We WILL BE OPEN for classes on Saturday, October 8th.
Leggz is open on 10/5. We will be closed on 10/6 & 10/7. If all goes well, we will be open on 10/8. I will keep you updated through the Leggz App, Facebook, and on our blog.
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Our recital is scheduled for Monday, May 29, 2017 at the Linda Chapin Theater in the Orange County Convention Center. 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, then, please do not sign them up for it.
In order to improve the efficiency of the recital, we will be requiring every family to sign a recital agreement. Please come in and sign this Agreement by October 15, 2016. For the safety of your children, ALL STUDENTS MUST REMAIN BACKSTAGE FOR THE ENTIRE SHOW! (Creative Dance, Tumblebear & 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 regarding this Agreement, please ask.
We are now taking a deposit of $35 per costume. There is a separate costume for each class that your child takes. THE DEPOSIT IS DUE BY OCTOBER 15th. All recital costumes MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY DECEMBER 10TH, AND we must have a Costume Order Form on file. Please come in and fill out the Costume Order Form by October 15th. Any costumes paid between December 11th & 17th will be charged an extra $5.00 per costume.
NO COSTUMES WILL BE ORDERED THAT ARE NOT PAID IN FULL BY DECEMBER 17TH!
The cost for costumes will be $60, per costume, for Creative Dance, Tumblebears, and Hippity Hop and $65, per costume, for all others. Any student who needs an extra-large adult or larger will be charged an extra fee. This fee varies for each costume, so please inquire at the desk. Costumes MUST be ordered during Christmas Break to guarantee delivery in May. Students will be measured for costumes in class Nov. 7th -Nov. 12th. PLEASE DO NOT BE ABSENT! Parents of Creative Dance, Tumblebear and Hippity Hop students should be on hand to go over recital procedures and ask any questions that they may have concerning the recital.
ATTENTION STUDENTS TAKING UNLIMITED CLASSES: You may only perform with the classes of your level or below. You may not participate in a recital dance of a class that is above your ability.
During the week of December 12th- 17th, parents have the opportunity to choose their child’s costume size. We will make recommendations based on the style and fabric of the costume, but the final choice will be the parent’s. (Please inquire at the receptionist’s desk.) Any costume that needs to be returned will be subject to a restocking and shipping fee which is determined by each manufacturer. This additional charge will be put on the student’s account. Please keep in mind that any costume that has pants will most likely have to be hemmed. Costume companies usually put a very long pant leg on all costumes to accommodate all students’ leg lengths.
ATTENTION ALL BALLET SATTENTION ALL BALLET TUDENTS IN LEVELS 1 AND UP
October is the start of Character Dance. From now on, please bring your character skirt and character shoes to class each week unless told otherwise by your teacher. Don’t forget your Ballet slippers too!
HUNTER’S CREEK PERFORMANCE
Leggz will be giving a performance on Saturday, October 15th at 5:45 at Hunter’s Creek Fall Festival. The festival will be held in Osprey Park. Come cheer on the students!
BOGGY CREEK ELEMENTARY PERFORMANCE
Leggz will be giving a 2nd performance on Saturday, October 22nd at 12:30 at Boggy Creek Elementary’s Fall Festival. Leggz is everywhere!
LEGGZ T-SHIRTS ON SALE!
During the month of October, we are offering our purple burn-out Leggz shirts for only $18! What a great way to show your pride as a dancer at Leggz! (Parents: Leggz shirts make great stocking stuffers!)
LEGGZ GLITTER APPAREL & DANCE BAGS!
Many of you have been asking for it, so we now have Glitter/Crystal apparel and 2 different sizes of embroidered DANCE BAGS! We have Tanks, T-shirts, and the ever popular, Spankies Shorts! All items are embossed in beautiful Glitter/Crystals. Dance Bags will have the Leggz logo and be personalized with your child’s name! What wonderful Christmas Gifts!! (Samples available on the bulletin board.) Order forms are available at the desk and items must be ordered by October 22nd.
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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.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE RECEIVING OUR EMAILS AND IF NOT, PLEASE NOTIFY US. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK, DOWNLOAD OUR APP, AND PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE BLOG TO FIND OUT WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE AT LEGGZ!
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WELCOME BACK AS WE START OUR 29TH YEAR!
COULD YOU USE $25?
Any time you recommend Leggz to a friend, and they register, you receive $10 off of your next month’s tuition. However, during the month of August, for each friend that registers, you will receive $25 OFF OF YOUR TUITION! The more friends, the more money you can save!
Students must come to class in their proper leotard, tights and shoes in order to be admitted into class. This is for their safety and is part of the discipline of being a dancer. After all, you wouldn’t go to music lessons without your instrument or football practice without your helmet!
CHARACTER SKIRTS AND SHOES
Is your character skirt too small? Are your character shoes pinching your feet? Well, bring them in and we will try to sell them to someone who needs them.
ATTENTION BALLET STUDENTS IN LEVELS 1-8
Students in levels 1-8 are required to have Character Skirts and Shoes for their classes. This is an important part of their ballet training. Character Dance is necessary for all of the Classical Ballets, such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia and Nutcracker. We are the only studio in the area that teaches it! Students in Ballet 3 & above also need ribbons on their ballet slippers.
Students in Ballet 6-8 need a silk scarf ASAP. Without the scarf, they are unable to learn any of the Free Movement work. They also need a long chiffon skirt to match their leotard. Students in these levels may wear any color leotard they want. Please order your silk scarf by September 3rd.
NO JEWELRY OR CELL PHONES
Please be advised, that jewelry of any kind is not permitted in any of our classes. Students will be asked to remove it and we cannot be responsible for lost or stolen jewelry, so please leave it at home.
When your child is absent from a class, please call the studio and let us know. You can make it up by attending another class. When you do, please let the instructor know that your child is there to make up a class.
ITEMS LEFT AT THE STUDIO
Please pick up any items that are still here. These include: RAD certificates, recital pictures, and left over recital items. Thanks.
As you may have noticed, our classes this year are going until 9:30pm. However, the office will only be open until 9. Please make all payments prior to 9pm. Thank you.
NEW CLASSES- STRETCH & CONDITIONING, LEAPS & TURNS AND ALL BOYS HIP HOP!
No matter how good you are, you can always improve your stretch, strength, leaps and turns! Sign up today and see the difference this extra class will make! And guys, don’t forget to sign up for our All Boys Hip Hop class!
WELCOME NEW INSTRUCTOR, ROBERTO SANCHEZ
Roberto Sanchez has been instructing, dancing, and choreographing for the past decade. He started his training at Osceola County School For The Arts. Because of his training in various styles such as ballet, modern, jazz, and improv, Roberto possesses versatility in the area of dance.
His first career highlight was at Valencia Community College, where he danced in their annual recital. This led him into working with local artists such as J Randall and Nina Diva. Soon after, Roberto performed at an XL 106.7 fund raiser hosted by Chris Kirkpatrick, of pop group NSYNC. With Vixen Talent Productions, he took part in choreographing and dancing in various conventions and corporate events. These were held here in central Florida, as well as New York.
Adanse Dance Academy, Ready, Set, Dance, and The Dancer’s Pointe, are just a few of the facilities Roberto has had the privilege of teaching styles like Stretching and Conditioning, contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop. Aside from this, he has also held his very own versatile dance workshops, all the while choreographing routines for competition students.
As of recent, one of Roberto’s dreams came true when he put together two numbers for The Orlando Predators Prowlers Dance Team at the prestigious Amway Center.
Roberto’s talent and dediction to dance are prevalent, in seeing how his accomplishments only motivate him to continue striving for excellence in continuing to train, teach, and perform to the best of his ability.
WELCOME NEW INSTRUCTOR, KATHRYN ROWE
Kathryn began her dance training at the age of 14 when she joined her high school’s color guard. This visual extension of the marching band incorporates basic ballet and jazz techniques along with the use of props to create visually compelling art in motion. She has performed for 8 years on teams for her high school, the University of South Florida, and the University of Central Florida at both indoor and outdoor competitions. She was invited to perform at the World Finals competition for WGI in Dayton, Ohio for two years earning a second place medal in 2012.
Kathryn began belly dancing in college and soon became a member of the UCF Shimmy Knights performance troupe. She was able to participate in numerous performances and was given the opportunity to teach classes during general club meetings. She is very excited to continue her passion for belly dance and instruct the students of Leggz Dance Academy.
WELCOME NEW INSTRUCTOR, AMY DOMINGUEZ!
Amy Figueiras Dominguez, born and raised in Clinton Maryland to Cuban parents began her dance journey at the age of 7. Here Amy studied and competed in various genres of dance including jazz, tap, ballet and hip-hop until the age of 12. She was then taken under the wings of Shawn Cosby, director of the DC ShowBiz dancers based out of Washington DC. Amy was the youngest of this inner city dance company that was most recognized for their strong Hip- Hop and modern dance performances. Amy’s continued desire to learn placed her in opportunities to perform at recognized venues such as the Lincoln Theater, Washington Monument and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Amy also worked on BET’S Teen Summit and had the opportunity to dance for artist such as B2K, Lil BowWow, Mary Mary, Terror Squad, Charlie Baltimore, Genuine, Wu Tang, Lil Wayne, Ja Rule, DMX, and Black Eyed Peas. Later Amy began dancing for X-Faction Dance Company and landed performance opening for the Golden Scissor awards, Nina Sky and Twister. In 2009 Amy relocated to Orlando Florida and began studying, performing and teaching Mambo alongside of Eric Baez at Universal Mambo Dance Academy. During this time, she taught and performed at various events and congresses. She also had the opportunity to open for Puerto Rican power and Ivy Queen.