August Newsletter 2017

TOES, TAPS & TIDBITS
AUGUST 2017
WELCOME BACK AS WE START OUR 30TH YEAR!
COULD YOU USE $25?
Any time you recommend Leggz to a friend, and they register, you receive $10 off your next month’s tuition. However, during the month of August, for each friend that registers, you will receive $25 OFF YOUR TUITION! The more friends, the more money you can save!
PROPER ATTIRE
Students must come to class in their proper leotard, tights and shoes 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 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.
ABSENCES
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 recital items. Thanks.
OFFICE HOURS
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.
ADULT CLASSES!
Why should the kids have all the fun? Time for you to take care of yourself, get into shape, and have fun doing it! We have Ballet/Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Yoga, Belly Dance, and Stretch & Conditioning, ALL FOR ADULTS! So, SIGN UP TODAY!
WELCOME NEW INSTRUCTOR, AIMEE BURNETTE
Aimee has been dancing at Leggz since she was 3 years old. Originally born in South Florida, the moment she moved to Kissimmee her mother put Aimee and her sister in dance classes at Leggz. Over the past 14 years she has studied ballet, jazz, tap, tumbling, salsa, modern, hip hop, technical ballet, and lyrical. She has passed her Royal Academy of Dance Grade Exams completing the Grade 8 Award and has studied the Vocational Graded Examination Syllabus up to Advanced 1. She is a senior at the Osceola County School for the Arts as a Drama major. She is also currently Duel Enrolled at Valencia College and is striving to graduate high school with her AA Degree. She is also U.S.A. Gymnastics Safety certified.
WELCOME NEW INSTRUCTOR, LETICIA GILSON
Leticia was born and raised in Kissimmee, Florida and has been dancing at Leggz Dance Academy for 12 years. Prior to being an instructor, Leticia has assisted jazz, tumbling and tumblebears for the past 3 years. While attending Leggz she has studied multiple forms of dance such as jazz, hip hop, tap, and tumbling. Recently graduating from Osceola County School for the Arts, Leticia is excited that she is able to inspire dreams that enrich appreciation for dance, as well as other arts, throughout the community and Leggz. She is currently attending Valencia College as a Business major, and plans to transfer to the University of Central Florida. She is looking forward to many more amazing years to come. She is U.S.A. Gymnastics Safety Certified.
WELCOME NEW INSTRUCTOR, STEPHANIE SMITH
Stephanie’s love of Yoga began in 2001 during a surf trip to Costa Rica. Since then her love of travel and Yoga has taken her around the world to Thailand where she has spent an extensive amount of time studying and deepening her personal practice at Centered Yoga under the guidance of Paul Dallaghan amongst other teachers. Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Central Florida and is a certified Yoga Alliance instructor. Stephanie shares a variety of styles of Yoga from Vinyasa, Yin, Ashtanga, & Prenatal as she feels just as in life, so it is in Yoga, many paths to choose from all leading to a greater good. As a new mother, Stephanie understands how the Yoga practice evolves postpartum and loves to create a community of support for her students on their personal path to a more balanced, healthier life.
THANK YOU TO RETIRED INSTRUCTORS, LESLEY WHEELER & LYNN MCDUFFIE!
Please let me take this time to announce that Mrs. Wheeler and Miss Lynn have decided to retire from Leggz. Both have been great teachers and friends to Leggz and our students for 20 plus years. Their loyalty, dedication and expertise have not gone unnoticed or unrewarded. We will all miss them both as they have touched so many lives and trained so many fantastic students. Please join me in wishing them well in the future and we hope they stop by to see us once and a while.

August Newsletter 2016


 

TOES, TAPS & TIDBITS

AUGUST 2016

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!
PROPER ATTIRE
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.
ABSENCES
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.
OFFICE HOURS
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 Roberto Sanchezthe 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 RoweKathryn 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 Amy Dominguezparents 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.