Table of Contents
1.Open for Veteran’s Day 11/11
2. Thanksgiving Break
3. Inclement Weather
4. Boots and Slippers
5. Halloween Party Pictures,
6. Costume Deposits/Remainders
7. Recital Announcement- In case you missed it!
8. Joy of Dance Clothing Order
9. Acts of Kindness: Food Drive
10. $10 December Class Special!
11. The Nutcracker Trip 12/05/21
12. Makeup Class Options
13. Did you know? Virtual classes offered!
Open for Veteran’s Day
Please note, we will be open Wednesday, 11/11 for Veterans Day.
The studio will be closed for normal classes during our Thanksgiving Break from Monday, November 22nd to Sunday, November 28th. We hope everyone is able to enjoy time with their families and loved ones!
Inclement Weather Reminder
As we are approaching snow season, we want to remind everyone how to know about any inclement weather cancellations. Most of the time if schools are closed, the studio will be closed as well.
In the case of closure, we will:
*Post on Facebook/Instagram
*Send out an e-mail 2 hours before the start of class.
*Send a push notification on our app
If it’s more than 2 hours before classes begin, please wait to get in touch with us. Sometimes condition change throughout the day so we like to make sure we have the most up-to-date information before making a call. We promise we will reach out!
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! Simply send us an email or text to preschedule the makeup so we don’t have too many makeups on the same night.
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 studios. We understand feet get cold in the winter, so for our Tiny Stars parents- feel free to bring slippers into the studio to wear while you wait for your dancer!
We had a super fun week of Halloween party games. Head to our Facebook & Instagram pages to check out all the great pictures!
As previously mentioned, costume deposits have been posted on your account. Remainders will be posted 11/15 and are due 11/25 for costume ordering in December. Please reach out if you have any questions at all!
Please note- Costumes are ordered on December 15th 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.
Recital Announcement- In case you missed it!
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.
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.
Have you joined the Band App yet? This is where students can practice their dances for the end of year performance! https://band.us/n/
Joy of Dance Clothing Order
We are putting together a clothing order that will be sent by the end of next week. The order will be ready in December before the holidays and make the perfect gift for your dancer!
Acts of Kindness: Food Drive
Next time you go grocery shopping, why not pick up a couple of items for those in need this holiday season? We will have a food drive drop off in the studio for the month of November that will be going directly to the Lee Church Congregational & The Barrington Food Pantry. Items needed include (but not limited to): baked beans, snack crackers, canned fruit and vegetables, stuffing, pie crust mix, instant oatmeal, etc. For every item brought in, you can enter to win a Joy of Dance reusable grocery tote! Please see the front desk receptionist to fill out your tickets. Drawing will be held on 12/2!
$10 Class Special!
Throughout the month of December (1st-18th), current and new students may try out any open class for just $10! This is the perfect time to check out that class you’ve always been interested in trying or to get some extra technique training in. Starting 12/1, register on our website or through your portal for any class that has available room. When registering, just add code: SPECIAL10 in the comment section! It’s that easy to get into a new class for the new year!
The Nutcracker Trip 12/05/21
This year on 12/05/21 will be be attending The Nutcracker at The Colonial Theater in Laconia, NH. Our very own Miss Marissa will be performing. We will be getting tickets in advance at a group rate. We will send out an email with details and ordering information please respond to that email to attend. If there are any questions you may call or email us.
Makeup Class Options
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 7-year-olds have an opposite class on a different day which you may attend. If there is not an opposite class, another class offered closest to your age group can be taken instead. Please call/text at 603-664-4309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your make up class.
If your dancer is not able to attend class live, he or she is welcome to join us in our Virtual Studio! We have installed technology in the studios to allow for an enhanced experience as well as to maintain much-needed peer socialization. This is perfect if you have a cold or need to stay at home for any reason. Please save the link below for future use!
Virtual Studio Handbook Link
Miss Lindsey, Owner & Director at Joy of Dance
Lindsay Sullivan, Studio Manager