Table of Contents
- Winter Photos- Everyone looking to get holiday photos!
- Winter Showcase Updates!- Everyone performing in Winter Showcase
- Inclement Weather Reminder- Everyone
- Elf on the Shelf- Everyone
- Boots & Slippers- Everyone who uses the lobby
- Important Account & Tuition Information- Everyone
- PJ Week & French Lollipop Test- Everyone
- Staff Stockings- Everyone
- Holiday Break- Everyone
- Lost and Found- Everyone
- Need a Gift for the Holidays?- Everyone
- Did you know? If you’re sick you can take class from, home!- Everyone
- Merchandise Store- Everyone
1. Winter Photos
Just imagine how happy your family will be to receive beautiful photos of your dancer for the holidays. Well, we can help with that! There’s still time to book a session for our Winter Photo Day.
2 simple steps to book!
1. Book a time here→ https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60b0448aaad2ba5f58-winter
-Book a time slot for each dancer. For families with more than one dancer, please book a spot for each dancer taking pictures. No additional spot is needed if you plan to do a sibling picture.
-If taking pictures with family or friends, please secure the same time slot.
-If you wish to take pictures in more than one costume/outfit, please book a second time slot in a different 15min period to allow time to change.
2. Fill out the order form→ https://forms.gle/fCvSpSi8ngybuSFBA
Only one form per family is needed
We do expect the time slots to fill up, so make sure to book early!
For these photos, dancers may wear whatever they wish! We recommend your favorite dance outfit or even a fun holiday outfit if you wish. Remember your dance shoes!
We will take close up pictures, and full-body dance pictures plus add in some fun winter props like snowflakes, large ornaments, candy canes, plus a snowball fight!
There will not be any sitting or booking fee for these pictures. Simply book a time, pick your package, and enjoy your photos! Dancers may even bring siblings and choose the single photo option to take a picture together. It’s ok if the sibling doesn’t dance, they are welcome to come anyway!
Times are set up in 15 min blocks with up to 5 dancers per slot.
2. Winter Showcase Update!
Winter Showcase T-shirt:
Included in the Winter Showcase Participation fee, every dancer receives a Winter Showcase T-Shirt! The form below lets you choose the size for your dancer’s T-shirt. You may also use the form to purchase additional shirts for family members and friends.*
*If we do not receive a form from you by 12/9, your dancer’s T-shirt size will be based on their costume size.
Winter Showcase Site: This is your one stop shop for everything winter showcase! https://sites.google.com/joyofdancenh.com/jod-winter-showcase/home
Costume Help Day! We will be having two costume days over the holiday break and are looking for volunteers to come and help! Wednesday 12/21 from 1p-6p and Wednesday 12/28 from 1-6p. Please fill out the form below if you are able to help! https://forms.gle/TPEt7VGV6m8sssWX8
3. Inclement Weather Reminder
As we are approaching snow season, we want to remind everyone how to know about any inclement weather cancellations. Generally, if schools are closed, the studio will be closed as well.
In the case of closure, we will:
*Make a decision 2 hours before classes start (in case conditions change) or by 7:30 am on a Saturday
*Post on Facebook/Instagram
*Send out an e-mail
*Send a push notification on our app
If it’s more than 2 hours before classes begin, please wait to get in touch with us. Sometimes condition change throughout the day so we like to make sure we have the most up-to-date information before making a call. We promise we will reach out!
Please note, per our policies, Joy of Dance is not responsible for cancellations due to bad weather, however, students are always welcome to make up any missed classes at another time! Simply send us an email or text to preschedule the makeup so we don’t have too many makeups on the same night.
4. Elf on the Shelf
Diamond Joy is back at the studio! Follow our social media Instagram or Facebook to follow her adventures!
5. Boots & Slippers
Cold and bitter weather is on the horizon whether we like it or not. Please remember to take off your mucky boots when entering the studio and place them on a shoe rack, not just the mat (we don’t want anyone to trip!). We understand feet get cold in the winter and bringing slippers with you to the studio might be a good solution to keep your toes toasty if you are waiting in the reception area during your dancer’s class.
6. Important Account and Tuition Information
January Tuition is posted on 12/10 and due by 12/20!
Please note that all accounts need to be up-to-date by December 20th in order for your costume to be ordered. If your account is not up-to-date at that time, there will be an extra $10 per costume fee to cover the extra cost of placing the dancer’s order separately. Ordering late will also run the risk of not receiving the costume in time for Picture Week, or potentially Recital. Many costumes are made to order, which is why we need to order so early. Please e-mail [email protected] with any questions or concerns.
7. PJ Week & French Lollipop Test
The last week of classes, December 13th-19th, before the break is PJ week! Dancers are welcome to wear their favorite pair of PJs to class all this week. Please make sure you are able to dance in your PJs or wear your dance clothes underneath.
From December 13th- 19th, Ballet dancers age 5 and up will have their French Lollipop test. The French Lollipop test is designed to test the ballet knowledge they have been working towards all year so far. Even though Ballet originated in Italy in the 15th century, it was developed further in France, where it adopted French terminology. Dancers are tested on both the technique and terminology of what they have learned in ballet so far. This is a really fun “test” and nothing to stress over! If a dancer forgets a step, they can always ask a friend(or a teacher!) to help.
8. Teacher & Staff Stockings
Teacher and Staff stockings are up! There is paper nearby with pens to write some holiday cheer or leave small gifts for your teachers. We love having personal notes from all of our dancers for the holidays!
9. Holiday Break 12/20-1/1
As a reminder, the studio will be closed for the holiday break from December 20th to January 1st Classes resume on Monday, January 2nd!
10. Lost and Found
We have many items left in the cubbies and hanging up. Please take a look through these items before we close for the break. Any items that remain will be donated.
11. Need a gift for the Holidays?
Have family & friends give the gift of dance this holiday season! Giving the gift of dance is a wonderful present from grandparents, aunts or uncles, or even family friends! Dance gift certificates are perfect for new OR already enrolled Joy of Dance students and we would be happy to make one for you. Email us at [email protected] for your gift certificate!
12. Is your dance sick? They can take class from home!
If your dancer is not able to attend class live, he or she is welcome to join us in our Virtual Studio! We have installed technology in the studios to allow for an enhanced experience as well as to maintain much-needed peer socialization. This is perfect if you have a cold or need to stay at home for any reason. Please save the link below for future use!
Virtual Studio Handbook Link
13. Merchandise Store!
We are so happy to announce a year-round merchandise store! The store will be updated each season with new JoD gear. We also have JoD and Winter Showcase Stickers available for purchase ($5) at the front desk!
To view our store please click HERE!
Have a fabulous holiday season!!
Miss Lindsey, Owner & Director
Miss Elissa, Studio Manager