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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...

Worth vs. Work

"Your worth is not measured by your productivity." Read that again. We do this, don't we?  We measure our worth by how much we have to do, by the amount...

Citizenship

At my studio, we focus on a different character trait each month, so I thought it would be fun to share what we do for April in this article. In...

Elevate Your Early Childhood Dance Classes

Have you heard of the conceptual approach to dance education? In my work through DiscoverDance, I have been on a mission to elevate the quality of early childhood dance education....

The Voice of Fear

I follow the Facebook pages and groups.  I sign up for the seminars and learning opportunities.  I attend the Dancelife Teacher Conference.  I am a part of the Gold Alliance. ...

Coffee Talk: Episode 17

Play Video Looking for fresh ideas for the classroom and biz? This is going to inspire you, guaranteed! GUESTS

Coffee Talk: Episode 16

Play Video Join us for a conversation on how we can inspire the young women who dance to prepare for their greatness! GUESTS

Combating Spring Fever

It is that time of year again, the time that our students all get spring fever and have trouble focusing and staying engaged in class. In the Midwest, this starts...

Family First

I've had my dance studio for 10 years, and I have (maybe) missed 4 or 5 days of work.  I only missed if I was DEAD sick, having designed the...

5 Tips for Teaching Preschoolers Choreography

Challenges with learning choreography for performance include short attention spans, lack of interest, complicated movement and formations, and difficulties remembering material.  Today, I'm sharing five tips to not only improve...

Coffee Talk: Episode 15

Play Video Get ready to be inspired by some of the dance community's most respected leaders. Each has established a (or several) successful businesses. How do they do it? What...

Coffee Talk: Episode 14

Play Video We know that our dance friends often become our lifetime friends. It's a connection that is hard to describe. Melissa and Sandi share their years of memories as...

Coffee Talk: Episode 13

Play Video Join us for this special session  with Dr. Claudette Demers-Gendreau, PsyD, Debra Steele and Rhee. Settle in on a mindset to focus on YOU in an effort to...

Coffee Talk: Episode 12

Play Video Rhee chats with I.D.E.A. members and others in the dance community to share stories, ideas and inspiration. In this episode, Rhee is joined by Julie Kay Stallcup &...

Coffee Talk: Episode 11

Play Video Rhee chats with I.D.E.A. members and others in the dance community to share stories, ideas and inspiration. In this episode, Rhee is joined by Diane Gudat & Scott...

Coffee Talk: Episode 10

Play Video Rhee chats with I.D.E.A. members and others in the dance community to share stories, ideas and inspiration. In this episode, Rhee is joined by Ashley Canterna-Hardy & Laura...

Teaching Students About S.M.A.R.T. Goals

We know that when we set goals, it is important to make them S.M.A.R.T. goals. We have learned over the years through trial and error how to set, meet, and...

Coffee Talk: Episode 9

Play Video Rhee chats with I.D.E.A. members and others in the dance community to share stories, ideas and inspiration. In this episode, Rhee is joined by Jennifer Randall & June...

Coffee Talk: Episode 8

Play Video Rhee chats with I.D.E.A. members and others in the dance community to share stories, ideas and inspiration. In this episode, Rhee is joined by Ricci Milan & Kimberley...

Coffee Talk: Episode 7

Play Video Rhee chats with I.D.E.A. members and others in the dance community to share stories, ideas and inspiration. In this episode, Rhee is joined by Tammy Bolduc & Amanda...

Coffee Talk: Episode 6

Play Video Rhee chats with I.D.E.A. members and others in the dance community to share stories, ideas and inspiration. In this episode, Rhee is joined by Chris Olson, Anita Olson,...