Halloween Week

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November 05, 2019


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 16th--
The original email went out on recently but  we understand how busy everyone is...so this is just a friendly reminder!   
Ordering costumes is quick, simple, and just a click away.
Click here to fill out the form.
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 at the Movies"

WHEN - Saturday, December 7th at 3:30 pm
WHERE - Alpenrose Dairy Opera House
6149 SW Shattuck Rd  Portland, OR 97221

Admission is FREE!  Come support our Elite dancer's and enjoy a festive Holiday show.  It will be a memorable afternoon full of Holiday joy! 

Dancer o f the Month

This month we shine the SPOTLIGHT  on 
Milan McWilliams!

School/Grade:  7th grade Cedar Park Middle School

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

What is your favorite style of dance?
Tap and Jazz

What is your favorite memory at Elite?
Getting my 5 year pin.

Tell us about your family...
I live with my mom, dad, big brother Tim, big sisters: Maggie and Natalie, along with my crazy dogs.

If you aren't dancing...what else do you like to do?
I love to cook and try new recipes. 

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
I see myself working on a cookbook.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself!
I love to watch bad movies with my family.



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.

We are OPEN Veteran's Day
Monday Nov 11th

Holiday Closure Dates
The studio is C
LOSED  Thanksgiving Week, November 25th   - 29th
The studio is CLOSED Winter Break, December 23rd  - January 5 th
** 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. 

Holiday Traditions
Send us your Family Holiday Cards!  Many  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!

In The Community...

Team Cole Silent Auction- Saturday Nov 16th
The annual Team Cole silent auction is coming up soon.  This year we the event will be held at a beautiful new venue but with the same relaxed and intimate vibe. A $50.00 ticket buys unlimited food, drink, and the chance to bid on amazing auction items. 

Come help Team Cole's mission to financially support families dealing with the devastating effects of childhood cancer.

For tickets and more information visit 

Important Dates

Mark your calendars now...
Ballet Performance Rehearsal - Saturday May 16th at Elite 
Picture Day--- Sunday, May 17th  at Elite
Recital Week--- Saturday June 13 th - Saturday June 20th  at Liberty High School

Studio Reminders

~ Check Lost & Found.  All items left will be donated at Winter Break so we can start  2020  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.

~Please help keep our dancers safe in the parking lot. We
ask that parents not park and wait along the curb, but that you find a parking spot to wait in.  Not only does the car line back up onto Saltzman Road, but dancers are running in between cars and it is hard to see them as cars are trying to pass or pull out.  Thank you.

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