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My Favorite 3 Word Phrases Dance Teachers Say

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I asked a dance teacher forum what they were saying to their dance students in the studio, and I received over 300 comments!   

Although point your toes, and straighten your knees were highlighted a lot, I wanted to share with you the top 10 favorites of mine.  Some of them can be worded multiple ways... and I tried to include them. 

However, I must admit, what makes me most happy about this list, is how our little dance phrases cross over into real world situations. ...

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Those 3 little words...

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And it's not,  "I love you..." Although, I do. I so appreciate you taking the 2 min. it take to read this. Really.  You have no idea. 

These are 3 little words that can be incorporated in your studio or business... well actually now that I think about it, ALL of your life.  No matter what business you own, or if you manage people, or if you are out and about... these words can shift peoples mindset, making our spheres of influence even more positive! 

I received the...

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A little Freebie for you!

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When you find a product, or destination or an app that you LOVE you kinda wanna share it with everyone, right?

If you own a business, you most likely have an on boarding process that is all done online.  Weather people can actually sign up or set up appointment online or get everything they need to make a buying decision so that when you finally meet them, they are basically handing over their credit card. That's a great feeling.  The world wide web has been able to "do" so...

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The Co$t of Rest.

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You guys... I did it!

I just went on my first ever VACATION with my kiddos. 

Ever. 

Legit getaway outside of Gramma & Grampas house and it was a big deal for my family.  

A vacation was needed for us all.  Some time to bond and be waaaay more relaxed.  Running my businesses, and being a single mom aren't for the weary of heart.  My kiddos range from 14-5y. and we are in full mode of running and chasing.  Seldom do I have ALL of my children home at...

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Are you Gritty?

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And I don't mean do you feel gritty.  As in, yea, I could probably use a shower. 

What I mean is...

Do you have the Grit? 

Do you have the Teeth? 

Do you have the desire so badly that you can't let it go? No matter how many times you get kicked down, rejected, un-answered or cut off? 

I'd like to say we all have it. 

Actually, I believe we do... but to what level of grit are we willing to take on.  Perhaps your grit is a bit more delicate... for those soft...

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My Top 3 Summer Reads... for Life Lessons

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Summer. 

Beautiful Summer. 

Longer days, grilling out, beach days, hanging out with friends & family. 

And hopefully working hopefully just a little bit less. 

So picking up a book to read seems like the natural thing to do, right?

 

Umm, not really.  Summer at this home is a little crazier.  Kids are home WAY more and the business is still there.  So the thought of picking up a book, as dreamy as that sounds, would mean I would read about two...

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Embrace the Moment because....

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Is that awesome?

Is that freeing? 

Is that frustrating? 

Is that depressing? 

Is that encouraging? 

Is that peaceful?

We're coming into the final weeks of the dance season...so many things to do, and lots of emotions in the air. 

Perhaps the season wasn't exactly what you had hoped. Maybe you lost teachers, or recently received a lower than exceptional review of your studio, or the numbers weren't where they were a year ago... and now we're heading into summer. 

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It's the Holiest of Days....

It's a GREAT Day....

Mother's Day! 

And before I loose some of you.... yes, I realize some of you may not be moms.... I need to tell you,

YOU are Playing the Role. 

As I sit here, "watching" BENJI with my two boys... while my middle one is showering, my second is chilling and my top one is doing her nails... I am thinking of the important imprint you all make in our "little world." 

You see, you may not be a mama... but you play a nurturing, loving, supportive, encouraging,...

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The Logic of This is Overwhelming...

Do you ever have those moments where you're talking to a coach, or friend and you're like... "For Real? I seriously couldn't think of that on my own?"

Well, I know it's hard to believe  but, I have them ALL. THE. TIME.  :)

The thing is, I can tell anyone else how to fix their technique, or tweak their choreography, or run their studio better... but when it comes to my own, I can't quite see as clearly...  Anyone else? 

So here's a quick tip that I had hit over my head last...

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5 Quick Ideas to Grow

Fast and Quick... 

I asked some of my favorite colleagues in the biz, Jessica Foley of Rapids Performing Arts & Rebecca McCarthy of RMSD on how to get their studio names out there and grow!  

Here are my top 6!  Yes... Bonus 

6. Add a New Class! - Yes, one that can be targeted to people already walking through your doors is ideal!  Boogie Fit Curriculum is a great one that comes to mind :) But really, Yoga, or Boys Hip Hop, or Social Dance...

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