I have missed connecting and sharing with other dance educators and studio owners! This pandemic has hit the performing arts industry hard, and even though things are starting to resume, large conventions & teacher summits are not likely to happen anytime soon. I am excited to offer this intimate opportunity to those looking to grow professionally & personally with other like minded professionals so that this summer can be a summer to remember (in a good way!)
Two years ago I went on a 5 day Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica and it was one of the best trips I have ever taken! I loved the mix of structured workshops, free time, and optional excursions. I went alone but never felt lonely, and I was able to explore a new place on my own terms. There was no obligation to anyone except myself and that allowed me to “fill my cup” with what I needed. I want to offer a similar experience for dance teachers so they can have the tools to tackle the coming summer and fall with a renewed energy and spirit.
The Dance Teacher Retreat will be held in Los Angeles, California May 29 & 30. This is Memorial Day Weekend, however, I chose this weekend because most studios close for the holiday. This would allow teachers to travel and attend without missing work or having to get substitutes. This timing gives those that have June recitals time to highlight their new summer plans during peak times and attract new clients.
The Retreat Program will consist of 6-8 hours of classroom seminars covering everything from preschool age programs, to advanced level technique training. Theses seminars will be interactive but will NOT be learning combos to challenge your own skills ( there will be an extra opportunity outside these seminars for that!)
The other 6-8 hours will be Table Talks geared towards the business side of dance studios. Topics will include competition teams, branding & marketing, performing engagements/ opportunities for your students, building relationships (staff, students, parents, peers, etc), education and certifications, and creating revenue streams outside normal studio fees. If you do not own a studio, this information will still be helpful & useful.
In addition to the set workshops and seminars, I will offer several “excursions” for those interested in exploring parts of LA in a small group. Excursion options include: Hike to the Hollywood Sign ( GREAT photo opp, and perfect pic to hang at studio when you return), beach time in Santa Monica (rest and recharge, with option for beach yoga), and a trip to The Fashion District in DTLA ( a great place for costumes, accessories and more!).
With the pandemic still a concern for many, this event will be an extremely limited event. I am currently working with the host hotel to get a great rate and will be able to offer workshops & seminars either outdoors or indoors regardless of the restrictions that could still be in place. I will also have each participant take a covid test before we begin the retreat. All meals will be up to each participant, and I will provide many options for delivery, pre ordered meals restaurant suggestions.
If you are interested in more info, or if you are ready to register, contact me before it’s too late! I cannot wait to meet new friends and create some great memories together!