Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Let's talk work.

I hope you all know by now (and if you don't, shout out! You must be new around here! :)) that I  own a dance studio called "Studio K." Actually, now that I think about it, I'm not sure I've used my studio name on here very much. Well here you go. I own a dance studio called Studio K in the middle of the forest. It's a small studio, if you think of it nationally, but the largest one in the county. Holla! :) We are about as opposite from Dance Moms as one can get. I don't yell in anger ever. EVER As in I only remember yelling from a place of anger less than 5 times in over 10 years of teaching. I'm not a screamer. I raise my voice or give a good "HEY TOO LOUD!" every now and then but nothing that hurts anyones feelings. I'm much more Michelle Duggar in my discipline than Abby Lee Miller.

Side note about Dance Moms. Abby Lee Miller's studio is 2.5 hours away from us. We've competed against them several times. Her dancers are *amazing* in person, even better than on tv. Yes, she is yeller just like she is there. Unfortunately, that's the face of most major competition studios in the country. Expecting ridiculous things from young children and letting them know when they don't deliver is all too common. Another post for another day though. :)

Anyways! I own a dance studio. One of my favorite things about my studio is our themed recitals every year. I try to pick interesting themes that encourage kids to think creatively about a certain topic each year. I enjoy the research and the hours of brainstorming that go in to picking songs.

This is our 7th season at Studio K. Our themes have been:
1. Take Me to Broadway (obvs a Broadway theme :))
2. Life's a Party (different parties: birthday, dinner, search party, get well soon, etc)
3. Destination Vacation (places to go on trips, divided by continent)
4. True Colors (songs about colors! Black Velvet, The Ketchup Song, Brown Eyed Girl, etc)
5. Tribute (A show set to songs I danced to growing up, in tribute to my teacher)
6. The Great Adventure (books!!)
7. Celebrate! (All Disney music)

So my question to you is this. I have lots of ideas for recitals floating around in my head. But I need help narrowing them down. I won't post my ideas on here because unfortunately there are lots of idea poachers in this world, and quite a few in my area. What do you think would make an interesting recital theme? Any you were in that you thought were neat? Share please! And thank you! :)


Kelly said...

Oh wow, now THAT is a thought-provoking post, Kate! ;-) LOOOVE your past recitle themes. What about... family? Or dreams? Good luck deciding!!

Neely said...

What about decades???

Anonymous said...

Two I've been in way back when and think have good potential were 'Don't touch that dial!' and was TV themed/commercial music and 'Welcome to the Jungle' that was all animal themed--but not super obvious--as in we were not all dressed at leopards and lions :)

Tayler said...

Ooooh I love Neely's idea! How fun would that be?