Three Ways To Improve Your Dance Technique TODAY!

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Dancers of all kinds are always looking for more ways to improve their technique, from ballet dancers hoping to get just one more pirouette, to tap dancers who work tirelessly to execute the perfect wings. In this article, we will focus on dance technique as it relates to ballet and jazz dance, but these suggestions will undoubtedly help all kinds of dancers!

In order to improve your dance technique, you should focus on your core strength, continue to stretch daily, and importantly for many dancers, stay in ballet class!

While ballet isn’t the end-all be-all of dance techniques, it certainly does help to know and practice the basics to improve in styles like contemporary and jazz.

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Dance Classes – The Info You Need To Know!

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Dance classes and lessons for kids are a wonderful way to keep active during the summer, after school, and on weekends! In dance studio datyona beachDaytona Beach and the surrounding areas, there are a variety of dance studios that offer many kinds of classes, for all ages and levels.

When considering dance classes for your child, you will want to think about the style of dance they might enjoy, the accessories you need to purchase, and what you want your child to get out of dance classes near me

With so many things to think about, here are a few helpful tips to ensure that your child is exposed to the style of dance class that’s perfect for them!

What Kinds of Dance Classes Are There For Kids?

From ballet to hip hop to tap, dance classes for kids come in all styles, and there is something for everyone! When looking for dance classes for your child, keep in mind their personality and learning style to help you select the best dance class for them.

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The Latest News about Dance Classes and Dance Events in Port Orange

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 Dance Performance in Port OrangeDance classes and lessons are in high demand in Port Orange and surrounding areas. There are dance studios for every age and every genre in Port Orange, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach and Deland. Dance classes range from ages 3 to senior citizen in some Port Orange dance schools that continue dance studio lessons through adult. With so much dance, we have many amazing Performances that take place at our local theaters, performance venues and high schools in the Port Orange and Daytona surrounding areas.

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How to Choose the Correct Dance Shoes for Dance Classes in Daytona Beach

daytona dance classes Dance is making a comeback with Tiktok, Dance Moms, and other popular dance series taking over Hollywood and social media, even reaching our local Daytona Beach dance classes and community. There are so many styles of dance being showcased, it’s hard to figure out what styles of dance to choose and what shoes to wear while learning to dance. The most important aspects of dance shoes are proper fit, functionality, and safety. If you are looking for dance shoes for your Daytona Beach dance class, this article will give you some helpful hints.

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The Benefit of Ballet Technique: Legacy Dance Studio Port Orange Dance Classes

Port Orange Dance Classes Ballet Technique Benefits

The benefits of a port orange dance class and ballet technique range from discipline, flexibility, strength, agility, and poise. Ballet technique can also be applied to other dance classes and dance styles to help you improve your overall technique and level up you’re dancing.

Ballet dance classes, style and technique require a large amount of ankle strength, balance, and control. This does lend a hand to other styles of dance tremendously. Having flexibility in your hips and feet is needed for contemporary and jazz dance classes to proper gain technique.

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Dance Performance Checklist and Tips

Port Orange Dance ClassesWith dance studios back in full swing, Fall Dance Performances and Competitions are on the horizon. Dancers all over the country have been rehearsing and getting ready to take the stage at Fall Festivals, Holiday Dance Shows, and Dance Competitions.

The Legacy Stars Competition Team is getting ready for our first Dance Showcase of the year at Port Orange Family Days. The dancers have been preparing and rehearsing their routine since August for this Annual Dance Showcase for the Port Orange Dance community. We are performing a jazz heels dance to the classic song by composer and pianist David Brubeck, ”Take Five.”

The Dance Showcase features dancers from Port Orange and Volusia County’s local dance studios and schools the opportunity to perform for their families, peers, and community to shahttps://thelegacydancestudio.com/re our love of dance together in our Port Orange Dance Community.

Check out our Dancer Tips for Performance Season Below! 

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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. Dance technique is the foundation and cross training through other styles is key to be well rounded.

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Tips for Technique – Leaps, Turns and Tricks

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!

Dance technique is required for many pirouettes and jump sequences. 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 News and Updates – June 2016

Legacy Fall RegistrationIt’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.



Showcase #TheLegacyBegins 

 

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

-8:00 Pick up Time: Monday 4:45, Thursday 4:00, Friday 4:45 Classes

-9:00 Pick Up Time: Everyone else

  • July 9th – Showcase (Come in Costume and/or Bring ALL COSTUMES, Shoes, Tights, Stage Makeup and Hair in Show Bun) 
  • All Dancers Participate in the Final Bow and are to remain backstage for the entirety of the show. No child should be picked up until the show is completely over.
    Arrive – 6:15pm
    Show Time – 7:00pm

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Legacy Summer Dance Classes – Port Orange

Summer Dance Classes 2016

Legacy Summer Dance Classes Begin July 18th. The two week intensive has levels for ages 3 and up. Accelerate your dancing and stay in shape this summer in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and more!

We are offering a Four Day Boot-Camp Session August 8th as an option if you’re out of town this July or want to double up your training for the summer for ages 7 and up.

*Aspiring Legacy Stars are encouraged to participate in summer dance intensives in preparation for Auditions in August.

See you on the Dance Floor!


Priority Registration and Class Recommendations – $10 REGISTRATION FEE, $5 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL CHILD 

JUNE 1st THROUGH JUNE 15th. 

Class Recommendations are being sent home with Miss Shannon’s suggestions for next season. Please feel free to contact her directly with any questions. 386-295-9298

This special offer is just for YOU and Expires JUNE 15th.

Open Enrollment – 50% OFF 

JUNE 16TH THROUGH AUGUST 6TH

SAVE !!! $15 REGISTRATION FEE, $7.50 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL CHILD

*Refer a Friend and get $20 credit toward your next month’s payment installment!

Open House and Registration Event– 50% OFF 

August 6th   4-8pm


 

LEGACY DANCE STUDIO

Legacy Stars Auditions – Competitive Performing Arts Company 

The Legacy Stars are a competitive dance team, required to take at lea
st 4 hours of dance classes per week and Perform at Community Events, Competitions, Saturday Rehearsals, Legacy Events and More!

 

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Daytona Beach Dance

Port Orange Dance StudioAUGUST 19TH – AGES 6-9

MINIS – 5:00-6:00

AUGUST 20TH – AGES 10 AND UP
JR./TEENS – 10:00 – 11:00

SR. – 11:00 – 12:00