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

Happy December!  We hope your holiday season is off to a great start.  We all survived another costume week and all of our showcase costumes have been ordered and typically start being delivered in February/March.  For those who haven’t ordered yet, please keep in mind the sooner the better to guarantee delivery in time for pictures, rehearsal and showcase.  Below you’ll find a couple reminders of our Winter Weather Policy and Illness Policy.
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.  
Fri 12/21 – Tues 1/1 – CLOSED for Winter Break
Sat. 3/2 – EDA Expose
Fri, May 17th    Mandatory Dress Rehearsal (tentative)
Sat & Sun May 18-19  Spring Showcase Dates (tentative)
WAYPOINT DONATIONS:  EDA will once again be participating in Waypoint Winter Wonderland donation drive.  We invite all of our students to choose a tag, buy a gift for someone less fortunate and turn it into our donation box. All gifts should be unwrapped, with tag attached, and turned into our donation box by Monday, December 10th.  
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 November!!
  -Jen & the EDA Staff