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Dance Studio Bulletin Boards: Building Community

dance studio bulletin boards

Many educational institutions use bulletin boards to visually convey information. Dance studio bulletin boards can be used to convey relevant studio information, offer seasonal tips and fun, and increase the community vibe in the classroom.

In creating your boards, think about the following:

Ideas and Tips That May Be Fun and Exciting for Students

  1. Ballet Vocabulary (to reinforce your teaching in the classroom)
  2. Bios of Inspirational Figures in Dance (to give the students context for professional achievement)
  3. Announcement of the Week (something fun or important for students to remember)

Information That Is Relevant to Your Overall Student Body

  1. Stretching Tips (promoting health and wellness)
  2. Calendar Reminders (as an extra resource for parents to see at every class)
  3. Healthy Snack Options (promoting health and wellness)

Conversation Pieces that Bring People Together

  1. What is your favorite ballet? (Have the students ever been to a ballet? Could you all go as a studio?)
  2. What is your favorite dance movie? (What style of dance was the movie focused on, or what was your favorite choreography from the movie?)
  3. Pictures of the last recital (everyone, parents and kids, will want to see the studio in costume and at their best)

Visual Components that are Crafty, Creative, and Cute

  1. Seasonal Decorations (makes a bulletin board super easy to adapt)
  2. DIY Dance Tips for Costumes, Dance Bags, Makeup (always a big hit!)
  3. Creative images that encourage your dance community to follow you on social media (easy marketing!!)

Material that Engages Students and Parents

  1. What is your dance goal for the year? (help students visualize where they want to be, and give the parents something to encourage their child towards)
  2. Printed picture of the “class of the week” or featured “student of the week” (be very clear with WHY a class or student is featured, though, to avoid any mama drama!)

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Chasta Hamilton Calhoun

Chasta is the artistic director and owner of Stage Door Dance Productions in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is also the founder of The Dance Exec, a website and organization that provided resources and training for dance studio owners. The resources from The Dance Exec have a new home on the TutuTix blog, giving dance studio owners an even more in-depth library of free tools and information with which to grow their business. Chasta contributes to the TutuTix blog from time to time, offering her perspective as a studio owner (and TutuTix client!).