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

February 8, 2024 25 mins

Welcome to Episode 71 of Make Dance Fun! Today, we're diving into summer planning.

  • Summer Launch
    • Introduce theme with decorative elements 
    • Fun game and prizes for engagement.
  • Next Steps:
    • Use a Google Form to gauge teacher interest and skills, allowing for new opportunities and assistant training.
    • Maintain weekly promotion of camps via email schedules, posters with QR codes, and coordinated social media posts.
    • Employ ...
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In this episode, we are sharing details on our amazing "team behind the scenes" and their roles! We share a short description of our ELT (Executive Leadership Team) and how each person's role contributes to Rhythm.  These employees are key in our success and keeping the studio running smoothly! 

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December 19, 2023 21 mins


In Episode 69, we're covering our busy holiday season and our focus for launching summer at our studio in early 2024!

Things to Focus on for Summer Preparations:

  1. Summer Camp Planning Meetings:
    • Scheduling camps and determining closed weeks.
    • Identifying camp types and durations.
    • Emailing staff for summer availability.
    • Initial discussions on communication and marketing strategies.
  2. Determine What Camps and Themes You wi...
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November 20, 2023 31 mins

Episode 68 of the Make Dance Fun podcast is a special Q&A episode inspired by your DMs and emails!

  • Studio Wall Creativity: We delve into our studio's vibrant walls, offering insights on creating a fun wall space. From seamless photo backdrop paper to teachers' bulletin board paper and fabric, we share different bases and tips to make your studio walls pop.
  • Summer Dance Camps Sneak Peek: Get the inside scoop on our S...
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In episode 67, we're pulling back the curtain to reveal the magic that went into our recent photoshoot extravaganza! We cover what we did, how we did it, how it all went, and what's coming up next.

What We Did:

  • A comprehensive overview of the various scenes and setups we created.
  • Highlighting key moments and campaigns, including a Taylor Swift-themed backdrop.
  • Shelley's dedication to crafting the Swift-inspired socia...
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November 3, 2023 29 mins

In Episode 66, we're sharing details about our Recital Planning Retreat you can use when you host your own! We dive into the highlights of our recent retreat and share 5 fun and 5 practical tips that made our retreat a huge success.

5 Fun Things:

  1. Decor: Create a colorful theme with napkins, plates, cups, and more incorporating elements related to your show theme.
  2. Cocktails & Candy: Design themed cocktails like Barbie mimo...
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October 16, 2023 29 mins

In episode 65, we continue our discussion of creating costumes, but this episode focuses more on costumes for rec classes and lower cost options for customizing your costumes!

  • Custom isn't always feasible: Not every dance piece calls for a custom costume due to budget constraints. We begin by discussing the choreographer's vision and create Pinterest boards to capture the desired look and vibe.
  • Mix & Match Magic: Fo...
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October 2, 2023 25 mins

In this episode (Part 1 of 2), we are sharing our process for creating custom costuming for our Performing Company at Rhythm Dance Center! It is one of our favorite things...from finding inspiration and creating Pinterest boards to sketching the design and searching for the perfect fabric, we cover how we make it happen! We also share some of our favorite places to shop for fabric in Atlanta and in NYC (our fave!)  Check it out! 

Le...

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In this episode, we share a behind the scenes look at Rhythm Dance Center's Year-End Show reveal week! And, we share an overview of our Recital Planning Course - "Your Fun Big Show"...so, you can get an outline of when we do what during the season as far as our show planning goes! And, of course all the fun of announcing OUR Fun Big Show...which is always one of our favorite weeks of the season! 

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August 21, 2023 28 mins

After a very long hiatus, we are back!! We are so excited to be here! In this episode, there are three parts! In part one, we share where we were and a little bit of the crazy. In part two, we share where we are now and what has been happening during the summer! And, in part three, we share some goals and where are going! We would love to hear from you, let us know what you are interested in hearing about in future episodes! WOOOO!...

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Episode 61 of ourMake Dance Fun Podcast is Part 2 of our A Typical Day in our (Studio) Life. In Episode 56, we covered Mondays and Tuesdays, so this episode will detail what Wednesday, Thursday and Friday look like! 

These last three days of our “normal” work week usually vary more than our Monday and Tuesday schedule, but we do have a general structure, so we are going to do our best to share this with you guys! 

Wednesday: 

  • Conf...
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January 11, 2023 32 mins

In Episode 60 of our Make Dance Fun podcast, we're doing a fun creativity exercise! We're using this fun box that looks like little match sticks called "SPARK YOUR CREATIVITY - 50 Ways to Ignite Bright Ideas!" We all get stuck sometimes, so we love finding “outside the box” ways to get our brains going! 

We each draw 10 different “sparks” included in this kit and discuss what we might do in that situati...

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January 2, 2023 41 mins

Happy new year and welcome to Season Three of our Make Dance Fun Podcast! In episode 59, we are providing you with 23 ideas to commit to the fun at your studio in 2023! Check out our blog post to download the list and see all the fun ideas. We hope you find some fun ways to commit to the fun in 2023! Cheers to fun in the new year! 

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December 23, 2022 33 mins

In Episode 58 is a BEST OF 2022 Episode to recap the year!

Top 5 Episodes:
#46 - Fast & Fun Photo Shoots
#38 - Best of 2021
#39 - We’re Back with Season 2 and Summer on our Minds
#45 - Confetti Cannons - Rapid Fire with Becca, Dani & Shelley
#41 - 5 Things to Gear Up for Recitals

Top 5 Locations:
1 - US, 2 - Canada, 3- Australia, 4 - United Kingdom, 5 - Germany 

Favorite Episodes in 2022
D: #48: Fu...

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November 23, 2022 7 mins

Episode 57 is all about GRATITUDE! We are so thankful for all of you who listen on a regular basis! We love sharing and love the feedback that you share with us! Please continue to share as that is what motivates us to keep recording…even on those crazy busy weeks! 

A few things we are grateful for!

Shelley Marshall who without, Confetti wouldn’t exist! She makes all the things happen! 

Ellie Bryant is our assistant and a pr...

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In episode 56, we talk about the structure of our weekly schedule, who is responsible for what and and how we get things done! This episode we break down Mondays and Tuesdays! 

 Our schedules are constantly changing, but we do try to start with a plan and adjust as needed. We have to divide and conquer in order to really check things off the long list of to-do’s.

Monday is our most consistent day of the week as far as a sch...

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November 4, 2022 20 mins

In Episode 55, we're sharing ideas & links to our fave promo items!

  1. Slinkies - Super popular with kids! 
  2. Reusable Grocery Bags - You get lots of eyes on these at your local grocery stores! We also use them for costume bags when handing out our company costumes!
  3. Pop Its - Kids are obsessed!! 
  4. Acrylic Key Chains - Add your logo and attach a Pop It (see #3) for a great promo item! Call it a bag tag since most kids don't ...
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October 21, 2022 24 mins

In episode 54, we're talking about all the things we are doing this fall to get ready for our year-end show! Our show is our ultimate marketing tool and this time of year is packed full of prep to get started on the right foot and get our dancers and families on board with the theme! We love to make the show super exciting for our dancers and we love making our theme a really big deal and tying it into all aspects of the studi...

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October 13, 2022 19 mins

In episode 53, we're talking all about HALLOWEEK ON THE DANCE FLOOR -  a Confetti tradition since our very first year!! 

Halloweek on the Dance Floor is a fun Halloween combo that we share with you for free to use in your classes during Halloweek! We encourage you to teach it, film it and share it! This year, we are changing it up a little and creating a reel (or tik tok) with specific audio for you to use! We encoura...

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In Episode 52, we're sharing 5 fun things we've done this season that have been well received by our customers this season!

We created a Calendar Magnet for Performing Company that we handed out during our themed company parent meetings. These are convenient for them to put on their fridge to always have access to the many dates their dancer is committed to throughout the season. We gave it to them during our dis...

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