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Delegation – A Year in Review

This past season was somewhat of a new experience for me. Coming out of the 22/23 season, I knew I needed to get some things off my "plate" to free...

Summer is the Time to Get Ahead

As dance teachers and studio owners, our summers are much different than the rest of the year. This is a time that we can get ahead, coast, or get behind....

See You in September: A Season of Reflection and Renewal

As we wrap up this dance season, I want to take a moment to share some personal reflections and exciting updates. This will be the last blog post until September,...

Lessons Learned from the Soccer Field

As a dance teacher and studio owner, I know many of my colleagues consider soccer to be one of the biggest activities that draws children away from dance. As dance...

Who Is Your Market? Understanding Your Dance Studio’s Demographic

As studio owners, it's important to identify and understand the demographic we serve. This understanding is not just a strategic aspect of marketing; it's essential for the growth and relevance...

Top Props from Last Dance Season

Play Video Andrea Trench is dedicated to helping dance teachers create and deliver content that is research-based and developmentally appropriate for children under the age of 6. Her primary focus is...

Uncover Your Unique Influence: A Dance Teacher’s Guide to Authenticity

The true essence of impactful teaching lies not in imitation but in discovering and nurturing our own uniqueness. This blog post explores the importance of digging deep to uncover what...

Living the Dream and Managing Emotions

Growing up in a dance studio and evolving into a professional dancer, teacher, or studio owner means that dance has been a part of our essence for as long as...

Watching Them Go

Here come those tiny feet into their first dance class. Adorable bits of pudgy baby feet spill out from the tops of their dance shoes. The waistband of their tights...

Are You Shaping the Future of Dance or Just Showcasing it?

In the world of dance education, there's a stark difference between building talent from the ground up and simply attracting dancers already developed elsewhere. If the main goal of a...

6 Ways to Combat Spring Fever

As spring rolls in, so does the challenge of keeping dancers engaged and focused. The change in weather and the proximity to the end of the school year can make...

The Beauty of the Slow Burn in Teaching and Entrepreneurship

In our fast-paced world, and especially in dance education, there is almost a pressure to see immediate results-whether it's becoming an award-winning choreographer, growing enrollment, or launching innovative programs. Yet,...

Preschool Recital Success: The Backstage Experience

For little ones, the recital can be a scary situation. Think about it…We're in a new space, with new people, in an uncomfortable costume, away from our grownup. That's a...

Embracing the Season: Reflections for Dance Teachers

In the whirlwind of recitals, competitions, and summer prep, it's easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. Today, I ask you to pause and reflect on the incredible journey...

Studio Traditions that Build Community

One of the things that is so special about dance studios is that they have the ability to build community and create fun and memorable moments for the people they...

Alicia’s Stand: A Tale of Courage and Integrity

Alicia's journey stands as evidence to the resilience needed to navigate the world of dance education. Faced with a devastating 75% drop in enrollment due to the pandemic, Alicia embodied...

One More Push

There is a well-known phrase "write what you know".  Here is what I know right now. I have been struggling with inspiration and motivation lately.  Anyone else?  I have been...

Coffee Talk: Season 4, Episode 8

Play Video Check out this special Coffee Talk episode featuring Ashley Canterna-Hardy, Jason Pickett, Diane Gudat, & Geo Hubela.

Coffee Talk: Season 4, Episode 7

Play Video Check out this special Coffee Talk episode featuring Jennifer Jones.

Be That Teacher or Studio Owner Like Susie: Embracing the Future

In a small town where everyone knows each other's names, Susie has been the leader of dance education for 25 years. Her studio stands as proof to her passion for...

Spring Into Dance: Inspiring Growth and Motivation in Your Students

As spring blossoms, dance teachers face the challenge of keeping their students motivated amidst a flurry of activities, both in and outside the studio. With recitals and performances on the...

Unlocking Studio Growth: Rhee’s Simple Recipe for Success

In my role as a coach for studio owners, I often encounter a narrative that echoes across studio ownership. While the names and places may change, the core challenge remains...

Redirect Recital Madness w/ “3 Before Me”

When's the recital? How do I order tickets? What shoes do they wear? How should we fix their hair? It's the most wonderful time of the year, isn't it?? If...

The Confidence to Focus Inward: Why Your School’s Journey Is Unique

In the world of dance and beyond, it's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of competition. We often find ourselves glancing sideways, worrying about what others are doing,...