March Newsletter 2018

03 - 4leavecloverDanceHello, Joy of Dancers!

I hope all our dancers are enjoying vacation, while also getting in a lot of practicing! The link for practicing videos is below.  Any videos with a .mov at the end were taken with iPhones.  If you have an android, you will need to download an app on your phone that will play QuickTime movies.  You can also try viewing them on your computer.

Parents’ Night Out! March 16th.

This month we will be hosting Parents’ Night Out! Dancer’s ages 3 and up are invited to join us for a fun evening of crafts, dancing, games, movies and more!  Older dancers can use this time to practice Recital dances and work on technique.  Siblings of dancers are welcome to attend as well!  Please note, all children attending must be potty trained.

We will have snacks available, but dancers should eat dinner before arriving.  If you wish to bring your own snacks/drinks/cups, please label everything with the dancer’s name and leave any peanut/tree nut products at home.

When: March 16th

Drop off: 6:00pm-6:15pm.  Please do not arrive before 6:00 pm as we will need to clear the waiting room from the earlier classes before you arrive.

Pick up: 9:45 pm-10:00pm.  Younger dancers are welcome to be picked up earlier if needed.  There will be a $10 late pickup fee for any parents arriving past 10:05 pm.

Cost: $22 charged to the card on file or $20 if paid by cash/check. $15 card or $12 cash/check respectively for each additional sibling. Dancers in Lyrical or Workshop 1 on Fridays may stay after their class is finished for $12. 

*If you wish to pay by cash/check, please be sure to note so in your registration and submit payment within one week.  If not noted otherwise at the time of registration, the card on file will be charged within 24-48 hours.

Register: Online through your portal.  If you have a non-dancer sibling attending, please make a note of that when registering and we will save him/her a spot for the night. You will also need to hand in a permission slip for your non-dancer that will be emailed out to you after registration.


FREE Woman’s Self Defense & Empowerment Seminar- Hosted at Joy of Dance by Jin Mu Hapkido on March 31st from 11:15-12:30.

Just us for this multifaceted workshop featuring multiple tools to stay safe in this crazy world and to use your voice as a deterrent.  We will learn hands-on practices, hear from a local police officer and finish with several confidence building exercises.  Space is limited to 25 participants ages 12 and up, so sign up today!

To register, please email Todd Miller at

UNH Dance Company

The UNH Dance Company show is performing at the Johnson Theatre in Durham from March 28th-March 31st.  This is always a fabulous production with amazing dancers.  Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for Seniors and $8 for youth(17 and under) in case you are interested in attending!

Joy of Dance Social Media Bingo contest!

All this month we are doing a Social Media Bingo Contest! The contest will be posted today, March 1st at 3:00 pm.  Play along for your chance to win a JoD pop socket or even a custom water bottle! How to play along is posted on the bottom of the Bingo sheet.  Don’t forget to make your post public so we can keep track of your squares.  Happy Posting!

Barre Fitness class- New session registration soon!

Since everyone is having a blast with the barre fitness class with Miss Kim, we will be adding another 6-week session once this session ends.  Look out for an email next week for more information.

Important Recital Notes

Recital prep in full swing!!

There are A LOT of moving parts that go along with putting on a recital.  I will be sending a ton of information your way in the next couple of weeks and months.  I suggest making a folder in your email just for recital/end of year information.  This way it is all in one place if you don’t have time to read it right away or need to refer to it later on.  I ask that you please read through all emails before emailing with questions.  Often times you can quickly find the answer to your question in a previous e-mail.  Remember, all Recital information sheets will be posted to the recital tab on the website as soon as it becomes available as well as information for all events.

Costume Item list is now available 

The Costume Item list for Recital is now posted under the Recital tab on the website. This is where you will find how the dancers need to wear their hair, what kind of tights and shoes they need and anything else related to costumes for Recital.  Generally, dancers are only responsible for purchasing tights and shoes, however, it will be listed under the costume tab if there is another item they must provide for their costume.  Make sure to read through carefully so you are fully prepared for all performances!

You can purchase shoes, tights, and undergarments from Twinkle Toes in Hampton or Brixham Dancewear in Berwick or online at Discount Dance Supply or Dancewear Solutions.

Costumes are still arriving until the end of April, so if you haven’t received yours yet, not too worry!

Show Order Draft

The first draft of the Show Order will be posted to the Recital tab on the website soon.  When it is sent out, please look through the order right away in case of any issues.  We will be unable to accommodate any changes once the final order is posted.

Student Choreography Showcase: Auditions March 17th!!

Dancers who are 8 by the time of the recital can audition for the showcase. There is an information sheet posted under the recital tab on the website you can read through for answers to any questions.  Auditions will begin at 1:00 pm.


March Performances

We have been working so hard on our upcoming performance pieces and we would LOVE to see some familiar faces in the audience. Showcases like these help younger dancers understand the values of dancing on stage, the promotion of community and the importance of supporting one another!

Dancing to Make a Difference- March 3rd

Where: Noble High School in South Berwick, ME

When: 1:00 pm Show- Petite Team, Junior Hip Hop Troupe, Production Number

7:00 pm- Junior Team, Senior Team, Senior Hip Hop Troupe, Alegria Dance Company

Cost: Tickets for audience members are $10 for all seats.

Dance Northeast- March 10th

Where: Rochester Opera House

When: 2:00 pm- Petite Team, Junior Team, Junior Hip Hop Troupe

7:00 pm- Senior Team, Senior Hip Hop Troupe

Cost: Tickets to the 2:00 pm show are $8 all seats and to the 7:00 pm they are $14 for adults and $10 for students/seniors.

There are also Master classes offered the next day on the 11th at Sole City Dance.

Barrington Creative Arts Festival at BES (Barrington Elementary School), March 24th

This is a free event open to the community.  There will be a lot of fun activities and showcases including performances from some of our competition dances.  Arrival time for dancers is at 10:30am for a 11:00am-11:30am performance.

Performances from- Mini Team, Petite Team, Junior Team, Senior Team, Junior Troupe, Senior Troupe, Production,




Happy March!

Miss Lindsey

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