Hello, & Happy Fall!
Dance with us at Disney World!
We still have space to open for our Disney Performance Trip scheduled for April 2019! Remember, dancers ages 7 (by August 2019) through Adult are eligible for the trip, and of course, anyone is welcome to join us! Email us at email@example.com if you would like more information. We also have a wonderful fundraising team that has many event opportunities for dancers to participate in. We are so excited to enjoy this trip with our Joy of Dance family!
Important Credit Card Notice
To better help serve our dance family, we will be switching over credit card processors starting on October 2nd. For safety purposes, all of the currently saved credit card information will be erased. Payments will get taken out on October 1st as usual. After that time, you will need to sign into your accounts and re-enter your credit card information for the new secure server. We will send out reminder emails, but please try to complete this by October 14th. We greatly appreciate your help with this transition!
Parking at the Studio
We have noticed that there is some confusion about using our parking lot. When entering, please veer to the right. You can park in front of the building, on the side near the trees, and around back. When leaving, please follow the arrows and make a loop around the building. This will help with the flow of traffic, especially during high volume hours.
Water Bottle Graveyard Is Overflowing!
We are so happy that our dancers are staying hydrated but our water bottle graveyard is too full! Please have your child check it out next time they are at the studio.
A dancer’s dress code is extremely important to the discipline of the sport. We have had many students coming to class with the wrong attire and/or their hair down. It is imperative that you talk to your dancer about this and help them encourage this discipline.
*Please note that we are out of office at 11 am on Saturday to 10:30 am on Monday mornings.
Jin Mu Hapkido Academy
Did you know we offer martial arts at our studio?!
Jin Mu Hapkido LLC offers classes at Joy of Dance multiple times per week for both adults and children. Why not try it? Master Todd Miller is offering this limited time special of 2 people for the price of $99 for the first month and includes a free uniform for both students! This saves you $110!! What a deal! Space is limited so contact Master Todd today. Offer ends 10/31.
Upcoming Special Events
Adult Hip Hop- FREE Class 10/4
New to the schedule: Adult Hip Hop!
Thursdays 7:30-8: 15 pm
Adults will learn upbeat and fun dance moves to energetic music all the way from the 90’s to today! We are so excited to see you work it! All ages (18+) welcome.
Sounds great! How do I get into this class?
Log in to your parent portal to register. Once you are enrolled, your free trial will be scheduled!
Questions? We’d love to help! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’re invited to Princess Ballerina Storytime!
Guests will enjoy a morning full of ballerina stories, dance instructions, and movement games while mom & dad enjoy a worry-free holiday morning! Joy of Dance students and new families are both welcome to attend!
When:Monday, October 8th- Columbus Day
Ages: 3-8 (must be potty-trained)
Guests are welcome to wear gowns on top of loose, comfortable clothing.
Cost:$10 per child
Sounds fun! How do I register?
Open Columbus Day Monday, October 8th
We will be holding classes as usual on Columbus Day. Don’t forget to attend that day!!
Just a reminder that tuition is due the 1st of the month. Monthly tuition will be posted before the 1st so that you may view the fees posted to your account. Late fees will be posted after the 10th of the month and accounts not paid by the 20th of each month will have their backup card charged. Also, when paying by check, please remember to write the month on the memo line of your check, along with anything else that might be included (costumes, t-shirt orders, ballet shoes, etc).
Wingman For Dance
The Wingman for Dance program inspires empathy, compassion, kindness and most importantly, acceptance of all children regardless of any perceived differences. This month, our Wingman Leaders implemented activities in classes that centered around getting to know our peers. We are so humbled by how well these activities went. We look forward to seeing how #wingman4dance continues to impact our studio and brings us closer together.
FREE Trial week!
From Monday, October 8th to Saturday, October 13th, new and current dancers can try a new class. This is the perfect time to check out a new class such as Musical Theatre, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop or Modern, all for free this week! Bring a friend with you to class too and share the JOY of dance with them. All open classes are eligible for a free trial class for new or current students. Please check out the registration page to see what classes still have space. Classes that say Register next to them are open to trying this week.
Halloween parties will go from Thursday, October 25th to Wednesday, October 31st. Everyone should come in costume with his or her dance clothes underneath. We will be doing fun dance games during class and also handing out candy. If you or your child have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know so we can have options for everyone. Candy made in a peanut/tree nut free facility will be available. IMPORTANT-All dancers must wait until after they leave the studio before opening any candy. If there is a conflict with trick or treating and our Halloween parties, let us know ASAP so we can adjust for our party.
Joy of Dance offers fun, energetic and creative birthday parties! Everyone will have a great time at your child’s party and the best part is that you won’t have to lift a finger. You can find more information on birthday parties on our website.
A reminder that a $35 deposit per dancer per dance will be due November 1st, and the remainder of $35 due on January 1st. Please note that one pair of tights per color required per dancer is included in the costume fee.
Competition fees of $60 per dancer per dance for teams and troupes are due October 1st. All technique classes that will be participating in the spring competition along iwth specialty teams(Ballet Team, Tap Team, and Production) will have the fee due on December 1st.
We have done a little rearranging in our entrance area to allow for a better flow of traffic during busy times. We ask that everyone remove their shoes in the studio. Dancers transferring between studios can easily pick up debris on their dance shoes that can cause damage to our floors and their shoes. Please remind anyone entering to use the shoe racks so we don’t have any obstacles in this area!
Manchester Monarchs Dance Clinic
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!
The Clinic will run from 12 pm – 5pm.
12:00-12:30 – Check-in and T-shirt pick-up
12:30-1:00 – Welcome and Team Chat
1:00-1:30 – Warm-Up
1:30-2:30 – Choreography
2:30-3:30 – Lunch
3:30-5:00 – Choreography and Performance Preparation!
Tickets for the participating dancers will be $30.
This ticket price includes:
Participation in the Dance Clinic
Lunch during the Clinic- they will provide pizza and water
Your ticket to the Monarchs Game!
Family/Friends will need to purchase a $10 ticketto attend the Monarchs game for the performance.
The SNHU Dance Clinic is open to all dancers ages 8 to 18, and will be separated in two age groups:
· 8 to 12
· 13 to 18
*Dancers should wear black dance pants. Also please wear dance shoes or dance sneakers. They will be wearing the provided t-shirt to perform.
For Family and Friends, the doors to the arena open at 5pm and puck-drop is at 6pm. Depending on the dancer’s age will determine their performance time. First Intermission; age group 8-12, Second Intermission; age group 13-18.
The link to our ticket purchasing page is: monarchsgroups.com/danceclinic. This is where you will purchase performer tickets, as well as friends and family. The site allows you to choose your seat, and see where other are sitting.
Student Choreography Showcase
Any student in a class for ages 8 and up can start signing up for their showcase piece! Showcase pieces allow dance students to choreograph themselves or with other dancers for Recital. This is a wonderful opportunity for dancers to showcase their creative side along with their love of dance. Interested dancers must have song approval before starting his or her choreography. The checklist is listed below. Copied below is a list of FAQ’s regarding the Showcase. Student Choreography pieces will have their own showcase before the Sunday Recital. In order to make this show free for audience members to attend, there will be a small performance fee for the dancers. Auditions will take place in March. If you are unable to make the audition day, we will figure out another arrangement before the audition date. We will be sending out more information on the Student Choreography Showcase within the next couple of weeks, but you can view some FAQs listed below.
FAQ’s for our Student Choreography Showcase
What is the Student Choreography Showcase? Dancers in a class for ages 8 and up can put together a piece by themselves or with a friend to be performed in the showcase.
When are pieces performed? The Student Choreography Showcase will take place before the Sunday Recital.
Do I have to purchase tickets to attend the Showcase? No, we want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to attend the Showcase!
Why is there a Performance fee? Because we are not requiring audience members to purchase tickets to the showcase, there is a performance fee of $20 per dancer. This fee will cover the cost of hiring the staff at the school and our staff from Joy of Dance to put on the show as well as the rental fee without requiring audience members to purchase tickets for the showcase.
How can my dancer sign up? Miss Lindsey needs to approve of all songs before dancers start choreographing. There is a signup sheet on her desk.
Can I do more than one piece? All dancers are only allowed one solo. They may also join one other group or duo piece. The performance fee is per dancer, per dance
Why does my dancer have to audition? The reason we are holding auditions is to make sure all choreography, music and costume ideas are completed at the time of the audition. Before holding the auditions, we were constantly chasing dancers to complete all steps by the deadline, which isn’t fun for anyone! By holding an audition, dancers must show responsibility by being required to have everything completed by that date or they will not have their piece in the Showcase. This will help them to take the Showcase seriously and abide by all deadlines. As long as the dancer auditions with cut music, choreography written down, a costume idea and a polished piece(it’s ok if you forget a few steps!), he or she will have a spot in the showcase. Dances thrown together carelessly, last minute or missing any requirements will not make it into the Showcase.
1. The song needs to be approved by Miss Lindsey.
2. The dance MUST be under 2 minutes.
3. The written choreography is to be handed in.
4. The completed piece is to be performed at the audition.
5. Costumes need to planned out, but not purchased until April.
NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE