January 2019 Newsletter

Message from Miss Vanessa:

Happy New Year!  We are back to our regular schedule and preparing for our competition season, recital choreography and planning, and can’t wait to see everyone back in the studio this week!  Please be sure to read this newsletter thoroughly and save it as a reference 🙂

The Pointe School of Dance Company Preview Show – Sunday, January 13!

Join us as our Company dancers debut their 2019 competition routines! This is our “home show” that serves as a dress rehearsal and practice performance for our 2019 competition season that begins this February.  The show is at Linn-Mar HS in the auditorium at 3 PM on Sunday.  The preview show is a great way to support our competitive dancers (many of whom also serve as assistants in classes for younger dancers!) and see what being a part of our competition program is like.

RSVP and share this event on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/337769700142859/

There are no tickets, admission is free. Doors will open at 2:30!

Stay Tuned for Recital Details in February!
Our Photo Week and Dress Rehearsal schedules, Father Daughter dance information, and the show assignments and show orders will come home in February.  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 in February 🙂  Some recital costumes have also started to arrive and we will begin sending those home with classes in February as well.

The Pointe now offers Birthday Parties!

See all of the details and register your dancer for a fun-filled party here: www.thepointeschool.com/birthday

See dancers from The Pointe perform with Ballet Quad Cities in the Nutcracker!

Dancers in our upper-level ballet classes have been invited to perform with Ballet Quad Cities as the Angels in the Nutcracker this year!  We are so thrilled to be thedance studio that our local professional company calls when they have opportunities for student performers!  We would love to have our studio family come cheer on these dancers who have worked hard in ballet classes for years – and getting to rehearse and perform with a professional company is a very special opportunity!  Performances are TODAY, Saturday, December 1, at 2:30 and 7:30 PM.  For tickets, contact the Paramount Theatre Ticket Office.

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

Dancers with excellent attendance progress faster through the levels 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 entire studio 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.

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 info@thepointeschool.com to your “safe senders” list, check emails regularly, and read them thoroughly.
Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thepointeschoolofdance
Join our private Facebook group just for PSD Families: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1921735994748769
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): info@thepointeschool.com 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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