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News from The Pointe School of Dance

June 2018 Newsletter

Message from Miss Vanessa:

We are just about one week away from our favorite day of the year… recital!!  We can’t wait to share the hard work our faculty and students have put in all year at their culminating performance.  This Newsletter is mostly about recital – and shortly after recital, we have a full and fun summer planned!

Recital is a great way to close out one year and get ready to start the next.  We love to share with family and friends the awesome work our dancers have put in all year – and then to see that work pay off in great performances and an unforgettable day.  There’s simply nothing better than giving a great performance with dance friends!

I hope your dancer is feeling excited and ready for recital.  We can’t wait to see everyone on stage at the Paramount this week!

Miss Vanessa  


Sunday, June 3: 2017-2018 Company Banquet 

Week of June 4-8: Dress Rehearsals at the Paramount (schedule online here)

June 8: Pre-Audition clinic (one-hour mock audition to help dancers prepare for their company or community team audition)

Sunday, June 10: RECITAL 2018!

Tuesday, June 12: 2018-2019 Company Auditions

June 19-23: We take our first studio trip to NYC!  We have 16 students and 15 parents traveling to NYC to take dance classes, see the city, and view a Broadway show!

June 25: Summer 2018 Classes & Camps Begin – in our NEW Facility at 225 Northland Court

Recital 2018 Details – Now Available Online!

Our Recital 2018 page is up and running – and full of important information!
www.thepointeschool.com/recital-2018 is the best source for everything you need for a stress-free Recital Season.  Check out our NEW Quick Reference Guide with details for every class all on one sheet – it’s on the Recital Page ?

On this page – our Recital Handbook, Picture Week/Studio Dress Rehearsal Schedule, and Dress Rehearsal Schedule

We’ve had a few questions about the best way to make the “professional bun” for Junior and Senior recital classes – here’s a great video tutorial!

Recital Guide – Day-of Information

The day of recital is a big day for all of our students, their families, and our faculty and staff.  Please read this guide thoroughly to be prepared for the big day!

Arrival Times: Please arrive within the window for arrival times.  Arriving too early means the theatre doors won’t be open yet, arriving too late makes for a stressful day.  Thank you for planning for additional time to park downtown!

Dance & Discover Showcase: Arrive between 12:15 and 12:30.  Theatre doors open at 12:15, auditorium doors open and dancer check-in will run from 12:30-12:45.
Junior Recital: Arrive between 2:15 and 2:30.  Theatre doors will be open at 2:15, auditorium doors open and dancer check-in will run from 2:30-2:45.
Senior Recital: Arrive between 5:15 and 5:30.  Theatre doors will be open at 5:15, auditorium doors open and dancer check-in will run from 5:30-5:45.

Dancers who are in both the Junior and Senior Recital (or all three shows) can order a “Dancer Dinner” Subway boxed meal online here.  These will be distributed between the Junior and Senior recitals.

Please view the check-in and check-out procedure here.  All dancers (including adult ballet) must check in – we will give each dancer their complimentary recital program when they check in for the recital.  We are proud of our check-in and check-out procedures created to keep our recital safe and secure for every participant.

Recital DVD and Blu-Ray orders are available online!  The password to order is thepointe 

Orders will also be taken at the Blue Sky table at recital.

Dance & Discover Showcase
Junior Recital
Senior Recital

Invite Friends and Family to Recital! We have Facebook events for each recital – share these with family and friends!  It’s an easy way to spread the news to invite people to watch your dancer shine on stage.

Dance & Discover Showcase
Junior Recital
Senior Recital

Company and Community Team Information & Audition Sign-Ups!

We are thrilled to announce our brand-new Community Team program designed for the dancer who wants to perform more throughout the community!  Dancers who are interested in more performances and being a part of a productive and positive dance team should check out our Community Team (performance group) and Company (competitive group).  Dancers who eat, sleep, and breathe dance can absolutely participate in both – in fact, we encourage it!

Learn more about Community Team here.

Learn more about Company here.

We are so excited about our new facility!

We officially take posession of the new facility on June 25, the first day of our summer class session.  We will be ready to open our office and classes for the first time at the new building on Monday, June 25!

We will be working hard all summer long to really make the new building feel like “us”.  Over the summer, you will be able to see the improvement of the facility over time!  We will be working on some small cosmetic projects all summer long and will have a grand opening & open house with a ribbon cutting ceremony in August.  Stay tuned for more details – we want to celebrate this with as many people from our dance family as possible!

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