Make Dance Fun

Make Dance Fun

Welcome to Make Dance Fun: The podcast from Confetti on the Dance Floor that’s all about adding fun, festiveness and a little fancy to all the ins and outs of running your dance studio! In each episode, hosts Becca Moore and Dani Rosenberg share tips, tricks and tools that have helped them run a successful business for almost 3 decades! They opened their studio Rhythm Dance Center in 1993, and it has always been known for its fun atmosphere. They created Confetti on the Dance Floor in 2016 to help other dance studios grow their business by adding more fun to their dance classes! Through their blog that’s filled with studio inspiration, their fun products for dance class in the Confetti Shop, and now this podcast, they’re here to help you Make Dance Fun!

Episodes

April 26, 2022 22 min

In episode 46, we're sharing 5 fun and easy ideas for photo shoots that you can use for social media, promotions, programs, emails and more! 

  • White Wall - Outdoors  - A white background always brightens up photos! We just did this with our graduating seniors to create some cohesive photos to use on social media, our year-end show programs and also to gift to them as a graduation gift! We found a closed grocery store with a simpl...
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    In this episode, Shelley Marshall, Queen of all things Confetti joins Becca and Dani and they all talk about what has been happening this week (hello, Texas!) and we do a fun "Confetti Cannon"! 

    Our "Confetti Cannons" consist of 15 questions that we take turns drawing from a hat and answering on the spot! It is a different format for us and one that we hope you will find fun, informative and entertaining! We cover se...

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    March 30, 2022 35 min

    In episode 44, we're welcoming back our Rhythm Summer Camp Director, Emily Salerno! She first joined us on Episode 18 to talk about her role as Rhythm Summer Camp Director and all the things she does to help plan our summers to be amazing! Today, we 're chatting more specifically about Camp Confetti and how she preps and makes those camps happen successfully at Rhythm!

    What's your favorite things about Camp Confetti and ...

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    March 24, 2022 26 min

    In episode 43, we're sharing all details of our annual Performing Company Party:  planning, location, food, decor, awards, senior speeches and more! This event celebrates all our Performing Companies and graduating seniors and is one of our favorite things we do and our dancers love it too!

    PLANNING: The very first thing we do is secure a venue. Because our party involves all of our companies combined, we need a place that can h...

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    March 17, 2022 19 min

    In Episode 42, we're covering our process for our performing company auditions. Every studio has their own process for selecting their performing or competing companies. What works for one may not work for another. At Rhythm, we’ve always held auditions for our companies and we have a formula that really works for us. That being said, we tweak a few things each year to try and make the process as efficient as possible. 

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    March 10, 2022 21 min

    In Episode 41, we're sharing 5 things we are doing right now to gear up for our year-end show!

    1. Ordering, crafting & building props: We discuss any handheld props and stage sets during our recital retreat. We're making final decisions now, placing orders, and building/crafting anything needed. Tip: We use a temporary set each week to practice so the real ones aren't broken or lost.

    2. Creating our Opening Number: T...

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    March 3, 2022 19 min

    In Episode 40, we're sharing 5 things you can do to boost your summer success.

    1.  Schedule summer and promote now!
    Parents are looking NOW to plan their activities for their kids. So, if your summer is not planned now, they may be signing up for other types of camps. Make sure you are consistently promoting the camps, too. Look into hiring a summer camp director, as we discussed in Episode 18.

    2. Require summer dance camps
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    In Episode 39 – our first episode of Season 2! – we're talking all things summer! We just successfully launched our studio's full summer schedule & registration this week! Our theme is Carnival-A-Rhythm to tie into our year-end show theme Rhythm Story (based on Toy Story). Check out @rhythmdancecenter for pics! 

    Camp Confetti: We launched 4 new Camp Confetti themes! These downloads are filled with everything you need...

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    December 28, 2021 38 min

    Episode 38 is our final episode of Season 1, and  we're sharing some of our faves (and least faves) of the year! Thank you for listening and supporting us ~ Cheers to 2022!

    Favorite Podcast Episodes:
    Dani: Preschool Dance Party Series  - Episodes 28, 29 & 30
    Becca: Dance Friends are the Best Friends - Episode 15 and Connecting the Dots of your Studio Brand - Episode 10

    Favorite Photo Shoot:
    Dani: The video (& photo) shoot fo...

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    In episode 37, we're sharing 10 fun ideas for being festive at your studio this time of year.
     
    1. Decorating the Studio

    2. Fun Dance Class Activities: Check out these blog posts for TONS of fun dance activities (even more than we covered in the episode):
    Confetti Mood: Wondrous & Whimsical
    Reindeer Games: Dance Activities for Preschool Classes
    Candy Cane Lane
    Wondrous Wintry Dance Class Activities
    Merry Moves & Jingle Groo...

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    November 23, 2021 23 min

    In Episode 36, we're sharing tons of gifting inspo for dance teachers and studio owners, plus all of our fun specials during ThanksGifting week!

    For all the details and to see our gift guides, check out our latest blog post that is complete with images and links for everything we mention! 

    We hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving AND ThanksGifting! 

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    November 17, 2021 23 min

    In episode 35, we're back after a short break sharing five fun things that are happening now that we are really excited about! 

    Rhythm Toy Barn: In our last episode, we talked briefly about the week of Halloween and how we were considering an outdoor space. We made it happen and are calling it the Rhythm Toy Barn. We painted it in bright colors to match our show logo. For Halloween, we hung a few Toy Story themed ghosts and othe...

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    October 15, 2021 23 min


    Episode 34 is all about HALLOWEEK, and we're sharing 5 fun things you can do at your studio! #rhythmhalloweek is a long-standing tradition at our studio. We encourage you to create a hashtag that is specific to YOUR studio for Halloweek. Create one that is specific to you so that you can easily find your posts! 

    For those of you that are new to all the Confetti fun, you may not know about our Halloweek on the Dance Floor hip hop...

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    October 8, 2021 18 min

    In episode 33, we are kicking off the first episode in a new series on recital planning! We are in full recital planning mode now, and we just launched the content of our recital planning course: Your Fun Big Show! Purchase by 10/8 and SAVE! If you purchase before that date, not only will you save money, but you will also be invited to a live Q&A Zoom with us on this topic!

    Here are the top 3 things we are doing right now to g...

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    September 23, 2021 17 min

    In Episode 32, it's a Festive Fall Faculty Fun party we call Pumpkin Pizzazz - a fun kick-off to fall for our staff to get together and decorate pumpkins. 

    Invitations:  Create a fun graphic to get everyone in a fun, fall mood and send via Paperless Post or Evite so you can easily track who's attending.

    What to wear: Make it as simple and convenient as possible for staff.  We just suggest everyone wear black and then we may p...

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    September 16, 2021 22 min

    Episode 31 was recorded from our hotel room in New York City!  We are here again after missing it for 2 years searching for fabulous fabric for our custom costumes! 

    At Rhythm, we have always designed our own costumes and had them made for our performing company dancers. For years, we would have people ask us where we bought our costumes or how we went about designing them and the actual sewing process. So, a few years ago, we creat...

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    Episode 30 is Part 3 of our Preschool Dance Party Series! We have a very special guest with us – our preschool director Ms. Jenni! She is responsible for so much preschool fun, we consistently get her feedback for Twirl and she is a regular contributor to our Camp Confettis and much more! She's celebrating her 16th season with us at Rhythm!

    Her top 4 tips for running a successful preschool class:
    1. Be flexible - be ready to chan...

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    Episode 29 is Part 2 of our Preschool Dance Party series. We're sharing  ideas for Preschool Progressions - fun ways to up our across-the-floor game! Dancing across the floor is fun and if your preschoolers continue dancing, progressions are not going anywhere! Start helping them understand standing in line, waiting their turn, going across the floor to get individual feedback from the teacher, doing a series of steps, working ...

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    Episode 28 is Part 1 of a new series called Preschool Dance Party and we're sharing 8 fun props you can use in your preschool dance classes! 

    We put a big focus on our preschoolers as they are the future of our studio. Be confident that your preschool team truly loves working with the little ones. They feed off the energy of the teacher, and that energy needs to be amazing and positive and nurturing. 

    We use our Twirl program - c...

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    In Episode 27, we're sharing 5 things we're doing right now to get ready for the new season!

    1. Final Marketing Push: Our office manager gives us daily updates on what enrollment looks like for every class and this is how we determine our marketing strategy and what makes the most sense when creating ads or social posts. Run FB ads for specific classes with openings. Hold free trial classes and advertise through email and s...

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