Hello to both our new and returning families! We look forward to welcoming all the new students into the Joy of Dance family and reuniting with our returning students when classes start on Saturday, September 10th!
I know this seems like a long newsletter, but it’s only about 5 minutes to read through quickly because of all the helpful headlines!
Table of Contents:
- Parent Student/Handbook– includes important info like dates closed and policies
- Email and Push Notifications- download our app to receive the most up-to-date info
- Do I need to wait in the reception area?- Info for parents of dancers ages 3-9
- Welcome our new staff members- Help us welcome new teachers to our JoD family!
- Missed classes and Makeup- What to do if you need to miss a class
- Helpful first-day tips for Tiny Stars Parents
- Dress Code for all ages
- Water Bottles- important to have in class!
- Let’s Get Social!
- Winter Showcase and Stage Ready Fees
- Parent’s Night Out- 9/24!- for ages 3 & up
- Parking- The parking lot is one way. Please exit around the building if you park in the front
- Studio Tour
- Office Hours
- Updated Covid Policies
1. Parents/Student Handbook
Our handbook is a great tool to help keep information easy to find, all in one place. If you haven’t already read through it, please do so at your earliest convenience. You can find it under the About tab on our website or a hard copy can be available upon request. This is the best reference for any questions you might have. If you are unable to find the answer to your question after looking through the Handbook, feel free to contact us at [email protected] and we would be happy to assist you.
2. Email and Push Notifications
Email is how we communicate all of our important messages to you. We will also be utilizing push notifications more through our app! To ensure you are receiving our emails, please add jackrabbittech.com to your safe list. You can also view all our sent messages through your portal when you log in. We recommend checking there if you find you haven’t been receiving monthly emails from us. Please email the office at [email protected] with any questions.
To Download our app:
3. Do I Need To Wait In The Reception Area?
We ask parents/guardians of students under the age of 6 to please wait in the reception area during their child’s class. This is to ensure if any accident or problem arises, the student will have a caretaker there immediately. Parents of children ages 6-9 should let their children know if they will be leaving the studio during class time to make sure he or she is comfortable with that.
3. Welcome to our new staff members!
Join me in welcoming our newest teachers! Miss Zoe, Miss Victoria, Miss Mandi, Miss Gianna, and Miss Mykenzi!
5. Missed Classes and Makeups
If you know ahead of time that you are going to be absent from class, we would love an e-mail so we won’t worry. Missed classes can be made up with office permission anytime until the end of May, and even proactively when there is advance notice. You can keep track of absences through your parent portal.
7. Dress Code
For questions about appropriate/required class attire, please refer to the Dress Code section of the Handbook or on our website under classes-> dress code.
8. Water Bottles
Water bottles should be considered part of your dancer’s dress code to ensure hydration throughout the class. Please make sure students come to class prepared!
9. Let’s Get Social!
Check out our Facebook and Instagram! We often post pictures of classes, important studio information, as well as contests where you can win free stuff!
Facebook- Joy of Dance
Please ensure you thoroughly read the Tuition page on the handbook and website. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about tuition, at [email protected]. http://joyofdancenh.com/tuition/
11. Winter Showcase & Stage Ready Fee
We are so excited to host our first annual Winter showcase! To learn more about details for the showcase, the investment, and payment dates please click the link below.
12. Parents Night Out- 9/24!
We will be holding our first Parents Night Out of the season on Saturday, September 24th! To register; https://app.jackrabbitclass.com/regevent.asp?xID=5557053&orgid=515649&internal=1
Ages 3 and Up
Drop off: 5:50p
Pick up: 9:30p. Younger dancers are welcome to be picked up earlier if needed. There will be a $10 late pick-up fee for any parents arriving past 9:40p.
Our parking lot can be a little tricky to maneuver. When entering, please veer to the right. You can park in front of the building, on the side near the trees, and around the back. When leaving, please follow the arrows and make a loop around the building. It is a one-way parking lot. This will help with the flow of traffic, especially during high volume hours.
14. Studio Tour Video
If you are new to Joy of Dance, it might be helpful to sit down with your dancer and check out our Studio Tour video on the “About” tab of our website. Click here: HERE.
This will help new students understand how to navigate our studio.
15. Office Hours
We understand September can be a crazy month for all families. To ease the chaos of questions you may have, we will be providing office hours during the week. Office hours will continue throughout the year but may be subject to change. Please note in-person office hours are open after 3:15pm.
16. Updated Covid Policies and Sickness
In the lobby and dance studios, masks are optional. If you are coughing, sneezing, runny nose, please wear a mask when in the studio. At-home COVID tests are not always accurate, and we want to keep our dancers as safe as possible.
*If your dancer tests positive, they should join class virtually for 5 days. If their symptoms are improving after the 5 days, they are welcome to return to dance while wearing a mask for the next 5 days.
*If someone in the house tests positive, your dancer should join classes virtually for 5 days or wear a mask when attending in person for 5 days.
Sickness Policy reminder:
To keep our students and staff as healthy as possible, we ask that dancers, teachers, and families abide by our illness policy outlined below.
Please make sure anyone coming to the studio either to attend classes or sit in the reception area, is free of the following symptoms for at least 24 hours WITHOUT medications before returning to class: *Vomiting *Diarrhea *Fever *Green Mucus *Productive Cough
Remember that any class missed due to illness is able to be made up by attending either the same level or a level below for your child’s age range in any style they choose. Thank you for helping to keep our dancers healthy!
We are looking forward to another fantastic year!
Lindsey Hadley, Owner & Director
Elissa Kysor, Studio Manager