Table of Contents
- Download our App
- $10 Class Special
- Studio Closings
- Inclement Weather Reminder
- Elf on the Shelf
- Boots & Slippers
- Important Account & Tuition Information
- Act of Kindness Food Drive- Extended until 12/10!
- Holiday Break & PJ Week
- Staff Stockings
- French Lollipop Test
- Lost and Found
- Need a Gift for the Holidays?
- Did you know?
- Student Choreography Showcase
Do you have our 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 (sometimes the links are glitchy so if it isn’t working, you can always find the link in the Virtual Studio Handbook!). If you find your inbox gets overwhelmed easily, subscribing to push notifications to get reminders and important information will be the easiest way to keep up-to-date on all things JoD!
Find the Joy of Dance app by clicking the links below!
The app will also be the quickest way to get weather-related updates.
$10 Class Special!
Throughout the last three weeks before the break (11/29-12/18), current and new students may try out any open class for just $10 for the entire month (that’s just over $3 per class)! 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. Starting 11/29, register on our website or through your portal for any class that has available room. When registering, just add code: SPECIAL10 in the comment section!
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. It’s always a good idea to add those dates to your phone calendar as well!
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.
Elf on the Shelf
Diamond Joy is back at the studio! Follow our Instagram (@joyofdancenh) to follow her adventures!
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.
Important Account and Tuition Information
January Tuition is posted on 12/10 and due is by 12/20!
Please note that all accounts need to be up-to-date by December 9th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Acts of Kindness: Food Drive- Extended to 12/10!
Next time you go grocery shopping, why not pick up a couple of items for those in need this holiday season? Donations will be going directly to the Lee Church Congregational & The Barrington Food Pantry. Items needed include (but not limited to): baked beans, can openers, snack crackers, canned fruit, and vegetables, stuffing, tuna, instant oatmeal, etc. For every item brought in, you can enter to win a Joy of Dance reusable grocery tote! Please see the front desk receptionist to fill out your tickets. The drawing will be held on 12/11!
MOST NEEDED ITEMS:
Cereal, crackers, coffee, juice, tuna
Deodorant, tissues, toilet paper, paper towels
Holiday Break and PJ Week!
As a reminder, the studio will be closed for the holiday break from December 20th to January 2nd. Classes resume on January 3rd!
The last week of classes, December 13th-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.
Teacher & Staff Stockings
Teacher and Staff stockings are up! Come in to leave a note for your teacher and spread the holiday cheer!
French Lollipop Test
From December 13th- 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.
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 break. Any items that remain will be donated.
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@example.com for your gift certificate!
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
Student Choreography Showcase
For dancers in 2nd grade and older, it’s Showcase time! There are just over 3 months left until the audition on March 19th at 3:30pm, so it’s best to get started soon! To submit your application please fill out the following form. Student Showcase Form
Have a fabulous holiday season!!
Miss Lindsey, Owner & Director
Miss Elissa, Studio Manager