Hello, Joy of Dancers and families,

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Happy December!


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.  Weather-related closings will be sent out through an e-mail and posted to our Facebook page as well as on the Cancelations page under the Home tab.

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 act that time, there will be an extra $10 per dance 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 Tara at office@joyofdancenh.com with any questions or concerns.

Starting Monday, we will be measuring all dancers for costumes.  We will add 1 inch to all girth measurements(the leotard measurement), as we know these kids can grow fast! We will not be able to make costumes for size exchanges, so 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 me know and we can look at it together.


January 2nd is the official date of the first class at the new studio! We will start moving over to the new studio starting Monday, December 18th from 7:00pm- 9:00pm and also Thursday, December 21st from 4:00pm-8:00pm. If you have a truck, we’d love to have you join us either or both days! We definitely need one truck on the 21st to help us move some of the bigger items, so please let us know if you are available.  We will also be working the next couple of weekends to get the new space finished in time.  If you are interested/available to lend a hand, join the group below to stay up-to-date on days/times we will be working!


Grand Opening Celebration!

Come join us for our GRAND OPENING at our new location of 29 Calef Highway in Lee, NH conveniently located 1 minute north of the Lee Traffic Circle. We are welcoming current and new families for fun, food and free registration for new students! Meet our faculty, tour the NEW studio, and try free dance demo classes. You’ll see why dancers at Joy of Dance are considered family!

Stop by to check us out on:
Saturday, January 6th from 1pm-5pm
Frozen Wonderland class- 2:00pm-2:45pm ages 3-7
Intro to Ballet 3:00pm-3:30pm ages 11 & up
Intro to Jazz 3:30pm-4:00pm ages 11 & up

Want the chance to win a custom Joy of Dance water bottle?

I’m guessing your answer is yes! For your chance to win, head over to our Facebook page and follow the directions below.

1. “Like” our page
2. Share the post on your page
3. Comment “Shared” on the original post
4. For an extra chance to win, in a separate comment just tag a friend (or two or more!) who might be interested in joining our dance family!

The winner of the water bottle will be announced at the Grand Opening, so make sure to share before then to be entered to win!

Referral Credits Applied

Thanks so much to those who have referred new families to join our dance family! The first round of the $25 referral credit has been applied to both the new family’s and current family’s account.  We greatly appreciate you sharing your love of dance with your family and friends!

*Credits are applied after both families have been dancing with us for three months

Reception Area note

If you need to drop off your dancer or pick them up more than 15 minutes before/after their scheduled class time, please let us know ahead of time if it is a weekly occurrence or a one-time thing.  We completely understand this is necessary sometimes in order to juggle schedules. However, please be aware that the teachers cannot be responsible for the dancers outside of their class time.  Dancers should also be mindful that they are expected to be courteous of others in the waiting room and have homework or another activity to stay occupied while waiting.  We appreciate your help in this matter!

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 Tuesday, January 2nd.  The last week of classes before break will be the French Lollipop test for ballet dancers ages 5 and up as well as wear your PJ’s to class 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.

Need a gift for the Holidays?

We offer gift certificates for dance classes.   Dance can be a great gift from Grandparents or other relatives! 

Student Choreography Showcase

For dancers 8 years old and up, the sign up sheet 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 is listed on the Recital page of our website.

Recital at Oyster River High School on June 9th and 10th

Mark your calendars if you haven’t already! Remember Tech Rehearsal is the Tuesday and Wednesday (June 5th, and 6th) before Recital.  We will have more details on this on or before May 1st.

Have a fabulous holiday season!!!

Miss Lindsey

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