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March 04, 2019

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!

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 show will include all Ballet classes Kinder 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 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm      
Spring Recital "Trending- Past & Present"  
(These shows include all Pre-dance, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Company Classes)
(All rehearsals and shows at Liberty High School) 
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!

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 w ill  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 follow our directions and immediately hang up their costumes once they arrive 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.

Recital Tickets-

We will be using TuTuTix again for this years Ballet Performance and Studio Recital. 

Tickets will go on sale starting May 1st.  We will send out ordering information in April.

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.

Dates to Remember-


Elite is closed for Spring Break, March  25th to March 29th.
Elite is closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.
Last day of regular studio classes is Friday, June 14th.

Summer Classes & Camps-


Elite's Summer Session will run July 8th - August 16th 
Our summer schedule will include day camps as well as afternoon and evening classes. 

Online registration for Elite's Summer Session will begin April 15th.  

Fall Session 2019-2020


Fall pre-registration will begin  on May 13th.
Fall classes will begin on Monday September 9th.

Dancer of the Month-

This month we shine the SPOTLIGHT on:
Grace Slotemaker
Age : I am 13 Years Old
I go to Stoller Middle School, specifically in orange hall, 7th grade.
How many years have you been dancing at Elite?
This is my second year taking classes at Elite Dance Studio.
What is your favorite style of dance?
My favorite style of dance is jazz. This is because I really prefer technical dance over more freestyle based dance.
What is your favorite memory at Elite?
Last years recital!
Tell us about your family...
My dad and my younger sister, Chloe, who also dances at Elite and is currently taking ballet.

If you aren't dancing...What elise do you like to do?
I am either binge watching my favorite tv shows (Shark Tank and The Profit), drawing, or at school.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
In twenty years I see myself studying at a college.

Sara  and Staff

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