October 2016 Newsletter

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Message from Miss Vanessa:

Happy Halloween!  We just finished Costume Week and I had a BLAST seeing all of the dancers in their Halloween costumes at dance class!  We’ve shared all of our costumes and recital songs on Facebook and are also uploading the details to our website!

We had Bring A Friend Week, started rehearsals for the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, and will be working on Christmas Show details soon!


October 31: Halloween – NO PM classes

November 1: Costume Fees Due – for us to organize orders and ensure that we have costumes in time for pictures in the spring, costume fees are due in full on November 1.  If you would like to pre-pay on costumes to have a smaller amount due on November 1, we can absolutely do that!  (Dance & Discover costumes are $65, Level 1-2-3 costumes are $75, and Level 4+ costumes are $85.  The costume fee includes any required tights, accessories, sales tax, and shipping for costumes).  We are not able to order costumes for any dancer with a negative account balance.  All balances must be paid in full before recital costumes are ordered.

November 19-20: The Dance Expo Convention – All dancers level 3+ are invited to attend the Dance Expo convention in Coralville, IA!  Email the office if you have questions.

November 22 – 27: Thanksgiving Break – No classes Tuesday through Sunday.

December 10 & 17: North Pole Dance Camps – Stay tuned for more details – these short, one-day dance camps are a great opportunity for our young dancers to have a dance class, craft, and other actives on Saturday afternoons!  Parents can take this time to run errands, or this is a great way for dancers to give dance a try if they aren’t in a class!

December 18: Company Preview and Christmas Show – More details to come, ASAP!  Our show will be at Linn-Mar HS this year.

December 22 – January 3 – Winter break (Wednesday classes have their makeup date from our Nutcracker auditions right before winter break).


We still have several Welcome Folders in the office! If your dancer didn’t pick one up during the first week of class, please have them stop by in the office to receive their packet!  This folder is full of information about our studio, policies, and a calendar for the season.

We have AWESOME new PSD car decals in the Dance Shop!  These are adorable and easy to apply, and won’t cause damage when removed.  They’re a white glitter die-cut vinyl of our logo and look amazing – and are only $5!

Absence Reporting:

If your dancer will miss class, we appreciate a heads up so our teachers can plan accordingly for classes.  Please use the form at the bottom of our website (in the blue bar that says “PSD Absences”) to let us know of your absence.  Dancers who miss a class may attend a similar or lessor level class of the same genre within two weeks of their absence.  Company dancers, please use the form “Company Absences” in the blue bar at the bottom.

October Recap:

Bring a Friend Week and Costume Week made October a busy month at The Pointe!

We had an AMAZING month !  Here are a few images from some special events in October:

Ballet 1 and Jazz 1 during Costume Week
Ballet 1 and Jazz 1 during Costume Week
Saturday Morning Dance & Discover classes during Costume Week!
Saturday Morning Dance & Discover classes during Costume Week!
Costume Week Fun!
Costume Week Fun!
Company dancers at their Production rehearsal for our first ever all-company Production dance!
Company dancers at their Production rehearsal for our first ever all-company Production dance!