Table of Contents:
- February Vacation- 2/18-2/24-Everyone
- Joy of Dance Jacket Order- Everyone who wants to order a jacket
- Sweetheart Week 2/11-2/17- Everyone
- Annual Membership renewal coming up- Everyone
- Share week and practice videos-Everyone
- Important message about sharing videos and photos-Everyone
- Recital!- Everyone participating in Recital
- Costumes-Everyone performing in recital
- Student Choreography Showcase- 2nd grade and up
- Inclement Weather-Everyone
1. February Vacation
We will be closed for February Vacation from February 18-24th. Classes will resume on Saturday, February 25th!
2. Jacket Order
We are opening up another Joy of Dance Jacker Order! To place your order please click Here!
For those who want to order a jacket, the deadline is February 17th at 6pm. This is not required!
3. Sweetheart Week 2/11-2/17
What a better way to celebrate the month of love than by sharing your fun in class with a special someone! From February 11th – 17th, dancers are encouraged to bring one family member or loved one with them to participate in class. Please make sure to wear something comfortable to move in and get ready to make some special memories!
4. Annual Membership Renewal coming up!
What is Annual membership?
The Annual Membership renewal is coming up next month for those who know they are returning next dance season to secure their spot early. It is 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 opened, (some as quickly as 2 hours after registration opens!). Having the knowledge of how many dancers are wishing to continue with their training helps us to accommodate enough space in the levels for all of our dancers.
The Annual Membership fee is posted on 3/20 and due on 3/25.
If you are not planning on returning next dance season or if you are unsure as of now, you will need to opt-out before 3/15 by filling out a form that we will send later this month. For those opting out now, you can always re-register later if you change your mind!
We will be releasing detailed information later this month, stay tuned!
5. Share Week and Practice Videos
Share week: March 6th- March 11th
Even though our share week isn’t until March, we wanted to get these dates out so families can put it in their calendars! 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 get excited about the progress they’ve made so far with their Recital pieces!
All the teachers also videotape this week and videos get uploaded into google classroom. This means parents can sit back and enjoy the performances the dancers are putting on for them!
Looking to practice? Just log in to your google classroom to listen to the music and see the practice videos. Music and practice videos will start being added before February Break!
Is your dancer in more than one class? Each class has its own google classroom, and videos can be easily and conveniently downloaded to help students practice.
Access Google Classroom Information Here!
6. Important Message About Posting Dances to Social Media
Dancers love to perform and we urge you to come into the studio to watch! As we start to work on our recital pieces, we wanted to send a few notes about posting to social media. When posting a video from class on social media, please make sure it’s only your child, or you have permission if any other child is in the video. We LOVE to see pictures of our dancers having fun both inside and outside of class, so please tag us when posting on Facebook and/or Instagram (@joyofdancenh). However, we respectfully ask you do not post any FULL videos of choreography you take during class or at any performances(partial clips are great!). This is because rehearsal videos are meant for practice purposes only and are not performance-ready for the public to see. We also want people to be surprised at Recital! We will be sharing small snippets of pieces on our FaceBook page and encourage you to share those with friends and family. After Recital, we are happy to see videos you have taken of dances posted to social media. In fact, we encourage it! We just ask that you please tag us in your posts so people know where you dance and how to find us. Thank you for your understanding on this!
7. Recital planning is underway!
Our Spring Recital is only a few months away!
Our Recital will be on June 10th at Dover High School! Stay tuned for more detailed information later this month!
After such a wonderful time on stage at our Winter Showcase, We are really looking forward to seeing our dancers shine again on stage at our big Spring Recital! We love all the buzz that’s been happening from Winter Showcase to get everyone even more excited for the next stage performance.
Now shifting our focus to Recital helps our dancers to gain confidence by working towards hitting an even big goal. It also inspires dancers to do their best and helps them understand what it takes to be a part of a team. It is a special day that will hold special memories for everyone involved!
Costumes arrive between February and April!
-*Costumes are tried on during class time so they get to practice in them.
-All costume pieces should stay in the provided garment bag in order to be kept clean and wrinkle-free until picture week.
*Please note, the costume company sends out costumes as soon as they arrive in their warehouse, so not every dancer will get to try on their costume at the same time. For our younger dancers, we will have some dress-up items to wear if their costume is not in, so everyone feels included!
This year, shipping dates have been unpredictable. We may need to get creative if dates are pushed back or some costumes become unavailable. This may mean that a class might not have a cohesive look to them this year. Remember, everything is adaptable and we will make sure to get our dancers on stage and looking fabulous!
9. Student Choreography Showcase
Any dancers ages 8 and older are invited to audition for the Showcase on March 18th at 3:30 pm. 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 $40 fee per person per dance that covers the audition and performance fees.
Please fill out the form below and an approval or denial email will be sent out within 24-48 business hours. https://forms.gle/GeEon4WhRDZ8mco37
The approval Deadline is 2/15/2023.
Choreography pieces MUST be fully completed at the time of the audition in order to be considered for the Showcase. If you are not able to attend the auditions, you will have to schedule a time BEFORE that date to audition separately.
10. Inclement Weather
The snow season has started, and 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 of condition changes) or by 7:30 am on a Saturday
*Post on Facebook/Instagram
*Send out an email
*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 conditions 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 pre schedule the makeup so we don’t have too many makeups on the same night.
Have a fabulous February!
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