Studio Office Hours: Mon – Thur, 4:15 – 8:30 pm                     EDA Office # (319) 826-6581 Jen@extensionsdanceacademy.com                                  Jen Cell # (319) 360-6884 

IMPORTANT DATES:

June 22nd            Studio Re-open, Resuming 2020 classes with adjusted schdule

June 27-28           Competition Team competes at National Competition 

July 1st                Registration opens for 2020-2021 Season

July 25th              Dress Rehearsal & Pictures at Doubletree Convention center downtown CR

July 26th              Showcase 2020, 2 pm, Doubletree Convention center downtown CR

July 29 – Aug  2    Competition Team competes at Starz Competition in downtown CR

Aug 3-13              Intensive Classes, open to all dancers ages 5+

Aug 14-15            Auditions for 2020-2021 Competition Team

Sept 8th               Classes begin for 2020-2021 Season 
Re-opening Procedures: Even though we are able to open our facility to 100% we still want everyone to remain cautious.  We’ll be keeping the hallway clear and the break room closed for the remainder of the summer.  We are going to keep traffic in the hallway traveling in the same direction between classes.  Parents may drop children at the front door or bring them in to the studio lobby, where the front desk will be open.  We would like to try to limit the number of people congregating in the lobby and have parents waiting be mindful of social distancing.  Parents are also welcome to wait in our outdoor patio area or in their cars.  We’ll be sanitizing the kids hands upon arrival and into the classroom and again at the end of each class. Masks may be worn by those who prefer.  We do ask that children wearing masks in the dance room be cautious about dancing full out and to be sure to sit if they are in need of a break.  There will be no food allowed in the studio this summer.  The only drink allowed will be water and all water bottles must be kept in the dancers bag when not in use.  Please have your dancer dressed in proper attire upon arrival and don’t bring any extra items in except dance shoes & water bottle (in a bag).  Absolutely no sharing of water bottles.  
PICTURE DAY:  Picture day will be held in conjunction with rehearsal on Saturday, July 25th.  We hope to get as many kids as possible to attend to be in the group pictures.  Individual pictures may also be taken if you wish,  Picture purchase is completely optional.  Order forms will be available at the front desk as we get closer to the date.
 
SHOWCASE COSTUMES:  All costumes have arrived.  Anyone who does not receive their costume during that first class back please check at the front desk.  Make sure all the children try on and label all pieces to their costumes.  If you have a question regarding the placement an accessory piece please check with the front desk. 
TIGHTS/SHOES:  Please be sure your dancer has the correct style and color of shoes and tights for pictures and performance.  We use Revolution brand performance tights. These are available at the front desk.  If you’re unsure which color/style of shoes your dancer needs please check with the front desk.
DADDY DAUGHTER:  Daddy Daughter rehearsals will also begin that first week back to the studio.  Please look on the schedule for your class day and time.  Costumes will be given out at this first rehearsal as well.  
SHOWCASE:  Our showcase date has been confirmed.  Dress rehearsal & pictures will take place on Saturday 7/25 and Showcase will be at 2 pm on Sunday 7/26, all at the Doubletree Convention Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. Seating may be limited, more info to come on this as we get closer to the event.  This years show will be live streamed for out of town friends and family, those who maybe are in the at risk population or otherwise unable to attend. More info coming soon on showcase, rehearsal & pictures. 
END OF THE YEAR AWARDS:  Signups will be available in the lobby for those eligible for a 5, 10 or 15 year awards.  Please sign your dancer up no later than July 9th.  
SUMMER CLASSES & AUDITITONS:  With having to postpone the finishing of our 2020 season until summer we are unable to offer regular summer classes this year.  We will be offering our summer intensive in a shortened format.  The summer intensive will run the first two weeks of August.  Dancers will be divided by age and will meet twice a week to work on technique, conditioning and choreography in several different genres. Dancers who attend intensive may then audition for our competition and pre-competiiton teams if they wish. Please contact Jen for more details if you’re interested in this opportunity.  Dancers not interested in auditioning are still welcome to take the intensive class.
2020-2021 Season:  I’m hoping to have the schedule for the 2020-2021 schedule up and ready by July 1st.  Class recommendations will be go out to all current students in early July.  Classes will begin Tuesday, September 8th.
Thanks for reading!!  
  -Jen & the EDA Staff