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April 17 , 2019


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-

P icture Day is Sunday May 19th ...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 "Trending- Past & Present" and our Ballet performance theme is "We Will Rock You". 
 
What is the schedule for recital week?
Spring Ballet Performance "We Will Rock You" 
This performance will include all Ballet classes age Kindergarten and up. 
Saturday, May 18th - Ballet Rehearsal @ Elite
ACT I 9:00-11:00 
ACT II 11:00-1:00 
Saturday, June 15th - Ballet Dress Rehearsal @ Liberty High School
ACT I- 9:00-10:30
ALL DANCERS- 10:30-11:30
ACT II- 11:30-1:00
Ballet Performance "We Will Rock You" 
Shows: Saturday June 15th at 4:00pm & 7:00pm      

 
Spring Recital "Trending- Past & Present"  (all rehearsals and shows at Liberty High School). This shows will include all our Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, & Company Classes.
Wednesday, June 19th - ACT I Rehearsal 5:00-9:00
Thursday, June 20th  - ACT II Rehearsal 5:00-9:00
Friday, June 21st - Recital Dress Rehearsal
Act I- 9:00-11:30
All Dancers- 11:30-12:30
Act II- 12:30-2:30 
Spring Recital "Trending- Past & Present"
Shows: Friday June 21st at 6:30 pm
Saturday June 22nd at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm
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 more!
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 2019-2020 Season-

NUVO 2019

We will have a parent/dancer informational meeting at Elite on Wednesday May 22nd at 8:00 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 Sunday June 2nd.

Summer Classes & Camps-

 

Summer Sun Summer is around the corner!
Registration for our classes and camps is open.   Click here to sign up today.

Dates to Remember-

 

Memorial Day
~Elite is closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.
~Last day of regular studio classes is Friday, June 14th.

Dancer of the Month-

This month we shine the SPOTLIGHT on
Devan Rolling
and
Jaden Rolling

 
Devan  Age: 8
School/Grade: 2nd Grade / Bonny Slope Elementary

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

What is your favorite style of dance?
Hip Hop

What is your favorite memory at Elite?
Tap dancing in my elf pajamas to Jingle Bell Rock the class before winter break

Tell us about your family...
I have an older brother and sister.  I also have a mom, dad, fat cat, naughty dog and a lizard and 2 fish.

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

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
Playing sports and an artist.
 
Tell us one fun fact about yourself!
I'm a climber.  I was the youngest cousin to climb my grandparent's rock waterfall, I climb trees and walls and everything.


Jaden  Age: 13
School/Grade: 7th grade, ISB 

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

What is your favorite style of dance?
Tap

What is your favorite memory at Elite?
My family giving me flowers and taking pictures at my first recital.

Tell us about your family...
I have a little brother and sister.  I also have a cat, mischievous puppy, 2 fish and a lizard.

If you aren't dancing...what else do you like to do?
I like to travel, read and I also enjoy swimming.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
Graduated from college, working at a good job, having a nice life and have lots of pets.
 
Tell us one fun fact about yourself!
I was born on my mom's birthday!  I also have a black streak in my hair that I don't dye.  It's actually a birthmark.

Cheers,
Sara  and Staff


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