DSO Connect's Favorite Things

Today we are going to talk about some of our favorite things.  These are things we cannot live without on the daily, they help make our lives a little easier and more productive.  

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Robin loves her essential ginger oil that she drops into fizzy water for a mid-day pick me up or to kick start her morning.  One of her favorite brands is the Doterra Ginger Essential Oil.  Another product that Robin uses everyday is her Bulletproof MTC Oil that she puts into her smoothies for a mental jolt of adrenaline.  This assists in her productivity for the day, giving her sustainable energy and focus.

Amanda has three favorite things.  First, she cannot live without her Apple Watch.  She has the freedom of seeing and responding to texts, changing her music during class and so much more and all hands free.  Her second favorite...

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The Never-Ending Drama Around Placement

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...

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