Hello Joy of Dancers and families!

Below is our October Newsletter

Table of Contents

  1. Open Monday 10/11
  2. Important Recital Update!
  3. Zombie Walk
  4. Inclement Weather
  5. Free Trial Week
  6. 2 for $2 Classes
  7. Halloween
  8. Make Up Classes
  9. Boots in Lobby

Open Monday October 11th

We are holding classes are usually on Monday, October 11th. If you are not able to make it to class, please call/text/email to let us know!

Important Recital Update!!

We are beyond thrilled to let you know that our application has been accepted to hold our annual Recital at Dover High School the weekend of June 11th and 12th!! Wahoo! There will be tech rehearsals on Wednesday June 8th and Thursday June 9th.  We will have times for each event as it gets closer, but please set aside all the dates in your calendar for now.  We aren’t always able to accommodate any schedules conflicts, but we try when we can.  Please let us know if you have any conflicts ASAP and we will see if we are able to accommodate that for you.

Please note that we are not able to guarantee an indoor theatre performance at this time.  If things change and we are not able to safely hold an indoor performance, we are fortunate to have the option to hold the recital outside right in our backyard! In 2021, we rented a fabulous stage and had an amazing time celebrating our dance’s accomplishments. No matter what happens, we will be able to provide a great space for our dancers to showcase everything they learn this year.


In case you missed it from our newsletter we sent out on Friday, we have a Recital date and location! We copied the information below for you again if you need it.

We also wanted to send a reminder that costume deposits will be posted on October 20th and due on October 25th. See below for more info!

Below is some important information pertaining to costume fees for the recital: 

Recital Costume Fee

Fees will be posted 10 days before they are due.  If you wish to make several smaller payments on the costume fees, you may do so in your parent portal.  Please contact the office with any questions or help with this.


October 20th-  Costume Deposits posted

October 25th- $37 Costume Deposits due

November 15th- Costume Remainder posted

November 25th- $37 Costume Remainder due


Costume fees do not include tights.


Those who register before January 1st receive the early bird costume pricing of $74. Registering after January 1st- a one-time payment of $85.

Please note- Costumes are ordered on December 20th for up-to-date accounts only.  This includes tuition as well as all costume fees.  Accounts must be current (tuition and costumes paid in full) on or before December 20th. Costumes will not be ordered for accounts that are not up-to-date.  Accounts that are not up-to-date before costume ordering on 12/20 will incur lose the early bird rate and incur a $10.00 charge per costume for the late order.  Late orders also run the risk of not receiving the costume(s) in time for Recital Related Events.

Participation Fee

Last year our Recital t-shirts were a bit hit and dancers love sharing our Digital Download link to friends and family from near and far to show off their hard work. So, we have put together a fabulous Recital bundle to save you money! 

The Recital participation fee includes the following:

-Recital T-Shirt ($25 value) 1 per dancer ($15 extra for each additional dancer in the family)

-Professional Digital Recording ($30 value)

-Recital Gift ($10 value)

-Easy Online Ticketing (Priceless!)

All for just $35 for a 1 dancer family!

The Recital participation fee is due March 1st.

Including all of the above, our Recital fee helps to cover the additional costs of running a recital, such as the behind-the-scenes planning and hiring staff to work backstage.  This helps us put on an unforgettable experience for our dancers and their families!

*The participation fee does not include any tickets for the show.  Ticket sales are used to cover the cost of renting the facilities as well as administrative related fees.

Zombie Walk October 29th!
Joy of Dance will be participating in the Zombie Thriller Walk this year.  We will be dancing to “Thriller” dressed as our favorite undead on Friday, October 29th. Participation is optional. The walk will start @ 7p in Rochester, NH on Main Street.
A group rehearsal will be held at 3:30pm on October 24 at Studio 109, located at 73 Pickering Rd Suite B96, Gonic, NH 03839.
Dancers in 2nd grade and up are invited to join us for this fun event. We will learn the dance for the Zombie Walk in the following classes:
Dance Adventures 1
Dance Adventures 1/2
Hip Hop 1-6
Workshop 1-7
Please fill out this form if you are interested in joining us–> https://forms.gle/82vkAwXz57uSXZ7q9

Inclement Weather

As we are approaching snow season, we want to remind everyone how to know about any inclement weather cancellations. Most of the time if school is closed, the studio will be closed as well. In case of closure, we will post to Facebook and send out an e-mail roughly 2 hours before the start of class. Please wait to contact us until that 2 hour mark has pasted.  Sometimes things can change in the evenings, so we like to wait until closer to class time to make the call!

Please note, per our policies, Joy of Dance is not responsible for cancellations due to bad weather, however, students are always welcome to make up any missed classes at another time.  Just send us an email to set up a makeup date so we don’t have too many makeups on the same night. (see make up policy below).

Free Trial Week *SPECIAL ALERT!*

October 18th-23rd is our free trial week! Free trial week is for current dancers to try new classes and also for them to bring a friend to try class with them.  Simply have your friend call or text 603-664-4309 or email [email protected] to get started.

*Please note that only open classes are available for the free trial week.

SPECIAL ALERT- If you bring a friend and he or she signs up within 24 hours, then you will both receive a $20 account credit! They just need to write your name in the referral line when registering for the class.  On top of that, you are still eligible to receive the referral credit of $50 after your friend has been registered for 3 months! That’s $70 in savings for EVERY dancers you refer.

2 for $2 Special for new students

Do you have a friend who you think would love to join our dance family? If they can’t make free class week, let them know about this special offer!  With fall sports coming to an end, why not try new dance classes? Simply purchase a voucher for just $2 and you will be able to attend 2 classes in the same week! We only have a hand full of vouchers left, so don’t wait to tell your friends and have them contact the office via email or phone to receive theirs today.  Don’t forget to tell them about our referral program!  When they put you name down at registration, you with BOTH receive a $25 account credit after 3 months.

Halloween Week! October 25th-31st. 

We will still be celebrating our favorite Spooky Season during our Halloween costume week! Make sure you get your costumes ready!

Makeup Classes:

As stated in our attendance policies, if a dancer misses a class for any reason, he or she is welcome to make up that class at a different time. It is much easier to make up classes in the fall as we have not started our Recital pieces yet. Classes for ages 3 to 2nd grade have an opposite class in the same level on a different day that you may attend. If there is not an opposite class, another class offered closest to your age group can be taken instead. Please call or text 603-664-4309 or email [email protected] the office to set up your makeup class.

Boots & Slippers

Cold and bitter weather is on the horizon whether we like it or not. Please remember to take off your mucky boots when entering the studio. We understand feet get cold in the winter so it’s a great idea to bring a pair of slippers with you for our Tiny Stars parents who are waiting in the lobby while their dancer is in class.

Thank you!

Miss Lindsey, Owner & Director

Lindsay Sullivan, Studio Manager

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