Happy February!

Winter break

We will be closed for Winter Break from February 22nd to February 28th. Classes will resume on February 29th.

We will be open for President’s Day February 17th!

Annual Membership

What is annual membership?

The annual membership is your membership fee for the next dance season. 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.

Share Week and Practice Videos

The last week of classes is a fun week at the studio! 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 to get excited about the progress they’ve made so far with their Recital pieces.  All the teachers also videotape this week in order to send out for practicing over break and beyond.  This means parents can sit back and enjoy the performances the dancers are putting on for them! To view choreography videos, download the Band App in the App store.  After, you can use this Choreography Link to connect to our profile.  Dances will be placed in albums according to the day of the week they meet. Download Recital Music 2020 here.

Important Message About Posting Dances to Social Media 

We LOVE to see pictures of our dancers having fun both inside outside of class, so please tag us when posting on FaceBook(@joyofdancenh) or Instagram(joyofdancenh).  However, we respectfully ask you not to post any full videos of choreography you take during class or at any performances until after Recital takes place.  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!  After Recital, we are happy to see any 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!

Receiving Costumes & Tights

We are getting so excited for Recital now that costumes are starting to be delivered. Please note that we will be handing them out once we receive ALL for each class but some costumes will be shipping at a later date due to warehouse stocking. No need to worry if your costume hasn’t arrived in the near future. We promise all costumes have been ordered and have shipping dates.

Remember, one pair of tights per style per dancer is included in the costume fee. Important– tights are sized differently than costumes. WE have guessed on tight sizes, so you will need to check the size chart for the height and the weight of the dancer to determine the correct size. Please do this BEFORE you open the tights. We are unable to exchange an open pair of tights for a different size.

Bathroom breaks

We want to make sure our dancers are getting the most out of their time while at Joy of Dance, so please remind them to use the bathroom before leaving home or when arriving at the studio!

Bring Your Sweetheart to Dance Class

What a better way to celebrate the month of love than by sharing your fun in class with a special someone! From February 8th – 14th, 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!

Parent’s Night Out!

Just imagine your little one having a blast at the studio while you get to enjoy a romantic night out with your loved one… luckily for you, we have just the thing!

Dancers and siblings ages 3 and up are invited to join us for a fun evening of crafts, dancing, games, movies and more. Older dancers can use this time to use our studios, work on technique and hang out with friends. Siblings of dancers are welcome to attend as well. Please note, all children attending must be potty trained. We will have snacks available, but dancers should eat dinner before arriving. If you wish to bring your own snacks/drinks/cups, please label everything with the dancer’s name and leave any peanut/tree nut products at home.

  • When: Friday, February 14th, 2020
  • Drop off: 5:45pm
  • Pick up: 9:30 pm. Younger dancers are welcome to be picked up earlier if needed. *There will be a $10 late pickup fee for any parents arriving past 9:40 pm.
  • Cost: $22 charged to the card on file or $20 if paid by cash/check. ($15 card or $12 cash/check respectively for each additional sibling. **Please specify in the comments if you plan to pay cash/check.)

Recital Props Building Day

We are looking for several volunteers to help us build and decorate various props needed for our annual recital. We will need all kinds of help from painting to those comfortable with power tools. Please register below if you would like to lend a hand!

  • Day: Saturday, February 15th
  • Start Time: 12:30pm
  • Register HERE!

Speaking of Events…

We would love to see some of our Joy of Dance family come out to support our dancers in their upcoming performances.  It’s a great time cheering on your fellow dancers, supporting a good cause and also getting to see many other talented dancers from surrounding studios perform.  There are two opportunities next month,  Dancing to Make A Difference on March 7th and Dance Northeast on March 14th. The Events page has more detailed information for you.

Recital is June 6th and 7th!!!

With some input from dancers and staff, our Recital theme is now called “Power Up”! Our Production dancers have been hard at work on their video game inspired choreography and can’t wait to share the opening number at Recital. Mark your calendars for June 6th & 7th if you haven’t already! We will be sending out information on tights, shoes, hair, and accessories in the near future.

Student Choreography Showcase

Any dancer ages 8 and older are invited on Saturday, March 21st at 1:00 pm to audition for the Showcase. 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 $10 audition fee per dancer and a sign-up sheet is on Miss Lindsey’s desk at the studio. Choreography pieces MUST be fully completed at the time of the audition in order to be considered for the Showcase.  More information on this can be found on the Recital tab on our website.  If the dancer has completed all steps on or before March 16th and makes it into the Showcase, there is a performance fee of $20 per dancer per dance to cover the cost of running the Showcase. Audience members do not need to buy tickets for the Showcase.

Illness Policy

As winter season is in full swing, we are seeing more and more kids coming in with illnesses of varying degrees and types. We would like to take a moment and go over our policy for illness with you so we can help keep our studio and dancers as healthy as possible this school year.

Please make sure anyone coming to the studio either to attend classes or sit in the reception area, are free of the following symptoms for at least 24 hours WITHOUT medications before returning to class:
*Vomiting
*Diarrhea
*Fever
*Green Mucous
*Productive Cough

Remember that any class missed due to illness is able to be made up by attending either the same level or a level below for your child’s age range in any style they choose.

Thank you for helping to keep our dancers healthy!

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