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March 9, 2015

Hello Elite Families and Happy Spring!  I apologize ahead of time for the length of this newsletter, but yes, it's that time of year again and there is a lot of information that needs to go out... Please take a moment to read carefully!

Dancer of the Month-

This month we shine the SPOTLIGHT
on Alicia Lee! 

I'm 13 years old

School/Grade: I'm a 7th grader at Acma


How many years have you been dancing at Elite?

This would be my 5th year at Elite


What is your favorite style of dance? 

My favorite style is either Tap or Lyrical


What is your favorite memory at Elite? 

My favorite memory at Elite would be all the times I would laugh in class without a reason.


Tell us about your family... 

I have parents that love me and 2 amazing brothers. Like every other family we may fight but our bond keeps us together no matter what. I wouldn't ask for anything else.


If you aren't dancing...what else do you like to do? 

When I don't dance I like to talk to my friends about the most unimportant things in life and write about anything that comes to mind.


Where do you see yourself in 20 years? 

In 20 years I can see myself as a psychologist. I love helping people through their problems and listening to what they have to say."


Tell us more... 

Thank you sooo much. I'm always thankful to all of you. All of you have she'd me into who I am today and couldn't ask for better teachers. 

Recital Costumes-
Our annual tradition of "COSTUME WEEK" is just around the corner and I
know all our dancers will be so excited to return to classes after Spring Break.  The energy and excitement at the studio is always at an all time high during this time!


Teachers will take a few minutes during each class to have their dancers try on their costumes to ensure proper fit, discuss tights/undergarment requirements and decide on placement for accessories.  If everything fits, the dancers will be able to take their costumes home.  We sure hope they will followed our directions and immediately hang up their costumes once they arrived at home!  If you happen to miss class that week, you may pick up your costume from the front desk or from your teacher at the end of class time the following week.

** If there are any problems with costumes, please bring them to our attention as soon as possible so we can do our best to resolve the problem before picture day!

Recital Tights-

Teachers are still finalizing their recital tights.  Once that is done, I will email out a list of the required class tights. 
Starting in
April we will have a full stock of recital tights available to purchase at the front desk.

Picture Day-

Picture Day is Sunday May 17th...Mark Your Calendars!  I will be sending out the picture schedule at the end of April. Pictures will be taken at the studio by Northwest Sports Photography.  Order forms will be sent home with dancers the week of pictures.

Recital Info-

This year our Studio recital theme is "Legends, Divas, and Superstars". Our Ballet performance theme is "A Celebration of the Seasons".
Recital week is Tuesday, June 16th - Saturday, June 20th at Liberty High School.  I will be emailing out a complete recital packet in May that will include details on rehearsal schedules, show times, recital line up, room mom volunteer sign up, dressing room info and recital ticket order forms.

Our schedule will be slightly different from previous years due to the addition of our Ballet Performance Showcase. The staff is working on making a smooth rehearsal and show schedule that will accommodate all our dancers and Elite Families. 

Elite Performing and Competitive Company Auditions for the 2015-2016 Season-

We will have a parent/dancer informational meeting at Elite on Tuesday, May 12th at 7:30pm.  If your family is interested in finding out what Elite's Dance Companies are all about, please plan on attending this meeting.  Audition applications and the audition schedule will be handed out at the meeting.   
Auditions will be held at Elite on Sunday, May 31st. 

Dates to Remember-


Elite is closed for Spring Break, March 23rd - 27th.
Elite is closed Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day.
Last day of regular studio classes is Friday, June 12th.

Summer Classes & Camps-


Elite's Summer Session will run July 6th - August 14th 
Our summer schedule will include day camps as well as afternoon and evening classes. Online registration for Elite's Summer Session will begin mid April. 

Fall Session 2015-2016


Fall pre-registration will begin on May 11th
Fall classes will begin on Monday, September 15th

Sara and Staff

Elite Dance Studio | (503) 645-8105
4062 NW Saltzman Rd
Suite #202
Portland, OR 97229