I am sure you are gearing up for 2014 (so am I)!!! With a new year just a few days away, I find myself needing to reflect on the past, and set some goals for the future.
2013 was an amazing year for Move the Beat! We began our journey as a certified business in January, and we doubled our student body by July! We went from page 13 on a Google search to page 1 in five months, and our Social Media numbers continue to grow! We partnered with Rink Side Sports this year in an effort to build their Off Ice Program; and through our collaboration, we have had the honor to work with amazing athletes, coaches, and parents. The improvement these athletes have made, inspire us to continue to grow personally and professionally.
Move the Beat has been incredibly blessed with encouragement from family, friends, and students in 2013. My family continues to support me in all of my crazy endeavors, and my friends "like" and promote my social posts the second they are streamed. John Hersey High School and Move the Beat's students have been extremely supportive and understanding this year as well; keeping me busier than ever :)
We have eaten too much, dusted off our snow boots and parkas, and celebrated dozens of engagements recently-which has made me realize what a perfect time it is to start dancing (if you haven't already)! You know exactly where that extra slice of ham and all of those chocolates from coworkers are going, so lets get a jump start on your fitness. Without a doubt, I will hear "what a great workout!" after every dance lesson. Think about it; your entire body is moving at various intervals for a full hour! You can't help but sweat off pounds and build muscle tone.
And no one likes the cold, but yet...we put up with it every year because we live, in my opinion, in the best city in the world! But face it, we get frigid, dry, and unmotivated. We just want to fly over to Costco and then hibernate til April. Learning to dance is a great winter activity that will keep you nice and toasty until spring. You don't even have to leave your house if you do not want to. We come to you! Just scoot the coffee table over, and we'll have a dance party :)
Now I don't know about your friends and family, but the air is saturated with love over here! There have been a ton of engagements which means there will inevitably be a ton of weddings. Weddings = Dancing no matter how you slice it. So let's make 2014 the year you 'wow the crowd' because instead of doing the Champaign shuffle, you are one of the first to hit the floor and look great doing it! Not to mention, if you are a part of the bridal party, you could have 300 eyeballs watching you...
I couldn't be more pumped for 2014. Move the Beat has some fabulous goals lined up, such as: increasing visibility in the community, gaining a stronger foothold via internet searches, partnering with additional recreational programs, and enrolling in more workshops and webinars. We truly believe that everyone, no matter your age or circumstance, can benefit from learning to dance. We want to continue to touch people's lives and show them growth, strength and confidence.
Thank you for all of your support this year, and let's make 2014 the best year EVER!!!