Every month, our staff team takes some time to reflect on the great things happening in the studio and the amazing kids we work with, and we select a few dancers to honor with the title of “Dancer of the Month”. Our Dancers of the Month stand out in and out of the studio for their great work ethic, consistent kindness, taking initiative, and drive to continue to improve individually and help others.
In this season celebrating thankfulness, we are so thankful for each and every student that comes to a class each week and for our opportunity to know and encourage these awesome young people.
This year, we’ve added to the Dancers of the Month blog post – and we’re also featuring one of our graduating seniors and a member of our staff. We believe that our studio is so special because of the people we share it with – our students, their parents, and our incredible staff team. Please join us in celebrating and congratulating October’s Dancers of the Month!
Dance & Discover: Josie G
Josie was nominated by Miss Vanessa: “Josie is having a great first year in dance! At the beginning of the year, she was pretty shy and nervous about being in a new place with all new people. She was brave and strong and kept coming to class and doing her best – and now she tries new skills in every class! Josie’s determination and willingness to keep trying until she felt comfortable set a great example for dancers of any age. This girl has a bright dance future ahead of her because of her perseverance!”
Chance to Dance: Zoe S
Zoe was nominated by Miss Denise: “Zoe brings a lot of joy to our class! She has been a little more willing each week to come sit with her peers for stretching and for a little dancing . Her favorite activity in class is music with scarves and Pom-Poms and she loves her helper, Sarah!”
Levels 1-3: Genevieve W
Genevieve was nominated by Miss Josie and Miss Vanessa: “Genevieve is an incredibly hard worker and a great teammate! She is in her first year on Mini Company, and is working hard on a solo to compete and perform as well. Genevieve is always practicing her solo choreography, company choreography, or leaps and turns at home and in between classes. She considers corrections from her teachers and coaches seriously and is always looking to grow and improve. Genevieve is a positive and kind teammate and classmate and does a great job working hard and having fun in class!”
Levels 4+: Rebekah P
Rebekah was nominated by Miss Laura and Miss Vanessa: “Rebekah is always focused and ready to go for every class. She is a smart dancer and works hard to apply individual and group corrections consistently. Rebekah gives her best effort every time, asks smart and detailed questions, and is an absolute joy to have in each of her classes. We’re excited to have her perform with us in the Ballet Quad Cities Nutcracker in December!”
Senior Feature – Claire Stevens
Teacher Feature – Mr. Aaron
We also want to congratulate dancers from The Pointe who were selected to perform in Opus and All-State band, choir, and orchestra concerts this month: Maddie N (band), Bryce S (choir), Megan M (choir), Evan S (choir). Being selected for these events is a huge honor after a very involved audition process. Way to go!
Congratulations, dancers! We are so proud of you!