Our 2nd Annual Showcase will be at the News Journal Center in Daytona Beach on Saturday, June 10th 2017 at 7pm. The News Journal Center is one of Daytona’s top theater facilities for Dance Performances and we can’t wait to see Legacy Dancers SHINE on stage!
You can expect to be wowed with with our 2nd Annual Showcase, The Places You’ll Go! Worldly soundtracks, Patriotic Tributes, beautiful costumes and pure entertainment as you become a part of The Places You’ll Go.
Dancers will be performing dazzling routines from around the World. Look forward to seeing The Russian Trepak from the Nutcracker, Can Can Girls, and the Conga! Back in America you can expect to travel down Route 66, to Las Vegas, New York City and Proud to be An American with Our Patriotic Ballet! This high energy show will be sure to have you dancing in your seat.
Concession will be open during intermission for your enjoyment and convenience.
NEW PRE SALE TICKET PRICES!! Tickets will be Pre-Sold beginning April 15th, 2017. Pre Sale will be ONLINE ONLY THROUGH TUTU TIX . **Offer ends on May 15th, 2017.
As we begin the New Year, Legacy Dancers will be learning new steps, polishing their technique and starting Showcase choreography. New technique and steps will be taught each week along with sections of choreography to ensure dancers are gaining strength and finishing their pieces on time for our May Community Performances.
Bring a Friend Pajama Week at Legacy! December 5th – December 9th
Bring a Friend and Dress up in your favorite PJ’s over your dance clothes to Dance Class!
If you friend registers and pays for 1 month of Dance Class, you will receive a $20 Referral Credit.
The studio will be closed for Thanksgiving Break Beginning Tuesday, November 22nd.
Classes Resume, Monday November 28th.
Hope this season is filled with lots of happiness and joy, wealth, and prosperity. May your home be filled with love on this wonderful occasion. Happy Thanksgiving.
THE PLACES YOU’LL GO…LEGACY SHOWCASE 2017
SAVE THE DATE: June 9th and 10th, 2017 – News Journal Center
Costume Deposits, please pay separate cash or check to: The Legacy Dance Studio
Costume Deposits and Remaining Balance DUE: December 10th
We cannot under any circumstances, refund money for costumes once they are ordered.
*If FULL payment is not received by December 10th, your child will not have a costume ordered. Please store each costume and its accessories together in a safe place.
$75.00 Includes ONE Costume
$135.00 Includes TWO Costumes
$210.00 Includes THREE Costumes
$290.00 Includes FOUR Costumes
$365.00 Includes FIVE Costumes
Legacy Stars had a great time performing at the New Smyrna Beach Showdolls’ Show. They are busily learning choreography and getting ready for their next performances at Bethune Cookman University and Volusia County Dances to benefit Florida Diabetes Camp. Please wish Senior, Olivia Lindfors, well wishes as she auditions for FSU and USF’s Dance Programs.
Save the Date
December 4th at 2:00pm. Legacy Dancers AND Parents will be participating in the Christmas Parade again this year. The theme is “Christmas Characters.” Legacy will be representing our spirit as Elves this year! Wear your favorite green elf ensemble with red accents to show your spirit! More information coming soon!
Whether this is your first performance or your 100th, it’s important to exhibit proper backstage etiquette always while at a backstage at a performance. Most teachers have their own take on backstage rules and conduct. Below are some general ideas to help make your performances run smoothly.
Don’t mess with other others belongings, costumes or props
This can be expected backstage at any type of performance. You NEVER touch other’s belongings. This can lead to misplacement of important costuming or props that can and will delay the performance. If personal items are misplacing, this can also leave a window for items to get broken or damaged, again causing delay in the performance and upsetting people.
Remain in your designated area
Although you may be familiar with backstage area, it is important to remain in your designated area always. It may be tempting to go into a friend’s dressing area, but to keep chaos to a minimum – please stay with your group. Instructors have a lot of kids to keep track of and staying in your designated area will help them keep all students accounted for. If you are not in your area, this could lead to missing entrances or causing others to miss theirs.
Focus and keep socializing to a minimum
There is a lot of excitement and energy at a performance. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement with your friends backstage causing noise levels to rise, creating a distracting environment for those around you. It is important to save your energy for the performance and celebrate AFTER a successful show! Bring your music to practice, a book to read or stretch quietly to conserve your energy.
Keep Quiet Backstage
It is very tempting to chat backstage while waiting your turn to perform, however, it’s very disrespectful to fellow dancers on stage. Backstage is not the place to go over choreography, ask questions or have conversations. Always remember if you can see the audience, they can see you.
Be responsible for yourself, and yourself alone
Everyone is expected to be responsible for themselves. Teachers or those in authority are to take care of any disorderly students. If you notice someone has missed an important direction, calmly let them know and move on. When you worry about what others are doing, it distracts from your own cues, costume changes and entrances.
Lastly, it is of most importance to be respectful and courteous during a performance. This is applicable to teachers, parents, volunteers and students. By the time it is ShowTime, you should know who is designated to help. If you are asked to quiet down, line up or any other common questions to help things go smoothly, just do it. Arguing and attitude will NOT help the situation. If there is a direction given to you that sounds off, you can ask politely to double check you are following the correct instructions.
Dance technique can be found in every style of dance, whether it’s ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary or hip hop. Leaps, Turns and Tricks Class puts the emphasis on technique by working to improve pirouettes, leaps, turn sequences and more! Below are some tricks and tips that enrich overall technique and strength.
Repetition: Dance classes are planned around repetition, utilizing combinations and pathways in the dancer’s body to create proper application of muscle memory. Per Merriam Webster, muscle memory is the ability to repeat a bodily movement exactly. This is a vital part of learning to dance with strong and safe technique. Creating the wrong pathways leads to poor muscle memory, injury and subsequently, bad technique.
Pirouettes: Finding the correct position for your pirouette in releve balance requires a strong core and body alignment. Balances in passé, parallel passé, and coupe are the most common positions to work on for pirouettes. Planks, Pilates Abs and Crunches before working on balances in Leaps and Turns Class activates the core muscles and prepares the dancer for optimal technique. Add in flat backs and V-sits to engage the back muscles as a bonus. Dancers must keep the spine in line and straight, core pressed in, and a strong passé/coupe position while practicing balances. Pressing down through the shoulders, rounded arms in 1st and your highest releve are key to proper pirouette position.
Balon: Balon is the ballet terminology for gaining height in leaps. The name was inspired by French ballet danseur Claude Balon, who was known for performing exceptionally light leaps. When working on ballon, it is important to engage through the core, tighten the rear and press down through the shoulders. Often, a breath in as you leap can make a big difference. Whether it’s a leap of a jump, you want to make sure your plie pushes through the floor with your toes being the last thing to push off the floor and the first thing to land as you roll through the landing into plie.
Dance technique is constantly changing and growing, pushing dancers to their limits. The most important thing is make sure your instructor is pushing you in the all the right ways to not help grow your strength and technique, to be the best dancer you can be.
Legacy is offering a variety of Pre School Dance Classes for ages 3-4 years old.
We are an open enrollment dance studio featuring ballet and tumbling dance disciplines that is sure to be a FUN way to introduce your little one to dance.
Pre School Dance classes require structure. Each class will begin with circle time, incorporate taking turns, standing in line and other skills that require students to follow directions. Dancers will learn creative movement along with proper ballet and tap terminology.
With structure and expectations set, the foundation is there to introduce new movement and emphasize creativity. Every few weeks, a new pattern or step is introduced. Learning new ways to move from place to place exposes your child to a variety of motor skills, such as skipping, hopping, jumping, leaping and galloping.
Balance skills are practiced in circle time during ballet warm up during plies, releves, tendus and port de bras, all requiring students to move around their vertical and horizontal axis. Tap class will provide opportunities to establish rhythm and musicality, weight changing and patterns.
Classes offered on Monday Evenings, Tuesday mornings and Thursdays Early Afternoon!
It’s fairly simple to see if a child likes to dance. From a young age they will begin to move to the music, bop to the beat or even break out in full dance in the middle of the living room! Starting a weekly dance class is a great way to introduce your child to formal dance classes. Formal dance training begins with discipline, creativity, physical dexterity and overall concentration – while still holding on to the creativity and freedom that is present in young movers.
Dance requires stamina, flexibility, strength and coordination. The cardiovascular benefits of dancing begin during warm up as the body begins a series of movement for a prolonged period of time. Some dance styles require small bursts of energy, most incorporate some form of weight bearing strength exercises and stretching. You can expect to see work outs inspired by yoga, cross-fit, and zumba – among other fitness influences as well.
Rise to the Challenge
Learning to dance is a process. You begin by learning the basic foundations and building upon those techniques and steps throughout the year. Dancers have short term goals and long term goals. An example of a short term goal may be; to stand stall with eyes up. This is a goal that can be achieved on that day in that moment. A long term goal would be to accomplish a perfect triple turn, landing on top of releve to finish.
Having attainable goals, they can work toward creates a positive mindset that can transfer into other endeavors as they mature.
Dance class offers a place for students to build healthy relationships with peers, mentors and adults while at the studio. Although dance is an individual art form, there are also team opportunities when working on group dances, choreography and partnering. Being a part of a team in a safe, nurturing environment creates a sense of belonging and leadership begins to blossom as trust is built.
It is imperative that the instructor set a good example in the classroom to show accountability through effective leadership. By encouraging team work and emphasizing perseverance, students will learn to deal with disappointment and failure. Teaching them to learn from their mistakes and work toward their personal best will help to build the qualities of a leader. A leader learns to always do their best, to always work to achieving excellence
Thank you to all of our Legacy Families for a FANTASTIC first year! We are gearing up for year 2 at Legacy and are excited for another great year!
Summer dance classes are beginning this week and dancers will be learning new terminology, techniques and pushing themselves with our intensive style classes. Stay in shape this summer for ages 3 and up and get a kick start on next year’s training.
Older Dancers will experience core classes in ballet, tap and jazz with contemporary, musical theater, leaps/turns/tricks and hip hop classes to give the over all well rounded dancer experience. Dancers, ages 11 and up, will also be learning and performing a Baseball inspired routine at the Daytona Tortuga Professional Baseball Game on Friday, July 29th at 6:30pm.
Fall Dance Classes begin August 29th! Enroll by August 6th and SAVE 50% Off the Annual Registration Fee
Our 2nd Annual Fall Registration Event will be on Saturday, August 6th from 4:00-8:00pm. Take a tour of the studio, enjoy light refreshments, dance demonstrations and more! Come see what everyone is talking about, located at 3510 S. Nova Road #118 Port Orange, Fl.
Refer a Friend to Legacy and Receive a $20 credit toward your account for your next month’s tuition. Your friend gets 50% Off Registration too!
At Legacy, you can expect an environment of professionalism, passion, encouragement, and hard work as your dancer blossoms in to the amazing dancer they were meant to be!
It’s that time of year at Legacy! We are busy finishing Showcase Choreography and getting ready for the big show at the News Journal Center on July 9th! Classes will continue as scheduled through June and the first week of July before the Show.
Showcase tickets are still on sale at Tututix and we have sold almost 500 tickets already! Please purchase your tickets ahead of time, ticket prices go up to $25 at the door.
Studio Pictures – June 11th
Picture Day is THIS Saturday, June 11th. You can see the picture schedule on our website here. Group photo participation is required and individual shots are optional. Please bring all costumes and make sure all of your belongings are labeled with your initials to avoid any lost items.
1. Arrive 10-15 minutes early in costume, appropriate tights, makeup, shoes, headpieces, costumes and hair done in slicked back ballet bun.
2. If your dancer requires changing their costume (Ages 8 and Up) Please be available to help them change quickly and efficiently into each outfit. Check all accessories and headpieces are there.
3. Parents are to remain in the lobby during group and individual pictures. Only dancers, Under the Son Photography, and Legacy Volunteers are allowed in the Dance Studio.
4. In order for the dancers and photographer to focus on capturing the best shots for your dancer, please refrain from taking pictures through the lobby doors.
Our First Annual Showcase is at the News Journal Center on July 9th at 7:00pm.
July 8th -Mandatory Dress Rehearsal (This rehearsal is closed except for Volunteers, Dancers and Legacy Staff)
July 8th -Mandatory Dress Rehearsal (Come in Costume and/or Bring ALL COSTUMES, Shoes, Tights and Hair in Show Bun -No Makeup) (THIS IS A CLOSED REHEARSAL, ONLY LEGACY STAFF AND OFFICIAL VOLUNTEERS ALLOWED IN THE THEATER)
Arrive – 5:30
Start time – 6:00
-7:30 Pick Up Time: Monday 5:45 and Saturday 10:00 Classes
There are many benefits of bringing in guest artists and choreographers to your dance studio. Guest Instructors and Choreographers offer a fresh perspective. Exposing dance students to different styles, ways of teaching and choreography that broadens their movement vocabulary and helps them achieve their dance goals.
For competitive dancers, bringing in a guest choreographer is a fun way to challenge your company to learn quickly, accurately and most of all to give it 100%. There is only a small amount of time that they get to work with the guest teacher, every hour spent with them will ensure the success of their choreography after they leave the studio.
Bringing in working professional dancers, college professors and directors of dance departments to give Master Classes and Educational Q and A’s will enrich student’s knowledge of the dance world beyond recreational and competitive dance. Being exposed to college educated professionals can inspire students to want to learn more about the fundamentals of teaching, choreography and entertainment business.
When hiring a guest teacher, always look at their resume and background to make sure they are a good fit for your studio and students. Depending on what you want them to focus on, a guest instructor can pull from their different backgrounds and experience to inspire a new approach to technique and performance. These opportunities to learn more about the dance industry will help to continue the legacy of dance through teaching, performing or simply inspiring a lifelong love of the arts.