Easy Dinner Ideas For Busy Dance Studio Owners
Those of us that have families know the struggle of trying to balance the studio vs family life. I know for me it was either the studio thrived and the family failed or the studio failed and the family thrived.
Through the years I had a really hard time with that balance, especially when it came to planning dinners!
Don’t get me wrong, I actually love to cook, but most days were spent running the kids around, planning my classes, billing, and all the other 500 jobs us studio owners do, then when 4 o’clock rolled around and it was time to leave for dance, it was only THEN I was like "oh snickerdoodles" (reality check, I was more like ‘oh f*$&’), there was nothing planned for dinner. That was when I was like ‘breakfast for dinner’ …. Cereal it was.
Cue mom of the year award! Don’t feel guilty, we have all been there before!
I have to say…...
It happens every year, despite my best efforts. I am sure it happens to you, too. I send out the dancers’ placement for the fall and inevitably, there is one parent that loses their grip on reality and shows a side of themselves that is so hideous that I wish I had never seen it!
But wait, before you assume that I just sent out placement emails all willy-nilly, throwing caution to the wind, let me take it back a step.
In January (yes JANUARY) I have 30 minute, one-on-one goals meetings with our company dancers and parent, to discuss the work the student is doing in class, whether they are on track to reach their goals, and what they can be doing to improve. I make it very clear that NOW is the time to be doing the work.
Prior to placement being released, I send a masterpiece of an email (if I may say so myself) to all the dancers, explaining that there are 3 rungs of the ladder in each class, and a dancer must achieve success on each rung before...