The Pointe’s Friday FYI – 9/23/22

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 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!

  • September 25 – October auto-pay processed
  • Sept 26-Oct 1 – Discover Dance Days (more information below!)
  • October 8 – Discover Dance Days Bonus deadline
  • October 9 – Halloween Parade Registrations Due
  • October 18-21 – Fall Intersessional Break (no classes, front desk, or boutique hours)
  • October 22 – Cedar Rapids Halloween Parade (performance opportunity for ages 5+ – more information below!)
  • October 25 – November auto-pay processed
  • October 29 – Trunk or Treat at the studio (more information coming soon!)
  • October 31 – No PM Classes, front desk, or boutique hours (have fun trick-or-treating!)
  • November 1 – Deadline for recital costume order
  • November 7-12 – Parent Appreciation Week (more information coming soon!)
Discover a new style of dance during Discover Dance Days at The Pointe September 26 through October 1!
Check out this page for all of the details and links to sign up, and use the Facebook event here to get this on your calendar and share with your friends!

Currently enrolled students can try out new styles of dance in classes this week – with free trial classes and a great value offer when you add classes to your current schedule! Current PSD families, please use this form to sign up for your class(es) (one form per dancer).  There is no cost to try new classes this week, but spaces are limited.

When you add a class that you try during Discover Dance Days, you will receive a $10 boutique gift card AND 20% off the costume for your new class! 

Invite your friends to try classes at the studio – when someone you refer signs up, we are also DOUBLING our referral bonus, which means you and your friend will each receive a $40 boutique gift card! New-to-The-Pointe families can register online here.

There are NO LIMITS to these incentives (add two classes, get $20 to the boutique, etc!) – the only limit is our class capacity.  Several classes have only a couple spots open, so you’ll want to secure your spot quickly!

The NewBo/Czech Village Halloween Parade is BACK and The Pointe School of Dance invites your dancer(s) to participate with us in the spooky, scary fun!
We will be walking and dancing in the parade this year, and would love your dancers (ages 5+) to perform with us!

When: Saturday, October 22nd at 6:30 PM
In order to participate, you must:
– Be registered for Dance & Discover 3 or higher (ages 5 and up)
– Participate in our Parade Choreography Camp (details below)

Parade Choreography Camp – Saturday, October 22nd from 12:00-2:00 PM 
Camp Registration – $40
To prepare for the parade, we have created a festive Choreography Camp so dancers can learn the parade routines and participate in other spooky and fun activities!

This Camp includes:
– Learning the Halloween-themed routines to be performed at the parade later that evening
– A Halloween-themed craft
– Spooky snacks, activities, and games
– A T-Shirt to be worn at the parade later that evening (you can dress up the T-Shirt any way you would like!)

More specific parade details will be sent out to you at a later date (i.e. when and where to arrive, what to bring with you, where to pick up your dancer, etc)

If you are interested in participating with us in the Parade, please fill out this form by Sunday, October 9th. If you are registering more than one dancer, please fill out a separate form for each child.

Special Notes:
* If you are in Community Team, you do not need to fill out this form because this counts as one of your performances. You will learn these routines in your rehearsals, your T-Shirt is included, and you do not need to participate in the Camp.
** If you are in Company and want to participate, you do need to fill out this form so we can order you a T-Shirt ($20). You do not need to participate in the Camp – we will teach these routines on 10/16 during your technique time.

Now that our classes are off to a great start, we are ready to offer trial classes for new-to-The-Pointe families – and we have a sweet deal for you if you refer a friend to our program! Families can schedule a trial class easily using this link!

When a family you’ve referred signs up, please have them list your name in the “Where did you hear about us?” form in online registration. We will send them a $20 gift card to our boutique to help them get the gear their dancer needs for class – and as a thank you, we’ll send one to you, too! Trial classes are easy to schedule online, and are FREE for a limited time!

School Year Classes are filling up! 🌟
We’ve added a section of Jazz 2/3 on Tuesday evenings for the School Year and Dance & Discover 2 on Monday at 5:00.
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

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!) 
  • Families have received an email with a unique link to join the BAND group for each class – if you’ve joined us after that message went out, please find your dancer’s instructor after class to get access or shoot us an email (info@thepointeschool.com) and we’ll get you added!

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: 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