2017-2018 Competitive Company Dancers
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October 6, 2017
As we start our 4th week of classes, we are happy to see things starting to calm down. We appreciate the patience and flexibility our families have shown these first few weeks as dancers were adding and dropping classes.  We understand how difficult it can be to juggle busy schedules and carpools. The staff is excited and have big plans for each class.
We are looking forward to a great year!
Days off School--

We realize there are a lot of days off of school during October and November, but the studio is still OPEN.  We have regular scheduled classes during all in-service days, conference days, Veteran's Day, etc.  You can always visit our website and click on studio news to find our closure dates. 
The studio will be closed Tuesday, October 31st
We wish all our Elite Families and fun and safe Halloween.

Halloween Week--    
Every year our dancers ask us if they can wear their costumes to class and the answer is YES.  Dancers can wear their Halloween Costumes to class the week of October 23rd - 27th.
We ask that dancers still wear appropriate dance shoes and correct undergarments.  We will not allow any inappropriate or scary costumes, dangerous props, face make up, hats or wigs or costumes that interfere with dancers participating in class.  Costumes with glitter will not be allowed in the studios because it's too hard to clean off our floors.  If you wonder if your costume is appropriate, feel free to ask your teacher.  Remember this is supposed to be fun, BUT it cannot be a distraction the dancers or teachers. 

Don't have a Halloween Costume yet??

Starting Monday, October 9th we will have a large rack and boxes full of BRAND NEW costumes from previous recitals just waiting to find a home.  These costumes are extras from re-orders, returns or cancellations.  There are some great costumes and some great pieces that can be made into an original! In previous years we have had dancers make themselves into giant cupcakes out of tutus, rock stars, dancing 
diva's and even a couple prom date disasters from Ballet dresses.

Come take a look...all costumes are only $20.00-$25.00. We also have lots of accessories...gloves, hair clips, different colored booty shorts, leggings, and more...all accessories are $5.00-$10.00.   

Monthly Tuition--

Please remember that tuition is due by the 1st of each month.  A $20.00 Late Fee will be added to dancer's account if tuition is not received by the 10th of the month.  We send out monthly statements and we ask that you double check your statements each month.  If there is an error in your dancer's class schedule or account information, please let us know. Any questions regarding your account need to be directed to Phyllis at  info@elitedancestudio.org.
Recital and Ballet Performance Costumes--  
I know it seems like our spring recital is so far away, but a lot of planning goes into our big shows and it starts with teachers selecting costumes.  I will be sending out our Costume Email and Fees later this month.  

Costume fees will be due by November 17th
Teachers will be measuring the dancers after Thanksgiving Break and all costumes will be ordered by December 16th.  
All dancers participating in the June Shows are required to purchase a class costume.   Detailed information will be in the Costume Email.


This month we shine the spotlight on  Ella Neifing!
Age: 13
School/Grade: I attend 8th grade at St. Pius X school.
How many years have you been dancing at Elite?
This will be my 10th year dancing at Elite.
What is your favorite style of dance?
Jazz and Hip Hop.
What is your favorite memory at Elite?
Playing hand games with friends while waiting to go on stage at recital when I was younger.
Tell us about your family...
I live with my mom, dad, and brother.
If you aren't dancing...what else do you like to do?
When I am not dancing I like to spend time with friends and play volleyball.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
In 20 years I see myself traveling and doing the things I love.
Tell us more...
Tell us one fun fact about yourself!
I love Disney and dogs

If you have any  questions, please don't hesitate to email us at info@elitedancestudio.org or call us at the studio 503-645-8105.


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