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Being tired can have a massive effect on you. Getting the right amount of sleep, hydration, eating right, looking after ourselves. How many of us teachers actually warm up before teaching a class? How many of us have a break between a large number of classes? How...read more
There are many stresses that build in the lead up to a show and each rehearsal seems to add more to the to do list! The scarcity of that perfect rehearsal – but then everyone’s perspective of perfection is different. However, the frustration of the: My daughter...read more
Do they really need the uniform? Sorry I have forgotten my fees! She went to a party – instead of the last exam rehearsal! Attitude from the teenagers! Commitment and dedication at an all-time low! How much for costumes? So and so quit and didn’t tell you! Then……. ...read more
An interesting conversation tonight. And a conundrum of a question brought about by our Canadian hosts, a fellow teacher. If we are taught by the past, yet are taught by the past in the present where lies our future? We were taught in the past, and continue to teach...read more
The 2 most important things in your business are people and finance. Do you look after both? Let’s just look at people. People can be many things: Parents Children Teachers Caretakers Administration support Dressmakers Accountants The list of people is endless but...read more
In Toronto they were setting up huge chess boards and the games began. Your move. Their move And so on.... It's a little bit like dance schools and the nearest competition. One eye in the competition - what are they doing? What's their next step? Or are they the ones...read more
You need to get your numbers right, and start valuing your school correctly.
Dance classes are often classed as community ventures or not for profit, but ultimately they are a business.
Set your positive mind set and things will work your way, trust me.read more
Today’s hard question is – is it time to let it go? What ever ‘it’ may be. Is there a section of your business that is more stress than it’s worth? Is there a section of your business that drains you financially? Is there a section of your business that you do not have the heart for?read more
A short blog today, the words are enough. A beautiful quote from the wonderful book I just read, thought it was appropriate for a life to live today. "These then are my last words to you Be not afraid of life.... Believe that life is worth living Your belief will help...read more
Today’s blog is ironically about a blog. Is it worth you setting up a blog for your Dance school?read more
As my holiday comes to an end I have a little reflection. Now as much as I am one to preach about boundaries and taking time off from the business, to me writing is not a chore, and Canada is a huge beautiful country! So on 6 hour journeys travelling from place to...read more
When you put yourself in your clients position and walk through your enrollment process through to arrival – are they getting the best experience at every step? Because if they are not, then you need to think WHY not and what can I do to change it.read more
There are time in business when all you can do, is ” all you can do” and you know that is more than enough.read more
You are also a….. Accountant Bookkeeper Marketing manager Receptionist CEO Entrepreneur Technician Strategist IT specialist Designer Events organiser Administrator Producer Marketing consultant Cleaner Business Manager Health and safety executive Writer DJ Stage...read more
A little message for you to think aboutread more
So I return to the question of signage….
I would hate to think that this is becoming a bit of a bug bear of mine.read more
I love getting surprised!
This man certainly surprised me.read more