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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...

Dance Studio Safety

One of the best practices for studio ownership is having regular systems of safety reviews and checks to ensure a safe workplace for your employees, a safe place for your...

Best Advice I Ever Received

Best Advice I Ever Received I am a person who gobbles up and collects quips, one-liners, quotes, and verses.  I love gems of acuity, profound notions, and clever revelations.  Most...

Are You Really the Right Person for That Job?

In January of 2023 I delegated our social media presence.  What has transpired is more than I could have imagined.  When we took over the studio oh so many years...

Studio Essentials Kit

As we prepare to head back for another dance season, don't forget to create your studio essentials kit for each of your studio spaces. The studio essentials kit has anything...

Steps Toward Freedom as a Studio Owner

Just about every day I talk to other business owners and they share the up's and downs of ownership. We talk about recruiting, hiring, training and retaining staff and how...

Stepping into the Limelight

Hey there, dance teachers! The countdown has begun for an exciting new dance season. As the studio doors swing open, we have the incredible opportunity to inspire and uplift our...

It’s All About Vision

As I write this blog, I am sitting at a friend's home overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from his sprawling property in Nova Scotia on the east coast of Canada.  What...

25 Last-Minute Easy Camp Crafts

Hosting a summer dance camp and still don't have a camp craft?? Don't worry, I've gathered 25 easy (and cheap) craft ideas to share with you today. Most of these...

Give AI a Try

I just wrapped up a great session of the Certificate of Dance Entrepreneurship program where I was discussing marketing with other studio owners and one of the fun topics we...

Maximizing Summer Break

As dance teachers, we have a unique opportunity to recharge and reflect on the past year's teaching experiences during the summer. It is a great time to analyze your teaching...

Rediscover Your Joy

You're in The Done Club, and it sure feels good.  Doesn't it? People are singing the praises of the performances.  Oddly, you're not even sure you want to hear it....

Everyone’s Succession Plan Looks Different

In March of 2022 I wanted out. Burnout was very real after two years of shutdowns, our business hanging in limbo and the sense that our hands were not steering...

Self Assess for Class Success

The hard work of the year may be over, but the most important work you could do as a teacher has arrived. Since the memory of your classes is still...

Summer Refresh

Don't you love when things get a refresh? Whether it's your home, your studio or organizing files, paperwork and information it's a great feeling. Here's my list of five things...

Building a Strong Classroom Community

Building a strong and vibrant community within a dance classroom requires a deliberate focus on creating a positive culture, nurturing environment, and recognizing the power of shared values. By fostering...

Coffee Talk: Season 2, Episode 19

Play Video Check out this special Coffee Talk episode featuring Melissa Hoffman.

Coffee Talk: Season 2, Episode 18

Play Video We are excited to welcome Michelle Loucadoux, representing Danscend, an organization committed to bringing mental wellness to the forefront of performing arts training by providing a space for...

Coffee Talk: Season 2, Episode 17

Play Video By combining her two loves, African Dance and Personal Development, Audrey has helped transform women of all ages into empowered Goddesses destined for greatness.

Coffee Talk: Season 2, Episode 16

Play Video Three studio owners at three different stages of studio ownership. Whatever stage you are at, this Coffee Talk will make you think and inspire you.

Coffee Talk: Season 2, Episode 15

Play Video Dance is for everyone! We are excited to welcome Eric, who continues to break boundaries when it comes to self-confidence and body image. Every body is a dance...