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 Monday September 11th!
This is an important newsletter to read through before the first day of classes! Use the headlines in the table of contents to find the topics that apply to you.
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
- Parking- The parking lot is one-way. Please exit around the building if you park in the front!
- Studio Google Calendar
- Office Hours
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 age 4 and under 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 5-9 should let their children know if they will be leaving the studio during class time to make sure they are comfortable with that.
4. Welcome to our new staff members!
First, we have a few team members who are moving on to different adventures this year. Miss Maddi is moving away, Miss Victoria is focusing on school and our front desk team member Miss Traci will be doing a lot of traveling this year. We will miss them!
Please join us in welcoming a few new team members to our dance family!
Miss Nina will be teaching Shooting Stars and Jazz classes along with Adult Beginner Tap
Miss Nancy will be teaching Shooting Stars
Miss Jody will be joining our front desk team.
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
We have a facebook group for the 23/24 dance season! This will allow families to connect with each other, along with a place to communicate updates and reminders to our families! Check it out here!
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 2nd annual Winter showcase! To learn more about details for the showcase, the investment, and payment dates please click here.
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.
13. Studio Google Calendar!
New this season, we are pleased to introduce a studio wide calendar! This calendar has general events and important dates.
If your dancer is a part of, Performance Team/Troupe, Apprentice, Production or Disney; separate calendars will be made and families will be added when they are ready!
To access the Studio Calendar and add it to your phone, please click here!
14. 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.
We are looking forward to another fantastic year!
Lindsey Hadley, Owner & Director
Elissa Kysor, Studio Manager