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Legacy Stars
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Legacy Stars Competitive Performing Arts Company

Auditions: 2018-2019 SEASON

JUNE 18TH

10AM-11AM – 7 – 10 YEARS OLD

11AM-12PM – 11 AND UP

12PM – SOLO AND DUO/TRIO AUDITIONS

*PREPARE A 30 SECOND SOLO ROUTINE FOR AUDITIONS

$15 Audition Fee

 

OR

 

JULY 11TH

10AM-11AM – 7 – 10 YEARS OLD

11AM-12PM – 11 AND UP

12PM – SOLO AND DUO/TRIO AUDITIONS

*PREPARE A 30 SECOND SOLO ROUTINE FOR AUDITIONS

$15 Audition Fee

 

LEGACY STARS REQUIREMENTS

LEGACY STARS – REQUIRED TO TAKE 10 HOURS OF CLASSES THIS SUMMER AND INTENSIVE
CLASSES INCLUDE HIP HOP, BALLET, CONTEMPORARY, AND JAZZ!

Mondays and Wednesdays 3-5pm Ages 6-10
June 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th
July 2nd, 9th, 11th
$100 For All Classes
Or $10 Per Hour Class (Cash Only)

Mondays and Wednesdays 5-8pm Ages 11 and up
CLASSES INCLUDE HIP HOP, BALLET, CONTEMPORARY, AND JAZZ!
June 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th
July 2nd, 9th, 11th
$150 For All Classes
Or $10 Per Hour Class Drop In Rate (Cash Only)

PERFORM THIS SUMMER AT OUR INTENSTIVE!
CLASSES INCLUDE HIP HOP, BALLET, CONTEMPORARY, AND JAZZ! LEARN CHOREOGRAPHY AND PERFORM!

Intensive Dates: July 16th through July 26th
Monday – Thursday
Ages 6 to 10
Monday through Thursday 3-5pm –
Cost: $125

Intensive Dates: July 16th through July 26th
Monday – Thursday
Ages 11 and up
Monday through Thursday 6-9pm –
Cost: $185
Save the Date: Performance July 27th at the Jackie Robinson Ball Field for ALL Ages of Intensive Dancers!
Save the Date: Tentative Peformance July 27th

CHOREOGRAPHY WEEK 2018 – JULY 30TH – AUGUST 3RD – MANDATORY

  • ADDITIONAL Costs
    • Saturday rehearsals will be held up to 3-4 times per month between the hours of 9-4pm.
    • Legacy star annual rehearsal fee is $400 (Due september 1st)
    • COSTUME FEES WILL VARY, AVERAGE COST IS $60-$75 PEr costume
    • COSTUME FEES ARE DUE SEPTEMBER 15TH
    • choreography fees per routine will apply
    • competition entry fees range from $45 per routine to $125 depending on category

    No dancer is GUARANTEED a spot on the legacy stars team

 

As a Legacy Star, you can expect to Shine to your fullest potential.

We are a pre-professional dance company, under the direction of Shannon Thomas of The Legacy Dance Studio Port Orange. All Legacy Stars must audition each year. No one is guaranteed a spot on the Legacy Stars. The following factors will contribute to whether your child makes the Legacy Stars Competition Team: Commitment, Attendance, Work Ethic, Discipline and Overall Attitude.

Each year, the Legacy Stars will participate in designated performances, conventions, competitions and workshops.

  • Legacy Stars may only compete and perform with their team and Legacy. Performances outside of Stars are not allowed, except if it will influence their grades in school, is a school talent show or is an educational dance workshop or experience approved by Mrs. Shannon.

As a Legacy Star you are required to take the appropriate scheduled classes in the following disciplines of dance.

CLASS REQUIREMENTS

2-3 Ballet Classes Per Week

Jazz Class

Leaps and Turns (10 and up)

Contemporary

Hip Hop (a 3rd ballet class can be substituted for hip hop)

Legacy Stars also have summer class/intensive/choreography week requirements

 

The Benefits of Being a Star

  1. Legacy SWAG – Your dancer will receive a complimentary Legacy Stars Jacket.
  2. Solo and duo/trio opportunities, discounted choreography fees and private lesson rates for Stars.
  3. Each year you are a Star, you will earn a Star on your jacket.
  4. Parent and Student Mixers.
  5. One Star is chosen each year to receive the Scott Johnson Memorial Scholarship of $500 at Recital.

LEGACY STARS TECHNIQUE EXPECATIONS

TECHNIQUE! Technique is the basis of all fundamentals of dance, from holding your body correctly while performing, to executing skills properly in a routine. Strong technique extends across all areas of dance, regardless of the style of your routine. No matter the style of dance, there is always an element of technique that can be improved upon.

BODY ALIGNMENT

Sometimes dancers get caught up in the choreography and forget to hold themselves correctly when dancing. Whether your dancers are beginners or more advanced, it never hurts to go back over the basics of body alignment. Have them stand with their feet together, hands by their sides, and go from the top down of how they should be holding their bodies:

  • Lifted chin, elongated neck, eyes off the floor
  • Shoulders pressed naturally down and back
  • Rib cage closed, as if there was a safety pin holding it together
  • Stomach muscles engaged
  • Hips held even and level
  • Knees relaxed, not locked
  • Feet parallel or turned out (remind them that their turnout comes from their hips, with their knees in a line over their toes)

FLEXIBILITY:

Splits on both sides, or close to both. Straddle Split. Dancer must be committed to working on flexibility every day.

 

TURNS:

CHAINE TURNS – CLEAN SPOT, ARMS LIFTED IN STRONG FIRST POSITION AND STAIGHT KNEES

PIQUE TURNS – CORRECT PASSE POSITION, STRAIGHT KNEE WHEN STEPPING INTO TURN, CLEAN SPOT

DOUBLE PIROUETTES PARALLEL, LANDED WITH CONTROL, CLEAN SPOT

SINGLE BALLET TURNED OUT TURN, LANDED WITH CONTROL, CLEAN SPOT

GRAND BATTEMENTS – FRONT, SIDE AND BACK – DEMONSTRATING STRAIGHT KNEES, POINTED TOES, HIPS DOWN AND LEGS SHOULDER LEVEL

 

LEAPS:

  1. Grand Jete—large throwing step. It is a jump from one foot to the other in which the working leg is brushed into the air and appears to be thrown. In a grand jete, the legs are thrown to 90 degrees with a corresponding high jump. Legs must be stretched, feet pointed, shoulders down, and arms placed correctly.
  2. Side/Straddle Leap—large leap with legs in second position. It is a jump from one foot to the other in which the working leg is developed (bringing leg through passé) into the air to a second/side position. The leg is thrown to a position of 90 degrees or higher and is immediately followed by the other leg, which is brushed to a second position, meeting the height of the first leg. Landing consists of the working leg landing on the ground first, and the second leg breaking through passé to land behind it. Legs must be stretched, feet pointed, shoulders down, and arms placed correctly.
  3. Front Stag/Calypso – Prepare your body by adequately stretching to aid in the deterrence of injuries

Initiate a calypso leap by starting in first position

Tendu the right leg (brush the foot along the floor with the leg straight without lifting the toe. This is done to warm up and stretch the muscles of the foot as a preparation for larger leg movements)

AND

Fondu the left leg (gradually bend the knee of this supporting leg. It is the same as a plie, but fondu means you do the plie on only one leg)

Tombe (fall from one leg to the other, landing with all the weight on the foot that has just moved, while flexing the knee) into a nice parallel chaine turn (a two-step turn where the body rotates 180 degrees on each step) in releve followed by a second chaine turn in deep plie. Weight should be in your left foot when you end the turn because that is what will give you the lift to come up off the floor.

All at once your…

Right leg kicks up, fanning up and around to extend out to the side with your toes pointed.

Left leg comes up arching back into an attitude (knee bent at an angle of 90 degrees and well turned out so that the knee is higher than the foot).

Cambre (body is bent from the waist and stretching backward or sideways with the head following the movement of the upper body and arms). Keep body square to the audience with your chest open while suspended in the air.

The arm on the side of the raised leg is held over the head in a curved position while the other arm is extended to the side.

Legs must be stretched, feet pointed, shoulders down, and arms placed correctly.

Competitions 

Access Broadway

Starbound

Showbiz

Shake the Ground

Mark of Excellence

DTI

Community Events:

Port Orange Family Days

Volusia County Dances

Port Orange Relay for Life

New Smyrna Beach High School Showdoll Show

Festival of Dance

Sweet Heart Ball

 

The Port Orange Christmas Parade