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December 26, 2017

Seriously?   Hey there teaching pro. So, I’m going to keep this short and sweet (or not so sweet).   It’s important as an instructor to focus on the positive and do the RIGHT things. However, it’s also important to understand what NOT to do.   In my teaching career, I’ve seen and heard it […]

December 2, 2017

  Refresh When you’re too figgin tired, pissed off, or whatever, to teach — don’t walk into the studio right away. Even if it will make you a minute late. Even if it will frustrate your students. Take it from someone who’s made that mistake too many times. You sound different. You come off cold, […]

November 2, 2017

How To Teach Your First Class You earned the certification or received the blessing to begin teaching, but for whatever reason, you couldn’t. You’ve practiced the cueing, the movement, the breakdown and the routine (with a few blips), but still couldn’t get your ass in gear to teach an official class.   Well it all […]

October 16, 2017

  How Are You Standing Out?   Question…Are you truly bringing in BIG energy to inspire your current students and have new students coming in?   If you want big things to change, you’ve got to bring big action!   Here are 3 truth smacks you should focus on right away:   Truth Smack #1: […]

September 10, 2017

  No One Showed Up!     It’s the moment that terrorizes instructors more than anything else.   You know the moment. It’s this one: It’s 10 minutes past and no one f**ing showed up! Teaching is an emotional rollercoaster ride. It’s easy to get swept up. At times you think wow this is great, […]

July 9, 2017

    The Beauty of Screwing Up   One of the most powerful things we can do is share.   Our mistakes. Our victories. Our demons. Our two-cents. Our meals. Our stories. It creates a doorway for others to walk through and shout, “Hey, me too!” The result is not only feeling less alone, but […]

July 6, 2017

    Keeping Students Happy   Is there a secret to keeping students happy?   The answer is “YES!”   And it all boils down to one simple idea…   Write this down. Or even better…Share it or Tweet it.   Dude, you can’t make everyone happy. When teaching, focus on making the right people […]

May 30, 2017

    Leader Doesn’t = Schmuck   So you want to be seen as an expert in your field, right?…but you also want to be real.   You also want to get paid what you’re worth…but you also want to be accessible…yeah?   And you also want people to respect you…but you also want to […]

March 20, 2017

  The One Thing That Could be Holding You Back   Spring is here…YAS! Happy Spring to you. For me, spring brings new growth. As I continue to learn and grow both professionally and personally, I would love to distill down the wisdom and lessons that I learned on my own path. And this is […]

February, 10 2017

    Dealing With Haters   As instructors there will come a time where someone says something about your class, your teaching, heck, even take a jab at you on the Internet! I know, it’s disappointing.   The life of an instructor and dancer can be a full-contact sport – as elbows, hooks and bloody […]

January 19, 2017

    How To Teach Without Over Thinking   Recently, I got an email from a SharQui instructor telling me that she struggles with “perfectionism” and “over thinking” whenever she’s practicing a routine. Every time she attempts to finish a routine, her brain swirls with something like this:   “Yay! I’m almost finished with my […]

December 19, 2016

  Don’t Be The Best   Being the best feels pretty damn good. It’s fun to be the smartest in the room. The brightest in your field. The savvy instructor with all the answers. The most flexible yogi in class. But when you’re always the best in the room, it gets pretty boring. Because you’re […]