The Pointe’s Friday FYI: 7/15/22

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!
  • July 25 – Auto Pay is processed for August Tuition
  • August 1-5 -Intensive Week & Choreography Camp
  • August 6 – Back to Dance Sale & Open House (10 AM – 2 PM)
  • August 14 – First Day of Classes for 2022-2023 School Year
  • August 19 – Community Team Performance at Cedar Rapids Kernels Game

Does your dancer need new shoes or gear for the new school year? Would you like to tour our facilities and see what we are all about at The Pointe?

Join us on Saturday, August 6th, for our once-a-year sale and open house! Save on individual shoes and dancewear items (10% off shoes and 20% off apparel) and with dancewear bundles that include everything your dancer needs to get started! Stop on by and let us help you get prepared for an amazing year of dance!

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!

Our Policies & Calendar for the 2022-2023 School year has been updated on our website! Here you will find all the dates needed to plan a successful season, as well as all policies that help keep our studio running smoothly. You can find the updated Policies and Calendar on our website here: www.thepointeschool.com/policies

Please join us for The Pointe School of Dance Night at the Cedar Rapids Kernels! Enjoy the game while cheering on the PSD Community Team in a Pre-Game Performance! This fun event will take place on Friday, August 19th at 6:35 PM. Gates open at 5:30 PM, and the Kernels will take on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. There are 2 for 1 drink specials at the game—enjoy bottled soda and water at a discount! Tickets are $11.00 each, a savings of $3.00 off the regular box office price per ticket. Each dancer and their guests will need a ticket. Tickets can be purchased online by using the special URL below:

(This special link will be active until Thursday, August 18th at Midnight. Please select the special POINTE section of 112 when ordering your tickets online. If you do not want to buy your tickets online, you may also purchase them by calling the Kernels ticket office at (319) 896-7560. Please mention that you are with THE POINTE SCHOOL OF DANCE when ordering tickets by phone).

https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=327688&promocode=pointe

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 🙂

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