The Pointe’s Friday FYI: 6/24/22

Happy Friday, PSD Families! This Friday FYI is our primary method of communication to studio families – please save it for a time when you can read through it thoroughly and bookmark it for a reference!

Find all of the important dates for the year here: www.thepointeschool.com/policies – we list upcoming dates within the next few weeks in every Friday FYI as well for your convenience!
  • June 20 – Summer Classes & Camps Start
  • July 4 – Fourth of July – Studio, Front Desk and Boutique CLOSED
  • July 25 – Auto Pay is processed for August Tuition
  • August 6 – Back to Dance Sale & Open House
  • August 14 – First Day of Classes for 2022-2023 School Year
  • August 19 – Community Team Performance at Cedar Rapids Kernels Game

We are THRILLED to announce that 2022 Recital Pictures are ready for you to order!  Digital and print images are available, as well as some great package options.   Here’s a video walking through how to purchase photos: https://www.loom.com/share/ef33d075dc1a41ceb2523a370826e430
And here is the gallery!  https://onpointephotography.pixieset.com/recital2022photosallclassescompany/
All photos are in this gallery – use the navigation bar at the top of the gallery to select the class you’d like to view.  You can mix and match images from different classes to fill your packages.  We have all classes together so families can order from multiple classes and only need to pay for shipping once :). Images will print as they are displayed (minus the watermark) – if you see a photo you love, but need something adjusted (if it’s horizontal layout and you’d prefer vertical, for example) – please send us an email and we’ll see what we can do 🙂

Our summer camp AND CLASS schedules are online now (here) and registration is open NOW (here)!
Summer dance at The Pointe is creative & active fun! Don’t miss out – and keep your dance skills fresh – with summer camps and classes.
NEW this summer – get the most out of your time at the studio by enrolling in Class Packages (available for ages 3+!) We have some helpful videos walking through the registration process with all of the summer options: classes, class packages, and camps.

Dancers who take classes over the summer benefit from keeping their technique strong, and can really focus in on specific skills to reach their goals. Summer dance is the best way for students to keep their skills, strength, and flexibility strong!
Summer details are online here: www.thepointeschool.com/summerdance (see our camp schedule there now, and stay tuned – class schedules coming soon!)

Summer Class Session: June 20 – July 29

Intensive Week & Choreography Camp: August 1-5

School Year Classes are filling up! 🌟
We’ve added a section of Tap 2/3 and Jazz 2/3 on Tuesday evenings for the School Year. Registration is open and easy online – or shoot us an email (info@thepointeschool.com) and we can get your dancer added to these new time slots!

We’ve added another easy method of communication to get relevant information directly to families – right on your phone!

  • Click the links on your phone to download the BAND app and join these groups 🙂 
  • Please join the Studio-wide BAND here: https://band.us/n/aba6607526O3B 
  • If your dancer is in COMPANY, please join the Company BAND here: https://band.us/n/a4ac627b2aNdR (dancers can and should join, too!)
  • If your dancer is in COMMUNITY TEAM, please join the CT BAND here: https://band.us/n/a7a9687a26O1J (dancers can and should join, too!) 
    • We’re still tweaking the settings and figuring out how to make this work for us in the best way, but I think this will be a nice way to communicate better to our families where you are 🙂
  • Class-Specific Band App invitations have been emailed home to all recital classes! Check your email (or spam/junk folder if you haven’t seen it) for those links! Email us in the studio office or ask your instructor if you need the specific link for your class if you can’t find it in your inbox.

Studio Lobby & Lounge

How to get connected at The Pointe!

We ask that families limit lobby visitors to one parent per child if you’ll be waiting in the lobby during class.  We also ask that families ONLY have food in the lounge, and that families pick up after they eat. We have wipes, paper towels, and a small broom/dustpan in the lounge so the space can stay nice and neat for the next group to use the space.

We love our studio community and truly believe we work with the best families in Cedar Rapids.  We know that it takes a village to raise up awesome kids, and our studio community can be a part of your village.  We have a private Facebook group just for studio families – click here, let us know the dancer you’re connected with, and we’ll add you to the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1921735994748769 (you MUST answer the questions to be approved for the group) Please also join our studio-wide BAND app: https://band.us/n/aba6607526O3B (dancers can and should join, too!) 

Absences

Attendance in class is crucial for dancers to learn and grow.  We can only teach students who are in class 🙂  However, we know that things happen and kids may need to miss occasionally.  To report an absence so your instructor knows what’s going on with your dancer, follow the steps in this 40-second video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nstwEOf7e58&list=PLZkeFgMt7mR63GMRqwjdoIM8-U1mxAx-3&index=2 

Boutique & Front Desk Hours

We’re happy to help ! We catch up on studio voicemails, emails, and are available at the front desk from 4:30-7:00 Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 AM – Noon on Saturday mornings.

Dress Code

Students who are dressed for dance perform and progress better in class!  Find out what your dancer needs for their classes and easily order online here: www.theturningpointeboutique.com 

Have a wonderful weekend!
– Miss Vanessa & your PSD Staff