  This is because rehearsal videos are meant for practice purposes only and are not performance-ready for the public to see.  We also want people to be surprised at Recital! We will be sharing small snippets of pieces on our FaceBook page and encourage you to shares those with friends and family. After Recital, we are happy to see videos you have taken of dances posted to social media.  In fact, we encourage it!  We just ask that you please tag us in your posts so people know where you dance and how to find us.  Thank you for your understanding on this!

 

 

 

9. We Have An App!

Did you know that you can log into your parent portal right from your phone! This is a super-easy way to register for classes, events.  You can also easily view your account and gain access to the links if you are dancing virtually.  We know that your email inbox can get a bit overwhelming, so now you can subscribe to push notifications to get reminders and important information conveniently sent through the app!

Find the Joy of Dance app by clicking the links below!

Apple Store

Google Play

 

10. Virtual Studio Handbook

Looking for Zoom links to attend class virtually? Wanting a refresher on our Covid-19 Guidelines? Look no further! This Handbook is a one-stop-shop for all our policies and zoom links. Virtual Studio Handbook

 

Happy New Year!

The JoD Staff