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 and also send out an e-mail at least 2 hours before the start of class. 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=tp-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. Just send us an email so we don’t have too many makeups on the same night.
*New note for snow days* we typically build in a couple of snow days. Even though we are now able to hold classes virtually, we know that snow days provide a much-needed break for our dancers! So we will hold a snow day for the first time is snows on a certain day. Snow days after that will be held virtually and may have a condensed schedule.
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. 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. Please reach out if you have any questions at all!
We know there are a lot of questions about whether or not there will be a recital this year. Just as we were able to hold a performance last year, we will certainly be able to make one happen this year as well! We don’t yet know what it will look like but will be sure to let you know as soon as possible
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 and due by November 20th. 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 12/4!
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 23rd to Sunday, November 29th. We hope everyone is able to enjoy time with their families and loved ones!
Class Special Deal
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!
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 new technology in the studios to allow for an enhanced experience as well as to maintain much-needed peer socialization. Our dancers who have remained virtual have been loving the ability to keep dance in their lives. Be on the lookout for some helpful tips if you need to join class virtually!
Miss Lindsey, Owner & Director at Joy of Dance
Sara Martin, Studio Manager