Happy New Year Joy of Dancers!
Table of Contents:
- Recital Info coming soon!
- Open for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Fairytale Storytime
- PJ Party!
- Student Choreography Showcase
- Costume Volunteers Needed!
- Important Message about posting Dances to Social Media
- Band App (For recital dances!)
- Our JoD App!
- Virtual Studio Handbook (Zoom Links Here!)
1. Recital is coming!! EEK!
Start getting excited, because Recital is only 5 months away!
The Recital is a time for our dancers to show off the hard work they put in all year long. The dancers look forward to putting on their fabulous costumes, performing on stage, and having a blast! It helps them to gain confidence by working towards hitting a big goal they set at the beginning of the year. 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!
We’ll be announcing more details in the next month or so. Be sure to keep an eye out for that soon!
Recital Choreography begins this month!
Speaking of Recital, we will be starting choreography for our recital dances this month! At this time, we ask that our dance parents speak to their dancers about the importance of making a commitment to their classmates to finish out the dance year. Formations are specific to each number of dancers in the piece and can be hard to re-do if a dancer leaves class before the end of the year. Dance is a team sport and everyone depends on each other in order to put on a great show! Of course, we know things happen, so please reach out if you have any concerns. We are often able to problem solve and figure out a solution to any issues!
2. Don’t forget, we will be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 18th for regular classes.
3. Fairytale Storytime- Fun Activity for a Day Off From School!
Guests will enjoy a morning full of Fairytale Wonder! Stories, dance instructions, and movement games will keep your little one active and having fun all while you enjoy a worry-free holiday morning! Both Joy of Dance students (and siblings!) and new families are all welcome to attend!
- Date: Monday, January 18th (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
- Ages: 3-8 (must be potty-trained)
- Guests are welcome to wear gowns on top of loose, comfortable clothing.
- Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
- Cost: $15
- Register HERE
4. Annual PJ Party!!
This year we are unable to hold the annual sleepover, but the good news is, we can have a super fun PJ Party instead! The party will be on Saturday, February 6th! Dancers will learn a combo, share recital pieces, play dance games, and have tons of fun! Space is very limited this year, so sign up early!
We will not be able to serve food this year, so please make sure your dancer eats a healthy dinner before attending. Please bring lots of water with you!
We will be following the same Covid-19 guidelines that we have been following during normal class hours. So don’t forget to wear your favorite cozy mask!
5:00 pm-6:30 pm – Mini PJ Party
Classes: Shooting Stars 1 through Shooting Stars 3
7:00 pm -10:00 pm – Extended PJ Party
Classes: Dance Adventures, Hip Hop 1 and older
Dance Adventures, Workshop 1 & 2 Register HERE
Workshop 3-6 Register HERE
5. Student Choreography Showcase
Any dancer ages 8 and older are invited to audition for the Showcase (Date TBD). 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 $30 fee per person per dance that covers the audition and performance fees.
You must email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the song and the lyrics in order to get an approval of your song. AFTER you get approval, you must fill out this Google Form.
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. More information on this can be found on the Recital tab on our website.
6. Costume Volunteers Needed!
On January 30th from 9:30 am-12:30 am, we will need 5-10 volunteers to help us unbox costumes, label, and hang them. If you are free that morning and would like an EXCLUSIVE first look at the costumes, please register as a volunteer HERE. You do not have to be available the entire time to sign up. Just let us know when you register the time that you expect to be able to make it.
This process is so fun and we look forward to sharing it with you!
7. Important Message About Posting Dances to Social Media
Parents, please note that we share dances during the last class of each month. 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 note about posting 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 and/or Instagram (@joyofdancenh). However, we respectfully ask you not to 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 shares 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!
8. Band App
The Band App is where students can find videos of choreography from class! This will be super important to have once recital dances start. Please download the app on your smartphone or tablet, and remind your dancer to review their choreography that will get uploaded at least every other month.
Join the JoD Band group HERE
9. 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!
10. Virtual Studio Handbook
Looking for Zoom links to attend class virtually? Wanting a refresher on our Covid-19 Guidelines? Look no further! This Handbook is a one stop shop for all our policies and zoom links!
Happy New Year!
The JoD Staff