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

Well that month flew by, and what a great month we’ve had sharing and learning with your awesome kiddos. Our Showcase Theme was revealed this past week, From Sea to Shining Sea.  Our dances during the show will take you on a journey across all 50 of our great states. Please read on for showcase dates as well as other important info regarding upcoming events and a few reminders as we get into the swing of things for our 2018-2019 season. 
 Sat. October 6th Self Defense Class for Girls, 10- 11:30 am & 12-3 pm, details below.
Wed. October 31st   CLOSED, Halloween
 Mon – Thur, Nov 12-15  Costume Week, see info below
 Tues – Sun, Nov. 20 – 25 CLOSED, Fall Break
 Fri, May 17th    Mandatory Dress Rehearsal (tentative)
 Sat & Sun May 18-19  Spring Showcase Dates (tentative)CLASSES:  Please continue to take young children to the restroom before class, and yes even the older kids sometimes need a reminder to use the restroom before class.  If your child has more than one class in the same room please have them bring their shoe bag into the room with them. 

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.
CONGRATULATIONS to this years winner of our Referral Contest, LEXIE SPROUS!!  Lexie will receive 1 month of FREE TUITION!
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. 
SELF DEFENSE CLASS:  Saturday, October 6th we will be offering a self defense class for girls at EDA.  This class, filled with information pertinent to todays young girls and teens,  is a combination of lecture and hands on activities to build confidence and awareness skills. The girls will learn tactics to avoid problem situations, evade dangerous situations and effectively counter an assault.  Registration is open on our website.
Session 1:  Ages 8-12, 10-11:30 am, $40 + tax, must have an female adult present.
Session 2:  Ages 13+, 12 – 3 pm, $50 + tax
COSTUME WEEK:  November 12th – 15th will be costume week for showcase costumes.  One night during costume week, we will need a parent to stop in on the night your child has class to choose costume sizes, fill out your order sheets and pay the balance on all of their costumes. Costumes not ordered and paid for in full by the end of the week can not be guaranteed to be here for the pictures/shows. There may also be additional shipping and handling charges on orders not entered with the rest of the class.
Anyone wanting to make a costume deposit may do so anytime during September & October.  Please keep these checks separate from your tuition as they go into a separate account.  Be sure to let us know if you have ANY questions regarding costumes, costume weeks, etc..    
All costumes for Competition Classes will be ordered 17th & 18th.
 Thanks for reading!!
  -Jen & the EDA Staff