Table of Contents
- Winter Photos 12/3- Everyone looking to get holiday photos!
- Winter Showcase Updates!- Everyone performing in Winter Showcase
- Inclement Weather Reminder- Everyone
- Studio Calendar and FB Group
- Elf on the Shelf- Everyone
- Boots & Slippers- Everyone who uses the lobby
- Important Account & Tuition Information- Everyone
- Stage Ready and Investment- Everyone Performing
- PJ Week & French Lollipop Test 12/13-12/19- Everyone
- Staff Stockings- Everyone
- Closed for Holiday Break 12/20-1/1- Everyone
- Lost and Found- Everyone
- Need a Gift for the Holidays?- Everyone
- Merchandise Store- Everyone
1. Winter Photos
Would you love to have professional pictures of your kids to share with family and friends for the holidays? Well, you are in luck! We are pleased to offer Winter Photos as an option on 12/3 from 12:00-3:00 pm. These photos will be a bit different than our Recital pictures (these are done during our in-house dress rehearsal week).
What to wear: Winter Photos this year will be taken of individual dancers only. We recommend your favorite dance outfit or even a fun holiday outfit if you wish. Remember your dance shoes!
What to expect for picture options: 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.
No sitting fees: There will not be any sitting or booking fee for these pictures. Simply book a time, pick your package, and enjoy your photos.
Sibling pictures: 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!
We are so excited to hold our 2nd annual Winter Showcase at Dover High School on Saturday, January 20th! 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 Showcase, please email [email protected]
Winter Showcase Site: This is your one stop shop for everything winter showcase! https://sites.google.com/joyofdancenh.com/jod-winter-showcase/home
Volunteer Information: Due by 12/19!
Volunteers do not need to purchase a ticket for the show. If you are volunteering backstage, you will be able to sit in a reserved area in the audience. If you are volunteering out front, we will give you a code to use to sit with your family.
Front Of House: https://forms.gle/6BCHE4R8ky75fu7d6
Backstage Moms: https://forms.gle/YNAhuaQkfsppDHe7A
3. Inclement Weather Reminder
As we are approaching the 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 and when 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 conditions 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. Studio Calendar and 2023/2024 Facebook Page
New this season, we are pleased to introduce a studio-wide calendar! This calendar has general events and important dates.
If your dancer is a part of the, Performance Team/Troupe, Apprentice, Production, or Disney; separate calendars have been made. Please email us if you need those links.
To access the Studio Calendar and add it to your phone, please click here!
To join our 2023/2024 Facebook, please click here!
5. Elf on the Shelf
Diamond Joy is back at the studio! Follow our social media Instagram or Facebook to follow her adventures!
6. 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. 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 a fee of $10 per costume fee to cover the additional 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.
8. Stage-Ready Investment-Everyone in performances
The 3rd Installment of fees will be due on 12/15. To review the information please click here!
9. PJ Week & French Lollipop Test 12/13-12/19
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 ages 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.
10. 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 if you wish. We love having personal notes from all of our dancers for the holidays!
11. 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 Tuesday, January 2nd!
12. 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.
13. 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!
14. Merchandise Store!
Have you checked out our year round merch store!? The store will be updated each season with new JoD gear. We also have JoD 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