With so much happening at the studio, we thought it would be a great idea to send a mid-month newsletter to avoid multiple separate emails. Please review the information below and be aware of any deadlines. Thank you!

Winter Break Reminder

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

Annual Membership

The annual membership is your membership fee for the next dance season. We are currently finalizing new information about the upcoming dance season and will be sending out a separate email with a google form that will need to be completed by March 15th. Please keep an eye out this week for that email. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at info@joyofdancenh.com or call us at (603) 397-5391.

Student Choreography Showcase

There is still space for any dancer ages 8 and older to audition for the Showcase on Saturday, March 21st at 1:00 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 $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.

Interested in Apprenticing?

Dancers who will be 12 by the end of the year next year who might be interested in apprenticing for the 2020-2021 dance year (if your dancer will not be 12 yet, you can ignore this section).  Attached is a list of expectations and an article about what is expected in class and how to best help your teacher. Please print out a copy for yourself and a signed copy to hand to the front desk. 

Attachment: Apprentice Guidelines 2020.pdf (195.6kB)

Current apprentices will need to let me know if they would like to keep their same classes by the end of March. 

Dancers who are interested in joining the apprentice program will need to let me know what age group they would be most interested in apprenticing and if there are any days they are unavailable to apprentice. This year we will be having dancers interested in joining the program attend a class to observe and take note of what might be expected of them. I will set this up sometime by the beginning of May.

Available classes are first given to current apprentices. From there, we offer them to our dancers by age and then to those who are available for the classes that are still open. We do take into account dependability and commitment to dance as well. Except for Shooting Stars Ballet/Tap, dancers must be studying the dance form they wish to apprentice for.

Hip Hop Sneakers

This is a reminder that you have until this Friday, 2/21, to let us know if you would like to place an order for hip hop sneakers. This will be the last order we make before the recital. The cost is $55. Please email info@joyofdancenh.com with your child’s name, street shoe size, and payment preference. We can add this to your card on file or you may pay with cash or check at the studio.

Handicap Parking

Please make sure to only be using the two handicap spots out front if you have a handicap parking tag. We have seen a few cars sitting there waiting for dancers in class and we would like to make sure to leave those spots open for those who need them. Don’t forget about the additional parking out back.

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