I’d like to share a poem that my friend Suzanne Gerety and her mom, Kathy Blake have written and set to music and images in a two-minute video. They operate DanceStudioOwner.com, which I’ve written about before while continuing to run a successful studio themselves. The video is a validation and reminder of why dance teachers do what they do. And, why they do it with such commitment and passion. I hope you find it inspiring!
In the interest of disclosure, I want to let you know that there will be an opportunity immediately following the video to sign up for a report (7 Ways To Grow, Thrive, And Keep Your Passion For Dance Alive In This Or Any Economy) and subscription to DanceStudioOwner’s Tip of the Week newsletter – both are completely free. Of course, you are able to just surf away or return here after watching the video. And, you can unsubscribe to the newsletter at any time should you decide to sign up. I’ve read the free report and it offers solid and reaffirming advice to help you stay positive about the business you pour so much of yourself into. I also receive the weekly tip and have found these to be insightful, offering links and other interesting observations.
Secondly, I want you to know that in addition to my friendship with Suzanne, I am also an affiliate for DanceStudioOwner.com. I am an affiliate because I feel confident in personally recommending them (as opposed to recommending them because I am an affiliate). More about affiliate relationships and why I participate can be found here.
Before you run off to view the video (or maybe after), I’d love to know how you feel…
Teachers, why do you do what you do? What makes it all worthwhile?
Dancers/Parents, what qualities do your teachers display that inspire and motivate you most?
Nichelle Suzanne is a writer specializing in dance and online content. She is also a dance instructor with over 20 years experience teaching in dance studios, community programs, and colleges. She began Dance Advantage in 2008, equipped with a passion for movement education and an intuitive sense that a blog could bring dancers together. As a Houston-based dance writer, Nichelle covers dance performance for Dance Source Houston, Arts+Culture Texas, and other publications. She is a leader in social media within the dance community and has presented on blogging for dance organizations, including Dance/USA. Nichelle provides web consulting and writing services for dancers, dance schools and studios, and those beyond the dance world. Read Nichelle’s posts.