Magazine article Dance Teacher

High Five

Magazine article Dance Teacher

High Five

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With Becca Moore

RHYTHM DANCE CENTER

Marietta, GA

Co-directors: Becca Moore and Dani Rosenberg

In business 17 years

What's your studio's philosophy? We're a competitive studio, but we're more focused on training diverse dancers and making them into good people. Everything they learn in the studio can be applied to the real world. We focus on solid training and building good relationships.

What are the biggest rewards about being a studio owner? I love seeing so many awesome kids grow up. Some of our students started with us when they were 3 years old, and now we're seeing them graduate. Whether they go on to become dancers or not, it's fascinating to stay in contact with them and witness their successes. I also love seeing them build and maintain relationships with each other. We have dancers who graduated from the studio 10 years ago and are still best friends. To watch them grow up and know that we impacted their lives in a positive way-that's why we're doing this. It's hard to see them move on, but it's so cool to see what they're capable of.

How do you balance your work and your personal life? Time management is not easy. A studio owner's job is never done. I schedule time to distance myself from the studio. If I can get out of town for a weekend, I won't focus on the studio. If I stay in town, it's all I'll think about. It's also important to have friends who aren't associated with the studio-you have to spend time with people who aren't focused on dance. …

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