The Pointe’s Friday FYI: 8/12/22

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: – we list upcoming dates within the next few weeks in every Friday FYI as well for your convenience!

  • August 14 – First Day of Classes for 2022-2023 School Year
  • August 14-20 – Welcome Week! Parents, step in to class for the first few minutes to meet your dancer’s teacher and help them get all settled in 🙂
  • August 19 – Community Team Performance at Cedar Rapids Kernels Game (buy tickets here)
  • August 21 – Last day to purchase Recital 2022 DVDs (shop online here)
  • August 25 – Auto Pay is processed for September Tuition & Costumes
  • September 3-5 – Labor Day Weekend, Studio & Boutique CLOSED

When do classes start? Classes start Sunday, August 14. Our front desk & boutique hours resume on Monday, August 15.
When are the boutique & front desk open? Monday – Thursday, 4:30-7:00 PM and Saturday, 9:00 AM – Noon
What does my dancer need for class? For most classes, girls need a leotard, tights, and appropriate shoes. Boys need not-too-lose black athletic shorts or pants, a white or PSD top, and appropriate shoes. Details and our online boutique are available here: Pro tip – label EVERYTHING!
When should we arrive for class? The first week of classes can be BUSY at the studio! If you need something from the boutique, we suggest coming 30 minutes before your class starts just in case there’s a line. If you are all set with gear, plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early.
As a parent, where do I go? Parents, you are invited to step into the studio (please remove your shoes first!) for the first few minutes of class this week to meet your child’s teacher, see their studio room, and make sure your dancer is all settled in. After the first week of class, you are welcome to wait in our lobby or lounge or drop your dancer off and take the time they’re in class to run errands nearby. We have special drop-off and pick-up parking spaces to make sure your dancer can see your car when you return!
How do I stay informed and know what’s happening at the studio and in my child’s classes? Our primary method of communication is our weekly Friday FYI email – we send one home every Friday during the school year. We also email any important updates directly to you. To connect with families (and for fun), we have a private Facebook group just for our community, and each class has a forum on the BAND app where teachers share photos, practice videos, and more. We’ll send home BAND app invitations to you throughout the first few weeks of classes (bare with us, we have 80+ weekly classes and need to do those one at a time!)

If you are still interested in ordering a DVD of your dancer performing in Recital 2022, we are reopening our online orders until August 21st! This will be your LAST chance to get a copy of these shows, so order yours today!

All DVD orders can be placed on our Boutique website here:

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 ( 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:
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).

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: 
  • If your dancer is in COMPANY, please join the Company BAND here: (dancers can and should join, too!)
  • If your dancer is in COMMUNITY TEAM, please join the CT BAND here: (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 eating. 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 and we’ll add you to the group: (you MUST answer the questions to be approved for the group) Please also join our studio-wide BAND app: (dancers can and should join, too!) 


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! 

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: 

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