Powered By Dance
|Posted on July 13, 2016 at 12:10 AM|
Many parents came and spoke to us and said what a great environment we have at Powered By Dance. We built this Independent Team from the ground up. Like many other dance teachers, we started teaching at Lennox Park on concrete with about 15 students. We built a reputation one dancer at a time. Flash forward Seventeen years and we now have blossomed into over a hundred dancers on our team.
On another Note:
We know that the biggest supporters of our team are their parents and if you are a Dance Mom or Dad, please know that we appreciate you! We get asked by parents all the time "how can I help?" So, for all you dance parents out there who want to help, here are my top ten ways you can support our team:
1. Write a positive review. If you love our team, let other people know. We wouldn't ever ask you to do it, but it sure would be appreciated.
2. Pick up trash. We know, it's not glorious, and we don't like it either. But you know how you send your kids with their snack, dinner, drink, homework - it all adds up to piles of trash. And at the end of a long teaching day, the last thing we want to do is maid service, but we do! If you're there to pick up your dancer, take ten minutes to walk through the cafeteria and pick up trash that's on the floor (trust me, it's there) and get it in to the trash can. It means more than you know!
3. Bring healthy snacks to a long rehearsals. If it's a long practice day, bring down some snacks - but make them healthy please. We know the kids love cupcakes and it's fine to have a treat every once in a while, but bringing down some water bottles and fruit would be fantastic!
4. Stay connected. Read the emails and newsletters. Visit the website: poweredbydance.com. We spend a lot of time and energy putting out information. Before shooting off an email to us asking a question, take a look here first. Even better, if another parent isn't sure, you can help them out.
5. Keep time! Bringing your dancer to practice on time for their practice and picking them up promptly after their practice is a huge help. We are going straight from coaching one team to another and we don't want to leave your dancer alone. Dancers waiting for parents means one of the coaches are waiting with them and not able to give attention to their next group, or to get home to their own family.
6. Respect personal time. It may seem like we live at practice, but we do have a life outside of those four walls. If you need to reach any of us - please email.
7. Spread the word. A Team's best advertising is their own students and your support of the team can help build a stronger program. If you love your team, let people know. The performing arts needs people like you who see the value in artistic endeavors. Let your community know that you support the arts and share the benefits of dance education. Take a moment today to tell a friend where your child dances and what dance means to them.
8. Follow the "True, Kind, Necessary" Rule. When you start to say something about your dancer, about their teammates, about the team - ask yourself, is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? If you can not answer yes to all three, keep the thought to yourself. Remind your dancer of this same rule. Contributing in a positive way to your studio is the best way that you can possibly help. Take it one step further, walk in to the studio with the goal to say something encouraging. Tell a dancer you enjoyed their performance, compliment a teacher on their patience with the students, tell a parent who always volunteers how much you appreciate their energy. There are so many great things going on in a dance team, take time to appreciate them.
We are so lucky to have dance parents who not only help in all of these ways but in so many more!