January Newsletter 2018

January 2018
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.
Mark your calendars NOW! We are unable to change the rehearsal/recital date. Rehearsal will be Sunday, May 27, 2018 during the morning and afternoon. Recital will also be Sunday, May 27, 2018 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!
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 February 14th , so please let me know by then.
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 for this year’s recital will be on Sunday, May 20th . Photos will be taken by Skip Stowers Photography.
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 these classes, (with the exception of Little Stars), will be in our exciting 30th Anniversary Recital “In the Good Old Summertime”!

Noah is so excited to be joining the Leggz Dance Academy family! He grew up dancing at his mother’s own dance studio in Georgia since the age of 3 and caught the teaching bug at 15. Since leaving Georgia, he has established himself among the Disney Entertainment scene with such shows as MainStreet Trolley, Disney Channel Rocks, and Festival of the Lion King to name a few. “I love teaching because it gives you a chance to give something back, a passing of the torch from past to present”

It was a long and hard two weeks, but the studio floors were torn out and completely replaced. (Look for the progress of photos on Facebook). I would like to thank Brian Papenfuss, Nate Smith and Rene Santiago for giving us a few days of their time to help. A HUGE thank you to Robert Longshore of RJ Longshore, LLC, Handyman Services for doing a spectacular job and making sure that it was done correctly and on time. I would HIGHLY recommend him for any renovations or repairs that you may need for your home or business. He has over 25 years of home building experience. 407-908-8063

Please update your contact information ASAP if anything has changed. It is important that we are able to reach you. Thanks.
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!
I know that the Osceola schools are closed on the following day, but WE ARE OPEN FOR CLASSES, on Monday, January 15th, Martin L. King Jr day.





March Newsletter 2017

March 2017
This year our Recital will be on Monday, May 29, 2017 and begin at 5:00pm. Rehearsal will be the same day and will start at 8:00am. Students only need to be there for the rehearsal of their dance(s), (schedule will follow later.) In order to be in the Recital, performing students are required to attend the Rehearsal. NO PHOTOS OR VIDEO TAPING MAY BE TAKEN DURING THE RECITAL. STILL PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOTAPING MAY BE DONE AT THE REHEARSAL ONLY.
Here is a brief summary, for those of you who are new to the recital. We will be on a very tight schedule. We start at 6:00am unloading and setting up equipment. This takes about 2 hours. Rehearsal begins at 8am and goes until 3:00. We take a break until 4:00 which is when everyone is required to be at the theatre, and the show starts at 5:00. The recital runs 4 hours, which is pretty amazing since we have about 55 dances in the show. This includes a 20 min intermission, trophies and finale. In order to shorten the show, we have combined many classes.
Volunteers are needed to help backstage for the recital. At this time, I still need people to help look after the students while they are backstage. Creative, Tumblebear & Hippity Hop classes need 2 parents per dance to volunteer. If you would like to be in charge of your child’s class, you must request that. If we already have enough parents for that class, you will be assigned another one. At this point, we cannot guarantee that you will be in the same room as your child, but we will do our best to accommodate you. Also, if you help backstage you will still see at least half of the show without having to buy a ticket, and you will see your child’s dance. ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST ATTEND THE VOLUNTEER MEETING WHICH IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MAY 20th at 2:15pm.
Please be respectful to your teacher, classmates, and your body by attending class and getting to class on time. We have had quite a few absences lately. Your attendance is very important because dance is built from a foundation such as language or math. It is quite frustrating to “pick it up” without the necessary basics and it is unrealistic to think your body will stay in shape without being in class regularly. We are working on routines for the recital and it is difficult to choreograph and teach dances without everyone present. ALSO, VERY IMPORTANT: IF YOU ARE ABSENT 4 TIMES TOTAL DURING THE MONTHS OF MARCH, APRIL AND MAY, YOU MAY BE TOLD THAT YOU CANNOT BE IN THE RECITAL!! IT IS NOT FAIR TO THE CLASS OR TO YOUR CHILD TO PUT THEM ON STAGE WHEN THEY DO NOT KNOW THE DANCE!! Note: If you are in Ballet 1-8, due to the Ballet Exams, you will only be starting your recital dance after March 25th. All dances must be completed by May 1st. That means we only have 4 classes to learn the entire dance, so DON’T BE ABSENT!!
Photos will be taken of the students in their recital costumes on Sunday, May 21, 2017 (schedule will follow). The photos will be taken by Photography by Skip Stowers.
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!
We will be closed for Spring Break from March 12th- 19th. These classes do not need to be made up; they are figured into our yearly dance session. For the remainder of the school year, there are no other days that we will be closed. We WILL be open for class on Saturday, March 11th. (Make sure to download our APP so that you ALWAYS know what’s going on!)
This is the last call for students who have been with us 5 years or longer. We must order trophies for the recital and are not responsible if you fail to notify us. Please email our receptionist, Mrs. Seiter, at yvonne@leggzdance.com by March 11th. Please include your child’s first and last name and the number of years at the studio. We must have your request via email. If a trophy is not ordered because a parent forgot to notify us, then the parent will have to pay for their child’s trophy.
We are now in full recital mode. If your child needs to make up an absence in another class, please try to bring her/him to another class that is taught by the same teacher. This will make it easier for them to go over what your child missed and it will help them to catch up.
The cost for a Commemorative Recital DVD is $35 ($40 for Blu-ray). However, if you order your copy by March 31st, the cost will only be $25 ($30 for Blu-ray)! You may place your order at http://www.diacomproductions.comor by calling 1-877-234-2266. Don’t miss out! (Order forms will be available soon.)
When you signed the recital agreement, one of the statements that you agreed to read, “All students are required to stay for the entire length of the recital”. Parents of students ages 3 through Kindergarten, you do have another option. You may purchase a half price ticket for your child ($12.50) and then they may sit with you during Act 2 of the recital. (This includes all Creative Dance & Tumblebear students and a portion of the Hippity Hop students.) This ticket must be purchased 2 weeks prior to the recital (May 13th). If you decide not to purchase a half price ticket for your child, (or try to purchase one after May 13th), your child will then sit in the balcony with our wonderful volunteers during Act 2. If you try to get your child without having purchased the half price ticket, you will forfeit your $50 recital fee. In order to continue to run a very organized recital, by May 13th , we must have a list of our students who are being picked up by their parents. They will have special markings on their wristbands, and will be escorted to a designated area to be picked up by a parent with the matching wristband. In order to find a student who is not on that list, we have to stop the show and that is just not possible. If your student remains with the volunteers for Act 2, please be assured that your child will be fine in the balcony. (In 29 years, we have never had a problem.) If your child is ill or upset, WE WILL FIND YOU. Otherwise, they are comfortable and enjoying the 2nd half of the show. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to talk to me. We want both of you to have a great show!
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!
iFoxx, LLC, Exhibit displays and Promotional Signage Company
http://www.ifoxx.netDean Hooker 305-785-7130

Advocare, Independent Distributor, Jenean Hooker 786-606-9165

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
www.lippi-homes.com Hablo 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. mailto:melicajas@hotmail.comMelissa 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 www.chick-fil-a.com
(Catered the Partners in Education Meeting at Leggz)