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March 02, 2016

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 Jada Johnson!

Age: 8
School/Grade: Jacob Wismer Elementary/Second Grade

How many years have you been dancing at Elite?
4 years

What is your favorite style of dance?

What is your favorite memory at Elite?
Getting my ballet costume last year. I loved the red color!

Tell us about your family...
I live with my mom, dad, and brother, Marcus.  They are funny - especially my dad.  We love to take trips together.  Our favorite place to visit is Hawaii.

If you aren't dancing...what else do you like to do?
I like to play soccer in the fall and spring, and I play basketball in the winter.  I also love to read books and bake.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
Caring for animals as a vet.  I also want to live on a farm and have a family of my own.  I also dream of opening my own restaurant!
Tell us more...
Share one fun fact about yourself!
I love nature and taking walks to collect flowers, sticks, and rocks.

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-

The teachers are working on finalizing their recital tights. By mid April, I will email out a list for each class and we will have a full stock of tights available to purchase at the front desk.

Picture Day-

Picture Day is Sunday May 22nd...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 "Billboard's Greatest Hits" and our Ballet performance theme is "Kaleidoscope".
Recital week is Monday June 20th - Saturday, June 25th at Liberty High School.  I will be emailing out a complete recital packet in May. This packet will include details on rehearsal schedules, show times, recital line up, room mom volunteer sign up, dressing room info and Recital/Ballet ticket order forms.

The staff is working on making a smooth rehearsal and show schedule that will accommodate all our dancers and our busy Elite Families. 

Elite Performing and Competitive Company Auditions for the 2016-2017 Season-

We will have a parent/dancer informational meeting at Elite on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:45 pm. 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 the weekend of June 4th-5th.

Dates to Remember-


Elite is closed for Spring Break, March 21st - 25th.
Elite is closed Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day.
Last day of regular studio classes is Friday, June 17th.

Summer Classes & Camps-


Elite's Summer Session will run July 11th - August 19th 
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 2016-2017


Fall pre-registration will begin on May 9th
Fall classes will begin on Monday, September 12th, 2015

Sara and Staff

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