What’s a heart-healthy way to work up a sweat without it feeling like…well, work? Dancing! Anyone who loves to shake their groove thing, cut a rug, bust a move, or boogie-oogie-oogie will tell you—there’s nothing quite like dance that gives you a workout and immediately reduces your stress. In fact, dance has been proven to improve cardiovascular health, increase muscle strength and endurance, build and maintain motor facility, build bone strength, and provide better flexibility, agility, and coordination. Dance is also gentle on the body, a way to improve cognitive functions and stimulate the brain, and is an inclusive, social activity that anyone can take up, at any level of fitness. After all, there’s no wrong way to get your groove on and get down to the music!
Tap, jazz, ballet, and ballroom dance are classics. But did you know that in the modern world of dance, there are more options out there? If you can dream it—you can dance it out! Pole dance, belly dance, Bollywood dance, Irish dancing, hip-hop, swing, even twerk-shops are on the rise in popularity, and chances are, there’s a local dance studio near you that offers introductory lessons for dance classes that think outside the barre! Use the Vagaro Marketplace to explore local dance studios and find the dance class that’s your perfect 10!
2. Take Your Troupe to The Streets for a Flashmob!
What’s a great way to spread joy in the world and drum up a little excitement for your dance studio? A flashmob! A flashmob is an impromptu dance performance that takes place in a public space, unbeknownst to passers-by. As a dancer, you already know how much joy and spontaneity dance provides—why not share it with others? Not only will you get to show your local audience what your studio does best, but you’ll also be putting a smile on the faces of strangers. Have flyers handy after you wrap up—you’re sure to have people wanting to know how they can join in the fun.
3. Break Out Your Favorite Costume for A Repeat Performance!
You don’t have to be a professional dancer to do this. After all, many people dance for the simple joy of dancing. So, whether you have a closet full of sequined memories from past performances or just a favorite pair of “boogie shoes,” dust off your favorite dance outfit and treat yourself to a repeat performance. See if you can remember your choreography—or make up something new on the spot. You know the saying: Dress for the job you want to have. The same applies here—dress for the dance you want to perform!
4. Create A Daily Deal to Attract New Dancers to Your Studio!
Attract new dancers with a Daily Deal! Whether it’s preparing for the first dance at a wedding, seeking out a more exciting way to get in a workout, or simply getting in some quality “me-time,” there are a lot of reasons new customers might be browsing Vagaro for dance lessons. What better way to get them in the studio to cut a rug than to offer a deal too good to pass up? Head over to your Vagaro Settings page to get your Daily Deal up and running!
5. Get Social (Media, That Is!)
Create some special content to celebrate: videos, photos of your students in action, behind-the-scenes footage of a recent performance or rehearsal, etc. Then share it across your social media platforms with the hashtag #NationalDanceDay, and other hashtags that will help build brand awareness for your studio or dance troupe. To get your studio in front of even more eyes, try signing up to Get Featured on the Vagaro Marketplace, and let your studio be the first one new dancers find!
Looking to find a dance studio in your area and learn some new moves? The Vagaro Marketplace is full of dance studios in your area, many with Daily Deals to get you in the groove! If you’re a dance studio looking to get some new dancers moving and shaking, try becoming a Vagaro featured business, and get to two-stepping with some new talent! However you celebrate National Dance Day, don’t forget to post to social media! Use the hashtag #NationalDanceDay—and tag us in! We’d love to see your best moves!
Header Image: Mia Montemayor via Vagaro