Behind the Scenes at the Studio
Have you and your child ever wondered what goes on at Tonawanda Dance Arts when you’re not there? There’s a whole other side to the dance studio that some people never know about! Here’s a little report on how the magic happens and what you don’t usually see …
Documents, spreadsheets, and software, oh my … You don’t usually associate these things with teaching dance, but it’s how we stay organized and prepared. On any given day, you’ll find Tonawanda Dance Arts staffers plugging away at computer work, all in the name of maintaining reliable systems so we can serve you better!
Creating classes ... Tonawanda Dance Arts’ teachers are in constant creative-mode, working on class curriculum, music playlists and choreography. They are always experimenting with different combinations of steps to find just the right mix for each class’s students.
Marketing development … You know the fun social media posts you see? Created and scheduled behind-the-scenes! That amazing master class opportunity coming up? Contracted last year. The new brochures, flyers, or rack cards that go up at the front desk? You guessed it; they were all designed and printed with months of planning from our marketing calendar.
Problem-solving … Whether we’re troubleshooting a scheduling snafu, juggling a tricky music edit, or working through a budget, there’s always some element of problem-solving at play. Our creativity can’t stop at the classroom doors; we need to use it everywhere!
Performance prep … The big performance may only come around once a year, but the work needed to make it successful goes on all year long. From planning choreography to choosing costumes, and from reserving the venue to setting the show order, every detail is sharpened before the information becomes public.
So now you know: Tonawanda Dance Arts is full of bustling activity, even when classes aren’t in session! The best part of the day though, comes when we see our first group of students for the day. It’s when the behind-the-scenes hustle pauses and we all get to do our favorite thing in the world: teach dance!