TOES, TAPS & TIDBITS
The month of September is BRING A FRIEND MONTH. Each student will be issued 5 coupons to give to 5 of their friends. These coupons give each of their friends a FREE DANCE CLASS. If one of your friends registers you will receive one of our Purple Burn-Out LEGGZ T-SHIRTS! If you have a 2nd friend register, you will get $25 OFF OF YOUR NEXT MONTH’S TUITION!! This offer is only good during the month of September, so bring in your friends today! If you need more than 5 coupons, just ask for them at the desk. This is a great way for your friends to see how much you love dancing at Leggz and how much fun it can be!
For those of you who are not on Automated Payment, September’s Tuition is now DUE. As of September 8th, any student, whose account is not up to date, will be asked to sit and observe class and a $5.00 late fee will be charged to the account. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. Please do not embarrass your child by making us ask them to sit and watch the class. As of the 15th of the month, all delinquent accounts will be charged an ADDITIONAL $20 LATE FEE. Also any account that is delinquent 45 days will be automatically closed and your child will be removed from class. You will have to re-register and pay a registration fee in addition to the late fees. So, please pay your tuition promptly. Thank you.
If you would like your tuition to be automated, you must come in to the studio to sign an automatic payment authorization form. If you were on automatic payments last school year and would like to continue, please come in to sign a new automatic payment authorization form. We must have a new form on file for each new season.
Our recital is scheduled for Monday, May 29, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in the Linda Chapin Theater. ALL STUDENTS, (EXCEPT FOR LITTLE STARS), ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RECITAL. The recital starts at 5:00pm and ends at 9pm. If you feel that you or your child can not stay for the entire recital, please do not sign them up for it.
For the safety of your children, we have a backstage recital policy. In order for your child to participate in the recital, parents must sign both our Recital Policy and our Costume Policy. These policies are designed to keep our fabulous recital running smoothly and may be obtained at the front desk. Students are required to remain backstage for the entire recital. Creative Dance, Tumblebear and some Hippity Hop students may purchase a ½ price ticket to go into the audience after Act 1. If a ½ price ticket is not purchased, the child will remain backstage with a volunteer during Act 2.) If you have any questions concerning either the recital or the costume policy, please don’t hesitate to ask.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that we have classes for ages 18-36 months? These are our Little Stars Classes and they are offered on Wednesday at 4:00 & Saturday at 10:00am. These are parent/child classes that prepare your little one for our Creative Dance Classes and Tumblebears. LIttle Stars Classes work on coordination, rhythm, balance and encourage taking turns and learning other valuable social skills. Is your Little Star dancing every time music comes on? Bring her/him in to try a FREE Class!
Did you know that we have Adult Classes? On Wednesday s at 8:30pm we have Adult Ballet/Jazz. Why let your kids have all of the fun? Come try a class for FREE and see how much fun dance can be!
Also, don’t forget about our Mexican Folklorico (9 & up) and Belly Dance Classes (10 & up).
ATTENTION ALL BALLET STUDENTS IN LEVELS 1 AND UP
Starting with Level 1, we teach the students Character Dance in addition to classical ballet. Character Dance is performed in all of the major ballets such as, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia and Nutcracker. Levels 1& 2 learn Hungarian dance, Levels 3&4 learn Russian dance, Levels 5&6 learn Polish Court dance, Level 7 learns Hungarian Court dance & Level 8 learns Russian Court. In order to teach these techniques properly, the students must have Character Skirts & Shoes. These need to be ordered by September 9TH so that we can begin teaching in October. If you have not ordered your skirt and shoes, please do so by the 9th. If you sew, we do have a pattern for the skirt that you can make yourself. The skirts we order are made very well and should last your child about 2 years. At that time, you can resell it before ordering a new one. Character shoes are $42.00 and Skirts are either $54 or $64 depending on the size needed.
Also, students in Grades 6-8 need to have a large white silk Free Movement Scarf. The cost for this is $37. This also MUST BE ORDERED BY SEPTEMBER 9TH.
PLEASE SPEAK UP
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s dance training, studio policies, recital, etc, please don’t hesitate to speak with me! I am more than happy to explain things to you or to “fix” anything that might not be working. I am constantly trying to make things better here at Leggz and I am always open to new suggestions. I can’t be in all places at once, so I rely on other people’s eyes to help. Also, by explaining our teaching methods to parents, we increase our educating power to the students. SO SPEAK UP!
If you or your child begins to study dance, I would suggest that a commitment be made for a certain length of time. I do not believe in making anyone take dance lessons, but I strongly feel that once one starts, the commitment has to be followed through. Dancing can be difficult and fun at the same time. It will develop discipline determination and self confidence that are so necessary to succeed in life. Its rewards are not instantaneous. It takes patience, energy and a positive outlook. These traits will not be developed if one “gives up”. Hang in there everybody. You’ll be glad you did when you look back and see your accomplishments.
We will be closed on Monday, September 5th for Labor Day. This is one of our yearly holidays, and the classes do not need to be made up. We are going to be open on Saturday, September 3rd.
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