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August 2, 2016

Energy... The word that sums up pretty much all of me right now. There are so many things that go into starting a new business that my energy levels go from shooting through the roof to falling wayyyyyy below the floor. My question is, where are you spending your energy?

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I know that it has been quite some time since I last wrote and for that I apologize. When I set out on my journey to open up my own studio, my mind started racing with all the opportunities that would present themselves as the process unfolded. From creating a fire within my students on the dance floor to sharing daily inspiration with friends and family that follow me on social media! My excitement has been so insane and waiting for September 6th to get here has been like a child waiting for Christmas morning. I literally am filled with so much EXCITEMENT! :))))

This brings me to my question earlier, what are you spending your energy on? My goal with opening this studio is to share a passion with every person that walks through the doors of Soul Steppin'. Whether that passion be with dance or life in general. As we dance across the floor, I want students to feel as though they are so deeply moved by the music and the movement that every emotion is felt down to their bones. I want the walls of our studio to house inspiration with every song that plays and every step that is taught. This is why I dance, to lose myself in the beat, the movement. I want my students' energy to be spent on something they love. My energy will be spent on teaching a love for the art of dance with everything else coming after.

My energy will also fall within the text and photos of our social media sites. Maybe you're having a bad day, struggling with something at work or a friendship went south. Whatever it may be, it's so important that I share words of encouragement with all followers. There are so many sides of dance that an audience may never see. They may watch a performance and think, oh wow, that was beautiful. But what they don't see is all the work and effort that went into perfecting that routine. The hours spent rehearsing and also the mental stress of knowing you keep messing that turn up. It's so important to be able to remember the positive sides of it. How it makes you feel. It's so crucial that words of encouragement be spread within our studio walls and also with our online followers.

It's been such a crazy month. With trying to get the renovations done to attending workshops on teaching dance, my energy has been so spread out, I feel myself start to tire. On top of all of that, I'm human. I have a life that presents enough stress in and of itself. Today, I choose to address where my energy has been spent.

People, it's so crucial that you all know where I stand and what I promise to you. I can't promise I'll always make you happy but I will try my hardest to get the job done. Ultimately the energy has to be spent on the student. That is where my biggest responsibility lies. I find myself awake at night, wrestling with the thought of how many people are relying on me right now. It's beyond nerve racking but I promise, my ENERGY, will be where it needs to be, with my STUDENTS! I can't wait to see you all in September. It's going to be a great year!

I hope you all enjoy your Tuesday! Talk soon!

Miss Shelbi

 

 


 

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