Fall Happenings at Legacy – 2019

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Fall Happenings at Legacy!

Legacy dancers have been working hard in classes on technique preparing to learn Showcase choreography this winter. Please continue to encourage your dancer to stretch and practice at home.


Tips for a successful dance class at Legacy: 

  1. Arrive 5-10 minutes before class begins.
  2. Wear proper dance attire, shoes and hair in a secure bun for ballet class.
  3. Bring a small water bottle to keep hydrated.
  4. Go to the bathroom before class begins.
  5. Always have a positive attitude and willingness to work hard.

October 24th – 30th Halloween Dress Up Week

Please wear Halloween costumes over your dance clothes, please avoid excessive glitter or makeup that could get on the floor. Thank you!

*Closed October 31st for Halloween


Costume Deposits

Each class orders a costume, except for Leaps and Turns Technique classes.

Costume Deposits Due: October 25th or Your Child Will Not Have a Costume Ordered. $75 Per Costume.

We cannot under any circumstances, refund money for costumes once they are ordered.

If FULL payment is not received by OCTOBER 25TH, your child will not have a costume ordered and we cannot guarantee one will be available. Please store each costume and its accessories together in a safe place.

 


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Performances

  • November 6th – Volusia County Dances at Mainland High School 6:30pm
  • December 11th and 12th – New Smyrna Beach High School Showdolls Christmas Show 7pm
  • December 7th and 8th – Civic Ballet Nutcracker at Peabody – 3 Shows!!
  • Feb 2nd –   Open Source Community Performance at News Journal Center 6pm
  • May 14th –New Smyrna Beach High School Showdolls Show 7pm


Daytona Beach Competition Schedule

  • Dance Makers – Nov 15- 19, 2019 – Daytona, Hilton
  • Shake the Ground – January 25th and 26th, News Journal Center
  • Mark of Excellence – February 28th – March 1st  Peabody
  • Showbiz – March 27 – 29th News Journal
  • ASH Daytona – April 24-26th

Legacy Stars Sponsorships

Legacy’s dedication to the development and education in the art of dance strives to provide students with the best experiences in our studio, the community as well as give them opportunities to perform on various stages and in events across the State of Florida.

Many of these amazing opportunities come in the form of various dance competitions, master classes and workshops where students have the chance to not only learn and win titles but are also able to compete for opportunities to attend world class continuing dance education events and competitions across the US.

These important opportunities often come with high travel and fee costs involved for the parents and it is only with the support of sponsors that our children can participate in such events.

We know and appreciate how important it is for your company to be involved in the community, especially when it comes to children.

There are diverse ways you can take part in helping our students reach their goals by becoming a Legacy Stars sponsor and are specified for you in the Legacy Stars Sponsorship Opportunities below.


BRONZE LEVEL $100

* Sponsorship Appreciation Certificate

* Business Name and Sponsorship Level Listed on The Legacy Dance Studio’s Website.

* Custom Designed AD with Business Name/Contact Information and Sponsorship Level listed on our Legacy TV and 2020 Showcase Slideshow viewed by over 1500 Legacy Showcase patrons and 215 families per week.


SILVER LEVEL $250

* Sponsorship Appreciation Certificate

* Business Name and Sponsorship Level Listed on The Legacy Dance Studio’s Website with Link to Sponsor Website.

* Custom Designed AD with Business Name/Contact Information and Sponsorship Level listed on our Legacy TV and 2020 Showcase Slideshow viewed by over 1500 Legacy Showcase patrons and 215 families per week.

* Sponsor business card space at The Legacy Dance Studio front desk seen by 215 families per week.

* Business Name listed on our 2020 “A Midsummers Night Dance” showcase T-Shirts (worn by Team Members and families during several events, as well as sold to all Legacy Friends and Families)


GOLD LEVEL $500

* Sponsorship Appreciation Plaque with Team Photo

* Business Name and Sponsorship Level Listed on The Legacy Dance Studio’s Website with Link to Sponsor Website and Social Media.

* Custom Designed AD with Business Name/Contact Information and Sponsorship Level listed on our Legacy TV and 2020 Showcase Slideshow viewed by over 1500 Legacy Showcase patrons and 215 families per week. Additionally, a 20 Second video can be added to both Legacy TV and Showcase Slideshow.

* Business Card and 5.5×8.5 plexi sign space at The Legacy Dance Studio front desk seen by 215 Legacy families per week.

* Business Name listed on our 2020 “A Midsummers Night Dance” showcase T-Shirts (worn by Team Members and families during several events, as well as sold to all Legacy Friends and Families)

* Business Social Media Shouts and Mentions before, during and after major events thanking sponsors.

* 1 Legacy Stars Team T-shirt

* 2 Complimentary Tickets to our 2020 Showcase, “A Midsummers Night Dance” at The News Journal Center and Sponsor Thanks at end of show.


PLATINUM LEVEL $1,000 Or More

* Sponsorship Appreciation Plaque with Team Photo (Option of Plaque Being Displayed in The Legacy Dance Studio Store Front Trophy and Awards Display)

* Business Name and Sponsorship Level Listed on The Legacy Dance Studio’s Website with Link to Sponsor Website and Social Media with Logo.

* Custom Designed AD with Business Name/Contact Information and Sponsorship Level listed on our Legacy TV and 2020 Showcase Slideshow viewed by over 1500 Legacy Showcase patrons and 215 families per week. Additionally, a 30 Second video can be added to both Legacy TV and Showcase Slideshow.

* Business Card and 8.5×11 plexi sign holder space at The Legacy Dance Studio front desk seen by 215 Legacy families per week.

* Business Name listed on our 2020 “A Midsummers Night Dance” showcase T-Shirts, with Logo. (worn by Team Members and families during several events, as well as sold to all Legacy Friends and Families)

* Business Social Media Shouts and Mentions before, during before and after major events thanking sponsors

* 1 Legacy Stars Team T-shirt

* 2 Complimentary Tickets to our 2020 Showcase, “A Midsummers Night Dance” ” at The News Journal Center and Sponsor Thanks at end of show.

* Sponsor Marketing Table Space, In High Traffic Area at our 2020 Showcase, “A Midsummers Night Dance” at the News Journal Center (2 shows) over 1500 Patrons.

 

** Sponsorship at any level is greatly appreciated! **

5 Yoga Poses Great for Dancers

Dancers love to move. They love to feel their bodies flow across the stage, but it’s important for them to slow down sometimes. Doing yoga is a great way for dancers to increase their strength, joint stability, and flexibility. Yoga, over time, makes a dancer better, regardless of their dance style. While every yoga pose is beneficial in some way, there are certain poses that are specifically great for dancers.

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SPRING NEWS AND HAPPENINGS

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Spring is in the Air and Legacy Dancers are busy finishing Showcase Choreography, please keep encouraging at home practice and regular attendance to ensure you child is Showcase ready!

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How to Find the Best Dance Studio for Your Child

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LearningOrmond beach dance lessons to dance offers a wealth of opportunities for children. Dance Classes offer a fun way for your child to learn balance, coordination, fitness and to work with their peers in a disciplined,
structured environment.

If your child is interested in dance, look for a dance studio that has a strong program, professional owners and staff, and proper dance floors to ensure a lower risk of injury. No two dance studios are alike, and it is important to seek out a quality dance studio that can help your child find the right path in their dance training to succeed.

There are many things to consider when choosing a dance studio for your child. Look to compare instructors and their qualifications from different studios. Whether your child is brand new to the world of dance or already in active training, the experience level and qualifications of the owner and the instructors is an important factor.

An owner with a long history in dance and a history of success in dance competitions will be better able to pass on their knowledge to the next generation. While the qualifications of the front-line instructors are important as well, it all starts with the owner.
Look for a hands-on owner who takes an active interest in the success and progress of his or her students. Even if the owner does not teach every class, he or she should be actively engaged in the operation of the studio and willing to interact with the children and their parents.

You can tell a lot about a dance studio from their reputation. The world of dance is a small, and word spreads quickly if a studio is not up to the task of training the next generation of dancers. On the other hand, a dance studio that consistently turns out top dancers and wins at local and regional competitions will quickly develop a stellar reputation.

The type of dance floor is another important consideration when finding the best dance studio for your family. A professional dance floor and sub floor provides a safer and more stable surface for beginning dancers, reducing the risk of injury and boosting the confidence of the students.

Even if you do not currently envision competitive dance in your child’s future, it is important to choose a studio with a presence in the performance space. Does the dance studio you are considering attend competitions around the local area? Do their dancers compete regionally? Do they regularly field teams that compete at the national level? Are their ample opportunities for young dancers and new students to perform and compete, or are the slots limited to the most competitive dancers? The answers to these questions will tell you a lot about the quality of the dance studio and its suitability for your child.

Once you have narrowed down your choices, contact the studios you are interested in and set up a tour and a trial class. Finding a dance studio for your child is not an easy task, but you can do it if you know what to look for. Quality instruction, proper facility, performance opportunities and owner experience will all help you make the best choice for your family. See you on the dance floor!

The Importance of Wearing Proper Dance Attire and Shoes in Dance Class

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Whether you are enrolling your child in dance class or looking for instruction for yourself, it is important to factor in the cost of proper dance apparel into your budget. Many new dance students do not realize just how important it is to wear the right clothes, but proper attire will be critical to your success in class and beyond.

One of the most important things to think about when signing your son or daughter up for dance classes is that all apparel should be age appropriate and tasteful. That means no bare midriffs, no bare legs and absolutely no bra tops. Dance class should be something special, and the clothes your young dancer chooses should reflect the seriousness of the training they are about to receive.

So just what is appropriate for dance class, and which items of clothing should be on your pre-class shopping list? The answer to that question is somewhat complicated, since every type of dance has its own preferred uniform. Here are a few tips for choosing age appropriate and tasteful outfits for the young dancer in your life.

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The Legacy Dance Studio Showcase – The Places You’ll Go…

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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.

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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.

November News – 2016

Bri5-2ng 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


Community Happenings

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!

Thank You for Being Part of The Legacy Family!

 

Backstage Etiquette 101

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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.

No arguing 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre School Dance Classes, Port Orange

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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! 

See the Class Schedule here!!


Pre school dance classes builds the foundations of movement, not only for dance, but any endeavor requiring coordination, agility and balance.

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Register online today!

https://thelegacydancestudio.com/classes/

386-295-9298

 


 

Dancing After School

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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.

Physical Fitness

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.

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Building Relationships

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.

Developing Leadership

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