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January 2021 Newsletter

Message from Miss Vanessa:

Doesn’t it just feel good to see and write 2021 now?  I have to admit, I smile a little bit every time!

I hope your family had a chance to rest and recharge over the holiday break, and that you’re ready to start 2021 out strong.  We are certainly full of excitement for all that we have planned in 2021!  First, we will have a competitive season that we know will be different, but we can’t wait to get our company dances onstage and in front of audiences.  It’s been far too long since our dedicated competitors have performed onstage – and their first chance to dance onstage this season is coming up quickly in with their onstage dress rehearsal and preview next weekend. (Normally, this is a super fun event we open up to the studio – but due to Covid regulations and reduced venue capacity, it’s limited to our company dancers’ immediate families only).

We’ll continue our company season through the spring, and then we’re so excited to find a great way to produce our June recital.  We still don’t know exactly what things will look like, but we’re optimistic that we’ll have classes performing together onstage.  And we are so excited and thankful for that.  Normally, we’d have things like show orders, dress rehearsal schedules, and picture week details out in February – we are going to wait a bit longer this year so we can try to accurately plan what our recital experience will be like when we get closer.

This newsletter has lots of information about the spring at the studio!  Please read it and keep it as a reference.  If you have questions, we’re here to help!  Shoot us an email or give us a call and we’re happy to answer your questions.


Adjusted Front Desk& Boutique Hours

For 2021, we have a change in our Front Desk & Boutique Hours.   We are no longer open on Saturday mornings.  If you need to come in and can’t make it during our hours Monday through Thursday, we can set up appointments for Friday or Saturday as needed.

Front Desk & Boutique Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 4:30-7:00 PM


Costume Reminders

We had a few big shipments of recital costumes arrive over break!  We will start to process these and distribute during classes soon.  

We have some costumes that ship quickly and arrive in January, and have arrival dates through early May.  If your dancer’s class doesn’t receive their costume soon, no worries – we always have a range of shipment dates.  This is why we order early – some costumes arrive quickly, others take 4-5 months to be made and shipped to us.

We will email your class before we pass out costumes, so you know what to expect 🙂


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.  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

January 25: February tuition & costume payment processed via auto-pay
February 25: March tuition & costume payment processed via auto-pay
March 13 – 19: Spring break (studio, front desk, and boutique closed)
March 25: April tuition & costume payment processed via auto-pay

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