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May 12, 2019

Hello Elite Dance Families!  

Wow, we are only 5 weeks away from our Spring Recital "Trending- Past & Present" and our Ballet Performance "We Will Rock You"...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 18th - 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 "Trending- Past & Present" 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!".


Class Song List - ("Trending- Past & Present" 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 "Trending- Past & Present"


Dressing Room Assignments--

Picture Day is THIS SUNDAY, May 19th

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 will be handing 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.

Show Tickets - 
Click here to order your show tickets!

We only have a few tickets left for "Trending- Past & Present".
Fri June 21st @ 6:30 pm - 174 available
Sat June 22nd @ 11 am - 137 available
Sat June 22nd @ 5 pm - 154 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 "Trending- Past & Present", 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???
Pre Dance Families-
Wednesday 2:00 w/Miss Ashley- Locomotion
Thursday 1:00 Pre Dance w/Miss Karin- My Girl
These classes will perform in the Saturday 11:00 am show only.

Kinder Families-
Kinder Jazz -Wed 3:30 w/Miss Karin - California Girls
This class will perform in the Friday 6:30 pm and Saturday 11:00 am shows. 

All other jazz, tap, hip hop and company classes will perform in all three Recital Shows.

All Ballet Classes will perform in both Ballet Shows.


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.

5 yr and 10 yr recipients will be recognized at our Saturday 11:00 am show.  Senior recognition will be at our Saturday 5:00 pm show.

Recital Digital Video and Action Shots Orders-
Elite is excited to again be working with A Cut Above The Rest Productions to provide high quality memory keepsakes for your dancer! They have switched to digital download video orders. A Cut Above The Rest Productions will be 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 digital order.  We will be sending out order information and the order link by  June 1st.   

Important Studio Reminders--
~Saturday, May 18th - Ballet Rehearsal at Elite Dance Studio Act I 9:00-11:00 Act II 11:00-1:00
~Wednesday, May 22nd 8:00 pm- Parent/Dancer information meeting for the Elite's 2019-2020 Dance Companies.
~The studio is closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.
~Company Auditions Sunday, June 2nd. 
~Last day of regular classes is Friday, June 14th.
~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!


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4062 NW Saltzman Rd
Suite #202
Portland, OR 97229