January Newsletter

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We hope all our dance families had a wonderful, memorable, and restful Holiday Break. We are glad to back in the studio!


4ba159b0-e449-427d-95a4-8214a1f5cccbDancer of the Month-

This month we shine the SPOTLIGHT
on Lauren Reding!

Age: 7 years old
School/Grade: First Grade at St. Pius

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

What is your favorite style of dance?
Jazz is my favorite!

What is your favorite memory at Elite?
My favorite memory was at last year’s recital. I had jazz and tap performances! I especially liked my tap performance to the song Teddy Bear.

Tell us about your family…
I have a Mom, Dad, an older brother and a younger brother.

If you aren’t dancing…what else do you like to do?
I like to play soccer, basketball, do arts and crafts and play with friends.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
In 20 years, I would like to be a first grade teacher.

New Year themed Question
What are you looking forward to most during the new year?
I can’t wait to go to Hawaii. I am excited to swim and play in the ocean while I am there.


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Congratulations to our Performing Company Dancer’s for their fabulous Holiday Show. They were beautiful on stage and brought so much joy to the packed house full of friends, family and supporters.

 


7a4c7777-3c01-4773-a565-6f95c42ff4d5We have posted our Recital and Ballet Costumes in the lobby. We love watching the dancers as they check out their performance costumes and we love hearing all the feedback. It makes the staff so excited to get recital routines going! Costumes will be handed out starting in March.

December Newsletter

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Elite’s Competitive Company Dancers

Happy Holidays to all our Elite Families!

December is a busy and joyful month at the studio. Not only are all the students full of excitement and energy for the upcoming holidays and break from school, but Elite begins to gear up for our Spring Recitals…Teachers will be measuring dancers for their costumes, and many classes will begin working on their recital routine. It is such a wonderful time of year!

Here’s what’s happening at Elite-


Elite’s Performing Company Proudly Presents-

“Christmas Through the Decades”
When- Saturday, December 13th at 3:00pm
Where- Alpenrose Diary Opera House (3149 SW Shattuck Rd, Portland, OR 97221)

Admission is FREE! We hope you and your family can join our Elite Dancers for some Festive Holiday Music, Dancing and Holiday Memories.


Dancer of the Month–

This month we shine the SPOTLIGHT
on Katelyn Volchok!

KatelynAge: 12
School/Grade: Stoller Middle School – 7th Grade

How many years have you been dancing at Elite?
This is my 7th Year

What is your favorite style of dance?
Jazz & Tap

What is your favorite memory at Elite?
Receiving my 5 year Pin

Tell us about your family…
I live with my parents and my two Brothers Matthew & Nathan.

If you aren’t dancing…what else do you like to do?
I play soccer for FC Portland. I also enjoy hanging out with my friends.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
Enjoying Life

Holiday Themed Question:
What are you looking forward to most during winter break?
NO SCHOOL!!


 Holiday Traditions-

Add Elite Dance Studio to your Holiday Card mailing list.

We love this tradition and we hope to keep it going again this year! Please drop off your family’s Holiday Card to the front desk or mail it to: 4062 NW Saltzman Rd #202 Portland, OR 97229.

We are looking forward to decorating our lobby with cards for our Elite Families!


Holiday Goodies–Something for Everyone!

Elite Clothing Sale– Give your Dancer some Elite Goodies for the Holidays!

Elite T-shirts and Tanks $5.00
Elite Booty Shorts and Sweats $10.00
Elite Hooded Sweatshirts $15.00
Elite Zip-up Hoody (Dark Grey American Apparel) $20.00

Sale ends Friday, December 19th
or while supplies last.
**Sale does not include “3V Design” rhinestone items.

Stella & Dot Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Pop Up Shop- Stella & Dot representative and Elite Parent, Laurie Paz, will have is hosting a “Style Makes Me Happy” party in the studio lobby–Monday December 1st and Tuesday December 2nd 3:00-6:00. Stop by and do some Holiday Shopping…find some beautiful accessories for your loved ones or maybe even for yourself! ūüôā Visit
www.stelladot.com to preview some of the latest in stylish accessories before you shop.


IMPORTANT DATES

Studio Closed for Winter Break–
Elite will be closed December 22nd – January 4th. Classes will resume on Monday, January 5th.

**Important Dates for your 2015 Calendars**

Picture Day-Sunday, May 17th
Last week of regular classes- Friday, June 12th
Recital Week at Liberty High School- June 15th – 20th


STUDIO REMINDERS

The studio follows the Beaverton School District bad weather closures. If school is canceled or let out early, all classes would be canceled. If school starts late, but goes the rest of the day

without the weather worsening, the studio would be open that night. We will communicate any
weather closures via email; you can also call the studio answering machine.

We want to wish all our dance families a happy and memorable Holiday Season!

Winter Weather Alert

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Thursday Nov 13, 2014:  Our 10:30 Creative Movement class has been cancelled. Beaverton schools are on a two hour delayed opening. 

Elite Dance Studio follows the Beaverton School District bad weather closures.

If school is cancelled or let out early, all classes will be cancelled. If school starts late, but goes the rest of the day without the weather worsening, the studio would be open that night. We will communicate any closures via our newsletter as well as Facebook and our answering machine.

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. ¬†Stay warm!

 

Recital Costumes Fees Due Nov 21st

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Third Reminder – Recital Costume fees are due by November 21st. To order your dancer’s costumes please click this link to go to our home page and click on the box that says “Recital Costumes”.

If you choose to pay for your costumes by mailing (or dropping off) a check to Elite, your payment will not be processed unless we have received your costume order via our online order form.

Recital Themes and Costume Orders

NEW THIS YEAR¬†– we are proud to announce Elite’s first Ballet Performance, “Celebration of the Seasons” under the artistic direction of Miss Kristi Bacon-Trad. ¬†This performance will be around 1 hour and will include 18 Ballet classes, Kindergarten and up.¬†

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Our traditional Spring Recital theme will be ¬†“Music by Legends, Divas and Superstars”. ¬†This show will follow the same format as years past and will include all our Jazz, Hip Hop, and Tap classes. ¬†¬†

In order to get costumes¬†ordered and delivered on time, costume fees are due by November 21st. ¬†To order your dancer’s costumes please click this link to go to our home page ¬†and click on the box titled “Recital Costumes”.¬†

Grand Reopening


Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 3.14.33 PMFestive balloons and cinch bags greeted our dancers as they began the new dance season yesterday!  Elite Dance Studio was buzzing and humming with excitement as our dancers recapped their summer vacations and got back into the swing of class.  

Our studio has a brand new look. ¬†We’ve added a third classroom, a new front desk, new carpet, fresh paint, lots of cubbies, a new play area for our tots and two new vending machines.¬†

Almost all of our classes are full.  We have a few spots left in our 6-7 Tap, 6-7 Jazz, 7-8 Ballet,   7-8 Jazz, and 8-9 Ballet classes.  Please stop by and take a tour!

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Classes Start The Week Of Sept 8th!

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We hope everyone is enjoying vacation and soaking up as much sun as possible.  We return to the studio on Monday September 8th.  While we are not in the studio, we are retrieving our voice messages and checking our email.  If you have any questions please email us at info@elitedancestudio.org and we will respond ASAP.