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Movers, shakers, money makers...I am here to share tried and true tips, tricks and tools for success. Dancers, teachers and studio owners can hear from experts in the field from everything to teaching, trends and the business of dance.

Dance Teacher Toolbox Brenda Bobby

    • Performing Arts

Movers, shakers, money makers...I am here to share tried and true tips, tricks and tools for success. Dancers, teachers and studio owners can hear from experts in the field from everything to teaching, trends and the business of dance.

    No online classes/no refunds requested: Small Rural Studio Owner Shares how Dance Theater is handling the Corona Pandemic

    No online classes/no refunds requested: Small Rural Studio Owner Shares how Dance Theater is handling the Corona Pandemic

    Brandon Johnson, owner of Dance Theater shares how he is handling the shut down during the pandemic. He shares how he decided not to do virtual classes, how he is shifting his entire season, and how he has not lost one student despite the already challenging economic structure of his small town in upstate NY. If you would like a copy of the letter he sent out that prompted 100% parent support visit: www.BrendaBobby.com

    • 59 min
    Running a studio during the Corona Pandemic: Molly & Michele Larkin share their experience, what they are facing, and how they are handling things.

    Running a studio during the Corona Pandemic: Molly & Michele Larkin share their experience, what they are facing, and how they are handling things.

    The Larkin Studio is like no other. The Larkin family have been training some of the best dancers in the country for decades, and although they have faced many challenges, the Corona Pandemic is proving to be one of the most difficult. Sisters & Co-directors, Molly & Michele Larkin talked with me about how they are managing their studio, online teaching, dealing with competition & recital cancellations, graduating seniors and more. They provide some tips for zoom teaching and ways to navigate the finances during this difficult time. EVERY STUDIO is feeling the blows, and I hope that hearing from these experienced professionals can help give some help to others. 

    • 25 min
    Friday Favorites: Netflix Series

    Friday Favorites: Netflix Series

    It's Friday and we are all staying in this weekend, so here are some of my favorite Netflix Series... Let me know what's on your playlist! Send me an email or comment below!

    • 4 min
    Part 2 with Kris Ashley: How she built an online business to support her dance teaching career

    Part 2 with Kris Ashley: How she built an online business to support her dance teaching career

    In this second part of our interview, Kris talks about how she started her online health and fitness business, why she chose the MLM she did, and what it has done for her life. Just this week, the online platform she is affiliated with sold 97K memberships!  During this Corona-crazy time, she shares how having this online business has helped her have financial stability, and also how she is viewed as a "tech guru" by her peers in the dance community. She also shares how her online business partners have supported her growth, development and knowledge. 

    • 29 min
    Part 1: Finding your "fit" & creating multiple revenue streams with Kris Ashley

    Part 1: Finding your "fit" & creating multiple revenue streams with Kris Ashley

    This is the first of a 2 part series. I sat down with my friend Kris Ashley to talk about finding your fit and creating multiple revenue streams, specifically in an online platform. In part 1, Kris shares her experience moving to NYC to pursue a professional dance career, and the many hats she wore during her time in NY, from Knicks City Dancer to program developer in corporate America. Kris now is director of a non profit dance program in Colorado as well as CEO of her own online health and fitness program, Heart & Hustle. She shares how growing and creating multiple revenue streams can help bridge the financial gap that a lot of dance / performers face.

    • 26 min
    Friday Favorites: Music for Pre Dance Class

    Friday Favorites: Music for Pre Dance Class

    Each Friday I will share some of my favorite things...Today I am sharing some of my favorite "go to" songs when teaching the 3-5 year age group. These are all music with action prompts so they are great songs to share with your young dancers to do at home during this time of social distancing. To get a written list of my top 10 songs, visit www.Brendabobby.com and send a message and i will email you the music list and a link to music. 

    • 4 min

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