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April 18, 2016

Costume Week for our Ballet Classes!

It's our Ballet Dancers time to shine.  This week during classes, our Ballet dancers will be trying on their custom performance dresses.  We are all so excited!
Dancer of the Month-

This month we shine the SPOTLIGHT
on Chandra Maya Dehnert!

Age: 15
School/Grade: I am in 9th grade at ACMA.
How many years have you been dancing at Elite?
This is my sixth year.
What is your favorite style of dance?
What is your favorite memory at Elite?
I'm petty sure that it was about three years ago when my jazz class did the Jai Ho dance for the recital. That class in general was one of my favorite memories because I remember loving the routine, the song, our costume, and everyone in that class. I had a lot of fun!
Tell us about your family...
It's me, my mom, my dad, my sister Estella who is eleven, and my other sister Kalani who is eight. I also have a little dog named Simon.
If you aren't dancing...what else do you like to do?
I really like doing anything artistic/creative, like singing, playing guitar, acting, drawing, and making movies with my friends. I also enjoy reading and watching movies.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
One of my dream jobs is being a casting director for theatre or film, and maybe living somewhere like New York City where I could get into this kind of industry.
Fun Fact:
A fun fact about me is that when I was younger I had an imaginary friend named April, who I imagined living in a red house down the street from me.

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 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 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". 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 that 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. 

Fall Session 2016-2017


Fall pre-registration will begin in May.
Fall classes will begin on Monday, September 12th.

Sara and Staff

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

Elite Dance Studio | 4062 NW Saltzman Rd | Suite #202 | Portland | OR | 97229