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November 07, 2017


Hello Elite Families!  We hope you all had a fabulous Halloween!
Halloween Week at Elite was so much fun.  The students had a great time dressing up and showing off their costumes and the teachers loved mixing some Halloween music into their classes. It was a great week and thank you to all those that participated.

Costumes Orders
Reminder...Costume Orders and Payments are due November 18th--
The original email went out on recently but  we understand how busy everyone is...so this is just a friendly reminder!   
** This year, ordering costumes is quick, simple, and just a click away...visit our website at www.elitedancestudio.org and click on the "Costume Orders" button on the home page.**
Please take a moment to read the basic information before filling out the costume order form.  If you have any questions, please email or call us!

Studio Events
Elite's Performing Companies Proudly Presents their Holiday Show "Christmas Dreams"

WHEN - Saturday, December 9th at 4:30 pm
WHERE - Alpenrose Dairy Opera House
3149 SW Shattuck Rd  Portland, OR 97221
Admission is FREE!  Come support our Elite dancer's, enjoy a festive Holiday show and get your picture taken with Santa!  It will be a memorable afternoon full of Holiday joy! 

Dancer o f the Month--

This month we shine the SPOTLIGHT
on Ava Rose Thompson!

School/Grade: I attend BridleMile Elementary and I am in fourth grade.

How many years have you been dancing at Elite?
This is my fourth year at Elite.

What is your favorite style of dance?
My favorite style of dance is Jazz and Ballet Equally are the BEST!

What is your favorite memory at Elite?
Recital Practice is my favorite. We practice all year to  perform. I love dress rehearsal! My favorite memories are playing games with my friends in-between waiting for our group to perform.

Tell us about your family...
There are five members to my family. My Dad, Trevor my Mom, Kelley my older Brother Tommy my Cat Cooper and me. I like that my family gets me to class on time and is always there to help me.

If you aren't dancing...what else do you like to do?
I  like to play video games with my brother, ski, hike, cook with my Dad and keep my play room neat. I want to be a class helper when my teachers think I am ready.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
I want to own a dance Studio  like Sara and have my Mom work the front desk and my Dad do the accounting. My brother is super funny and will be supportive of my dance studio. I hope to have family with two kids of my own and one kitty.
Tell us more...
Tell us one fun fact about yourself!
My initials spell ART.  I love to draw and do crafts.  My dream would be to dance in the Portland Nutcracker when I'm older.



Adds, Drops, Class Requests and Recital Participation


--Dancer's wishing to make changes to their schedules need to do so before the 1st of the month in order for the change to go into affect that calendar month.  If you would like to make a change to your schedule, please fill our the add/ drop form available on our website. 
--If your dancer is not participating in the spring recital, but plans on continuing classes thru June, please email us as soon as possible.  The teachers need to know so they can plan their recital routines accordingly and we do not want to charge you a costume fee if you will not be in the Spring Shows.

Holiday Closure Dates but OPEN on Veteran's Day

The studio is C LOSED  Thanksgiving Week, November 20th   - 24t h
The studio is CLOSED Winter Break, December 23rd  - January 7th
** Cla sses are always in session on in-service days, teacher planning days, conferences, etc.

The Cold and Flu Season is upon us
Please  do not  send your child to dance if you kept them home from school  or if they have not been fever free for at least 24 hrs.

We try our best to clean and sanitize all areas of the studio, including door handles, ballet barres, bathrooms, lobby area and the children's toys.  Our goal is to keep all our dancers and teachers as healthy as possible. 

Send us your Family Holiday Cards!   A few years ago we started this tradition and it is so much fun... Our Elite Families send us their Holiday Cards and we decorated our lobby with them.  It's a festive way that brings all our dance families together.  
You can mail your cards to us at 4062 NW Saltzman Rd # 202, Portland, OR 97229 or drop it off at the front desk.  We look forward to receiving yours!

Mark your calendars now...
Picture Day--- Sunday, May 20th  at Elite
Recital Week--- Saturday June 16 th - Saturday 23rd, at Liberty High School

~ Check Lost & Found.  All items left will be donated at Winter Break so we can start  201 8  off w ith a clean Lost & Found cupboard!
~ Please remember proper Lobby etiquette.  Keep conversations appropriate and positive.  Clean up after yourself and/or your young children. Please put chairs, tables and toys back the way you found them.  Please let the front desk know if the bathrooms need some attention.  We understand the lobby gets a bit crazy at times, so we appreciate your patience and cooperation.

That's it for now!  We wish all our families a wonderful November and Happy Thanksgiving!

and Staff

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