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News from The Pointe School of Dance

February 2019 Newsletter

Message from Miss Vanessa:

February is a busy month here at the studio – our summer schedule is out today (!!!) and priority registration for our families is open now.  February is the month where we get all of the recital details (which classes are in each show, photo and dress rehearsal schedules, show orders, etc) out and published, and we really start making big progress on recital choreography in class!

The rest of the school year will fly by before we realize it – and we are so excited to produce our biggest and best recital yet and see every single student showcase their growth and progress on the Paramount stage.

This newsletter contains links to our summer classes, camps, and intensives plus details on important dates for the rest of the year!

Summer 2019 at The Pointe!

This summer is set up to be the BEST one yet.  We have camps, classes, clinics, and intensives set up to have lots of opportunities for dancing fun for dancers of all ages and experience levels – and priority registration for our families is open NOW through February 5.  Registration opens to the public on February 5.

Check out everything we have set up for summer online here!

New PSD Apparel Store is Online Now!

We heard that our families were wanting more options for PSD apparel and gear – and we’re thrilled to launch our new online store, open 24/7, with awesome PSD items!  Check out the cool new designs and production schedule here (use password POINTE to view:

Stay Tuned for Recital Details this month!

Our Photo Week and Dress Rehearsal schedules, Father-Daughter dance information, and the show assignments and show orders will come home this month.  We will create a unique and special website for our families with practice videos, music, and all of the resources you need to be ready for Recital 2019.  We produce 3 complete recitals on June 9 at the Paramount Theatre – at 1:00, 4:00, and 7:00.
We’re working on the details over the next few weeks and will begin to send home these important schedules and information soon! 🙂  Some recital costumes have also started to arrive and we will begin sending those home with classes later this month as well.

Dance Pathways Meetings at The Pointe – Mark Your Calendars!

We are so excited to offer brand new open Dance Pathways meetings this spring!  We know that as our studio grows, so do the opportunities for our students – and it can be a little overwhelming to see all of the options.  We’ve scheduled meetings to open up our studio to answer questions to help families find the best mix of dance classes and activities to help their dancer achieve their goals.

For more information and to RSVP or share these meetings, please follow the links to Facebook events for each meeting!

Dance & Discover Program (ages 2 through kindergarten, with or without previous experience)
Level 1 (first through third graders with some previous dance experience)
Beginners of All Ages!  (ages 6 through adult)
Graded Technique & Specialty Classes (2nd graders and up with previous dance experience)
Performing Groups @ The Pointe (first grade through high schoolers!)

The Pointe now offers Birthday Parties!

See all of the details and register your dancer for a fun-filled party here:

Reminders – Attendance, Makeup Classes, and Weather-Related Cancellations

Dancers with excellent attendance progress faster through the curriculum and perform more confidently throughout the season.  We know sometimes illnesses or conflicts come up, and have a generous makeup policy.  If your dancer needs to miss their class, we appreciate a heads up (email is best) so our teachers can plan accordingly if they have several dancers out one week for a school concert and dancers are invited to make up any class they miss by simply attending another class at the same level or one level below theirs within two weeks of the absence.  There’s no need to ask the office beforehand – just come to the class and let the instructor know you’re there for a makeup ?  While it’s ideal to make up a ballet class missed with a ballet class, any genre the dancer participates in will work for make up classes.

We will make our decision about morning classes by 8 AM and afternoon/evening classes by 2 PM.  If we need to cancel, we will let families know by emailing the classes on that day and posting in our private Facebook group (if you haven’t joined yet, please click here to request membership).  If we must cancel a class due to weather, we do not schedule additional makeups – we encourage families to attend an alternate class as a makeup.  If it is snowy and we don’t cancel, we don’t want to clutter up your email – classes are on as planned unless you hear from us by 8 AM for morning classes and 2 PM for afternoon and evening classes.

Important Dates – Complete School Year Calendar

How to stay in the loop with everything happening at The Pointe:

We primarily communicate through email – please add to your “safe senders” list, check emails regularly, and read them thoroughly.
Follow us on Facebook:
Join our private Facebook group just for PSD Families:
Follow us on Instagram: @thepointeschoolofdance
Coming soon: text message updates (stay tuned – we’re working on our system now!)
Call or email our office (we’ll always get back to you within one business day during our office hours): and 319-377-5292
View our policy page for makeup class policies, tution and costume payment breakdowns, and more here.

Thank you again for your support of our studio and community.  We are having a great year, and are so thankful that you’re a part of it!

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