Mom Care

If I was going to rate my level of busy from 1-10 I would for sure say 12.  With 3 kids, spread out in ages and multiple businesses to run I find myself ran down, often. After my son was born I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.  Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease, essentially what it…

Choose Dance

Soccer is coming to an end and it is time to sign up for another activity to keep our kiddos busy!  Choosing dance classes can make a huge, positive, lifelong impact on your child.  We are very fortunate, in our small city there are multiple studios to choose from and they are all great! Here…

Playing Favorites

I hear it all the time, in the studio, on the baseball team, and at school; parents and kids thinking they are not in the “Circle of Favorites”. Even though it happens in EVERY activity involving kids I can only speak from my own experiences within my studio walls. I will be honest, I do…

What 2017 Taught Me

Like many people I like to look back on my year and review the great wins and the big losses…the good, the bad and the not so pretty. Here are my top 5 lessons of 2017 1. Surround yourself with graceful people. Owning a dance studio I am surrounded by tons of graceful people, but…

Baby and Preschool Dance Classes

Dance teachers and studio owners if you don’t already know, classes for dancers 5 and under are the most important classes in your studio.  These dancers will make or break the future of your school.  I talk to a lot of studio owners around country and this is what I hear as the challenges associated…

Don’t ask me to push your kid.

Wheather your child chooses to dance, study karate, play baseball or piano, coaches and teachers hear the same thing from parents. As a concern: “I just want my child to be pushed” As a complaint: “She’s not being pushed” There is nothing positive that comes from the word “push”.  Think about that for a second….

Raising Exceptional Kids Through Dance

The teenagers who have grown up at my studio are different than other teens.  They have a strong work ethic, they are respectful, team players and driven.  Now, I am not saying they are the only teens in the world that are exceptional, but I coach a dance team at a local high school and…

Dear Dance Comps…Stop asking my dancers to miss school!

I love dance competitions.  I love how it keeps my dancers hungry, I love that my kids get excited to watch other dancers, I love watching them support kids from other studios and I love how they love really great competition! I also hate competitions.  I am finding that many competitions these days are not…

Something shiny

As a creative person I find my self constantly distracted from my goals. Distracted by what I think are really great ideas. Like right now. One if my goals is balance between work and personal life. I have dinner plans with my husband tonight. My wonderful inlaws are coming over to watch my kiddos. The…

Marketing with an Instagram Contest

A fun way to engage your younger customer is through Instagram.  If you don’t already have a studio Instagram, get one today!  Instagram is easy to use and a great way to engage your tween and even teenage students.  If you are not familiar with the application, you can download the Instagram app though your…

Nutcracker Marketing

The Ballet Company of East County has been producing a successful Nutcracker for the past 10 years.  In that time we have tried many different internal and external marketing techniques; the expected ones like newspaper articles, local parades, farmers markets, flyers and posters, but we really like to think outside the box and come up…

And Don’t Raise a Bully Either

Bullying is an issue. We seem to be living in a narcissistic society where no one is considering the harm their actions maybe causing other people. The worst part of all is now bullies can torture others from the comfort of their homes. Twitter, Instagram and Facebook have become a feeding ground for cowards; a…