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Staying Inspired To Choreograph Recital Routines

Staying Inspired To Choreograph Recital Routines

Finding ways to stay artistically inspired as a dance teacher and studio owner can be hard especially when most of the day is spent doing all the things that take away from time to be creative. In this episode you’ll hear from Lizzie Makenzie who has been dancing, teaching, coaching and choreographing in the Chicagoland area for over 20 years. She’s the co-founder of Extensions Dance Company and Extensions Dance Center. Lizzie shares tips on how to stay inspired to choreograph recital routines.

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The Truth About Overstretching

The Truth About Overstretching

Extreme flexibility is becoming the new normal. We’re inundated with images on social media of dancers sitting in oversplits or contorting themselves into circus-like positions. But is it safe?

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The Hidden Costs of Costuming

The Hidden Costs of Costuming

There are so many details that go into costuming your dancers. Parents don’t see nor do they understand the time you put in receiving, sorting and distributing costumes to your students. In this podcast you’ll hear how to gain back some of your precious time so you can put your focus on the things that matter most.

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How To Get Started With Acro

How To Get Started With Acro

How To Get Started With Acro At Your Dance StudioThinking of starting an Acro Dance program at your studio, but aren’t sure where to begin? In this episode, Melissa Klassen shares: What acro dance is and how it differs from gymnastics How to know if acro is right for...

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How To Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Safe In Dance

How To Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Safe In Dance

How To Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Safe In DanceIn this episode, Misty Lown shares her commitment to setting standards that support the goal to keep kids happy, healthy and safe in dance. With the relaunch of Youth Protection Advocates in Dance, she shares how it is...

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Why Do So Many Students Quit Dance?

Why Do So Many Students Quit Dance?

Why Do So Many Students Quit Dance? The trouble with owning a dance studio is that students quit. It takes more than passion and hard work to keep your students and families engaged in your studio programs. This podcast gets at the heart of the industry trends and...

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Drama Free Dance Studio, Fact or Fiction?

Drama Free Dance Studio, Fact or Fiction?

Drama Free Dance Studio, Fact or Fiction? Join Kathy Blake as she empowers you to address the topic that seems to be everywhere in dance....drama! There is a normal amount of emotion we can expect from our students, parents and faculty, however, there can be times...

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Take Control Of Your To-Do List

Take Control Of Your To-Do List

Take Control Of Your To-Do List How do you stay healthy, strong, and focused when everyone and everything needs your time, energy and there is so much to do? In this episode Jill Tirone and Suzanne Blake Gerety share different strategies and techniques used by studio...

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Best Advice For Starting A Studio From Scratch

Best Advice For Starting A Studio From Scratch

Best Advice For Starting A Studio From Scratch We've found the quickest route to success as a dance studio owner isn't traveled alone. Yet it's not always easy to find the answers to what you need because this is a very personal business. Dance studio ownership is not...

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Can I Prevent Pre-Class Meltdowns With Preschoolers?

Can I Prevent Pre-Class Meltdowns With Preschoolers?

Can I Prevent Pre-Class Meltdowns With Preschoolers? I love my preschool students but it seems like there are a lot of pre-class meltdowns in the waiting room at various points in the year. I'm worried some parents are dropping dance because they don't even want to...

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Special classes for special needs?

Special classes for special needs?

Are you wondering if it is it better to have different classes for kids with special needs or include them in your regular classes? In this podcast, Tricia Gomez, Global Director of Rhythm Works Integrative Dance and creator of the popular Hip Hop In a Box shares tips that make a difference if currently have or are exploring a special needs program.

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Create Low-Stress Holiday Shows Everyone Will Enjoy

Create Low-Stress Holiday Shows Everyone Will Enjoy

You may think producing a holiday show is too much work and you just can’t add a full blown production to your plate during the already busy time of year. In this episode, hear how Lindsay Baker of The Dance Centre in Williamsburg, KY and creator of go•dazzle brings a production to life using creative story-telling at the holidays. She’ll share how easy it is to create a lovely show that is low-stress yet full of beauty and magical moments for your families to enjoy.

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