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April 7, 2015

Dancer of the Month-

This month we shine the SPOTLIGHT
on Beth Crowther! 

Age: I am 17 years old.

School/Grade: I'm a junior at Sunset High School.


How many years have you been dancing at Elite?

I have been dancing at Elite for about six years.


What is your favorite style of dance?

I've always loved dancing and watching ballet, so it's definitely one of my favorite styles of dance.


What is your favorite memory at Elite?

I have a lot of fond memories at Elite, and they usually involve somebody making me feel welcome. Being extremely shy, it's easy for me to feel invisible, but at Elite there is always someone who would notice me and make me feel important.


Tell us about your family...

I have three younger brothers, and even though they drive me insane sometimes, I love them to death.


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

I love reading and have a passion for writing. Reading different worlds and creating different worlds is my thing.


Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Hopefully in 20 years I'll be popping out a bestseller.


Tell us more...

An interesting fact about me is that in 8th grade I actually published a novel called The Forgotten Runaway and was featured in the news.

Recital Costumes-

Costume Week was a big success.  The dancers all looked fabulous in their recital costumes and the staff is getting excited to see all the dancers shine on stage!


We still have a few classes waiting patiently for their class costumes to arrive.  We hope to have those soon!


We have placed the orders for those dancers that needed a different size and we will hand them out to the dancers as they arrive.  We hope to have all replacements by Picture Day.


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. 

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 April 20th! 

Fall Session 2015-2016


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

Sara and Staff

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Portland, OR 97229