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 https://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!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 18.jpg6. 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!

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 info@joyofdancenh.com 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 info@joyofdancenh.com. 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 info@joyofdancenh.com 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

Table of Contents

  1. Download our App
  2. $10 Class Special
  3. Studio Closings
  4. Inclement Weather Reminder
  5. Elf on the Shelf
  6. Boots & Slippers
  7. Important Account & Tuition Information
  8. Act of Kindness Food Drive- Extended until 12/10!
  9. Holiday Break & PJ Week
  10. Staff Stockings
  11. French Lollipop Test
  12. Lost and Found
  13. Need a Gift for the Holidays?
  14. Did you know?
  15. Student Choreography Showcase

 

 

Do you have our app??

You can now log into your parent portal right from your phone! This will be 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 (sometimes the links are glitchy so if it isn’t working, you can always find the link in the Virtual Studio Handbook!).  If you find your inbox gets overwhelmed easily, subscribing to push notifications to get reminders and important information will be the easiest way to keep up-to-date on all things JoD!

 

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

Apple Store

Google Play

The app will also be the quickest way to get weather-related updates.

 

$10 Class Special!

Throughout the last three weeks before the break (11/29-12/18), current and new students may try out any open class for just $10 for the entire month (that’s just over $3 per class)! This is the perfect time to check out that class you’ve always been interested in trying or to get some extra technique training in. Starting 11/29, register on our website or through your portal for any class that has available room. When registering, just add code: SPECIAL10 in the comment section!

 

Closings

If you are ever unsure when we are open/closed for holidays and breaks, please make sure to check in the Parents and Students Handbook. It’s always a good idea to add those dates to your phone calendar as well!

 

 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.

 

Elf on the Shelf

Diamond Joy is back at the studio! Follow our Instagram (@joyofdancenh) to follow her adventures!

 

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.

Important Account and Tuition Information

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

Please note that all accounts need to be up-to-date by December 9th 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 Day or potentially Recital. Many costumes are made to order, which is why we need to order so early! Please e-mail info@joyofdancenh.com with any questions or concerns.

 

Acts of Kindness: Food Drive- Extended to 12/10!

Next time you go grocery shopping, why not pick up a couple of items for those in need this holiday season? Donations will be going directly to the Lee Church Congregational & The Barrington Food Pantry. Items needed include (but not limited to): baked beans, can openers, snack crackers, canned fruit, and vegetables, stuffing, tuna, instant oatmeal, etc. For every item brought in, you can enter to win a Joy of Dance reusable grocery tote! Please see the front desk receptionist to fill out your tickets. The drawing will be held on 12/11!
MOST  NEEDED ITEMS:
Breakfast Bars
Cereal, crackers, coffee, juice, tuna
Dehydrated Milk
Deodorant, tissues, toilet paper, paper towels
Shampoo/conditioner
Toothbrush/toothpaste
Dish/laundry detergent

 

Holiday Break and PJ Week!

As a reminder, the studio will be closed for the holiday break from December 20th to January 2nd. Classes resume on January 3rd!

The last week of classes, December 13th-18th, 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.

 

 Teacher & Staff Stockings

Teacher and Staff stockings are up! Come in to leave a note for your teacher and spread the holiday cheer!

 

French Lollipop Test

From December 13th- 18th, 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.

 

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 break. Any items that remain will be donated.

 

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 info@joyofdancenh.com for your gift certificate!

 

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

 

Student Choreography Showcase

For dancers in 2nd grade and older, it’s Showcase time! There are just over 3 months left until the audition on March 19th at 3:30pm, so it’s best to get started soon! To submit your application please fill out the following form. Student Showcase Form

 

Have a fabulous holiday season!!

Miss Lindsey, Owner & Director

Miss Elissa, Studio Manager

 

 

Table of Contents

1.Open for Veteran’s Day 11/11

2. Thanksgiving Break

3. Inclement Weather

4. Boots and Slippers

5. Halloween Party Pictures,

6. Costume Deposits/Remainders

7. Recital Announcement- In case you missed it!

8. Joy of Dance Clothing Order

9. Acts of Kindness: Food Drive

10. $10 December Class Special!

11. The Nutcracker Trip 12/05/21

12. Makeup Class Options

13. Did you know? Virtual classes offered!

 

Open for Veteran’s Day

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

 

Thanksgiving Break 

The studio will be closed for normal classes during our Thanksgiving Break from Monday, November 22nd to Sunday, November 28th. We hope everyone is able to enjoy time with their families and loved ones!

 

 

Inclement Weather Reminder

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.

 

In the case of closure, we will:

*Post on Facebook/Instagram

*Send out an e-mail 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.

 

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 studios. We understand feet get cold in the winter, so for our Tiny Stars parents- feel free to bring slippers into the studio to wear while you wait for your dancer!

 

Halloween Pictures!

We had a super fun week of Halloween party games. Head to our Facebook & Instagram pages to check out all the great pictures!

 

Costume Deposits/Remainders

As previously mentioned, costume deposits have been posted on your account.  Remainders will be posted 11/15 and are due 11/25 for costume ordering in December.  Please reach out if you have any questions at all!

Please note- Costumes are ordered on December 15th for up-to-date accounts only.  This includes tuition as well as all costume fees.  Accounts must be current (tuition and costumes paid in full) on or before December 20th. Costumes will not be ordered for accounts that are not up-to-date.  Accounts that are not up-to-date before costume ordering on 12/20 will incur lose the early bird rate and incur a $10.00 charge per costume for the late order.  Late orders also run the risk of not receiving the costume(s) in time for Recital Related Events.

 

Recital Announcement- In case you missed it!

We are beyond thrilled to let you know that our application has been accepted to hold our annual Recital at Dover High School the weekend of June 11th and 12th!! Wahoo! There will be tech rehearsals on Wednesday June 8th and Thursday June 9th.  We will have times for each event as it gets closer, but please set aside all the dates in your calendar for now.  We aren’t always able to accommodate any schedules conflicts, but we try when we can.  Please let us know if you have any conflicts ASAP and we will see if we are able to accommodate that for you.

Please note that we are not able to guarantee an indoor theatre performance at this time.  If things change and we are not able to safely hold an indoor performance, we are fortunate to have the option to hold the recital outside right in our backyard! In 2021, we rented a fabulous stage and had an amazing time celebrating our dance’s accomplishments. No matter what happens, we will be able to provide a great space for our dancers to showcase everything they learn this year.

Participation Fee

Last year our Recital t-shirts were a bit hit and dancers love sharing our Digital Download link to friends and family from near and far to show off their hard work. So, we have put together a fabulous Recital bundle to save you money!

The Recital participation fee includes the following:

-Recital T-Shirt ($25 value) 1 per dancer ($15 extra for each additional dancer in the family)

-Professional Digital Recording ($30 value)

-Recital Gift ($10 value)

-Easy Online Ticketing (Priceless!)

All for just $35 for a 1 dancer family!

The Recital participation fee is due March 1st.

Including all of the above, our Recital fee helps to cover the additional costs of running a recital, such as the behind-the-scenes planning and hiring staff to work backstage.  This helps us put on an unforgettable experience for our dancers and their families!

*The participation fee does not include any tickets for the show.  Ticket sales are used to cover the cost of renting the facilities as well as administrative related fees.

 

Have you joined the Band App yet? This is where students can practice their dances for the end of year performance! https://band.us/n/a8a047U7lcjcB

 

Joy of Dance Clothing Order 

We are putting together a clothing order that will be sent by the end of next week.  The order will be ready in December before the holidays and make the perfect gift for your dancer!

 

Acts of Kindness: Food Drive

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, etc. For every item brought in, you can enter to win a Joy of Dance reusable grocery tote! Please see the front desk receptionist to fill out your tickets. Drawing will be held on 12/2!

 

$10 Class Special!

Throughout the month of December (1st-18th), current and new students may try out any open class for just $10! This is the perfect time to check out that class you’ve always been interested in trying or to get some extra technique training in. Starting 12/1, register on our website or through your portal for any class that has available room. When registering, just add code: SPECIAL10 in the comment section! It’s that easy to get into a new class for the new year!

                 

The Nutcracker Trip 12/05/21 

This year on 12/05/21 will be be attending The Nutcracker at The Colonial Theater in Laconia, NH. Our very own Miss Marissa will be performing. We will be getting tickets in advance at a group rate. We will send out an email with details and ordering information please respond to that email to attend. If there are any questions you may call or email us.

 

Makeup Class Options

As stated in our attendance policies, if a dancer misses a class for any reason, he or she is welcome to make up that class at a different time. It is much easier to make up classes in the fall as we have not started our Recital pieces yet. Classes for ages 3- to 7-year-olds have an opposite class on a different day which you may attend. If there is not an opposite class, another class offered closest to your age group can be taken instead. Please call/text at 603-664-4309 or email info@joyofdancenh.com to schedule your make up class.

 

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

 

Thank you!

Miss Lindsey, Owner & Director at Joy of Dance

Lindsay Sullivan, Studio Manager

 

Hello Joy of Dancers and families!

Below is our October Newsletter

Table of Contents

  1. Open Monday 10/11
  2. Important Recital Update!
  3. Zombie Walk
  4. Inclement Weather
  5. Free Trial Week
  6. 2 for $2 Classes
  7. Halloween
  8. Make Up Classes
  9. Boots in Lobby

Open Monday October 11th

We are holding classes are usually on Monday, October 11th. If you are not able to make it to class, please call/text/email to let us know!

Important Recital Update!!

We are beyond thrilled to let you know that our application has been accepted to hold our annual Recital at Dover High School the weekend of June 11th and 12th!! Wahoo! There will be tech rehearsals on Wednesday June 8th and Thursday June 9th.  We will have times for each event as it gets closer, but please set aside all the dates in your calendar for now.  We aren’t always able to accommodate any schedules conflicts, but we try when we can.  Please let us know if you have any conflicts ASAP and we will see if we are able to accommodate that for you.

Please note that we are not able to guarantee an indoor theatre performance at this time.  If things change and we are not able to safely hold an indoor performance, we are fortunate to have the option to hold the recital outside right in our backyard! In 2021, we rented a fabulous stage and had an amazing time celebrating our dance’s accomplishments. No matter what happens, we will be able to provide a great space for our dancers to showcase everything they learn this year.

    Costumes

In case you missed it from our newsletter we sent out on Friday, we have a Recital date and location! We copied the information below for you again if you need it.

We also wanted to send a reminder that costume deposits will be posted on October 20th and due on October 25th. See below for more info!

 
 
Below is some important information pertaining to costume fees for the recital: 
 

Recital Costume Fee

Fees will be posted 10 days before they are due.  If you wish to make several smaller payments on the costume fees, you may do so in your parent portal.  Please contact the office with any questions or help with this.

 

October 20th-  Costume Deposits posted

October 25th- $37 Costume Deposits due

November 15th- Costume Remainder posted

November 25th- $37 Costume Remainder due

 

Costume fees do not include tights.

 

Those who register before January 1st receive the early bird costume pricing of $74. Registering after January 1st- a one-time payment of $85.


Please note- Costumes are ordered on December 20th for up-to-date accounts only.  This includes tuition as well as all costume fees.  Accounts must be current (tuition and costumes paid in full) on or before December 20th. Costumes will not be ordered for accounts that are not up-to-date.  Accounts that are not up-to-date before costume ordering on 12/20 will incur lose the early bird rate and incur a $10.00 charge per costume for the late order.  Late orders also run the risk of not receiving the costume(s) in time for Recital Related Events.

Participation Fee

Last year our Recital t-shirts were a bit hit and dancers love sharing our Digital Download link to friends and family from near and far to show off their hard work. So, we have put together a fabulous Recital bundle to save you money! 

The Recital participation fee includes the following:

-Recital T-Shirt ($25 value) 1 per dancer ($15 extra for each additional dancer in the family)

-Professional Digital Recording ($30 value)

-Recital Gift ($10 value)

-Easy Online Ticketing (Priceless!)

All for just $35 for a 1 dancer family!

The Recital participation fee is due March 1st.

Including all of the above, our Recital fee helps to cover the additional costs of running a recital, such as the behind-the-scenes planning and hiring staff to work backstage.  This helps us put on an unforgettable experience for our dancers and their families!

*The participation fee does not include any tickets for the show.  Ticket sales are used to cover the cost of renting the facilities as well as administrative related fees.

Zombie Walk October 29th!
Joy of Dance will be participating in the Zombie Thriller Walk this year.  We will be dancing to “Thriller” dressed as our favorite undead on Friday, October 29th. Participation is optional. The walk will start @ 7p in Rochester, NH on Main Street.
A group rehearsal will be held at 3:30pm on October 24 at Studio 109, located at 73 Pickering Rd Suite B96, Gonic, NH 03839.
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
Dance Adventures 1/2
Hip Hop 1-6
Workshop 1-7
Please fill out this form if you are interested in joining us–> https://forms.gle/82vkAwXz57uSXZ7q9

Inclement Weather

As we are approaching snow season, we want to remind everyone how to know about any inclement weather cancellations. Most of the time if school is closed, the studio will be closed as well. In case of closure, we will post to Facebook and send out an e-mail roughly 2 hours before the start of class. Please wait to contact us until that 2 hour mark has pasted.  Sometimes things can change in the evenings, so we like to wait until closer to class time to make the call!

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.  Just send us an email to set up a makeup date so we don’t have too many makeups on the same night. (see make up policy below).

Free Trial Week *SPECIAL ALERT!*

October 18th-23rd is our free trial week! Free trial week is for current dancers to try new classes and also for them to bring a friend to try class with them.  Simply have your friend call or text 603-664-4309 or email info@joyofdancenh.com to get started.

*Please note that only open classes are available for the free trial week.

SPECIAL ALERT- If you bring a friend and he or she signs up within 24 hours, then you will both receive a $20 account credit! They just need to write your name in the referral line when registering for the class.  On top of that, you are still eligible to receive the referral credit of $50 after your friend has been registered for 3 months! That’s $70 in savings for EVERY dancers you refer.

2 for $2 Special for new students

Do you have a friend who you think would love to join our dance family? If they can’t make free class week, let them know about this special offer!  With fall sports coming to an end, why not try new dance classes? Simply purchase a voucher for just $2 and you will be able to attend 2 classes in the same week! We only have a hand full of vouchers left, so don’t wait to tell your friends and have them contact the office via email or phone to receive theirs today.  Don’t forget to tell them about our referral program!  When they put you name down at registration, you with BOTH receive a $25 account credit after 3 months.

Halloween Week! October 25th-31st. 

We will still be celebrating our favorite Spooky Season during our Halloween costume week! Make sure you get your costumes ready!

Makeup Classes:

As stated in our attendance policies, if a dancer misses a class for any reason, he or she is welcome to make up that class at a different time. It is much easier to make up classes in the fall as we have not started our Recital pieces yet. Classes for ages 3 to 2nd grade have an opposite class in the same level on a different day that you may attend. If there is not an opposite class, another class offered closest to your age group can be taken instead. Please call or text 603-664-4309 or email info@joyofdancenh.com the office to set up your makeup class.

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 for our Tiny Stars parents who are waiting in the lobby while their dancer is in class.

Thank you!

Miss Lindsey, Owner & Director

Lindsay Sullivan, Studio Manager

Joy of Dance.jpg

 

Hello to both our new and returning families! We hope that you all have had an exciting and fun first couple of weeks back in the studio. We look forward to what the year brings!

A couple of important notes as classes start:

What’s happening:

  1. Parent & Student Handbook

Important.jpgParents’ and Students’ 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 info@joyofdancenh.com and we would be happy to assist you.

Table of contents for the Handbook

1 – Introduction

2 – Studio Manifesto

3 – Registration/Placements

4 – Communication

5 – Important Dates

6 – Code of Conduct

7 – Age Groups

8 – Safety

9 – Privacy

10 – Dress Code

11 – Tuition 

12- Recital

13- Attendance

14 – Social Media

15 – Teachers / Faculty

16- COVID-19 Policies

Newsletter Graphics.jpgEmail

Email is how we communicate all of our important messages to you.  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 bi-weekly emails from us.

 

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

Due to the current nature of COVID-19, our lobby is closed to parents and families as it is being used as a waiting area for our dancers. Parents of our Tiny Stars dancers are asked to remain in the lobby to assist with needs for that age group.  As we are using the lobby as a waiting area, we must keep it open and are unable to keep chairs set up.  You are welcome to bring your own camp chairs with you if you wish.

If you need to come in to speak to someone in the office, please give us a heads up to let us know you will be entering the building. 

0255132e295dc9b42a0e09f77250a9f5.jpgTiny Stars Parents
Due to the ages of our youngest dancers, we are allowing one parents to wait in the lobby while class is happening, just in case they need some extra help.

Please review the attached file: Tiny Stars Parents.pdf

Newsletter Graphics-8.jpgAre You Paying Tuition By Check?

If you are paying tuition by check, please send it via mail or call us to find out when we will be at the studio this week!

Monthly tuition is due in full by the 25th of the preceding month, and accounts not paid in full after the 1st of the month will have their balance charged to the card on file. Accounts with balances after the 1st of the month will have a $10 late fee added to their account. If a balance has not been paid by the 15th of the month, the dancer will no be able to participate in class until the account is up to date. This policy helps us to focus less time on collecting payments and more time on giving our dancers the best possible dance experience!

Calendar.jpgMissed Classes and Makeups

If you know ahead of time that you are going to be absent from class, we would love an e-mail or a text 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.  

Please make sure to schedule your makeup class ahead of time. With new restrictions we need to make sure we do not have too many people in class at once.  If the class you are making up in is a full class, you may join that class in our Virtual Studio.

 

Newsletter Graphics-3.jpgDress Code

If you need any items for class, we can get you fitted! Just email or text to schedule a fitting time.

For questions about appropriate/required class attire, please refer to the Dress Code section of the Handbook. Please refer to this guide frequently.

0255132e295dc9b42a0e09f77250a9f5.jpgCostumes Fees:

Believe it or not, it is coming up on the time to order costumes! We order costumes in late December in order to ensure that our favorite picks will be in stock and delivered in time for Picture Day in May.  A 50% deposit is due October 25th and the remainder is due November 25th.

Costumes fees are $74 per class and include 1 pair of tights per dancer for each color. The exception is for Shooting Stars and Dance Adventures (see below)

Shooting Stars and Dance Adventures Costumes

Costume companies are doing things differently for the combo-costumes this year.  Previously the prices have been all inclusive of pieces in the combo classes, however they have changed that and are charging each piece separately.  Therefore the 2-in-1 costumes are a bit more than a single costume but less than 2 separate costumes.

Dance Adventures

$120 for both styles (ballet and jazz, 1 pair of tights)

Shooting Stars

$74 for one style

$120 for 2 styles

$148 for three styles

 

Share Week!

It’s Share week! Join us virtually for the last couple minutes of class to view what these fabulous dancers have been working on- log in with the zoom link for the studios, make sure your camera is turned off and your name is listed as your dancers name, and enjoy! 

Zoom Links for Virtual Classes:

Purple- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3966901063  password: joy

Teal- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7016531195 no passcode needed

Blue- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4693217991 no passcode needed

Yellow- https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3927851733?pwd=YmJUV3ZJdDJqcnJRdGtVaUl3ZkUzQT09 Password: joy

Newsletter Graphics-4.jpgWater 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!

 

Private lessons are available to any student who would like extra work outside of regular classes. Please contact info@joyofdancenh.com with any questions.

 

Important.jpgBand App

Here is the link to the Band App where you can view dances! https://band.us/n/afaa46l2L7d6X 

 

Newsletter Graphics-6.jpgLet’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!


Join our Joy of Dance 2020-2021 Facebook group: JoD 2020-2021

Facebook- Joy of Dance

Instagram- joyofdancenh

Car.jpgParking

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 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. Please make sure to watch this video before dropping off your dancer so that they go into the correct door! 

 

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 located on the “About” tab of our website.

Current Tour Video

 https://joyofdancenh.com/mission-statement-history/.

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

Zoom Links for Virtual Classes:

Purple- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3966901063  password: joy

Teal- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7016531195 no passcode needed

Blue- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4693217991 no passcode needed

Yellow- https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3927851733?pwd=YmJUV3ZJdDJqcnJRdGtVaUl3ZkUzQT09 Password: joy

Virtual Dancers

We are bringing back the use of Props Bags for our youngest friends, and would love to be able to get you one! You can stop by the studio to pick one up, or let us know if you need help getting one. 

 

Free Class Week

We have a special offer happening! You must register for classes that have open spots. If you bring a friend and they sign up within 24 hours, you get a $20 account credit PLUS our referral program bonus of $50 account credit after 3 months!

Newsletter Graphics.jpgNEW Office Hours

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.

Monday: 9:30am-5:30pm

Tuesday: 10:00am-6:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am-6:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am-6:00pm

Friday: 11:00am-3:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am-11:30am

Sunday: Closed

New Classes for Dance Adventures: Tuesdays 4:00pm-5:25pm and Thursdays 3:55pm-5:20pm

 We are looking forward to another great year!

-The Joy of Dance Staff

Spring into March!

Table of Contents:

  1. Annual Membership
  2. Class Flow Chart and Policies & Tuition Information for 2021-2022 Dance Season
  3. Picture Day- May 22nd & 23rd
  4. Recital Makeup Kits
  5. Costume Day- Volunteers needed!
  6. Choreography & Recital Music
  7. Recital Prep Update
  8. Costumes & Tights
  9. Student Choreography Showcase
  10. 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 $45 per dancer and $80 per family for 2021-2022 and will be charged March 25th to current families. The fee includes priority registration, easy enrollment, and special discounts for birthday parties, workshops, and summer camps. Reminders will be sent via email in February and March.

Read our FAQ sheet below for more details!

Annual Membership FAQs 2021

 

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 $45 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! Please note that the Membership Fee increases from $45/$80 to $55/$90 after April 1st.

 

2. Class Flow Chart & Policies & Tuition Information for the 2021-2022 Dance Season

We have updated our policies and tuition for the 2021-2022 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!

Class Flow Chart 2021-2022

Policy Updates 2021-2022

 

Compact Camera Icon - Free Download at Icons82. Picture Day

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

Picture Day to May 22nd

Rain Date of May 23rd

4. Recital Makeup Kits

 

A little worried about applying stage makeup on your young dancer at Recital? We are happy to offer Recital makeup kits for our youngest dancers ages 3-8! Kits include eyeshadow in warm taupe and champagne shimmer, liner in burgundy plum, sweet pink cheek color, long-lasting raspberry lip color, and a double-sided application brush. An instruction packet and a video tutorial link are also included and will retail for $36. Please fill out this Google Form by MARCH 25th if you are interested in purchasing one.

*For our first-year parents- you are probably thinking, “Makeup?! Why does my child need to wear makeup?” We’re so glad you asked! Dancers wear make-up on stage to enhance their facial features, which can be washed out in the light or hard to see from the audience. Younger dancers just need a little bit of light makeup applied to counteract the sunlight and distance from the audience. A little eye shadow, mascara, blush, and pink lipstick will help your dancer shine even more on stage! It does help to practice ahead of time if you think it might bother him or her.

5. Costume Day

Would you like to get a sneak peek at all of the costumes? Come to the studio Saturday, March 27th from 9:00 am-12:30 pm, to help us unpack and prepare the costumes to be handed to the dancers during their classes. You do not need any garment knowledge, just the willingness to lend a helping hand! Sign up using the link HERE!

6. Practice, Practice, Practice!

To view choreography videos to help your dancer practice at home, download the Band App in the App store.  After, you can use this Choreography Link to connect to our profile.  Dances have been placed in albums according to the day of the week they meet. Download Recital Music 2021 here.

7. 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.

8. Tights & Costumes

Please check the sizing chart on the packaging before opening your tights. We will be happy to make any sizing exchanges needed, however, tights are not exchangeable once they are opened. One pair of each style tights per dancer is included in the costume fee. These will be handed out this month.

Costumes are still arriving until the beginning of May, so if you haven’t received yours yet, don’t worry!

9. Student Choreography Showcase Auditions

All dancers ages 8 and older are invited on Saturday, March 27st at 12:30 pm to audition for the Student Choreography Showcase.  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. You must have your song approved by someone in the office before filling out the Sign Up Form. Choreography pieces MUST be fully completed at the time of the audition in order to be considered for the Showcase. If the dancer has completed all steps on or before March 27th, there is a fee of $30 per dancer per dance to cover the cost of auditioning and running the Showcase ($10 audition fee & $20 performance fee). Currently, we are looking at placing showcase pieces in the show that the dancer has most of their dances in. Audience members do not need to purchase extra tickets for the Showcase if we were to have a separate show as we have done in the past.

If you have already submitted your song selection to Miss Lindsey for approval and you have filled out the sign up form above, please print and fill out this audition form and bring it to your Audition on March 27th! Student Choreography Showcase 2021 Audition Form

We look forward to a wonderful show!

 

  10. 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 availability 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 info@joyofdancenh.com for more information!

 

As always, please reach out with any questions.

Best,

JoD Team