To become the dance world's competition leader by setting new industry standards
and providing the highest quality, most professional events across the country.
We intend to create an inspirational atmosphere for all and will be rewarding dancers,
teachers and choreographers Nationwide for their commitment to excellence!
National Director's Background
David Sanders is a veteran of stage and screen with
more than 30 years of teaching, choreography and adjudication experience.
He is a member of AEA & AFTRA and is
the owner of 4 Long Island dance schools as well as the Artistic Director/Owner
of Legacy National Dance Championships.
His stage credits include National Tours of "A Chorus Line"
and "West Side Story", as well as International Tours
of "Balletaps USA" and "The Maurice Hines Revue".
He was a contestant on "Star Search" and was a lead dancer
on the short lived TV series entitled "FMTV". He
has appeared as a dancer in numerous films and even took a turn as a stunt man in
a Troma film that won the Best Stunts Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
His emphasis is now on furthering the art of dance and dance education through his
studios as well as Legacy National Dance Championship.
His students can be found working professionally in all facets of the Industry,
from Cruise Ships and MTV videos to feature films, major Ballet Companies, and
Broadway. His student dance company has opened performances for the likes
of Bette Midler, Donna Summer and Jon Stewart,
as well as playing to standing ovations at Lincoln Center in "Experience Jazz
at Lincoln Center" and on Broadway at the St. James Theater in "Nothing
Like a Dame". Their competitive achievements and accolades
are far too numerous to list after 20+ years on the national competition circuit.
It is because of his experience as a competitive teacher and studio owner that he
knows what you and your dancers need. His professional experience and business
acumen is why he knows how to provide it.
Why Choose Legacy?
Let's face it, there are
so many competitions out there it's hard to keep up! What does a Studio Director
look for when deciding on what competition to go to? Better yet, what should they
expect from their Competition of choice? Here is what Legacy Dance Championships
- Professional, Fun & Friendly Staff
- Safe and Quality Venues
- An Inspirational Atmosphere in a Competitive Environment
- Organized Events with On-Time Scheduling
- Qualified and Un-Biased Judging
- An adjudicated point system that challenges both teacher and student
- A true show atmosphere, from professional staging & lighting
to a state of the art sound system, that enriches every dancers experience on stage
- A truly exciting Awards segment where everyone gets the recognition
they deserve and one that rewards excellence
- Reasonable start and finish times
- The highest quality, digitally captured DVD's in the industry
and of course
- The Largest Cash Prizes Awarded in the Industry
invites you to experience a competition like no other, one that will reinforce your
teachings at the studio and greatly reward excellence in dance. We are proud to
be the First Competition that rewards you with National Prize
Money on the Regional Level!
... How Dance Competitions will be Remembered