Hello Joy of Dancers and families!

I hope you’re having a great fall so far!  Everyone has been working so hard in class.  We are impressed!

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Bad Weather

As we are approaching snow season(and have already hit a bad storm this week!), I want to remind everyone how to know about any cancellations. Most of the time if school is closed, the studio will be closed as well but not always.  In case of closure, we will post to the website(hover over the home tab to see the Cancellation tab), FaceBook and send out an e-mail roughly 2 hours before the start of class.  Do not call the studio as I will not be in to check messages. 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 so we don’t have too many makeups on the same night.

Halloween Party Pictures!

We had a super fun week of Halloween party games. Head to our Facebook page to check out all the great pictures!

Costume Deposits

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 and make sure they are correct.


Recital will be held again this year at Oyster River High School in Durham on June 9th and 10th. After some great feedback from last year’s recital, we are changing up the format this year. We will have our younger dancers in classes for 18 months to 7 years performance on Saturday, June 9th as well as our team/troupe dancers and some of our advanced classes.  Dancers in classes for ages 8 and up will perform on Sunday.  The Student Choreography Showcase will take place on Sunday as well.  The list of classes in which show on Saturday can be found on the website at the bottom of the Schedule tab.

We will be holding Tech Rehearsals this year instead of a Dress Rehearsal for each show.  Every class will get 10 minutes on stage.  This will allow more time to stage the dances for spacing before they run them.  If there is time, they should be able to run each dance twice.  This new format will help dancers be better prepared for the Recital! Tech rehearsals will full hair, makeup, and costume rehearsals and will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 5th and 6th.  I will have the list in order by May 1st if not sooner.

Dancers do not pay a recital fee, only the costume fee.  Audience members are required to buy a ticket in order to watch the recital. Younger siblings(ages 2 and under) who will be sitting on parents’ laps do not need a ticket, but if you are using a seat, then you will need a ticket, due to fire code safety.   Ticket fees pay for the rental of the recital space and school employees along with other fees associated with putting together our fabulous annual recital!

Joy of Dance Clothing Order 

We are putting together a clothing order that will be sent by the end of the week and due by November 10th.  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.

Open for Veteran’s Day

Please note, we will be open 11/10(Observed) & 11/11 for Veterans Day.

Thanksgiving Break 

The studio will be closed for Thanksgiving Break from Monday, November 20t to Sunday, November 26th. We hope everyone is able to enjoy time with their families and loved ones!

*Remember, holidays and breaks are listed in the Parents and Students Handbook as well as on the website under the Events page.*

The Nutcracker

We will be doing our annual trip to see the Nutcracker at the Rochester Opera House on Sunday, December 10th at 2:00pm.  Tickets are $26 for Adults and $22 for Students/Seniors, however, we usually have enough people to get a group discount.  Please let me know by November 19th. Once I hear from everyone, I will let you know the final price.  We have several dancers performing this year and I would love to get a big group together to cheer them on!

Thank you!

Miss Lindsey

Owner & Director at Joy of Dance
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