In this update:
Start Date next year
The plan at the moment is to come back on the 15th of Jan, but not start formal group class cycles until Feb. So we might mix up the styles in group classes for a couple weeks. Let me know if there is anything you are keen to work on before we bring in newcomers. We might also use this two weeks to finish off some wedding couples or get them started - so if you do privates, then let your teacher know if you really want to start ASAP or if you would like to start later. Note your teacher might want to start later. Also, I need to confirm this start date with others so expect another email to confirm. This is just to let you know the current plan.
A favour to ask
An important part of the business is customer reviews on Google. This helps promote the studio to potential students. If you feel you have had 5 star experience, then please leave a review here - https://g.page/r/Cd34izcvQlAEEB0/review. Otherwise, let me know what is missing so we can correct that for next year. We are almost at 100 reviews so you could be the magic number 100.
We had a great time at the EOY event Thursday just gone. Thanks to all who came along to add to the fun, to those who went for their awards to provide great entertainment, to the teachers who helped those students and supported the event, to Jenny Kenna and Jennifer de Silva for bringing along some more food, and to Susanne who helped (along with the Jennies) with the BBQ. Check out the photos from the night (those who got their awards) here - https://www.facebook.com/DestineDance/posts/pfbid0tdVQRYAMijkNtctTVC63K4oGJcA64FednQzcL4Fg1urYFLeAMsAporJ76GMkgojMl
Supporting community members (a house in Byron Bay)
One of our members (Claire who you might recall from awards) has a home for sale in Byron Bay. If you or someone you know would be interested in a home there, then please take a look here - https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-nsw-newrybar-143387720?fbclid=IwAR1zAVKTCnAFd076cHjQbuJ8ZogHg-bdY2dOdicN1vDGpAPJvSyaKkIh2mY. We are always prepared to share information to help people in our community - so if you have a link for a business or any other event/organisation you are wishing to promote, then let me know.
Differences for next year
Because we have had trouble accommodating demand for the private lessons, we will be encouraging group classes in 2024. Thus, you might see the introduction of awards focused group classes along with beginner and intermediate group classes. Privates will be more aligned with those who already do them: higher levels, one-offs and wedding couples.
Before we come back
I will keep an eye open for social events over the next few weeks and let you know about them. Please also share any you come across in the Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/767400293465916.
Some advice for better dancing
I have had some comments about teachers looking more connected with different styles or students, or dancing in a more dance-sport style (in awards and in socials) than some students are used to. This has been taken on board, and our teachers will always do their best to ensure that students have the best experience possible. However, there is also a chance to better understand how different situations bring about different dance styles and to experience a different approach to dance to gain a broader perspective. Always be open to new experiences and learning more about dance.
I will email you again in about a week, to confirm more about the start dates for 2024.
This blog is written by the staff at Destine Dance and is inspired by the questions and challenges faced by our students