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

May/June 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 equal monthly payments September-April with a one and a half payment for May/June.  All accounts must be up to date before May 22nd in order to start purchasing Recital Tickets.

Recital Info

Recital is closing in very fast. You can find all recital information on the website under the recital tab here: https://joyofdancenh.com/recital/. It would be greatly appreciated if you read through all the information on the page and then email us with any remaining questions.  We also recommend printing the sheets out and highlighting the parts that pertain to your dancer. We know it is a lot of information but it all makes for a smooth and seamless performance weekend!

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 Tuesday, May 7th @ 10:15 am(childcare provided) in the reception area & Wednesday, May 8th @ 7:45 pm in the basement studio(you may use the back door). Can’t make those days? No problem! During the May 8th session, we will be going Facebook Live to share the meeting with those unable to attend. Be sure to follow Joy of Dance on Facebook to follow along! We also highly recommend those who are volunteering to be Backstage Moms to attend these sessions. If you are unable to attend, please submit your questions to info@joyofdancenh.com by Monday, May 8th and we will answer them during the FaceBook live event for you to watch at your convenience.

Joy of Dance’s 30th Recital Merchandise

Joy of Dance was originally founded in 1989 under Linda Russell-Gallivan in Northwood, NH. This year is our 30th anniversary Recital! We have many fun things planned for the big show. We have also created a couple “30th Recital” merchandise items. Anyone may purchase these! Deadline is May 8th! Link: 30th Recital Merchandise

Community Service Opportunities through Joy of Dance

We have extended the deadline for collecting items to assemble care packages for military serving overseas as we hope to collect more supplies. These brave men and women often have to travel far away from their families and loved ones in order to do their job. Care packages are our way of getting the comforts of home to those who are deployed overseas. This is a wonderful way to show them our appreciation. Care package items needed include sunscreen, body wash, deodorant (.5oz), disposable razors, chapstick, mints, gum, personal size snacks, instant coffee, socks, etc. To find a complete list, please check out the donation bin in the studio!

On Saturday, May 11th we will be volunteering at the 25th Annual Pepper 5K Road Race at Barrington Elementary School. Proceeds of the race benefit the Barrington Chamber Scholarship fund in which $1,000 scholarships are awarded to several local high school seniors to help pay for college! Volunteers, please report to the school at 7:30 am. If you are unable to make it that day, the Barrington Chamber has also asked us to bake cookies for the event! Please join us in this wonderful community service project!

Performance Team and Hip Hop Troupe Interest Meeting

Being on a Performance Team and/or Hip Hop Troupe gives dancers more opportunities throughout the year to perform. They learn to rehearse more effectively and efficiently while working together as a team. They inspire and push one another to amazing new heights and show better technique over the course of the season due to hard work and extra practices. We offer Performance Teams for dancers starting at age 5 and Hip Hop Troupes for dancers starting at age 9.

Have questions about our teams/troupes? Wondering what the extra benefits of these classes hold?

Join us Wednesday, May 8th 7:15-7:45 pm for all the answers you are looking for! This meeting is for parents of dancers who are new to our teams and troupes.  Dancers are welcome to attend if they wish but are not required to attend. Current team/troupe parents need not attend.

Team_Troupe Commitment Letter 2019-2020

Ballet Workshop

We are excited to announce a 2-hour Ballet Workshop on Saturday, May 11th 11am-1pm for ages 11 and up!

The Mast Class teacher, Judith Koeckhoven, received a Ford Foundation Scholarship for study at The School of American Ballet, New York City Ballet’s official school. There, her teachers included the great Russian ballerinas, Madame Alexandra Danilova, and Madame Antonia Tumkovsky. Ms. Koeckhoven’s dedication and vision have earned national acclaim for her ballet school The Academy of Ballet Arts. She has been providing the highest caliber of dance education in the greater New England area for over 30 years. Ms. Koeckhoven, a Ballet Consultant, continues to teach, choreograph and coach both locally and abroad. Registration for this wonderful opportunity is $35. Come refine your ballet technique & learn new variations in this 2-hour workshop event.

Interested? Register Here

Picture Day

Picture Day is May 18th. The schedule of the day is posted under the recital tab of our website here: https://joyofdancenh.com/recital/. There you will also find pricing information. You may pick one up at the studio to fill out beforehand to bring with you on Picture Day. Forms will be on the desk when they become available.

Dad/Sweetheart Dance

Back by popular demand, we are featuring both Dad’s/Sweethearts & Daughters in our Recital piece this year! We will be meeting a couple of times starting in May to prepare for our on-stage performance at Recital.  Dads/sweethearts may dance with their daughters in whichever the dancer is scheduled to be in. Not sure which show they’re in? Check out our website! We need dads and daughters to commit to each practice time in order for this to be the best dad dance yet! Rehearsal dates include:

Sunday, May 19th
Shows 1 & 2 rehearse 1:00-2:30pm
Shows 3 & 4 rehearse 2:30-4:00pm

Saturday, June 1st
Show 1 rehearse 1:00-1:30pm
Show 2 rehearse 1:30-2:00pm
Show 3 rehearses 2:00-2:30pm
Show 4 rehearses 2:30-3:00pm

Dancers must be ages 5 and up. Cost: $50/couple to include t-shirts for dad & daughter, $25 per additional child. Registration for our on-stage performance closes May 10th. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to share the spotlight with your dancer. Register Here

Recital Tickets

On May 22nd at 12:00 pm, you will be able to purchase recital tickets from the comfort of our own home or office through Dance Recital Ticketing! Please see the ticket info sheet on the website for more information.

Ticket website:

http://www.recitalticketing.com/24871

Closed for Memorial Day weekend!

We will be closed 5/27-5/29 in observance of Memorial Day.  Saturday and Monday classes will be extended one week to end on 6/1 and 6/3 respectively.

Back Stage Moms

We are still in need of Backstage Moms for Recital. This volunteer position is pivotal to the success of our dancer’s big show! Sorry Dads, but no boys are allowed in the band room! BSM will get to watch their dancer perform from the audience in a reserved section set aside for them. Please read through the Back Stage Mom advice to get a clear understanding of what is required when signing up. If you are interested, please email Nicole at info@joyofdancenh.com or see the front desk of the studio.

Volunteer Opportunities 

We are working on a list of volunteers that we will need for Recital.  Be on the lookout for that in the next week or so.  Please let us know if you are available to help! Remember, volunteers do not need to purchase tickets to Recital, but will get to see their dancer(s) perform.

Summer Dance

Can’t go 3 months without dance? Neither can we! Registration for Summer Dance is now open through our website. We are offering new classes this summer for beginners through advanced dancers for ages 1.5 to Adult! Check out our Summer Classes and Summer Camps on our website!

There is no membership fee for Summer Dance classes. Tuition is due upon registration in order to hold your spot in the class. You may choose to pay a non-refundable $25 deposit to hold your spot. Please indicate in the comments section if this is your choice. If no comment is left, you will be charged the full tuition amount at the time of registration.

Recommendations for the 2019-2020 dance year 

Recommendations for the 2019-2020 dance year along with the schedule will be coming out soon.  If you have any questions concerns about placements, don’t hesitate to schedule a placement meeting with Miss Lindsey.  Both the dancer and a parent must be present at the meeting.  More information on this will be available soon!

Referral Program

We offer a referral program!  We love to hear when you recommend our studio to friends and family members.  It is greatly appreciated and we want to reward you for it! Make sure to let your friend or family know to write your name in the referral box upon registration.  Once the dancer has been in class for three months, we will apply the $25 credit to BOTH accounts as a thank you.  Credits will be applied for new family accounts, not for individual dancers.

Crazy Hair Week!

Last week of classes from May 28th through June 3rd is Crazy Hair Week! Dancers can come to class with fun and funky hairdos.  Please make sure hair is still properly secured and pulled out of the dancer’s face.  We are excited to see what our dancers will come up with!

 

Quick Links:

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April Newsletter

Spring Break

The studio will be closed from April 20th- April 26th for Spring Break.  Classes will resume Saturday, April 27th. Good luck to all of our dancers dancing in Disney that week!

Recital Details Coming Soon!

By the end of next week, there will be a lot of Recital details coming your way (including show times)!  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.  Everything Recital related will also be posted to the Recital tab on the website.  We recommend putting all dates in your calendar/planner as soon as it is released.  This way you won’t miss anything!

Speaking of Recital…

Does your dancer have their correct attire for the big stage? Not sure where to find this information? Head over to the Recital tab of our website and click the “2019 Recital Costume Details” button. Costume and shoe information is organized by class. Be sure to read ALL of your dancer’s costume details for each class/style they are enrolled in!

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 Tuesday, May 7th @ 10:15 am (childcare provided) & Wednesday, May 8th @ 7:45 pm. Can’t make those days? No problem! During the May 8th session, we will be going Facebook Live to share the meeting with those unable to attend. Be sure to follow Joy of Dance on Facebook to follow along! We also highly recommend those who are volunteering to be Backstage Moms to attend these sessions. If you are unable to attend, please submit your questions to info@joyofdancenh.com by Monday, May 8th and we will answer them during the FaceBook live event for you to watch at your convenience.

Share Week and Practice Videos

The last week of classes before the break 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 teachers also videotape dances this week in order to send out videos for practicing over break and beyond.  This means parents can sit back and enjoy the performances the dancers are putting on for them! All videos will be posted to the BAND app by day of the week.  You can find our band here–>https://band.us/n/adacz9KereR9H

  May/June Tuition

Just a reminder that yearly tuition is calculated per the average number of weeks in the year then divided into 9.5 payments.  This makes paying monthly easier than calculating a different amount each month as “one month” isn’t always 4 weeks of classes. To ensure all accounts are up to date before recital tickets go on sale, the last payment is combined into 1 and 1/2 payments due on May 1st.  All accounts must be paid in full by May 20th in order to purchase recital tickets.

Summer Dance Registration starts April 15th!

Can’t go 3 months without dance?  Neither can we!  Registration for 6-week Summer Dance program opens April 15th through our website.  Taking summer classes is a great way to keep in shape, advance your training, try a new style, meet new friends and see familiar faces!

We are offering tons of classes this summer for beginners through advanced dancers for ages 18 months to Adult in the following disciplines- Dance With Me (18 months-2.5 yrs), Teddy Bear Tea Party (3-4), Fairytale Unicorns (3-4), Royal Ball (5-6 & 6-7), Candyland Adventures (5-6 & 6-7), Heros and Villains (ballet/jazz 8-10), Hip Hop Grooves, Intermediate/Advanced classes in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theatre, Pointe, and Adult classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern and Hip Hop.

Tuition for our summer classes is based on a 5-week rate in order to accommodate traveling families and there is no registration fee for Summer Dance.  Tuition is due upon registration in order to hold your spot in the class, though you may choose to pay a non-refundable $25 deposit to hold your spot instead.  Please indicate in the comments section if this is your choice.  If no comment is left, you will be charged the full tuition amount at the time of registration.  If you choose to pay the deposit only at the time of registration, the tuition remainder will be due two weeks prior to the start of class (by June 24th).

 

We are also happy to announce our 2019 Summer Camps Lineup! 

Underwater Adventures Summer Dance Camp

July 15th-18th
9am-12pm

Dancers age 3-7 can join us under the sea as we dance, make crafts, play games and have tons of fun!

Frozen Wonderland

July 29th-August 1st
9am-12pm

Come cool off at our FROZEN dance camp! Students ages 3-7 will learn dances to their favorite FROZEN songs, have story-time, and do fun arts and crafts

 

Hollywood Stars

July 22-26th
9am-3pm

Dancers age 8-11 and 12+ will be exposed to a varied of different styles, learning routines for each style to put on a performance at the end of the week.

Class Recommendations & Fall Schedule 

If you haven’t already, please don’t forget to let us know if you are making any changes to your current schedule for next year by Friday, April 5th.  Once we have student counts from our membership renewals, we will begin the recommendation process and then start to plan the schedule out.  We expect to release the 2019-2020 schedule mid-May along with student recommendations.

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.  There is no place for negativity at Joy of Dance!

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.  You will have an opportunity to schedule a placement meeting to discuss any concerns as well.  Concerns will not be addressed through email.  Thank you for your help and understanding on this matter!

Program Ads Contest

How would you like to win FREE tickets to Recital 2019?! 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 into the studio by May 1st.

Recital Ad Form 2019

 

Community Service Opportunities through Joy of Dance

Joy of Dance is proud to dedicate the month of April to community service! During the month of April, we will be collecting items to assemble care packages for military serving overseas. These brave men and women often have to travel far away from their families and loved ones in order to do their job. Care packages are our way of getting the comforts of home to those who are deployed overseas. This is a wonderful way to show them our appreciation. Care package items needed include: sunscreen, body wash, deoderant (.5oz), disposable razors, chapstick, mints, gum, personal size snacks, instant coffee, socks, etc. To find a complete list, please check out the donation bin in the studio!

On Saturday, May 11th we will be volunteering at the 25th Annual Pepper 5K Road Race at Barrington Elementary School. Proceeds of the race benefit the Barrington Chamber Scholarship fund in which $1,000 scholarships are awarded to several local high school seniors to help pay for college! Volunteers, please report to the school at 7:30 am. If you are unable to make it that day, the Barrington Chamber has also asked us to bake cookies for the event! Please join us in this wonderful community service project!

 

March Newsletter

Annual Membership

The annual membership is a new offering this year 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 opens, some as quickly as 2 hours after registration opens! With this new process, we will be able to foresee what classes may need extra levels, enabling our dancers the opportunity to sign up their favorite classes. We’ll be sending out a separate email with more detailed information later next week.

The annual membership fee is $40 per dancer and $75 per family and will be charged April 1st to current families.  The fee includes priority registration, the Recital Digital Download, easy enrollment, and special discounts for birthday parties, workshops and summer camps/classes. Reminders will be sent via email in February and March.  Families wishing to opt out of membership must provide written notification (email) no later than March 15th.

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 email Nicole at info@joyofdancenh.com by MARCH 15TH 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 under the harsh stage lights.  Younger dancers just need a little bit of light makeup applied to counteract the stage lights. 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.

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 will be placed in albums according to the day of the week they meet. Download Recital Music 2019 here.

Barre Fitness Class- New Session!

Have the winter blues?  We have you covered! We are offering a 6-week Barre Fitness class with Miss Kim Hamer!! Barre is a ballet-inspired workout that sculpts your muscles using a combination of dance, Pilates, and yoga-inspired exercises choreographed to motivating music.

Thursdays 7:00-8:00 pm March 7th-April 18th. Please note, there will be no class 3/21. Ages 13+!

$60 for the session OR $15 cash drop-in.
Space is limited, so we do recommend registering as soon as possible! To guarantee a spot every week, sign up through your parent portal! If choosing drop-in, you must email or call the office by 6:00 pm the day of in order to reserve your spot. Please note, we cannot guarantee an open spot for drop-ins without a call ahead.

No dance experience is needed! You can wear ballet shoes, yoga socks, or even go barefoot. Mini bands, felt gliders and chairs are provided for participants. Feel free to bring a yoga mat if desired.

Parent Appreciation Week

We appreciate all of our families for being a support system to our dancers! Be sure to stop in the studio during our Parent Appreciation Week: March 25th-30th for some treats on us! This is a treat for you, something you don’t have to share with your kids for once!

Monday-Friday: 4pm-6pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm

Recital Prep Is In Full Swing!!

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 important information regarding your dancer’s big day(s)! 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.

Costume Item List & Tights

The Costume Item list for Recital is now posted under the Recital tab on the website. This is where you will find how the dancers need to wear their hair, what kind of tights and shoes they need and anything else related to costumes for Recital. One pair of each style tights per dancer is included in the costume fee. These will be handed out this month.

IMPORTANT- 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.

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

 

Student Choreography Showcase

Any dancer ages 8 and older are invited on Saturday, March 16th at 2:00 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. There is a $10 audition fee per dancer and a sign-up sheet is on Miss Lindsey’s desk at the studio. Choreography pieces MUST be fully completed at the time of the audition in order to be considered for the Showcase.  More information on this can be found on the Recital tab on our website.  As long as the dancer has completed all steps on or before March 16th and he or she will make it into the Showcase,  There is a performance fee of $20 per dancer per dance to cover the cost of running the Showcase.  Both audition fee and performance fee are due at the time of auditions.   Audience members do not need to buy tickets for the Showcase. We look forward to a wonderful show!

 

March Performances

We have been working so hard on our upcoming performance pieces and we would LOVE to see some familiar faces in the audience. Showcases like these help younger dancers understand the values of dancing on stage, the promotion of community and the importance of supporting one another!

Dance Northeast:

Saturday, March 23rd 

Rochester Opera House 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm 

Address: 31 Wakefield St, Rochester, NH 03867

Performers at 2:00 pm: Junior Team, Junior Hip Hop Troupe, Teen Hip Hop Troupe (no on-stage rehearsal)

Performers at 7:00 pm: Senior Team, Senior Elite and Senior Troupe (on stage rehearsal time TBD).

 

Dancing To Make A Difference 

Saturday, March 30th 

Noble High School 

7:00 pm 

Address: 388 Somersworth Rd, North Berwick, ME 03906 

Call time will be earlier in the day and we will know a week ahead of time. 

Performers at 7:00 pm: Petite Team, Junior Team, Junior Hip Hop Troupe, Teen Hip Hop Troupe, Senior Team, Senior Elite, and Senior Troupe

 

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 and also on the events page of our website. It’s always a good idea to add those dates to your phone calendar as well! Weather-related closings will be sent out through an e-mail, posted to our Facebook page, as well as on the “Cancellations” page under the About tab.

Winter Wonderland Workshop

Come one come all to a special Winter Wonderland Workshop at Joy of Dance. Participants ages 5-10 will spend the afternoon crafting ornaments and dancing in a magical wonderland themed class. This is the perfect way for kids to get in the holiday spirit and a wonderful way for parents to have some free time to holiday shop or relax! Register Here

Date: Sunday, December 16th
Time: 1:00-2:30
Ages: 5-10
Cost: $22 or $20 cash or check

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 matt (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 while you wait in the reception area during your dancer’s class.

Important Costume Information

Most families have paid their costume deposits and we thank you for being on top of that! The remaining balance will be posted at the end of the month and due January 1st. Please note, costumes will only be purchased for those dancers with up-to-date accounts on January 10th. 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. Please e-mail Nicole at info@joyofdancenh.com with any questions or concerns.

This week we will be measuring all dancers for costumes. We will add 2 inches to all girth measurements(the leotard measurement), as we know these kids can grow fast! If you are concerned about the size we will be ordering for your dancer (for example, if you think he or she will be going through a growth spurt), please let us know and we can look at it together to avoid needing to make alterations.

$5 Fill A Class Special

Throughout the month of December (1st-18th), current and new students may try out any open class for just $5! 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. Register on our website here: https://joyofdancenh.com/register/ or through your parent portal for any class that has available room. When registering, just add code: SPECIAL5 in the comment section! New and existing students may take advantage of this offer. Per our trial class policy, dancers will automatically be enrolled in the class 48 hours after the last class (December 20th) unless the office is notified of your student dropping. It’s that easy to get into a new class for the new year!

December Wingman Activities

In our December dance classes, we are discussing what it means to go above and beyond for others and to be grateful. Their Wingman activity this month involves an “act of service” which enhances the understanding of gratitude and humility, and provides you with a surprise gift! We hope the dancers are willing to share the discussions they have taken part in this month around this activity. How you can help: Discussions at home that include the idea that going above and beyond for others can happen at any time of the year, not just during holidays, will help enforce positive behavior and gratitude all year round. Questions like, “what are you grateful for?” and “how did you show you were grateful today?” will help your dancer learn the importance of expressing appreciation and developing humility and gratitude. Next April our studio will be investing in our community with give-back events, and over the coming months, we would like to start collecting ideas for ways the dancers can be of service. These two websites are just an example that contains activities children can get involved within the community to spark discussion with your dancer:

List of volunteering opportunities for teens by city

List of volunteering opportunities for kids

List of ways kids from toddlers to teens can volunteer

Holiday Break and PJ Week!

As a reminder, the studio will be closed for the holiday break from December 19th to January 1st. We are open Wednesday, January 2nd. The last week of classes, December 12th-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.

French Lollipop Test

Also from December 12th- 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.

2019 Annual Sleepover

The Joy of Dance Sleepover will be January 26th! Dancers will learn a combo, share recital pieces, play dance games and have lots of fun! We provide pizza, snacks, and drinks. Drop off will be 5:15-5: 30 pm and pick up 7:45-8: 00 am. Any dancer ages 8 and older can sign up. The cost is $30 per dancer and $15 for each additional dancer in the family. Space is limited and the fee must be paid when you sign up. Register Here!

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

Student Choreography Showcase

For dancers 8 years old and up, the signup sheet for our Student Choreography Showcase is at the studio. There are only 3 months left until the audition, so it’s best to get started soon! The information sheet on the Showcase will be listed on the Recital page of our website soon.

Recital at Dover High School June 8th & 9th

Please mark your calendars for Recital that will be held at the NEW Dover High School Auditorium on June 8th and 9th! The Student Choreography Showcase will take place on Sunday as well. Tech rehearsals will be held the Tuesday and Wednesday before the show on the 4th and 5th. Classes will get about 8-10 minutes on stage to block spacing and run each dance 1-2 times. Dancers should be in full hair, makeup, and costume for all tech rehearsals. We encourage dancers to stay and watch other dancers practice as they won’t get a chance to do so at Recital.

More information and the order for the Recital and Tech Rehearsals will be available in the Spring.

Have a fabulous holiday season!!!

JoD Staff