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

Welcome to 2019!!  It seems that every year seems to go just a little bit faster. I hope you all found time during break to slow down and spend some quality time with those you love.  All classes resume tonight (1-2-19).  The competitive teams will be finishing up and polishing their competition routines as the recreational classes begin to work on their showcase pieces. Attendance during this time of year is so important as each day new sections of material will be learned.  
Weather:  EDA will again follow the lead of the Cedar Rapids School District when it comes to weather closings.  If school is canceled or dismissed early for winter weather ED A will cancel as well.  If schools are delayed in the morning for weather our classes will run as scheduled.  If the weather deteriorates later in the afternoon or evening please check in to our FB page for closing information.  An email will always go out to parents if classes are cancelled.  
Illness:  To help us reduce the spread of germs and illness around the studio we ask that you please keep your children home from class until they are 24 hours free of fever, vomiting and diarrhea.  If interested in a make up class for a class missed bc of illness, please check in with the front desk the following week.  
Wed 1/2  Classes Resume
Sat. 3/2 – EDA Expose
Fri, May 17th    Mandatory Dress Rehearsal (tentative)
Sat & Sun May 18-19  Spring Showcase Dates (tentative)
THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Waypoint Winter Wonderland gift drive.  We appreciate your generosity.   
COMPETITION COSTUMES: Competition costumes are starting to arrive and will be coming home soon.  Please try these on sooner than later in case alterations need to be made. If you have any questions regarding placement of straps, accessories, hair pieces, etc, please ask Jen before sewing anything into permanent position.
EDA EXPOSE:  Our competition team will be sharing all of their competition routines in front of a live audience prior to the start of their competition season.  Please consider joining us on Saturday, March 2nd to support these kids as they work out their nerves onstage. This Expose is also a great boost of confidence for our dancers, before their first competition of the season the next weekend.  Tickets will be $10 each and available at the front desk in February.  All proceeds go into our scholarship fund for the 2019-2020 season.
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.
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 & have  a great start to 2019!!
  -Jen & the EDA Staff