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December 2020 Newsletter

Message from Miss Vanessa:

We’re in the final stretch of 2020 – and I know I won’t be the only one with a sigh of relief and a new sense of hope when the calendar turns to 2021.  We know the challenges of the past year won’t go away overnight, but we do have a lot to hope for and look forward to as experts start predicting how and when we can start to go “back to normal”.

As challenging as 2020 has been, and while it’s SO tempting to want to just rush through the end of it and focus on better days ahead, I’m focusing on what we have learned and how we have grown through our challenges.

Our studio’s theme this year is all about growth.  This season has been so tough, we’ve found that businesses and organizations are truly in “sink or swim” mode.  In these tough waters, choosing to swim and refusing to sink, we’ve grown some muscles we may not have if the waters were smoother and easier.

My hope for 2021 is that as we see the light at the end of the tunnel in this pandemic, and we start to plan for a return to “normal”, we retain the strengths we developed when we had no other choice and return to normal with a new appreciation for things we overlooked.

I hope that you and your family are able to close out 2020 with an understanding of the strengths you’ve gained through this time.

Give the Gift of Dance this Holiday season!

Please share this great gift opportunity with your neighbors and friends who are looking for a way to give an experience for the holidays, or who are looking for a safe social activity for their kids this season.  All packages include a gift box so the dancer has both something to unwrap and an experience to look forward to!

We have gift packages for every age and experience level, and a special offer for current students to add a class as well!

Spaces are limited – register today! www.thepointeschool.com/gift-of-dance

Another Great Gift Idea – Dance Camp & Gift Box Set!

Give a child in your life a memorable experience with our Frozen Friends Dance Camp & Gift Box! Your beautifully wrapped gift box will contain a tutu and certificate for admission to our Frozen Friends Dance Camp!

At the dance camp on January 9, kids ages 3-10 will learn a dance to music from the Frozen soundtrack, explore the story and characters from these amazing movies, play games, and make a Frozen-inspired craft! This bundle includes a gift box to place under the tree and registration in the camp. Boxes will be available for pickup the week of December 14 – 19.

Register here: https://the-pointe.studiosuite.io/frozen-bundle

Our classes will tape their Holiday routines in class the week of December 14-19!

For dancers who are attending classes by Zoom, we will also send home tips to create a meaningful virtual performance from the safety and comfort of your home.  There are some easy, free ways to make a holiday performance at home happen that will be fun for your performer and audience alike!

Dance prints also make great gifts!

To find your gallery from Red Carpet Recital and order prints or canvases, click here: https://onpointephotography.pixieset.com/

Makeup Classes: How to Make up an Absence

We know that sometimes, things come up and a dancer may need to miss their class.  No biggie!  Our technology makes it possible for you to easily communicate an absence in advance so our teachers know, and get makeup classes scheduled to take online at home at your convenience.

1 – Know you’ll be gone?  Log an absence through your parent portal.  Log in here: www.dancestudio-pro.com/online/thepointe with the same email and password used to register.  It’s quick and easy! (in fact, here’s a 40-second video that shows the process step by step! https://youtu.be/nstwEOf7e58)

2 – Email the front desk to get options for makeup classes.  We’ll reply with Zoom links to access your classes from home on a day and time that is convenient for you!

Of course, making up classes is not required – but many of our families really appreciate the opportunity to get absences made up.

Get Connected!

We believe that we have the most amazing community of families in Cedar Rapids!  While our lobby is closed, we’d love for you to introduce yourself and your family in our private Facebook group just for PSD families!

Follow The Pointe on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thepointeschoolofdance
Private group for PSD Families: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1921735994748769
Follow The Pointe on Instagram: @thepointeschoolofdance

Where to Find What you Need

We’re at the front desk from 4:30 – 7:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Saturday mornings.  We’re also available via email: info@thepointeschool.com any time!

For the dress code for all classes: www.thepointeschool.com/dress-code
For all policies and important dates: www.thepointeschool.com/policies
To shop for awesome PSD gear: www.shoppointeschoolofdance.com

Important Dates Coming Up

December 14-19: Holiday Video Showcase Recordings (in class)
December 21 – January 3: Winter Break (closed, no classes or front desk/boutique hours)
December 25: January tuition & costume payment processed via auto-pay
January 4: Classes Resume
January 25: February tuition & costume payment processed via auto-pay

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