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May 18, 2018

Hello Elite Dance Families!  

Wow, we are only 5 weeks away from our Spring Recital "I'm With The Band" and our Ballet Performance "Midnight Serenade"...and things are in full swing at the studio!
  
We apologize ahead of time for the length of this email, but please take time to read all the information and print out the handouts.  We want everyone to be well informed which will ensure a smooth and enjoyable Recital Season.

Below you will find all the Rehearsal and Show information along with show line up, dressing room assignments, class song list and general reminders.
 
For your convenience, we have separated the Recital and Ballet information.  

Recital and Ballet Rehearsal and Show Schedules:
 
Page one of this two-page attachment is full of very useful information and should help answer any of your questions. Page two is a breakdown of the rehearsal schedules. 
 
Special reminder--~Saturday, May 19th - Ballet Rehearsal at Elite Dance Studio Act I 9:00-11:00 Act II 11:00-1:00  
Recital & Ballet Show Line Up-

These documents list the Recital and Ballet Show line up.  You may notice that the recital line up "I'm With The Band" is slightly different from the rehearsal schedule. The rehearsal schedule does not follow show order. This accommodates our younger dancers and avoids placing them in the late evening rehearsal time slots.
 
The main reason for including the shows line up is for those dancers that take multiple classes and will have costume changes during the shows.  It would be extremely helpful for parents to print off the line up and take a couple minutes to go through it with your dancer. Helping them to know the order of their dances and how they will need to be prepared to change their costumes, tights and accessories.  We will be educating those dancers that have quick changes by giving them helpful hints on layering tights, organizing their dance bag, etc., it would be very beneficial to have them know their costume order and approx. time they will have to change. (Each routine is about 2 minutes long) We will have "intimate" changing areas in each dressing room to help provide privacy to our changing dancers.  Please make sure all costumes, accessories and shoes have the dancers name in them.  Quick changes are a way of the dance world and like our older dancers say, "it adds some excitement to the backstage area!".

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Class Song List - ("I'm With The Band" ONLY)


This is a list of the song titles for each class.  This will help you find the correct song in the rehearsal schedule and in the line up.


 Class Song List for "I'm With The Band" 2018


 

Dressing Room Assignments--

These attachments outline the dressing room assignments for each class.


 

 
Picture Day is THIS SUNDAY, May 20th

The picture schedule was  emailed out a few weeks ago. The schedule is currently posted at the studio and you can also print a copy off our website www.elitedancestudio.org and click on the Recital Page!
 
** Teachers handed out order forms during class this week, but don't worry, we will have plenty available on picture day if you need one.    Please make sure dancers have their costumes, tights, shoes and accessories all ready to go.  Remember...we sell tights at the front desk !
 
We will also have a full front desk staff available to answer your questions as well as accept summer tuition. 


Volunteers Needed--

During Picture Day  families will be able to visit the Room Mom table and sign up to volunteer backstage during the shows.

ELITE CLOTHING SALE
 
Please stop by our big clothing sale tables we will have out during Picture Day!  Everything will be marked at a huge discount.  We are trying to transition to an online store but need to clear out our current inventory and we want to do it fast!  Don't miss amazing deals on Elite T-shirts, Sweats, Jackets, Sweatshirts and more!  This sale will end once our supply is gone...Don't miss out! 

Show Tickets - 
 
Click here to order your show tickets!

We only have a few tickets left for "I'm With The Band".
Fri June 22nd @ 6:30 pm- 43 available
Sat June 23rd @ 11 am - 101 available
Sat June 23rd @ 5 pm - 22 available

Ticket Exchange Swap
If you'd like to exchange unwanted tickets that were purchased, or obtain additional tickets, don't forget about our new message board. To sell your tickets, there is a quick form to fill out which will generate a post. If you'd like to buy tickets in addition to the 6 you are allotted for I'm With The Band, this is the page to check out. 

When you've sold your tickets please email us at info@elitedancestudio.org to let us know and we will remove your post.
   

If you need to review the details of ordering tickets, please   click here to visit our website where you can read our archived newsletters.

Additional Information - 

What show is my dancer in???
Wednesday 1:30 Pre Dance - Sugar Pie Honey Bunch 
Thursday 1:00 Pre Dance -  Lollipop
Saturday June 23rd, 11:00am Show ONLY

Monday 3:30 Kinder Tap - Mr Sandman
Wednesday 4:15 Kinder Jazz - Boogie Shoes
Saturday June 23rd, 11:00am and
Saturday June 23rd, 5:00pm

All other classes will perform in all 3 Recital Shows.
All Ballet Classes will dance in both Ballet Shows.


WE NEED YOUR HELP

Please click to view our list of 5 and 10 year recipients and graduating seniors.   This list was generated by the information parents filled out during the registration process, but we want to double check.  We would feel so bad if there was a mistake or we missed someone!      

Dancers who appear only in our ballet shows will be recognized on Saturday at the 7:00 pm show.

All other dancers will be recognized at our Saturday 11 am show.

Recital DVD and Action Shots Orders-
 
Elite is excited to be working with a new vendor to provide high quality memory keepsakes for your dancer!  This year we will be having "A Cut Above The Rest Productions" at every show recording not only the whole performance but also capturing fun behind the scenes and candid moments!  

We are proud to offer an another amazing addition...action shots!  Two professional photographers will be at each show capturing our dancers as they shine on stage!  
You wi ll have the option to add an action shots package to your dvd order.  We will be sending out order information and the order link by  June 1st.   


Important Studio Reminders--
 
~Saturday, May 20th - Ballet Rehearsal at Elite Dance Studio Act I 9:00-11:00 Act II 11:00-1:00
~Wednesday, May 30th 7:30-8:30pm- Parent/Dancer information meeting for the Elite's 2018-2019 Dance Companies.
~The studio is closed on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.
~Last day of regular classes is Friday, June 15th.
~We will have all the LOST & FOUND items out during picture day.  Please take a moment to look through it...there are so many things waiting to be found!  After picture day we will bundle up what is left and donate it to Goodwill.
 
I know this is a lot of information and I appreciate you taking the time to read through this LONG email!  We will be adding all the recital information to our website on the "recital page".  Please do not hesitate to email or call if you have any questions.  The Staff is getting very excited as all the routines are coming together and can't wait to see all the dancers shine on stage!


Cheers,
Sara

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