Studio owners and directors in Port Orange dance studios have a lot on their plates, from the small, everyday tasks of running a studio to the big-picture challenges. One big-picture challenge that seems to be on everyone’s mind every year is, “What is the recital or showcase theme going to be?”
If you’ve been in business for a while, it can seem like there aren’t any themes left that you haven’t used! Or, themes you can think of might feel too narrow or not inclusive enough for the kind of show you want to put on.
Here are a few ideas for when you’re stuck and need some inspiration for your dance recital ideas for Port Orange dance classes!
Florida is known for its beautiful weather year-round. But, that also means that dancers are often taking dance classes at dance studios in temperatures above 80 degrees Fahrenheit! At a Port Orange dance studio like The Legacy Dance Studio, dancers are encouraged to stay hydrated during dance classes.
In order to stay hydrated during dance class, you need to be sure to hydrate both before and after dance class, as well as eat foods with high water content.
Staying hydrated during dance classes is part of being a healthy, safe, and smart dancer. The Legacy Dance Studio in Port Orange takes dancer health seriously, and always strives to keep dancers safe.
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.
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
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!
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!
The Legacy Dance Studio is proud to announce new viewing opportunities for our parents beginning November 2nd.
Our new Port Orange location at The Tuscan Village Shoppes, 3510 S. Nova Road, Suite 118 will have a small look through into the dance space, and a Large High Definition Flat Screen TV in our waiting room, for comfortable closed circuit viewing of your dancer while in class.
We hope this adds to the experience of you and your dancers time at The Legacy Dance Studio Port Orange!
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.
We are excited to announce we have found a home for The Legacy Dance Studio right in the heart of Port Orange, just a few minutes away from Spruce Creek High School.
Our new space is located in the Tuscan Village Shoppes, 3510 S. Nova Road, Port Orange, Fl 32129 Suite 117 and 118.
We Will Begin Classes November 2nd at this New Location.
The 2,480 Square Foot Facility has multiple bathrooms, changing rooms, a comfortable reception area with high quality large screen TV viewing of your dancers class (Legacy TV) , plenty of parking and a large dance space with a brand new top of the line Sprung Stagestep Marley Dance Floor.
While waiting for your dancer, you can enjoy shoppes like Halo Salon, VIP Nails and more!
We are excited for our new space and will be starting classes on November 2nd, but in the meantime we will be finishing October at Spruce Creek.
Be Sure to Follow Us on Facebook for more information about new classes and updates on our “Legacy, Welcome Home Party” to be held Sunday November 1st at our brand new location in the Tuscan Village Shoppes.
Parent Watch Week: We will be holding a parent watch week November 16th-21st. You are invited to watch your dancer’s entire class at our new location!!
We are also introducing Legacy Yoga with Malissa Kuzmovich. We will be holding 9am morning sessions on Mondays and Tuesdays starting November 2nd. Please Contact Us for more information about Legacy Yoga!
We would like to thank all of our studio families and patrons for their continued support!