Spring into March!

Table of Contents:

Annual Membership

New Programs, Policies & Tuition Information for 2020-2021 Dance Season

Recital Makeup Kits

Costume Day

Choreography & Recital Music

Parent Appreciation Week

Recital Prep

Costume Item List & Tights

Student Choreography Showcase

March Performances

University of New Hampshire Dance Trip

We’re Hiring!

Annual Membership

The annual membership is designed to help make the enrollment process as easy as possible for our dance families. No need to stress over if a class will fill up before you get a chance to register anymore! Plus, we enroll your dancer(s) for you, so you don’t have to worry or stress about getting into the class(es) recommended for you and/or your dancer.

The annual membership fee is $40 per dancer and $75 per family for 2020-2021 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 fill out this Opt-out Google Form to let us know by March 15th to avoid being charged the $40 membership fee.

New Programs, Policies & Tuition Information for 2020-2021 Dance Season

We have updated our policies and tuition for the 2020-2021 dance year. Please set aside about 15-20 minutes to read through the material here and make sure to jot down any questions you may have for us. We’re always here to answer your questions!

We are also proud to announce some new and exciting programs for next year! The details are listed out in the PDF below.

Updated policies- https://joyofdancenh.com/parentsandstudentshandbook-3-pages/

Tuition and other fees- https://joyofdancenh.com/tuition/

New Programs-  Class Programs for 2020-2021.pdf

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 Maddi 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.

Costume Day

Would you like to get a sneak peek at all of the costumes? Come to the studio Saturday, March 14th from 9:00am-12:00pm, to help us unpack and prepare the costumes to be handed to the dancers during their classes. You do not need any garment knowledge, just the willingness to lend a helping hand!

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 have been placed in albums according to the day of the week they meet. Download Recital Music 2020 here.

 

Parent Appreciation Week

We appreciate all of our families for being a support system for our dancers! Be sure to stop in the studio during our Parent Appreciation Week: March 25th-31st 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
  • Wednesday and Friday morning: 9:30-10:45
  • 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 21st at 12:30 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. If the dancer has completed all steps on or before March 16th and makes it into the Showcase, there is a fee of $30 per dancer per dance to cover the cost of auditioning and running the Showcase ($10 audition fee & $20 performance fee). 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!

Dancing To Make A Difference

Saturday, March 7th

Noble High School

1:00pm & 7:00 pm

Address: 388 Somersworth Rd, North Berwick, ME 03906

Performers at 1:00 pm: Petite Performance Team, Junior Hip Hop Trope & Junior Performance Team

Performers at 7:00 pm: Teen Hip Hop Troupe, Senior Hip Hop Troupe, Senior Performance Team & Alegria Dance Company

Dance Northeast:

Saturday, March 14th 

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

Address: 31 Wakefield St, Rochester, NH 03867

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

Performers at 7:00 pm: Alegria Dance Company, Senior Performace Team, Senior Hip Hop Troupe and Teen Hip Hop Troupe (on stage rehearsal time TBD).

  University of New Hampshire Dance Trip

We are planning a trip to UNH to see the dance company perform on 4/3! UNH’s Ballet and Jazz, Tap, Aerial Companies will be coming together to perform SPLASH, an underwater extravaganza.

When: Friday, April 3rd

Time: 7:00pm

Where: UNH Johnson Theatre

Tickets: Pricing TBD. We are hoping to get a big enough group for a discounted rate. Please email Maddi at info@joyofdancenh.com if you are interested in attending!

  We’re Hiring!

Joy of Dance is growing and we’re looking for a couple of FABULOUS instructors for next year! If you’re looking to teach in a warm, supportive and welcoming space, we’d love to hear from you. We have openings for varies styles and ages, along with availability to help out with office work if interested.

If you recommend someone that we end up hiring, we will give you a $100 referral credit to your account after the first three months!

Please email us at joyofdancenh@gmail.com for more information!

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