Legacy Dance is owned and directed by Shawn Manners Simunic.  Shawn was a member of the two time national champion University of Tennessee Knoxville dance team from 2004 – 2008.  She was dance captain of the team  in 2007- 2008.    

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Our Mission Statement:

Legacy Dance seeks to provide quality performing arts training in a positive and encouraging educational environment for each student whether the student participates for recreation, self-improvement or serious study.

 Legacy Dance Studio is a full-service dance studio specializing in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and pointe instruction by a professional staff.  Our current enrollment is approximately 200 students, including approximately 75 students who compete in regional and national dance competitions.  

We  offer classes for recreational students, ages three to High School Seniors, ranging from beginner to advanced students who wish to take class once or twice a week.  All students will perform in an end of the year recital in the spring at TPAC.  

We currently have 5 competition teams for students, ages five to high school seniors, who wish to take several classes a week. The competition teams are for the dedicated dancer who wishes to compete in regional and national competitions.  Even though these students are busy dancing, many still find time for other sports and school activities.

Many of our students are continuing their love for dance while attending college on dance scholarships.   If you would like to be a part of the Legacy Dance family, please contact us.  We would love to have you with us.

Recital  Information

Our recitals are held in the Jackson Theatre which is located in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center .

Recital fees are $180 per student which is divided into 2 installments.  One installment is due in the fall and one installment is due in the winter.

Each student will perform 3 dances at the recital which will require costumes.  We try to select costumes that range between $50 for our younger students and no more than $75 for the older students.  The 3 and 4 year old classes will only perform 2 dances in recital.   Costumes payments are due before January 15.

Please email us at TheLegacyDance@gmail.com if you have any questions.  Thank you!

LEGACY DANCE STUDIO

Legacy Dance Studio was established in July 2009 when Mrs. Cathy Turner  retired after teaching dance for 35 years. We salute Mrs. Cathy for her many years of dedication to thousands of dance students and their families.  She is truly an inspiration to the dance world with her creative choreography, costumes and kind heart.

Legacy Dance seeks to provide quality performing arts training in a positive and encouraging educational environment for each student whether the student participates for recreation, self-improvement or serious study.

LEGACY DANCE DRESS CODE

Ballet Technique Classes

Ballet Shoes and pink tights are required.  Leotards or dance tops and dance shorts are required. strictly enforced. 

Recreational Dance Classes

Shoes – Pink Ballet Shoes, Jazz shoes or Foot Undies and Tap Shoes for Ages 12 and under

Clothing – Tights and leotards or dance tops and dance shorts.

Shawn Manners Simunic

Director and Owner of Legacy Dance Studio

“Praise His Name with dancing” – Psalm 149 vs. 3

 

Outstanding Company Recogniation

2010 Senior Division National Grand Champion Title 
2011 Petite Trio National Champion
2012 Petite Division National  Grand Champion Title
2012 Senior Division First Runner Up National Grand Champion
2013 FDC People’s Choice Award NexStar
2013 Stage One Excellence in Dance Award
2013 Stage One Petite National Grand Champion
2013 Stage One Senior National Grand Champion
2014 Encore Award Masquerade Dance Competition
2014 People’s Choice Award Masquerade Dance Competition
2014 Regional 8 and Under Champion NexStar Dance Competition
2014 Regional 12 and Over Champion NexStar Dance Competition
2014 Highest Technique Score 11 and Under and 12 and Over NexStar Dance Competition
2014 “Best of the Best” StarPower Dance Competition 12 and Over
2014 “Best of the Best” StarPower Dance Competition 11 and Under
2015 Stage One  Petite Excellence in Dance
2015 Stage One Junior Excellence in Dance
2015 Stage One Studio Excel Award
2015 NexStar Regional 8 and Under Champions
2015 Stage One Petite Duet/Trio National Champions
2015 Stage One Petite Shootout Grand Champions
2015 Stage One Teen Shootout Grand Champions 
2016 NexStar  Junior  Regional Champions
2016 NexStar 8 and Under Regional Champions
2017 Platinum Dance Top Studio Award
2017 NexStar 8 and Under Regional Champions

 

 

 

 

 

 

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