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November 2017 Newsletter

Message from Miss Vanessa:

November is always one of my favorite months – we’re in a good groove for the school year, most of our youngest students are familiar enough in the studio to really come out of their shells and have fun while learning.  We are gearing up for our biggest and best Holiday Show yet – and will be offering our first ever Parent Observation week later this month.  It’s a bit earlier than usual – our performance with the Moscow Ballet is in under a week!  Wow!

Later this month, we’ll all take some time to get together with family and friends and remember what we’re thankful for.  I hope you know that you and your dancer are on the list of things we’re thankful for – every member of our team does what we do to teach and encourage the students that step through our doors.

To help us build our community, we’ve recently created a closed Facebook group just for families at The Pointe.  Here’s the link to request to join: We often post reminders there in addition to emailing them home, and it’s a great way to meet and connect with other families in your child’s classes.  I’d love to have you connect with us there.

Miss Vanessa  


Wednesday, November 1: November Tuition and Costume Fees Auto-Paid (for details on costume fees, see our policies sheet here

Tuesday, November 7: Students from The Pointe perform with the Moscow Ballet in the Great Russian Nutcracker!  For ticket information, click here.

November 13 – 18: Parent Observation Week #1 (details will be emailed home)

November 15: Holiday Show Registration due (register online here)

November 20: Labor Day Makeup Class

November 21 – 26: Thanksgiving Break – NO CLASS

Friday, December 1: December Tuition Auto-Paid

December 17: Holiday Show (more information coming soon!) 

December 21 – January 2: Winter Break – NO CLASSES

January 1: January Tuition Auto-Paid

View all of the important dates for the school year including Recital 2017 on our schedule, here.

Parent Observation Week at The Pointe!

Have you wondered what happens in your dancer’s class?  We’ve had several requests for an observation week and are excited to offer this opportunity for parents to get a glimpse into what happens at the studio.  To make Parent Observation Week a positive experience for everyone, stay tuned – next week, we’ll be posting (and emailing home) observation week guidelines and tips.

Perform in The Pointe’s Holiday Show!

This year, we are working to include as many dancers as we can while keeping our Holiday Show an informal and short performance (Santa’s coming to see our youngest students at the end!!).  One class from each level (ballet, tap, or jazz) was selected to perform in the show (if there are multiple sections of the class, they will combine for this performance).  Routines will be learned in class this month and all costumes are $35 or under and dancewear dancers can wear again, or a t-shirt!  This informal performance is a great performance experience and so much fun.  The concert is Sunday, December 17, at Linn-Mar High School’s auditorium.  Tickets are just $5 and will be available for purchase online soon.  Register online to get your dancer’s costume ordered by November 15 with this form.  The Holiday Show is a completely optional performance – and will be a blast!




NEW Once Monthly Mini-Dance Camps – Fairy Frolic in November!

Our summer dance camps have been SO fun and popular – we decided to keep that going all year long with a once-a-month mini dance camp!  These camps run from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM each month for anyone ages 3 – 7 (no dance experience required) and include dancing, a craft, and campers will give a short performance at the end of the day!

November 17 is our Mini-Camp this month – Fairy Frolic!

Learn more about these mini-camps and register online here.




Did you see our October Dancers of the Month?  Read more about these amazing dancers here.

Refer your friends to The Pointe and earn Dance Shop Gift Certificates!

We are so thankful for the amazing students we see in class each week – and know that the best new students are often friends of dancers who have been at The Pointe!

Referring your friends and neighbors to our studio is the biggest compliment we can receive – so when your friends register based on your referrals (Have them list your name in the “How did you hear about us” box online so we know!), you will each get a $20 dance shop gift certificate in the mail!



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