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.
July 9th – Showcase
Arrive – 6:15pm
Show Time – 7:00pm
NEW PRE SALE TICKET PRICES!!
April 15th – May 15th, 2016
Tickets will be Pre-Sold ONLINE ONLY beginning April 15th, 2016.
*Available for a limited time
$18.50 per Adult
$15.00 per Child (Under 18)
Free Admission for Children Not Requiring a Seat (2 and under)
*Instructions on purchasing tickets will be distributed 1-2 weeks prior to the beginning of the ONLINE Pre Sale.
PROFESSIONAL CLASS AND INDIVIDUAL PICTURES
SAVE THE DATE! We have set a date for Professional Class and
Individual Picture Day for Saturday, JUNE 11th. Packages and ordering
information coming soon!
Stage make up should be worn, hair in a slicked back bun on the crown of the head. Kits will be available to order at the studio from our friend Ashley Moore.
Class photos are required participation and individual photos are optional.
All dancers should arrive 10-15 minutes BEFORE their assigned time to ensure there shoes and outfits are dressed alike.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH PICTURE SCHEDULE
10:00 – 10:10 “Smile” Group – Saturday 10-10:45 Class
10:10 – 10:25 “Some Where Over the Rainbow” Group – Monday 5:45-6:30 Class
“Some Where Over the Rainbow” Individuals
10:25 – 10:35 “How Sweet and Tiny Dancer” Groups – Friday 4:45-5:45 Class
“How Sweet and Tiny Dancer” Individuals
10:35 – 10:50 “U Can’t Touch This and My Girl” Groups – Monday 4:45-5:45 Class
“U Can’t Touch This and My Girl” Individuals
10:50 – 11:05 “Firework and Happy” Groups – Thursday 4:00-5:00 Class
“Firework and Happy” Individuals
11:15 – 11:35 “Umbrella” Groups – Friday 5:45-6:45 Class
11:45 – 11:55 “Pachelbel’s Canon” Groups – Wednesday 3:45 -4:45 Class
“Pachelbel’s Canon” Individuals
11:55 – 12:10 “Shake It Off” Groups – Wednesday 4:45-5:30 Class
“Shake It Off” Individuals
12:10 – 12:25 “Music Box Ballerinas” Groups – Wednesday 5:30-6:30 Class
“Music Box Ballerinas” Individuals
12:25-12:35 “ABC” Groups – Wednesday 6:30-7:15 Class
12: 35 12:45 “Girls Want to Have Fun” Groups – Friday 6:45-7:30 Class
“Girls Want to Have Fun” Individuals
1:30-3:30 Middle School and High School Dancers- BRING ALL COSTUMES!
3:30-4:30 LEGACY STARS- BRING ALL COSTUMES!
We will distribute costumes the 2nd week of May. *SAVE THE DATE for a possible performance on May 14th at the Port Orange Relay for Life Event. Select groups will be contacted with details.
We will need at least 2-4 Parent/Guardian Volunteers per class for the July Showcase Rehearsal and the Showcase. Please sign up at the front desk if you would like to volunteer your time. Any help is much appreciated, thank you!
Professional DVD’s of the July Showcase will be available for Pre-Sale. The cost is $35 per DVD. Order forms will be available at the front desk and online closer to the Showcase.
SUMMER DANCE CLASSES: We are dancing this summer, stay in shape and get ready for the Fall Season with Intensive Style Dance Classes. Schedule and pricing is now on the website! Click here to read more! SPACE IS LIMITED!
Thank you for being a part of the Legacy Family for our first season!
Below is important information regarding upcoming news and events for your dancer.
The Legacy Showcase will enhance performance skills to complete the overall dance experience at The Legacy Dance Studio and be an entertaining and exciting time for all. Each class ages 3 and up participates in this Showcase.
Please save the dates for the Mandatory Rehearsal on July 8th and the Showcase on July 9th.
We are excited to announce our Showcase will be held at the beautiful News Journal Center in Daytona Beach.
The Legacy Dance Studio is very excited to Welcome Home students, family and friends to our new location at the Tuscan Village Shoppes 3510 S. Nova Road, Port Orange, Fl 32129 Suite 118 on Sunday, November 1st from 2:00-4:00pm.
Come enjoy light refreshments, see the studio, check out our comfortable waiting area and LegacyTV.
In addition to our current class schedule, we will be adding additional classes in Acrobatics for ages 5 and up, Leaps and Turns for ages 10-13 and Private Lessons with Mrs. Shannon on the weekends for those wanting to advance their dancing to a higher level. The new location will also offer Legacy Yoga and Mommy and Me Classes as well!
Our New Facility Advantages…
We are proud to provide our students with a State of the Art Brand New Stagestep Timestep Dance Floor. This dance floor is by far the best in the industry. Not only does it provide a great surface for ballet and tap dancing, it has a sprung foam sublfloor to protect your dancer and help to prevent injury.
Two Premium Tower Floor Speakers create a great sound for our dancers whether they are rocking out in hip hop class or rehearsing a tap dance.
LegacyTV allows you to view your dancer while in class on a 49 inch HD Flat Screen TV from our Lobby. There is also glass doors leading into the dance studio to view class while in session.
Multiple Dressing Rooms and Bathrooms for those on the go with busy, active, family lifestyles.
More information regarding our Spring Showcase will be coming soon, we hope to see you at the Welcome Home Event and look forward to dancing with you all in the new studio!
There are many factors that go into running a successful dance studio, but there is one constant that will always remain, The Parents or Guardians of dancers. They are a staple in the dance studio business and we owe them credit for inspiring dance studio owners to be more innovative by helping us to see things from a different perspective, with the ultimate goal of helping the children reach their fullest potential.
When it comes to speaking with parents or guardians, whether it is positive feedback, constructive feedback or concerns, the way you approach the conversation is sometimes where true growth and success can occur.
There is Opportunity with Every Problem
When a parent approaches you with an issue, it is very important to take a step back and look at the problem from their perspective. Most of the time there is room for improvement and these suggestions can be of great value. Owning a dance studio can be a very personal business and it is easy to get defensive.
Systems for Communicating Concerns
If there is no clear path for communication, parents will find a path and go to anyone who will listen to them. This is where gossip and drama can brew. The best way to approach concerns and suggestions is with an open door policy. If you are clear from the beginning that you are open to communicate directly and hear the concerns of others, people will feel heard and you will grow through their feedback. That doesn’t mean you have to change your policies. Once people feel they have been heard, they will take the communication and decide how to proceed from that point. You can also gain different perspectives increasing the ability to relate to the concerns or comments of parents
The 24 Hour Rule
When it comes to big problems, it is always best to take 24 hours to respond. When it comes to considering an exception to the rule, a policy change, or parent communication as the result of a joint concern, it is best to “sleep on it” as they say. This gives your brain time to process the situation and for your emotions to settle down before responding. Adding the time to make important decisions makes a big difference in your ability to see the bigger picture to help make the right choice for everyone involved.
Parent involvement will not only enhance the experience for the kids, but it creates a family atmosphere of support for all of those involved in the studio!
Investing in a dance/theatrical flooring system is an important part of a dance studio for the safety of dancers. The flooring system allows for the instructor and students to perform and practice safely. There are three parts to a dance floor system: the slab, the sub-floor, and the floor surface.
The slab, typically concrete, is the foundation. It should be dry, level and structurally sound. Dancers should NEVER jump on a hard surface, such as concrete. Each time a dancers jumps, around 3 times their body weight is returned. Over time, this can cause fatigue and severe injury. To prevent dancers from dancing on a hard surface, it is imperative to install a floating sub-floor.
The sub-floor is a crucial part of the displacement of energy. Placing foam and wood on top of the concrete slab creates air pockets that allows the wood and foam to flex and absorb the dancers energy, giving them a safe return as they land jumps and high energy movements. The floating sub-floor provides lateral foot support and a springy energy absorbent surface. It also reduces vibration on the knee joints after impact.
Once the sub-floor is installed, it is now important to choose the floor surface. Hardwood or vinyl flooring specifically designed for dance and the performing arts, are the recommended choices. Stay away from VCT tile, plywood, Masonite, wood laminate, carpet, concrete, stone, ceramic tile and rubber. The reason is they are not appropriate choices for dance due to the wear characteristics and the amount of friction is not suitable to dance or movement activities, bringing the possibility of more strains and stress fractures. Another safety aspect is many dance floors have antibacterial and anti-fungal additives that help keep your floors hygienic, since such a wide range of motions is performed on the dance floor.
The most important investment a dance studio can make is a professionally sprung foam sub-floor and a vinyl dance floor. These dance floors require weekly cleaning and maintenance with super-concentrated industrial strength floor chemicals and cant last up to 18 years if cared for properly. Not only will this be the best surface to dance on, but it will protect dancers from injury, fatigue, soreness and their overall health and well being.