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

 

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. We will send a push notification through our new app as well!

Elf on the Shelf

You may have noticed a new friend hanging around at the studio! Help us in giving her a name! She’ll be visiting all over the studio, follow our Instagram (@joyofdancenh) to follow her adventures and send in names!

Referral Contest!

You only have 20 days left!

Time to get in touch with those you think would enjoy having the JOY of dance in their lives to have them try a class on us!
-When they register, tell them to put your name in the referral section so you both will get credit for the referral
-For every friend you recommend that registers after their trial class, you will receive $20 AMAZON gift card AND get $20 to gift to your friend in account credits.
-At the end of the 6 weeks, whoever refers the MOST dancers wins the GRAND PRIZE!

🌟 Grand Prize 🌟

$100 dinner for your family at the restaurant of your choice, delivered personally by Miss Lindsey!

 

 

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 (for our Tiny Stars parents)

Important Account Information

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 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- Friday is the last day!

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 Wilkinson Food Pantry. Items needed include (but not limited to): baked beans, snack crackers, canned fruit and vegetables, stuffing, pie crust mix, instant oatmeal, etc.
MOST  NEEDED ITEMS:
Breakfast Bars
Cereal crackers coffee juice tuna
Deodorant tissues toilet paper paper towels
Shampoo/conditioner
Toothbrush/toothpaste
Dish/laundry detergent.

 

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 20th to January 3rd. Classes resume on January 4th.

The last week of classes, December 14th-20th, 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

From December 14th- 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.

 

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!

Student Choreography Showcase

For dancers 8 years old and up, it’s Showcase time! There are only 3 months left until the audition, so it’s best to get started soon! The information sheet on the Showcase can be found attached.

 

Have a fabulous holiday season!!!

JoD Staff

 

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