Happy February Joy of Dancers!

Table of Contents:

  1. Winter Break
  2. Open for President’s Day
  3. Annual Membership Fee
  4. Share week and practice videos
  5. Important message about sharing videos
  6. Receiving costumes and tights
  7. Bathroom breaks
  8. Recital Info!!
  9. Student Choreography Showcase
  10. Illness Policy

 

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is important.jpg1. Winter break

We will be closed for Winter Break from February 20th to February 26th. Classes will resume on February 27th.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is important.jpg2. We will be open for President’s Day February 15th!

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

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.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 25.png 4. Share Week and Practice Videos

The last week of classes 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 to 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, download the Band App in the App store.  After, you can connect to our profile using our Band App link.  Dances will be placed in albums according to the day of the week they meet.

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

We LOVE to see pictures of our dancers having fun both inside outside of class, so please tag us when posting on Facebook (@joyofdancenh) or Instagram (joyofdancenh).  However, we respectfully ask you not to post any full videos of choreography you take during class or at any performances until after Recital takes place.  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!  After Recital, we are happy to see any 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!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 24.png6. Receiving Costumes & Tights

We are getting so excited for Recital now that costumes are starting to be delivered. Please note that we will be handing them out once we receive ALL for each class but some costumes will be shipping at a later date due to warehouse stocking. No need to worry if your costume hasn’t arrived in the near future. We promise all costumes have been ordered and have shipping dates.

Remember, one pair of tights per style per dancer is included in the costume fee. Important– tights are sized differently than costumes. WE have guessed on tight sizes, so you will need to check the size chart for the height and the weight of the dancer to determine the correct size. Please do this BEFORE you open the tights. We are unable to exchange an open pair of tights for a different size.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 18.jpg7. 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!

8. Recital is June 12th!!! 

Last year brought many challenges, but we knew we needed to give our dancers the opportunity for a celebration and closure to an unconventional dance year. Everyone loved being able to be with their friends, share their accomplishments with friends and family, and to simply spend a day having FUN again. 

As always, safety is our priority. As current guidelines stand, audience members will be wearing masks (everyone was a Rockstar with this last year!) and will assess as we get closer if dancers will be able to remove them during their 2-3 minute performance on stage (all dancers will be required to wear masks when not on stage or the next up to perform either way).

Make sure to mark your calendars for June 12th, and June 13th (our rain date). Please note- if you schedule something on the rain date, we will not be able to accommodate any schedule changes for you. You will need to block off the entire weekend to ensure that you will be able to participate.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is image.png 9. Student Choreography Showcase

Any dancer ages 8 and older are invited to audition for the Showcase (Date TBD).  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 an approval of your song.  AFTER you get approval, you must fill out this Google Form.

 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.  More information on this can be found on the Recital tab on our website.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 22.png 10. Illness Policy

As winter season is in full swing, and Covid-19 levels still on the rise, we would like to take a moment and go over our policy for illness with you so we can help keep our studio and dancers as healthy as possible.

Please make sure anyone coming to the studio either to attend classes or sit in the reception area, are free of the following symptoms for at least 24 hours WITHOUT medications before returning to class:

*Any Covid-19 Symptoms (loss of taste/smell, body aches, persistent headache, etc.)
*Vomiting
*Diarrhea
*Fever (99 degrees or higher)
*Green Mucous
*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 and safe!

Please reach out with any questions you may have!

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
  4. PJ Party!
  5. Student Choreography Showcase
  6. Costume Volunteers Needed!
  7. Important Message about posting Dances to Social Media
  8.  Band App (For recital dances!)
  9. Our JoD App!
  10. Virtual Studio Handbook (Zoom Links Here!)

 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!

We’ll be announcing more details in the next month or so. Be sure to keep an eye out for that soon!

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. Don’t forget, we will be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 18th for regular classes.

3. Fairytale Storytime- 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 18th (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • Ages: 3-8 (must be potty-trained)
  • Guests are welcome to wear gowns on top of loose, comfortable clothing.
  • Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Cost: $15
  • Register HERE

  4. Annual PJ Party!!

This year we are unable to hold the annual sleepover, but the good news is, we can have a super fun PJ Party instead! The party will be on Saturday, February 6th!  Dancers will learn a combo, share recital pieces, play dance games, and have tons of fun!  Space is very limited this year, so sign up early!

We will not be able to serve food this year, so please make sure your dancer eats a healthy dinner before attending. Please bring lots of water with you!

We will be following the same Covid-19 guidelines that we have been following during normal class hours. So don’t forget to wear your favorite cozy mask!

5:00 pm-6:30 pm – Mini PJ Party

Classes: Shooting Stars 1 through Shooting Stars 3

Cost: $15

Register HERE

7:00 pm -10:00 pm – Extended PJ Party

Classes: Dance Adventures, Hip Hop 1 and older

Cost: $30

Dance Adventures, Workshop 1 & 2 Register HERE

Workshop 3-6 Register HERE

5. Student Choreography Showcase

Any dancer ages 8 and older are invited to audition for the Showcase (Date TBD).  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 an approval of your song.  AFTER you get approval, you must fill out this Google Form.

 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.  More information on this can be found on the Recital tab on our website.

6Costume Volunteers Needed!

On January 30th from 9:30 am-12:30 am, we will need 5-10 volunteers to help us unbox costumes, label, and hang them.  If you are free that morning and would like an EXCLUSIVE first look at the costumes, please register as a volunteer HERE.  You do not have to be available the entire time to sign up.  Just let us know when you register the time that you expect to be able to make it.

This process is so fun and we look forward to sharing it with you!

7. 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 note about posting to social media.  We LOVE to see pictures of our dancers having fun both inside outside of class, so please tag us when posting on Facebook and/or Instagram (@joyofdancenh).  However, we respectfully ask you not to 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!

 

8. Band App

The Band App is where students can find videos of choreography from class! This will be super important to have once recital dances start. Please download the app on your smartphone or tablet, and remind your dancer to review their choreography that will get uploaded at least every other month.

Join the JoD Band group HERE

 

 

 

9. We Have An 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.  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!

 

Happy New Year!

The JoD Staff

Hey all!

 

I bet you’re a bit like me and always looking for fun and easy crafts to do at home with the kiddos (or if you like crafting yourself!).  I found this super cute and super simple Craft Stick Ballerina craft and thought you might like to check it out!

Download the pdf here–> Craft Stick Ballerinas

 

Happy crafting,

Miss Lindsey

Joy of Dance

“Where children become dancers and dancers become family”

 

 

 

Supplies:

Popsicle Sticks

Fine Sharpie

Yarn

Paint or Markers

Cupcake Liners

Glue or Hot Glue Gun

Scissors 

  1. Cut a length of yarn and glue to the top of the stick for the hair and bun on the ballerina’s head.
  2. Draw two eyes and a mouth below the hairline.  
  3. Add a V shape cut for the top of the leotard and another line below for the bottom (this will get covered up by the cupcake liner).
  4. Draw two curved lines for the ballerina’s point shoes at the bottom.
  5. Fill in the leotard and shoes will the color of your choice. Then for the shoes, draw a line down to separate the two sides.
  6. Fold the cupcake liner in half and glue onto the popsicle stick for the ballerina’s tutu.

I must admit I am not a person who loves to cook.  Maybe it’s because I don’t have a sense of smell (strange, I know!) but whatever the reason is, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite easy to put together recipes, One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner. It’s delicious and only requires one pan for cooking (BONUS: less dirty dishes!)

I love the way the veggies and apples complement the chicken. And since everything is roasted together the flavors have a chance to meld during that cook time.

This meal just has fall written all over it with its seasonal veggies and the fact that it’s just total good for the soul comfort food perfect for a cool breezy fall day.

Check it out below!

Happy Cooking!

-Lindsey

PDF Version—> One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner

 

One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner

Ingredients

  • Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh herbs – rosemary, thyme, sage
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Sweet potato
  • Fuji apples (or other sweet baking apples)
  • Bacon
  • Salt and pepper

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

2. Place pour in 2 Tbsp olive oil, red wine vinegar, herbs, and garlic into a gallon-size resealable bag. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper then rub mixture over chicken.

Let rest while you prep the remaining ingredients.

3. Add sweet potatoes, apples, Brussels sprouts, and shallots to a rimmed 18 by 13-inch baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp olive oil, season with salt and pepper then toss to coat.

Spread into an even layer.

4. Top with chicken pieces and sprinkle bacon over veggie/apple mixture.

5. Roast in the preheated oven until chicken has cooked through and veggies are tender, about 30 – 35 minutes, broil during last few minutes for more browned crispy chicken skin. Serve warm.

 

Resource–> https://www.cookingclassy.com/