Legacy Dance 

Welcome to our Youth Dance Program! We offer a variety of classes for children ages 18 months – 14 years. Our classes are taught by experienced, highly qualified instructors who are dedicated to the art of dance. Classes are held in our beautiful fitness/dance studio with mirrors and ballet bars. 

Our Fall and Winter programs each run 12 weeks with a winter and spring recital. Parent Tot Creative Movement classes run 6 weeks and do not participate in recitals. Our spring mini-session runs 6 weeks from May – June.

Click on the tabs below for Class Descriptions and Dance Policies.

Questions? Contact our Dance Coordinator, Angie Watts, at awatts@legacycentermichigan.com.

Creative Movement

– This class is the perfect introduction to music and movement for the very young child, aged 18 months-3 years.  Focus is on coordination and rhythm which are introduced in creative and imaginative ways using many props such as scarves, ribbons, shakers, and much more. Keeping students entertained while learning beginning dance skills will help them to acquire a lifelong love for dance.  Parents participate in the Parent/Tot class only, the parent/tot class will not participate in the December recital.  Required: Comfortable clothing. Dance Shoes, Tennis shoes, Socks or Barefoot  – NO JEANS


– Classes include concepts that are found in an older child’s dance class. The goals are to foster creativity, freedom of expression in movement, and a love for dance, while building a strong foundation to prepare the students for the next level of dance.  See descriptions below for required clothing and shoes.  Parents must remain in the building during classes.


– Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes center floor work and across-the-floor combinations. Ballet provides grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance.  Required: pink ballet shoes, tights and leotard.  – NO JEANS

Hip Hop

– A high-energy dance style that uses the latest sounds in rap, R & B and pop music. The dancing represents body movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip hop dancing.  Students will break down steps and techniques and bring style and personality to the movement. Required: black jazz shoes or tennis shoes , comfortable or form fitting clothing ( tank Top, leggings/capri pants, etc) – NO JEANS


– Combines traditional, theatrical and contemporary jazz with the ever changing styles of today. Dancers learn basic technical skills including jazz walk, chaine turns, single pirouettes, jetes, kicks, and much more. Jazz builds dancers’ style and confidence while working on musicality and the ability to pick up choreography and connect steps and skills together with fun, upbeat music.  Required: black jazz shoes, tight fitting clothing (tank top, leotard, capri yoga/dance pants, jazz pants, etc).   – NO JEANS

Lyrical & Modern 

– This class combines the passion of lyrical dance with the grounded technique of modern dance.  We will focus on the connection to music and creativity, while gaining strength from a combination of modern technique styles, including Graham, Cunningham, and Limon. Students will be introduced to floor work and choreography exercises.   Required: tan jazz shoes or half sole lyrical paws.  Tight fitting clothing (tank top, leotard, capri yoga/dance pants, jazz pants, etc).


– Introduces dancers to the basics of proper jazz dance technique while including the sharp synchronized movements and visual effects of working with pom poms! Cheerleading arm movements and Jumps are incorporated.


– Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. Required: black tap shoes, tight fitting clothing (leotard, tank top, capri/yoga pants, etc.) – NO JEANS

1. Class Schedule – Days and times are subject to change depending on enrollment. You will be notified of any changes.

2. Class refunds – Refunds requested prior to the half-way point will be pro-rated. No refunds will be granted after the session is past the halfway point unless for medical reasons.

3.  Parent Watch Days – Parents will be invited to watch the first class of each month beginning in the second month.  Parents need to remain in the Legacy Facility during classes on non-parent watch days.  Please note that parent watch days are very distracting so please help keep noises to a minimum.

4. Class Attire & Hair – Dancers need to have proper attire and shoes with hair pulled back. (NO JEANS) Please see class descriptions for required shoes and attire. Dancers need to bring a water to class each week. No Food or other drinks allowed in the studio.

5. Recital Attire/Accessory Fee – Fall and Winter Sessions only: There is a $15 recital accessory fee.  A recital letter will be available with more details and information regarding attire, dates, and location.

Legacy Winter 2019 Dance Schedule

Winter classes begin the week of January 22nd.  Registration closes February 10th. Please see class descriptions and details under registration page for class attire and shoes required.  Classes are held in the dance & fitness studio which is located in the Legacy Field House. Spring Dance Recital will be held in early May, details will be available in January.  A $15 costume fee is due at registration (excludes parent tot classes).

Please contact Dance Director, Angie Watts, at awatts@legacycentermichigan.com with any questions.


January 22nd – April 23rd (No class 2/19 & 3/26) Instructor: Kristen Perlin

5:00-5:40 Pre-Ballet & Tap ages 3-4 $120

5:45-6:25Ballet & Tap I ages 5-7 $120

6:30-7:10Hip Hop & Jazz I ages 6-9 $120



January 24th-April 25th (No class on 3/14 & 3/28) Instructor: Angie Watts

10:30-11:10Parent Tot Creative Movement ages 1-3 $60

11:30-12:10Pre-Ballet & Creative Movement ages 2.5-3.5 $120

12:30-1:10 Pre- Jazz & Tap ages 3-5 $120

1:30-2:10 Pre-Jazz & Tap ages 3.5-6 $120    


January 24th-April 25th (No class on 3/28) Instructor: Madeline Kreps

5:30-6:10 Pre-Ballet & Tap ages 3-5 $120

6:15-6:55 Ballet & Tap I ages 5-7 $120

7:00-7:40 Ballet & Tap I/IIages 7-10 $120



January 25th-April 26th  (No class on 3/29 & 4/19) Instructor: Kristen Perlin

11:30-12:10Parent Tot Creative Movement ages 1-3 $60

12:30-1:10 Pre-Ballet & Tap ages 3-5 $120

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