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17 Nov 2014

BALANCING YOUR PRVATE LIFE INSIDE THE DANCE STUDIO!

BALANCING YOUR PRVATE LIFE INSIDE THE DANCE STUDIO!
Teachers are people too. We’re human. We have emotions and experience events that occur in our lives (outside of the studio) which are going to move us in a variety of ways. Sometimes they are happy events, sometimes devastatingly sad events, sometimes they are events that stack one on top of the other and overwhelm us so that we don’t know what to tackle first. This is a part of our existence on this earth and nobody is special. We are all faced with these things in a variety of ways; such is life. We grapple with these things in our homes, with our families and close friends and very easily can become consumed when we are celebrating, planning, dealing, coping, moving, mourning, healing; whatever the case may be. But what happens when we enter the dance studio and are ready to teach our classes? What happens when we need to switch that stuff off and be present, mindful and focused for the task at hand; being there to teach for our students?
Author: Jess Rizzo
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10 Nov 2014

MANAGING CHOREOGRAPHY BLOCK

MANAGING CHOREOGRAPHY BLOCK
We’ve all been there….the dreaded time of year when the ideas just aren’t flowing and we are facing a deadline of ten+ numbers to be choreographed in a matter of weeks...We sit and barrel though ITUNES trying to find music which inspires us to conjure up any kind of inspiration in the worst way; forcing ideas we know are mediocre just so we have a jumping off point to get something down on paper for class or rehearsal that night. But, as we all know the more we try and force something, the more resistance we create for ourselves! So, what do we do when that deadline is creeping closer and closer and staring at us in the face (along with the dancers who are waiting for our creative genius to be cast upon them?)
Author: Jess Rizzo
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3 Nov 2014

KEEPING COMPANY: DECIDING ON THE RIGHT TIME TO ADVANCE DANCERS

KEEPING COMPANY: DECIDING ON THE RIGHT TIME TO ADVANCE DANCERS
It’s always a balancing act when, as studio director, you must decide on the advancement of a dancer. They are many factors to consider in this decision. Unfortunately at times, the pressure of a parent and the risk of losing their business [if their child isn’t advanced,] can become an internal struggle between sticking to your guns and losing much needed business.
Author: Jess Rizzo
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30 Oct 2014

DANCE STUDIO OWNERS... HERE'S HOW TO GROW YOUR SCHOOL!

DANCE STUDIO OWNERS... HERE'S HOW TO GROW YOUR SCHOOL!
Calling All Dance Studio Owners... Looking to increase your enrollment? Listen to this great webinar on how to market your dance studio
Author: DTW Admin
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27 Oct 2014

MONSTER MASH! BRINGING THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT TO YOUR DANCE STUDIO!

MONSTER MASH! BRINGING THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT TO YOUR DANCE STUDIO!

Happy Halloween Week Everyone!

As this is my absolute favorite time of year, I thought we could all get into the spirit of sharing some fun and festive Halloween ideas to celebrate in your dance studio! Halloween is definitely a holiday with the flair for the dramatic, so this is the perfect occasion for dance studios to create an amazing environment to let imaginations run wild! Here are a few of my thoughts!

Author: Jess Rizzo
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