March Newsletter

Annual Membership

The annual membership is a new offering this year 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 opens, some as quickly as 2 hours after registration opens! With this new process, we will be able to foresee what classes may need extra levels, enabling our dancers the opportunity to sign up their favorite classes. We’ll be sending out a separate email with more detailed information later next week.

The annual membership fee is $40 per dancer and $75 per family and will be charged April 1st to current families.  The fee includes priority registration, the Recital Digital Download, easy enrollment, and special discounts for birthday parties, workshops and summer camps/classes. Reminders will be sent via email in February and March.  Families wishing to opt out of membership must provide written notification (email) no later than March 15th.

Recital Makeup Kits

 

A little worried about applying stage makeup on your young dancer at Recital? We are happy to offer Recital makeup kits for our youngest dancers ages 3-8! Kits include eyeshadow in warm taupe and champagne shimmer, liner in burgundy plum, sweet pink cheek color, long-lasting raspberry lip color, and a double-sided application brush. An instruction packet and a video tutorial link are also included and will retail for $36. Please email Nicole at info@joyofdancenh.com by MARCH 15TH if you are interested in purchasing one.

*For our first-year parents- you are probably thinking, “Makeup?! Why does my child need to wear makeup?” We’re so glad you asked! Dancers wear make-up on stage to enhance their facial features, which can be washed out under the harsh stage lights.  Younger dancers just need a little bit of light makeup applied to counteract the stage lights. A little eye shadow, mascara, blush, and pink lipstick will help your dancer shine even more on stage! It does help to practice ahead of time if you think it might bother him or her.

Practice, Practice, Practice!

To view choreography videos to help your dancer practice at home, 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 2019 here.

Barre Fitness Class- New Session!

Have the winter blues?  We have you covered! We are offering a 6-week Barre Fitness class with Miss Kim Hamer!! Barre is a ballet-inspired workout that sculpts your muscles using a combination of dance, Pilates, and yoga-inspired exercises choreographed to motivating music.

Thursdays 7:00-8:00 pm March 7th-April 18th. Please note, there will be no class 3/21. Ages 13+!

$60 for the session OR $15 cash drop-in.
Space is limited, so we do recommend registering as soon as possible! To guarantee a spot every week, sign up through your parent portal! If choosing drop-in, you must email or call the office by 6:00 pm the day of in order to reserve your spot. Please note, we cannot guarantee an open spot for drop-ins without a call ahead.

No dance experience is needed! You can wear ballet shoes, yoga socks, or even go barefoot. Mini bands, felt gliders and chairs are provided for participants. Feel free to bring a yoga mat if desired.

Parent Appreciation Week

We appreciate all of our families for being a support system to our dancers! Be sure to stop in the studio during our Parent Appreciation Week: March 25th-30th for some treats on us! This is a treat for you, something you don’t have to share with your kids for once!

Monday-Friday: 4pm-6pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm

Recital Prep Is In Full Swing!!

There are A LOT of moving parts that go along with putting on a recital.  We will be sending out a separate Recital Newsletter shortly with important information regarding your dancer’s big day(s)! Remember, all Recital information sheets will be posted to the recital tab on our website as soon as it becomes available as well as information for all events.

Costume Item List & Tights

The Costume Item list for Recital is now posted under the Recital tab on the website. This is where you will find how the dancers need to wear their hair, what kind of tights and shoes they need and anything else related to costumes for Recital. One pair of each style tights per dancer is included in the costume fee. These will be handed out this month.

IMPORTANT- Please check the sizing chart on the packaging before opening your tights. We will be happy to make any sizing exchanges needed, however, tights are not exchangeable once they are opened.

Costumes are still arriving until the end of April, so if you haven’t received yours yet, don’t worry!

 

Student Choreography Showcase

Any dancer ages 8 and older are invited on Saturday, March 16th at 2:00 pm to audition for the Student Choreography 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.  As long as the dancer has completed all steps on or before March 16th and he or she will make it into the Showcase,  There is a performance fee of $20 per dancer per dance to cover the cost of running the Showcase.  Both audition fee and performance fee are due at the time of auditions.   Audience members do not need to buy tickets for the Showcase. We look forward to a wonderful show!

 

March Performances

We have been working so hard on our upcoming performance pieces and we would LOVE to see some familiar faces in the audience. Showcases like these help younger dancers understand the values of dancing on stage, the promotion of community and the importance of supporting one another!

Dance Northeast:

Saturday, March 23rd 

Rochester Opera House 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm 

Address: 31 Wakefield St, Rochester, NH 03867

Performers at 2:00 pm: Junior Team, Junior Hip Hop Troupe, Teen Hip Hop Troupe (no on-stage rehearsal)

Performers at 7:00 pm: Senior Team, Senior Elite and Senior Troupe (on stage rehearsal time TBD).

 

Dancing To Make A Difference 

Saturday, March 30th 

Noble High School 

7:00 pm 

Address: 388 Somersworth Rd, North Berwick, ME 03906 

Call time will be earlier in the day and we will know a week ahead of time. 

Performers at 7:00 pm: Petite Team, Junior Team, Junior Hip Hop Troupe, Teen Hip Hop Troupe, Senior Team, Senior Elite, and Senior Troupe

 

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