February 12, 2019
I hope by now everyone has heard the greatest news of all. Leesburg Dance Centre will have a new home, moving in the week of Spring Break, March 18 – 22, 2019. We are planning on having our first day of classes at the new location on Monday, March 25th. Our new address will be in the Nobles Town Center, 1450 E. North Blvd, Leesburg. It is located next to Nobles Golf Carts. We are so excited.
The title for our recital this year is It’s Showtime!. The venue for rehearsals and the shows will once again be at the Paul P Williams Auditorium in the Fine Arts Center of Lake Sumter State College located at 9501 US Hwy 441 in Leesburg. The rehearsal and recital dates are Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 5:00pm for technical rehearsal; Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 5:00pm for dress rehearsal; Saturday, May 25, 2019 and Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 2:00pm for the performances. Note, no activities for Friday. Everyone is expected to be there all four days as each student will dance in both performances.
Recital packets will be handed out beginning Monday, February 25th during your students’ first classes of the week. If you do not receive a manila envelope containing recital information by the end of that week, please notify the office as soon as possible. Please note the spelling of your dancer’s name on the front of the packet, this will be how it appears in the program and on the t-shirts. Let the office know as soon as possible if it is incorrect. These packets contain all the information pertaining to the recital. Please read through the entire packet and return the forms by the deadlines specified on each form.
We at Leesburg Dance Centre love recital time and we hope dancers and their families will have a positive and enjoyable experience. We will kick-off our sale of recital tickets on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 2-4pm at our new location. All seating is reserved. Tickets are $20 each. Tickets will also be available after the kick-off during normal office hours.
Please mark your calendars for costume weeks. Costume week #1 will be held at our current location during classes Monday, March 11 thru Thursday, March 14, 2019. These classes will be announced soon. Costume week #2 will be held at our new location Monday, April 29 thru Thursday, May 2, 2019. We ask that a parent or guardian please be present at these classes for instruction on dressing rooms, costumes, hair and makeup. It is important that you or someone you trust with information be present during costume weeks. Costumes will go home with your dancer provided all are paid in full. The costume book is now available in the office for viewing.
Now for some Leesburg Dance Centre news. Congratulations to Lana Vincent for receiving Platinum 1st place at Showstoppers Dance Competition in Jacksonville, February 3rd. Thank you Miss Nicole for her choreography. Lana will be competing in March at Showbiz in Daytona Beach.
Congratulations to Kyleigh Jones on teaching her first open Hip Hop class at Leesburg Dance Centre at the end of January. Great job Kyleigh!
When one of our dancers wants to pursue a career in dance it really warms my heart. We are very proud of Miss Nicole’s daughter, Brooke Mann and her accomplishments. She auditioned on Sunday, February 10th for the Joffrey Ballet School Summer Intensive program and was accepted!! Great job Brooke!
Miss Sally, resident choreographer of the Melon Patch Theatre, is currently in rehearsals for Footloose. Opening night is March 22nd and continues thru April 17th. Let’s support your local theatre. Go to melonpatchplayers.org for more info.
We will be having a moving sale at the studio on Main Street on March 2nd from 9am – 2pm. There will be an assortment of costumes, vinyl records, props and other items available.
We currently have warm up jackets available for purchase at $45 each. These jackets are black and will be customized with the Leesburg Dance Centre logo on the back and your dancer’s first name on the front. Stop by the office to try one on for size and order yours today.
Our next holiday is Monday, February 18, 2019, President’s Day. Spring Break is Monday, March 18-22, 2019. This is the week of the big move. If you are available and would like to volunteer to help, it would be much appreciated. I will post updates on the Leesburg Dance Centre Facebook page. The studio will be closed during these holidays.
Summer dance camps and intensive classes dates to be announced soon. We offer open classes once or twice a month. Stay tuned for our next exciting instructor and class.
Just a reminder, it is very important for all our dancers to attend class on a regular basis. If you are unable to attend a class please notify the studio or teacher by phone, text, or email.
FYI: Fall registration will begin on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 1-6 pm and continue Saturday, July 13th from 10am – 2pm. Tentatively classes will begin on Monday, August 5, 2019 a month earlier than in the past.
In closing, I hope everyone is enjoying their classes. We are looking forward to our new facility!