May Newsletter 2017

TOES, TAPS & TIDBITS
May 2017
BALLET SLIPPERS
All ballet slippers that need to be painted will be collected the week of May 8th – 13th and returned the following week. Make sure that your child’s name is written inside their dance shoes and that they have a pair of shoes to wear home. (Not all classes are having their shoes painted; that is up to each teacher, but names should still be placed in all shoes). If your shoes are not being painted, PLEASE CLEAN THEM with a magic eraser before picture day.
PICTURE DAY
Picture Day is scheduled for Sunday, May 21, 2017. Photos will again be taken by Photography by Skip Stowers. (Schedules are attached.) Order forms are available at the desk. Having these filled out in advance will make your day move faster. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your child’s picture time. They should arrive ready to go, costume, hair, make-up. DONNA-THE FLOWER LADY will again be set up outside taking orders for bouquets for those who wish to order flowers for their children. NOTE: THERE ARE 6 CHURCHES IN OUR PLAZA! On Sundays, the place is packed! There is parking available behind our building and behind the buildings in the back. The churches are usually empty by 2pm.
PAYING BY CHECK
April 30th is the last day that we will accept checks for anything pertaining to the 2016/17 dance season. Checks will be accepted for Summer & Fall Registration. (Checks are not accepted for Recital Tickets at any time).
BACKSTAGE CREW
We will have a MANDATORY meeting for all Backstage Volunteers on Saturday, May 20th, at 2:15pm at the studio. You will receive lots of information regarding the rehearsal and your duties during the recital. This will help reduce the confusion at the rehearsal and recital. Please be on time.
ABSENCES!
Please DO NOT be absent from now through recital. There are only a few weeks left and there is still much to learn. Valuable time is wasted going over steps there were taught the previous week. NOTE TO PARENTS: If you were in your child’s shoes, would you want to get on stage and dance in front of 1200 people if you didn’t know what you were doing? That’s what you are asking your child to do when you don’t bring them to class regularly.
ATTENTION ASSISTANT TEACHERS AND GRADUATING SENIORS:
When we line up for finale, do not get on the main stage with the rest of the students. Please line up on stage right in alphabetical order. We will introduce assistant teachers first. You will walk across the stage all together as I announce your name. You will walk and wave and leave the stage on stage left. Do not stop. Graduating seniors will walk on together, but you will stop on stage. I will introduce each of you and tell a little about your future plans.
CELL PHONES
I am going to say this here, and also in the Recital Packet that you will receive when you get your costumes. ANY STUDENTS FOUND BACKSTAGE OR IN THE BALCONY WITH A CELL PHONE WILL HAVE THAT PHONE CONFISCATED! Please do not bring your cell phones with you to the recital.
ASSISTANT TEACHERS
Please let Mrs. Seiter know if you want to assist again next year. Also, we need assistants for summer, so please sign up! We have many new students who would like to assist, and we would like to give them a chance if there are openings. If you don’t tell us that you want to assist, we will assume that you don’t. For those who want to be new assistants, please put in your request with Mrs. Seiter at the front desk. Make sure that you give us your email address. We will be contacting you via email. In order to be an assistant teacher, you must be in Ballet 3 or above and you must sign up to assist classes for the summer. This is when you will receive your training.
RECITAL DVD’S
Recital DVDs are still available to be ordered and may also be ordered at the recital. They are $35 ($45 for Blu-ray), and may be ordered by calling 1-877-234-2266 or go to www.diacomproductions.com. Diacom video will also have a table set up in the theatre lobby.
RECITAL ETIQUETTE
In the upcoming weeks, we will not only be working on recital dances, but we will be teaching your children about the proper way to behave in a theatre. In accordance with that, we are hoping that you will help us out by not trying to come backstage to collect your child during the show. As I am sure you already know, it is terribly rude to leave in the middle of a performance, and I know that you would not want to teach your child to do this. All of our students work very hard and each one of them deserves to perform before a full audience. I thank you in advance for helping us to teach your children this valuable lesson. Also, if you must get up during the show, please do so in between numbers so that the people behind you don’t miss any part of the show. Families must refrain from shouting out a student’s name during the show. We have instructed the students not to do this while they watch the show from the balcony. This is not a sporting event and shouting the students name is distracting and dangerous to the students and audience members alike. Also, please be respectful of other audience members by not standing during your child’s number. You do not know if the person behind you has a child in that number and would like to see it also. Thank you.
STUDENT LEVELS FOR 2016-7
All student levels for next year should be in by May 15th. In order to maintain the student’s privacy, upon your request, I will email your child’s levels to you. You can email your request to me starting May 16th, to lisa@leggzdance.com. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to talk to the teacher. She can tell you how your child is doing and what skills they need to work on. All students develop at a different rate and therefore do not automatically move to the next level each year. Some students who are not quite ready for the next level can sometimes make great improvements just by taking summer classes. Others may need more strength or maturity, and that just takes time. We all work hard to bring out the best in each child!
50/50 RECITAL RAFFLE!
In order to make our FAMOUS 50/50 RECITAL RAFFLE even better, we are selling tickets now! Each year at the recital we give away over $200 to a lucky winner. Since this is our 29th year, let’s see if we can double that pot! Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20. Your chances of winning are much better than any lottery!
POTENTIAL POINTE STUDENTS
If you are going into Ballet 4 or above next year, and would like to try out for Pointe class, please let Mrs. Wheeler know. She will be evaluating all the students soon.

April Newsletter 2017

TOES, TAPS & TIDBITS
April 2017
ABSENCES
We only have approximately 7 more classes until the recital. Many students are frequently absent and this holds up the rest of the class while the absent child tries to catch up. This is frustrating for everyone. We have a recital ABSENTEE POLICY. If your child misses a total of 4 classes during the months of March, April and May, we have THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO LET YOUR CHILD PERFORM IN THE RECITAL. It is not fair to have a child dance in front of 1200 people when they don’t know what they are doing. Also, it takes away from the rest of the class because the dance does not look as good as it could. So, if you want your child to perform,,,DON’T LET HER/HIM BE ABSENT!
BACKSTAGE CREW
We still need volunteers for the recital. Without your help “the show can not go on”. The dancers are counting on your to help make this recital a success. We must have approximately 50 volunteers to make the show run smoothly. We could also use a few dads to help with props and/or security the night of the show. NOTE: Most volunteers will get to watch half of the show, and of course, you can always watch from the side of the stage when your child is performing. We would like to ask that you volunteer by May 1st so that we can list your name in our recital program. Also, I need someone to decorate the lobby during the rehearsal and also take it apart after intermission.
ADS FOR RECITAL PROGRAM
Don’t forget to submit your ads for our wonderful souvenir recital program! These ads are due April 22nd. What a wonderful way to promote your business or tell your child how much you appreciate all the hard work they put into their dancing!! Last year’s program is available for viewing to get ideas.
RECITAL TICKETS
Tickets for the recital will be going on sale April 17th. The cost per ticket is $25.00. Everyone sitting in a seat needs a ticket regardless of age. (2 and under can sit on a lap.) Please refer to your ticket sheets for ticket sale procedure. We will only accept cash or credit cards when purchasing tickets.
PICTURE DAY
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. More information will be given as the date gets closer.
ATTENTION PARENTS:
Please make sure that your children come prepared and READY TO DANCE. Precious time is being wasted fixing hair and removing jewelry. Ballet students MUST have their hair in a bun or similiar style that doesn’t allow the hair to move. ALL STUDENTS must have their hair up & held securely so that it doesn’t fall apart during class. Scrunchies DO NOT hold hair in place! Please make sure that they have all of their supplies when they come to class or they will be asked to sit and observe the class.
RECITAL T-SHIRTS
Don’t forget to order your Recital T-shirt! Orders are due by April 15th.
ROSEN CENTRE HOTEL
This year we have reserved 75 rooms, at the Rosen Centre Hotel, which is attached to the Orange County Convention Center. If you have more than one child in the recital, or your child is in many numbers, it is much more convenient to stay at the hotel rather than drive back and forth to the theater. We have reserved 25 rooms for Sunday and 50 rooms for Monday. The group rate is only $109 a night if you reserve by 5:00pm, Friday, April 28th. Reservations requests received after 5:00pm local time at the Hotel on the cut-off date will be accepted at Hotel’s prevailing rate, based on room type availability. You can make reservations by calling 1-800-204-7234 and request the group rate for Leggz Dance Recital.
RECITAL DVD
Recital DVDs are $35.00, $45 for Blu-ray and may be ordered directly through Diacom Productions. Their number is 1-877-234-2266 or you may order them online at www.diacomproductions.com. If you prefer to mail in your order, order forms are also available at the desk. Don’t miss out on preserving your child’s wonderful performance! Get your professional DVD , you won’t want to miss a minute of it!
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.
MAKE UP CLASSES
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. Or, if the class is combined with another, please bring your child to that class. This will make it easier for the teacher to go over what your child missed and it will help them to catch up.
RECITAL BEARS
Take a look at the adorable PERSONALIZED Teddy Bear on the desk in the lobby. You can order one for your child for only $28.95. (Personalization is extra). There are eight different styles and colors to choose from. Or, if you got one last year, update it by just ordering a new outfit. This year, you may also order them with matching necklaces and bracelets! Deadline for ordering Recital Bears is May 1st. Your may order at the studio, online or by phone. (Please let us know when ordering if it is a surprise for your child, as we wouldn’t want to spoil it.) What a wonderful recital keepsake!
ATTENTION ALL KINDERGARTENERS!
I would like to invite all of our Kindergarten students, and their parents, to attend and observe one or more of our classes during the week of April 3rd-8th. Any child who is going into 1st grade next year is now eligible to take Ballet, Tap and/or Jazz. Deciding which to study is sometimes a difficult decision for both children and parents. By watching a class in April, it will help you make a decision for Summer and/or Fall classes.
COMBINED CLASSES
Any student who is in a class that is combined with another class should check with their instructor as to when to start attending the other class. Most students should be attending their combined classes as often as they can by now. There is no extra charge for the extra class, but it is important to attend in order to get used to working with the other students in the class.
ATTENTION ALL HIP HOP 1 & JAZZ 2 STUDENTS
Just a reminder of our studio policy. If your child is currently in Hip Hop 1 and is recommended for Hip Hop 2 next year then she/he will have to take a 2nd class in either Ballet, Jazz or Modern. Hip Hop derives a lot of its steps from those classes, and having a knowledge of them will help them to succeed in Hip Hop 2. If your child is currently in Jazz 2 is selected to move up to level 3, then they must also take Ballet. It is impossible to succeed in the upper Jazz levels without Ballet training. Not every student moves up a level each year because all children learn and develop at the different pace, but if your child is chosen for Hip Hop 2 or Jazz 3 please start thinking about their additional class for the fall.
EASTER
We will be open on April 14th and 15th, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
WHY SHOULD I TAKE SUMMER CLASSES?
Summertime is a great time to improve your dance education. Students who are having difficulty keeping up can improve their skills and those who want to get ahead can sometimes “skip” a level because they took class during the summer. Intermediate and Advanced level students should definitely take summer classes so they don’t regress. Every month you don’t dance takes two months to regain your strength, stretch, stamina, balance and technique. So, by not taking summer classes, it will take you until December 2017 to get back to the same level you are at now.
The summer schedule is available now, and unlike during the year, we will prorate the tuition if you know you will miss a class or two due to vacation.
ATTENTION BALLET STUDENTS IN LEVELS 3 AND ABOVE
All students in Ballet 4 and above are required to take Ballet Tech 1 in addition to your grade class. The requirements that need to be fulfilled to progress can not be done taking only 1 Ballet class a week. (It is requested that students in Ballet 3 also take Tech 1 to increase their progress.) If you are not already in Pointe class, are in Ballet 3 and above, and are interested in taking Pointe for the 2017/18 Dance Season, then Mrs. Wheeler will test you during the Ballet 3 class. If you are chosen for the Pointe class, you will be notified in writing during the summer. Please keep in mind that when you take Pointe, you must also take your regular Ballet class and a Ballet Tech class. In addition, your parents must be prepared to purchase at least 2 pairs of Pointe shoes each year at a cost of approximately $85.00.
IMPORTANT DATES
*April 3-8– Kindergarten students observation week
*April 15 – Recital T-shirt Orders are Due
*April 17 –22- Recital Tickets go on Sale
*April 22 – Recital Program Ads are Due
*April 22 – Orders for Tights and Props are Due
*April 28 – Last day to reserve a room at the Rosen Centre Hotel
*May 1 – Deadline to order Recital Dance Bears
*May 1-6 – Recital Costumes are Distributed
*May 1-6 – Ballet Slippers that need painting are collected
*May 10-13 – Recital Tickets are Distributed
*May 20 – Backstage Volunteer Meeting 2:15pm
*May 21 – Picture Day
*May 29 – Rehearsal & Recital!

March Newsletter 2017

TOES, TAPS & TIDBITS
March 2017
RECITAL REMINDER
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.
BACKSTAGE CREW
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.
IMPORTANT
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!!
PICTURE DAY
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.
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!
SPRING BREAK
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!)
TROPHIES
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.
MAKE UP CLASSES
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.
RECITAL DVD’S
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.)
ATTENTION PARENTS OF STUDENTS AGES 3 – KINDERGARTEN (CREATIVE DANCE, TUMBLEBEARS AND SOME HIPPITY HOP STUDENTS.)
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!
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!
iFoxx, LLC, Exhibit displays and Promotional Signage Company
http://www.ifoxx.netDean Hooker 305-785-7130

Advocare, Independent Distributor, Jenean Hooker 786-606-9165
www.advocare.com/17015299

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)

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.

December Newsletter 2016

TOES, TAPS & TIDBITS
December 2016
TUITION
Payment for December lessons will remain the same as for all other months. On our tuition policy, it clearly states that tuition is pro-rated for the year and is made in equal monthly installments. Tuition is $580 per school year, divided by ten months (Aug.-May) =$58.00 for each month. These figures are based on 1 class a week, your tuition may vary. If you are planning on taking vacation during the month of December, and you will miss some classes, please see the receptionist as soon as possible to schedule make up classes either before you leave or after you return.
COSTUME BALANCE
Recital Costume Balance is due by December 10th. ALL CLASSES, (except for Little Stars), are in the recital. If your child has chosen not to participate in this year’s recital, PLEASE LET US KNOW. Costume payments made between DECEMBER 11TH AND 17TH will be charged $5.00 extra PER COSTUME for additional processing. NO PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER DECEMBER 17TH!!! NO COSTUME WILL BE ORDERED THAT IS NOT PAID IN FULL!!! Costume money is non-refundable after December 17th.
COSTUME MEASUREMENTS
During the week of December 12th-17th, parents may come in and choose their child’s costume sizes. If you do not make that choice, we will choose the size based on the measurements and our 28 years of experience in sizing students. Either way, if a costume needs to be returned, you will be responsible for any exchange fees and shipping charges for the costume.
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 9:00pm. That includes the trophy ceremony and a 20 min intermission.
NEW CLASSES!
Starting the week of January 16th, we will be opening several new classes that WILL participate in our recital. Beginner Ballet (ages 6 & up) will be on Thursday at 5:30, Beginner Hip Hop will be on Friday at 7:00pm, Beginner Tumbling, time TBD, and Hippity Hop (ages 4-6), which is on Monday at 5:00 or Friday at 4:30pm. For our 3-5 year olds, the Creative Dance Class on Friday at 5:15pm, and Saturday at 12:30pm. We also have Little Stars on Saturday at 10:00 for our youngest students, 18-36 months.
CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Leggz T-shirts make great gifts and stocking stuffers. Make sure to get one for your little dancer!
SPECIALTY NUMBERS AUDITIONS
This year we have 2 exciting specialty dances planned. “Rockin’ Roll” will be our opening number. This dance is cast by an audition. It is open to any dancer in Jazz 2 or 3. Students will have to purchase an extra costume at the regular costume price. This is due by Dec 17th. The audition for this dance will be held at the studio on Friday, December 2nd from 8-9:30pm.
Or second specialty number is our closing number and that will be “Jackson 5 Medley”. It is also being cast by an audition and students in Jazz 4 & 5 are encouraged to tryout. The audition for this number will be on Monday, December 12th from 8-9:30pm. An additional costume must be purchased for this dance and it must be paid for by Dec 17th.
We will have ABOUT 4 rehearsals for each dance and they will be on Saturdays from 2-4pm (hours may change slightly). Dancers MUST attend ALL rehearsals! Please do not audition if you cannot make it to the rehearsals. Rehearsals will take place starting in April. Please tell us, in writing, by Feb 14th, if you have any important events, (prom, weddings, vacations, etc), that would keep you from a rehearsal. We would like to try and schedule the rehearsals so that there aren’t any conflicts.
There is no charge for the rehearsals, but we are charging a $50 refundable REHEARSAL fee which is PAYABLE BY FEBRUARY 25TH. (This rehearsal fee may be paid with cash, check or credit card.) If you miss a rehearsal, $25 will be deducted from your $50. If you miss 3 rehearsals you are out of the number, NO EXCEPTIONS. Please wear your proper dance clothes and shoes to the audition, and bring a smile. DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS YEAR’S BIG PRODUCTIONS!!
PARENTS’PARTICIPATION
We are going to have PARENTS’ PARTICIPATION during the week of December 5th-10th. If your child is in any of the classes listed below, you are invited to come and participate in the class! This will give you a greater appreciation for what your child is learning and is also great fun for them to have mom & dad dance with them. Please wear comfortable clothes, bare feet or socks, and hard soled shoes for tap & Mexican Folklorico (no sneakers for those classes).
PARTICIPATION CLASSES: Creative Dance, Tumblebears, Hippity Hop, Primary Ballet, Ballet 1 & Ballet 2, Primary Tap, Tap 1 & 2, Primary Jazz, Jazz 1 & Jazz 2, Hip Hop 1 & Hip Hop 2, Mexican Folklorico & Belly Dance.
CHRISTMAS BREAK
We will be closed from December 18th through January 1st. Classes will resume on January 2nd. Our next closing will be for Spring Break. Otherwise, we are open.

HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, SEE YOU IN JANUARY!

November’s Newsletter 2016

TOES, TAPS & TIDBITS
November 2016
RECITAL
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! This year’s recital will be held on Monday, May 29, 2017. ALL CLASSES, except for Little Stars, participate in the recital.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAVE $5.00??
All you have to do is pay for your recital costume on time. If you have not already paid it, your recital costume deposit of $35.00 per class is past due. ALL CLASSES, except for Little Stars, perform in the recital. The costume balance is due by DECEMBER 10TH. ANY COSTUMES THAT ARE PAID BETWEEN DECEMBER 11TH AND DECEMBER 17TH WILL BE CHARGED AN EXTRA $5.00 PER COSTUME!!! NO PAYMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER DECEMBER 17TH!!! So….pay for your costumes on time and you will save the extra $5.00 per costume that will be charged to your account on December 11th.
PARENTS’PARTICIPATION
We are going to have PARENTS’ PARTICIPATION during the week of December 5th-10th. If your child is in any of the classes listed below, you are invited to come and participate in the class! This will give you a greater appreciation for what your child is learning and is also great fun for them to have mom & dad dance with them. Please wear comfortable clothes, bare feet or socks, and hard soled shoes for tap & Mexican Folklorico (no sneakers for those classes).
PARTICIPATION CLASSES: Creative Dance, Tumblebears, Hippity Hop, Primary Ballet, Ballet 1 & Ballet 2, Primary Tap, Tap 1 & 2, Primary Jazz, Jazz 1 & Jazz 2, Hip Hop 1 & Hip Hop 2, Mexican Folklorico & Belly Dance.
COSTUME MEASUREMENTS
Please make sure that your child is not absent the week of November 7th – 12th. We will be measuring your child for her/his recital costume. This will take place during their regular class.
LEGGZ PURPLE BURN OUT SHIRTS!
Leggz T-shirts make great stocking stuffers! Don’t forget to get one for your special dancer! Only $22!
THANK YOU PERFORMING STUDENTS!
Thank you to all of the students who performed this dance season! You did an amazing job! (Go to the Leggz Facebook site to see the wonderful photos and videos). Thank you to the parents who took the time to get them to rehearsals and performances. Thank you everyone who volunteered to help!! You made everything run so smoothly.
THANKSGIVING
We will be closed for Thanksgiving November 24th -27th. We are NOT closed the entire week. These classes do not need to be made up, however, if your child is going to miss class on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, please have them make up their classes the week prior or the week after.

October Newsletter 2016

TOES, TAPS & TIDBITS
October 2016
RECITAL
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.
RECITAL AGREEMENT
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.
RECITAL COSTUMES
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.
COSTUME SIZING
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.