Make Dance Fun

A Typical Day in Our (Studio) Life - Part 1 (Monday and Tuesday)

November 18, 2022 Becca Moore and Dani Rosenberg Season 2 Episode 56
Make Dance Fun
A Typical Day in Our (Studio) Life - Part 1 (Monday and Tuesday)
Show Notes

In episode 56, we talk about the structure of our weekly schedule, who is responsible for what and and how we get things done! This episode we break down Mondays and Tuesdays! 

 Our schedules are constantly changing, but we do try to start with a plan and adjust as needed. We have to divide and conquer in order to really check things off the long list of to-do’s.

Monday is our most consistent day of the week as far as a schedule goes. 

  • 10 a.m. - Meet with just the two of us to prepare for our executive leadership team meeting and plan  the rest of the week
  • 12:30 p.m. -  ELT meeting in person at studio 
  • 2:30 p.m.  - check things off our lists, eat lunch
  • 3:30-9:30 teach classes 
  • We do have a couple breaks between classes, so we are always using that time to get back to the to-do list. Get emails sent, work on costuming, whatever can get done in a short amount of time while we are there and in full-out work mode.

Dani's list: 

  • Event logistics  
  • Communications (usually via email) with all our performing company families. 
  • Proofing email drafts  
  • Crafting
  • Guest artist coordination

Becca's list: 

  • Unpredictable creative tasks 
  • Social media
  • Marketing graphics, images, concepting, design 
  • Creative visionary for all things 

Tuesday: Our "first day of the week" to get things done.  

9:30 a.m. - meet with each other via Zoom to map out our day. 
10:00 a.m. -  2:30p.m.- Other meetings like our meetings with our Google Ad company, production company meetings, financial advisor,  Studio Manager Krista,  marketing team meetings, Performing Company Directors, costume planning (meetings, fabric shopping, design), check ins with Ellie and Shelley. 

After these meetings are done and classes begin, there are several scenarios that could happen on Tuesdays:

  1. After meetings, Dani and I usually switch gears and head into our office or home and work on individual to-dos. 
  2. We may have a crafting project or meeting for Rhythm or Confetti that we would stay and work on in the staff room at annex
  3. We sometimes schedule rehearsals that we run at Annex as there are open studios there - so those would usually start around 6:00 and we will just work in our office until then.
  4. Head back to Rhythm - if we have a Guest Artist in town or if there is a Company rehearsal that we may need to be present for at Rhythm! 

So, as you can see Tuesdays are all over the place but it is the first day of the week that we can really “MAKE THINGS HAPPEN” and they are ever changing but usually very productive days! 

No matter how much we plan, it is usually derailed. Our number one job is problem solving and believe we are really good at this. As a leader, it is the thing you have to be AMAZING at! Like all studio owners, we deal with lots of crazy and dilemmas and  do creative problem solving EVERY SINGLE DAY. 

We hope you enjoyed getting a little insight into our work days. Stay tuned for Part 2 on a future episode! 

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