February Newsletter 2017

TOES, TAPS & TIDBITS
February 2017
THIS MESSAGE IS FOR ALL PARENTS WHO SAY THEY DON’T READ OUR NEWSLETTERS. (You’re probably not reading this one either.) These newsletters are designed to keep you up to date on what’s happening at the studio. They also serve as a reminder of important dates and deadlines such as costume money, ballet exams, videos, recital dates, etc. Newsletters are now emailed to you and are also on the blog page of our website. We usually have the same IMPORTANT messages on the marker board and the front door, and all newsletters are on the bulletin board. There is no excuse for not knowing what’s going on. Being uninformed hurts your child, as they are not prepared for or miss certain events. We cannot possibly call every student in the school and remind them, which is why we also have a Leggz app. We send out the newsletters on the last week of the month. If you change your email address, please let us know. By the time April comes, we will be updating the “Blog” page on the website almost every week. So please look for them and READ.
LEGGZ APP!
By now, all of you should have been informed about our Leggz APP. This is a wonderful way to keep informed! We can send you reminders about events, payments due, studio closings, etc. IF you have not already done so, please download our APP!
Here is a link to the promotional video telling all about the Leggz App. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66qnJKRfXVc
ATTENTION PARENTS
Has your child been studying with us for 5 years or longer? If so, please send an email to Mrs. Seiter at yvonne@leggzdance.com with your child’s first and last name and the number of years with the studio. Emails must be received by February 28th, so we can order a trophy for them.
RODEO DAY
Yes, we are open on Friday Feb 17th, Rodeo Day. Our next holiday is Spring Break, when we will be closed March 12th-19th If there is any other time that the schools are closed, except for weather emergencies, we are still open for class. If you are ever unsure, please consult our “Blog” page on our website and read the current newsletter. Or, even better, download our APP!
PARENT’S VISITATION
We will be having Parent’s Visitation for MOST classes the week of February 6th – 11th. Still and video photography are welcome. Please refrain from bringing small children who may disrupt the class. The new Beginning Ballet, Beginning Hip Hop, and Saturday 12:30 Creative Dance classes WILL NOT be having Parent’s Visitation. They have not been studying long enough and it would be unfair for them to have observers.
RECITAL MUSIC FLASH DRIVES
Flash drives of the recital music for each dance will be available for home practice at the end of February. This is a wonderful tool for the students so they can perfect their recital dances. The Flash Drives are $8.00 for the first song, $2 for each additional song, payable in advance, and may be ordered at the desk. As a bonus, if you only use your flash drive for our Recital Music, you may reuse it next year!
BACKSTAGE CREW
Time to join our Backstage Club! Volunteers are needed for the rehearsal and the recital to help out backstage. Various positions (which I will assign), need to be filled. If you would like to join in the excitement backstage, please notify my receptionist, Mrs. Seiter, as soon as possible. Please note that when you sign up, I will be placing you WHERE I NEED YOU. That might not be with your own child. Each Creative, Tumblebear and Hippity Hop dance must have 2 volunteer parents. There will be a MANDATORY meeting for all volunteers on Saturday, May 2Oth from 2:15-3:15pm
SPECIALTY NUMBER REHEARSAL DATES
Dates have been set for our specialty number rehearsals. Students must attend ALL practices.
“ROCK AND ROLL” Rehearsal Dates
April 1, 8, 22, 29 May 13, 20 – All Rehearsals are 2:00-4:00pm
“JACKSON 5 MEDLEY” Rehearsal Dates
April 22, 29 May 6, 13. All Rehearsals are 2:00-4:00pm
May 22 during the Jazz 4/5 class, Monday 8pm.
STUDIO CLIENT BUSINESS MONTH!
This month we are celebrating some of the businesses that our clients own. I sent out an email telling parents to send me information about a business that they own, so that I can get the word out to all of you! I can’t endorse a business, unless I have used their service or product, but if they are smart enough to bring their child to Leggz, then I would say that their business would be worth patronizing!

RJ Longshore, LLC, Handyman Services, Robert Longshore 407-908-8063
mailto:bobbylong1123@gmail.com(The Official Handyman of Leggz)

Agent Trust Realty, Real Estate Agent, Jeel Castillo-Lippi, 407-508-1477
http://www.lippi-homes.comHablo Español/ Parlo Italiano

Bella’s Communication. We sell and install plans for at&t/directv tv and   internet. We also provide Vivint a smart home security system.     melicajas@hotmail.com Melissa Borja 407-867-7958,
Alex Borja 407-595-3321

Chick-Fil-A, Two locations: at the Loop and on Orange Blossom Trail,
Tim & Diane Lytle 407-935-0102 http://www.chick-fil-a.com
(Catered the Partners in Education Meeting at Leggz)

January Newsletter 2017

TOES, TAPS & TIDBITS
January 2017
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday & that you are eager to get back to work. We will be learning many new things during this half of the year so we will need your undivided attention.
RECITAL
Mark your calendars NOW! We are unable to change the rehearsal/recital date. Rehearsal will be Monday, May 29, 2017 during the morning and afternoon. Recital will also be Monday, May 29, 2017 starting at 5:00pm and ending at 9pm. That includes the trophy ceremony and a 20 min intermission. NOTE FOR ALL NEW STUDENTS: A Leggz Recital is the safest and fastest running recital of all, with each student wearing an ID band and only 7-10 seconds between dances!
RECITAL FEES
In our constant effort to have the most enjoyable, exciting and efficient recital in Osceola county, a refundable fee of $50.00 per family is due by January 28, 2017. This fee will be refunded after the 2017 recital only if the student has attended and remained for the entire length of the recital. If the student leaves or is removed from the recital at any time before the end of the recital the $50 fee will be forfeited to Leggz Dance Academy.
SPECIALTY NUMBERS
If you were selected to perform in the Opening or Closing numbers, please let me know, IN WRITING, if there are any dates that you will be unable to attend rehearsals. Rehearsals will be during the months of April and May. I will be putting together the schedule by Jan 21st , so please let me know by then.
COSTUMES
Costumes have been ordered. Photos of the costumes will be on the bulletin board soon. By the way, it takes 16 hours just to fill out the order forms. This year we ordered from 9 different companies and purchased over $36,000.00 in costumes! NOTE TO PARENTS: Whether you are purchasing 1 or 10 costumes for your child, I know how expensive it is and how hard it is to come up with the extra money at Christmas time. Please consider making small costume payments starting this summer. We will start receiving payments as early as June. Every little bit helps!
PICTURE DAY
Picture Day for this year’s recital will be on Sunday, May 21st . Photos will be taken by Skip Stowers Photography.
EXCITING NEW CLASSES STARTING JANUARY 16th!
We have 6 new classes starting this month. BEGINNING BALLET (ages 6 & up), BEGINNING HIP HOP (ages 7 & up), BEGINNING TUMBLING (ages 6 & up), CREATIVE DANCE (ages 3-5), HIPPITY HOP (ages 4-6), & of course, Little Stars, our class for ages 18-36 months! Don’t miss out! If your child doesn’t already take one of the above classes, then here is their chance. And all of these classes, (with the exception of Little Stars), will be in our exciting 2017 Recital “Motown vs. Atlantic Records”!
HAVE YOU MOVED? CHANGED YOUR PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL ADDRESS?
Please update your contact information ASAP if anything has changed. It is important that we are able to reach you. Thanks.
RECITAL MUSIC FLASH DRIVES
Flash drives of the recital music for each dance will be available for home practice at the end of February. This is a wonderful tool for the students so they can perfect their recital dances. The Flash Drives are $8.00 for the first song, $2 for each additional song, payable in advance, and may be ordered at the desk. As a bonus, if you only use your flash drive for Recital Music, you may reuse it next year!
LEGGZ DANCE BAGS
Due to their popularity, we will be ordering more of the NEW LEGGZ DANCE BAGS! They are only $40, are large enough to carry all of your dancewear, and come embroidered with your name on them! Order deadline is January 21st, so order yours today!
JANUARY SCHOOL CLOSING
I know that the Osceola schools are closed on the following day, but WE ARE OPEN FOR CLASSES on Monday, January 16th, Martin L. King Jr day.