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Honoring Every Student’s Unique Path

As I often write, we're not just teaching dance; we're nurturing individual growth and witnessing the unique evolution of each student. It's a truth in dance education that no two...

Give Them Something to Talk About

Today, I'm sharing five strategies to combat a chatty class. I'll admit, my early elementary class is probably the loudest you will ever hear, but it's not because my students...

Dance Teachers and Studio Owners: The Real MVPs

Life is like a big performance, and some of the toughest stuff happens behind the scenes, out of the spotlight. It's the quiet warriors, those who tackle the difficulties without...

Boost Revenue

When we initially took charge of our studio, the standard practice among studio owners was to shut down for the summer immediately after the year-end recital. The income generated from...

What if the Whole World Danced? A Dream of Global Harmony

What if the Whole World Danced? A Dream of Global Harmony Imagine a world where every person, irrespective of their background, age, or location, finds a common language in dance....

We Are Always On Stage: Leading by Example in Dance Class

In the world of dance education, teachers are more than just instructors; they're role models and leaders in attitude, discipline, work ethic, and character. This job really brings to life...

Dance Education: A Future of Diverse Voices and Visions

Dance Education: A Future of Diverse Voices and Visions One Approach? Not in Dance Education! In the world of dance education and school ownership, the concept that there is one...

What to Teach When You Don’t Feel Like Teaching

We've all been there. It's dance day and you just don't feel like teaching. Perhaps you're not feeling well, you have had a rough day, or you are working through...

Elevating Dance Education: Values, Community, and Impact

Elevating Dance Education: Values, Community, and Impact In the world of dance, competition is undeniably a part of what we do, but it should never be the sole focus. Dance...

Asking for Feedback Without Getting Your Feelings Hurt

Many business owners would love to get positive or constructive feedback from their customers and staff alike, but most would agree that that the negative feedback - or worse -...

Your 24-Hour Brochure: Selling Dance Classes Around the Clock

Your 24-Hour Brochure: Selling Dance Classes Around the Clock In today's digital age, your dance studio's website is more than just an online presence - it's your 24-hour brochure, always...

Filling Your Cup Assignment

As I connect with more dance studio owners, I find myself thinking about the metaphorical "cup" we carry with us - our Cup of Joy, let's call it. It seems...

Unlocking the True Value of Dance: More Than Just Great Moves

Unlocking the True Value of Dance: More Than Just Great Moves Are you a dance teacher or studio owner eager to attract more students and parents to your classes? While...

The True Art of Choreography: Making Every Dancer Shine

The True Art of Choreography: Making Every Dancer Shine In the world of dance, choreography is an art form that transcends trends and awards. It's not about following the latest...

Five Essential Lessons on Perseverance Our Dance Students Need to Learn

In the ever-changing landscape of a post-pandemic world, our students are facing unique challenges that call for resilience and determination. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted routines, affected mental health, and...

The Price of Gossip: Choose Growth Over Gabs in Dance

The Price of Gossip: Choose Growth Over Gabs in Dance In the bustling world of dance, where schedules are often jam-packed and to-do lists never-ending, time is a precious commodity....

Five Books that Revolutionized My Teaching

I am always on the hunt for professional development resources. Whether it's books, podcasts, webinars, online courses, or in-person training, I'll never pass up the opportunity to learn from others....

Beyond Awards: Celebrating the Blessings of Dance Education

Beyond Awards: Celebrating the Blessings of Dance Education As parents and teachers, we often find ourselves celebrating the achievements and successes of our children. We cheer them on during dance...

From Questioning to Shining: The Dance of Confidence

From Questioning to Shining: The Dance of Confidence Confidence, that elusive and often sought-after trait, is a peculiar thing. It doesn't follow a fixed schedule or hang around constantly like...

Lighten Your Load

People have often said to me "I don't know how you do it!" Friends and family assume that I have too much on my plate and while yes, there are...

Nurturing Positivity in Dance Class: Ending on a High Note

Nurturing Positivity in Dance Class: Ending on a High Note As dance educators, we understand that every moment in the studio is a chance to shape our students' perception of...

Empowering Lives through Dance

As owners and instructors of a studio, our primary focus is rightfully on the well-being of our students. We deeply care about their physical and mental health, as well as...

Coffee Talk: Season 3, Episode 28

Play Video Check out this special Coffee Talk episode featuring Michael Taylor.

From Second Row to Stardom: The Journey of Passionate Dancers

From Second Row to Stardom: The Journey of Passionate Dancers In the world of dance education, there's a question I often pose to my seminar attendees: "How many of you...