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June 1, 2016

Wow...June is officially here and we only have 3 weeks of classes before the dancers take the stage!  We can't wait!


Please take a moment to read our Newsletters.  They are full of very important information!

Picture Day

Picture Day was a huge success.  All the dancers looked stunning in their costumes and were such natural models in front of the cameras.  The smiles, giggles and the fun candid shots made the staff's day fly by.  Thank you again to all our Elite Families for taking time out of their Sunday to participate in Picture Day. 

Recital and Ballet Tickets:

Pre-order forms were due last Friday, May 27th.  Tickets orders are now being filled and all pre-ordered tickets will be available for pick up starting at 3:00pm on Monday, June 6th.
What do I do if I did not pre-order tickets or need additional tickets???  After our ticket pre-orders are filled, we will have any 
remaining tickets available for purchase at the front desk.  I will send out one more email next weekend letting our families know how many tickets are left and for which shows.  Families can add their name to the waitlist and tickets will be distributed as they become available.
~ If you need wheelchair access seating, please let us know so we can reserve your seats. You can email Gail Knight at Let her know the dancers name, how many seats and for which show.

Ballet Rehearsal

Wednesday, June 8th at Elite Dance Studio

6:30-8:00  ACT I

8:00-9:00  ACT II


*This is not a dress rehearsal.  Dancer's can wear their regular Ballet class attire.

*Parents do not need to stay during this rehearsal. All the dancers will supervised by Elite staff and we will be using Studio A as a "stage" and Studio B and C as our holding rooms.


Questions??  Please do not hesitate to ask your teacher this week.

Room Moms:
Every year Renee Timchuk, our backstage coordinator, likes to do a quick informational meeting about being a Room Mom Volunteer.   A few years ago, we also had a request for a meeting that would help answer questions about the whole recital experience for our new dancers and their families. This meeting is optional, but if this is your first time being a "Room Mom Volunteer" or if you are brand new to Elite and have a few questions about the recital, hair, make up, rehearsals, etc., we highly encourage you to attend. The meeting will last about 30 minutes and will be held in the lobby at the studio.

Recital Room Mom and New Student Informational Meeting

Tuesday, June 9th, 7:00pm


If you are unable to attend one of these meetings, but you have "Room Mom" questions or would like to sign up to help, please email Renee Timchuk at



Additional Recital and Show Reminders-  
**Recital and Ballet Show Headquarters**
All Recital and Ballet information is available on our website at  
Just click on the RECITAL link at the top of the homepage.
Please take some time to review your dancers rehearsal schedule, show line up, dressing room assignments and more.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call the studio, email us, or ask your teacher.

WE NEED YOUR HELP--Please click to view our list of 5 and 10 year recipients and graduating seniors. This list was generated by the information filled out during the registration process, but we want to double check.  We would feel so bad if there was a mistake or we missed someone!  

Please email us if your dancer needs to be added to our list of 5 and 10 year recipients, or high school seniors or if they are listed but should not be.  
These dancers will be recognized at the conclusion of our Saturday, June 25th 2:00pm recital. 

Visit our website and register today!

Elite's Summer Classes and Camps- July 11th- August 19th

Pre-Registration for our 2016-2017 Season closes July 16th.  Classes begin Monday, September 12th




Studio Reminders:

~Last day of classes- Friday, June 17th
~Dancer's will receive their pictures and end of the year medals during the last week of classes.  Students that miss class that week will be able to pick their items up during rehearsals at Liberty High School.
~If you have your monthly tuition check mailed to us via your bank for monthly tuition, please don't forget to contact your bank to stop payments for July and August.

Wishing everyone a fabulous and sunshine filled week!

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