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September 19, 2016

Welcome back Elite Families!  We had a a fabulous first week at Elite. The energy and excitement that surrounded the studio was contagious!  The staff and dancers have been enjoying getting to know each other  and we are all getting into the "groove" of our new schedule.  

Time to Review!

During the month of September, you may notice that teachers are spending a majority of the class time reviewing proper stretching, body alignment and basic technique.  In order to ensure proper class placements, teachers need to establish a base level for each class. Once they have a good understanding of the class level and chemistry, the teacher will design that classes curriculum and plan for the year.  We ask that our Elite families be patient and that our dancers enjoy these few weeks of review.  We expect classes to kick into high gear early October and all our dancers will be inspired, motivated and challenged.  

We encourage dancers and families to speak with the teachers or email me if you have any questions or concerns. We are honored to teach each and every dancer we have at Elite and we want them all to LOVE dance as much as we do!

Need a Schedule Change?

We appreciate all the patience and communication as families finalize their schedules.  We understand Fall is a very hectic time.  
--If you would like to make a change to your dancer's schedule, please click on the Add/Drop link on the homepage at our website  

Auto-Debit Service:

If you would like to take advantage of Elite's auto debit service (EFT) for your monthly tuition, please download and complete the EFT form.

Dress Code Questions?:

If you have questions on Elite's Dress Code, please click here: Elite Dance Studio Dress Code.
You can also view all our dress code info on our website  and click on the studio info link at the top.  Please feel free to talk with your dancer's teacher if you have specific questions on shoes.   

We have a large selection of Elite tank tops, t-shirts, booty shorts, leggings, sweats and sweatshirts available to purchase at our front desk! We also have a full selection of ballet tights in stock.
Dancer of the Month:

Each month we are excited to shine the Spotlight on a different Elite Dancer.  Dancer's are selected by the staff and will be featured on our "Dancer of the Month" bulletin board in the lobby, on our Facebook page, Instagram and in our monthly newsletter.  

For September, we shine the Spotlight on 
Josephine (Jo) Frischknecht!

Age: 8
School/Grade: Jacob Wismer, 3rd Grade

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

What is your favorite style of dance?

What is your favorite memory at Elite?
Trying on my first dance costume ever in ballet class.

Tell us about your family...
My family is my Dad, Mom, brother Emmett and a crazy cat named Winnie. 

If you aren't dancing...what else do you like to do?
Play soccer and do cart wheels!

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
Working with animals and playing professional soccer.

Tell us more...
Share one fun fact about yourself!
I have a lot of nicknames- Jo, JoJo, Josie and Joey

Pumpkin We have received a lot of feedback regarding Halloween.  We understand that it falls on a Monday evening this year.  We would like for our Elite dancers and families to enjoy their Halloween traditions uninterrupted by their dance commitments.  We are happy to accommodate these requests so the studio will be closed, Monday October 31st. We wish you all a safe and fun Halloween.
If you have any  questions, please don't hesitate to email us at or call us at the studio 503-645-8105.

Sara  and Staff

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