New! UDMA Educational Seminars
5 movement and business seminars throughout the weekend!
Featuring Suzanne Blake Gerety, Rhee Gold, Tricia Gomez, Anthony LoCascio and Steve Sirico
UDMA is pleased to offer FIVE educational opportunities throughout the weekend - TWO movement based classes and THREE business seminars. Dance studios are able to purchase class passes redeemable for any seminar, for any of your teachers!
Business sessions are open to studio owners who may register their office employees or staff.
Everyone Communicates, Few Connect!
New Jersey: September 22nd, 11:00am-12:00pm
Illinois: September 29th, 2:30-3:30pm
Georgia: October 6th, 11:00am-12:00pm
Presenter: Steve Sirico, Dance Teacher Web
In this seminar you will learn tips that will help you connect better and more effectively with your Staff, Faculty, Parents and Students. Let’s face it, we are living in a digital world where communication is all over the place yet it is harder than ever to engage. Topics to include new and time-tested ideas to help get your staff on the same page and how to handle any situation including the angry parent at your studio. When you connect more efficiently with your team and customers your stress level decreases and your productivity increases. Get your season off to a great start with these easy to implement strategies you can use immediately.
Student Retention & Engagement Ideas for Every Month of the Year
New Jersey: September 22nd, 12:00-1:00pm
Illinois: September 29th, 12:00-1:00pm
Georgia: October 6th, 12:00-1:00pm
Presenter: Suzanne Blake Gerety, Dancestudioowner.com
This seminar will give you fun, festive and easy to implement ideas that create student and family engagement within your studio walls and on social media too. You’ll see 12 different examples from a variety of studios who connect with students of each age and level of experience. Get fresh ways to create studio spirit and boost retention for every month of the year.
New Jersey: September 23rd, 11:00am-12:00pm
Illinois: September 30th, 11:00am-12:00pm
Georgia: October 7th, 11:00am-12:00pm
Presenter: Rhee Gold, Rhee Gold Co.
Direct a studio with a culture of respect, regardless of age or skill level to set yourself up for success. Let's explore how to best express, initiate and lead to create a environment where students, parents and employees are anxious to support your mission.
Lucky to Be Alive
New Jersey: September 22nd, 2:30-3:30 PM
Illinois: September 30th, 9:00-10:00 AM
Georgia: October 6th, 2:30-3:30 PM
Presenter: Anthony LoCasico, #Taplife
Join Anthony as he reviews center techniques which are beneficial for all levels of students. From center techniques, you will learn steps that cover a multitude of basic techniques. Finally, Anthony will teach you the choreography to a signature #Taplife piece, "Lucky to Be Alive". #Taplife and this piece align with National Dance Foundation for National Tap Dance Day. #Taplife Company is sponsored by O'Mara Sprung Floors.
Age Appropriate Beginner Commercial Hip Hop Combos for ages 3-12
New Jersey: September 23rd, 9:00-10:00 AM
Illinois: September 29th, 11:00-12:00 PM
Georgia: October 7th, 9:00-10:00 AM
Presenter: Tricia Gomez, Rhythm Works Integrative Dance
New to hip hip? No problem! Been around for a while? This class is for you too! You'll walk away from this class with 3 short commercial hip hop combos that are perfect for beginners, as well as a proven success formula to create age and developmentally appropriate choreography!