Studio Office Hours: Mon – Thur, 4:15 – 8 pm                     EDA Office # (319) 826-6581                                Jen Cell # (319) 360-6884

Here we are, our final month of the 2018-2019 season.  I can’t believe how quickly the year has gone. Believe it or not showcase in just over 2 weeks away.  Please read below for important end of the year info.  I know this becomes a busy time of year with end of the school year activities and celebrations, as well as spring sports, but please make every effort to get your child to their regular class time so they feel prepared and confident when they perform on stage in a couple weeks.
Fri, May 17th    Mandatory Dress Rehearsal, 5 pm, Linn-Mar HS Auditorium
Sat, May 18th  Showcase #1, 6 pm, Linn-Mar HS Auditorium
Sun, May 19th Showcase #2, 2 pm, Linn-Mar HS Auditorium
Mon, June 3rd – Summer sessions begins 
Thur, June 27th – Competition Team Auditions, 4-9 pm
Mon, July 1st – Registration opens for 2019-2020 Season 
END OF THE YEAR AWARDS:  If your dancer has been dancing for 5, 10 or 15 years please sign them up for an award.  The sign-up sheet is located in the lobby, under the TV.  Please sign up by Wed. May 8th. 
SHOWCASE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Also under the lobby TV are sign up sheets for volunteers to work at the showcase.  We’re in need of Class Moms, Prop Dads, Stage Set-Up Crew & Hosts.  Descriptions can be found on the sign-up sheets.  Please check with the front desk if you have questions.
DRESS REHEARSAL:  All dancers that will be dancing in the showcase are required to attend the dress rehearsal the night before at Linn-Mar HS Auditorium.  The dress rehearsal will run in the order for the show, with full costumes, hair, makeup etc.  The current showcase line-up is also posted in the lobby with the sign-up sheets.  Please check your childs performances and make a note at the bottom of the sheet if they have less than 1 or 2 numbers to change. Watch for an in depth email coming next week that will cover all dress rehearsal and showcase information.
TICKETS:  Will be available starting next Monday, May 6th.  Accounts must be paid in full to receive your tickets.  Additional tickets will be available for purchase at the front desk or at the door the day of the show.  
SUMMER SESSION:  Registration is open now for our quick summer session. We’ll be holding a June session  that will run June 3rd – June 27th.  This is a great opportunity for kids to try a new class to see if its something they like before signing up for the full year session.  
SUMMER INTENSIVE:  Our summer intensive runs on Monday and Wednesday evenings in June.  The intensive will include all different genres as well as technique, conditioning and flexibility work.  The intensive is open to all dancers, age 5 and up, regardless of whether or not they choose to audition for the competition team.  IF your dancer is interested in auditioning for the 2019-2020 competition team and you would like more information or have any questions please contact Jen, (319) 360-6884 or
COMBINED CLASSES:  Just a reminder that the following classes will be combining on stage.  All dancers in these classes are invited and encouraged to attend as many of their combined class times as they can. 
Mon 4:30 & Tues 5:30 Combo, Mon 6:45 & Thur 8:30 Lyrical, Mon 8:00 & Wed 7:00 Lyrical,  Mon 8:30 & Wed 7:30 Hip Hop. 
LOST & FOUND:  The lost and found will be cleared out at the end of each month, please check through the items on the dressing room hooks and in the cubbies to see if anything belongs to your dancer.
LOBBY:  The only liquid allowed in the studio is WATER.  No pop, Gatorade, smoothies, lemonades, teas, coffees, ice cream, etc.. Please make sure your child is aware of this and is only bringing water into the studio. Thank you for your cooperation.
PARKING:  Please remember that while we are allowed to use the adjacent parking lot (to the east), after 5 pm, at NO TIME can we park in the spots that are marked with signs as tenant parking.  Please make sure anyone that may come pick up your child is aware of this.  If we continue to use those spots we will lose the ability to share their lot. 
 Thanks for reading & keep your fingers crossed this weather continues to warms up!!
  -Jen & the EDA Staff