Friday, October 15, 2010

UDMA Costume Preview Show 2010

This year I attended the UDMA Costume Preview Show with my friend, fellow dance teacher, and co worker Graziella Baratta. For those of you who are not familiar with the show...

"The UDMA Dance Resource & Costume Show is the country’s biggest vendor gathering just for dance teachers and studio owners! It’s all under one roof— costumes, competitions, conventions, video and teaching tools, tours, flooring, fundraisers, magazines and many other organizations all showing their newest products and services to help teachers and studios owners with the business of dance."

It is an event I look forward to every year to gather info, think about costumes, and just see whats new. It's amazing to think that many years ago I attended the show as a I walk the exhibit hall as a proud studio owner and teacher. The UDMA show is a special event to me for sure, and if you do not attend yearly as an instructor or studio owner you should consider starting a tradition as I did.

All the booths were welcoming, there were some great displays and excitement throughout. We were happy to run into Jose of Backdrops Beautiful and meet some new friends along the way.

Looking forward to next year already!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Girls Scouts Dance at Uptown

This past Thursday we had the pleasure of welcoming 19 Brownies into our studio for a Hip Hop class. The girls earned their Dancersize badge that day. I think it's wonderful that the Girl Scouts incorporate dance and fitness into the badges the girls are required to earn.

Having Troupe 762 at Uptown was a blast. Class started with a typical warm up, we then learned a hip hop routine to Dynamite. Miss Leslea taught the class and was assisted by Miss Danielle and Miss Alexandra. Great Job Girls!!