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 the website (please hover over the “About” tab to see the Cancellation tab), Facebook and e-mail roughly 2 hours before the start of class. We will not be in the studio to answer phone calls so please check these three places first. 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. Please email us ahead of time to schedule a makeup class.
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 and place them on a shoe rack, not just the matt (we don’t want anyone to trip!). We understand feet get cold in the winter and bringing slippers with you to the studio might be a good solution to keep your toes toasty while you wait in the reception area during your dancer’s class.
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. If you haven’t done so already, please log in to see the fees.
We are putting together a clothing order that will be sent out soon and due by November 11th. The order will be ready in December before we go on break for the holidays. All orders are placed online through a link that we will send out in the email so please keep an eye out for it. Joy of Dance clothing makes wonderful holiday presents for dancers and parents alike!
Throughout the month of December (1st-18th), current and new students may try out any open class for just $5! Adults too! 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. Register on our website or through your portal for any class that has available room. When registering, just add code: SPECIAL5 in the comment section! New and existing students may take advantage of this offer. Per our trial class policy, dancers will automatically be enrolled in the class 48 hours after the last class (December 20th) unless the office is notified of your student dropping. It’s that easy to get into a new class for the new year!
Next time you go grocery shopping, why not pick up a couple 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. The drawing will be held 12/1!
You’re invited to Royal Ballet Storytime on 11/12 from 10:30-12:00 pm
Guests ages 3-8 will enjoy a morning full of ballerina stories, dance instructions, and movement games while mom & dad enjoy a worry-free holiday morning for only $10! Joy of Dance students and new families are both welcome to attend! Register Here!
Please note, we will be open 11/12 for Veterans Day (Observed).
The studio will be closed for normal classes during our Thanksgiving Break from Monday, November 19th to Sunday, November 25th. We hope everyone is able to enjoy time with their families and loved ones!
Our office hours for this week will be Monday 11/19 10am-5pm & Tuesday 11/20 10am-6pm.
*Remember, holidays and breaks are listed in the Parents and Students Handbook as well as on the website under the Events page.*
Small Business Saturday Holiday Fair 11/24 10:00-2: 00 pm at Joy of Dance
The Joy of Dance Disney Squad will be hosting a Small Business Holiday Fair at the studio this month. Not only is this a great opportunity to get some LOCAL holiday shopping done, but also a way to help support our dancers who are dancing in Disney Spring of 2019! They are currently seeking vendors for this event! This is a great way to market your small business and work with others to support a wonderful fundraising community! Please contact Cara Wiley at email@example.com with any questions.
The Manchester Monarchs will be hosting their first dance clinic run by the SNHU Dance Team! The SNHU Dance Team will provide dance instruction and a fun learning experience on Saturday, December 1st for ages 8-18. This clinic is open to all dancers and will be a great opportunity to learn from the SNHU Dance Team dancers, and experience dancing for a college dance team. The routine that is learned during this clinic will be performed during the Monarchs game that night! Email Nicole for more details.
We will be doing our annual trip to see the Nutcracker at the Rochester Opera House on Saturday, December 8th at 2:00pm. Tickets are $28 for Adults and $24 for Students/Seniors, however, we usually have enough people to get a group discount. Please let us know by November 19th if you plan to attend. Once we hear from everyone, we will let you know the final price. We have several dancers performing this year and would love to get a big group together to cheer them on!
Miss Lindsey Hadley, Owner & Director
Nicole Buck, Studio Manager