Make Dance Fun
Make Dance Fun
Aug 5, 2021
Fun Themes for Back to Dance!
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In Episode 26, we're sharing some fun ideas and themes for Back To Dance! 

We always have an Open House and Welcome Back Party at Rhythm to kick off our new season. Dancers meet their teachers, see the studio and watch performances. We're using our Rhythm Jungle Jam as an example.

First, we choose a theme, then we create a name for the event based on the theme. Next, make lists of keywords and interchange them with your studio name until you find one you love! If you’re marketing for a specific age group or specific genre of dance, you would want to name it accordingly. 

Create a Hashtag: It doesn’t have to be the exact event name, but keep it simple and unique to your studio so customers will use it. Use it on every single photo you post from the event. #RhythmJungleJam

Create custom photo backdrops: We repurposed a photo backdrop from our show by replacing a few items to convert it from candy to animal print.  More ideas in this episode. We also have a fun wall that we change up throughout the year to match our themes/events. 

Other fun ideas:

  • Designed stickers and buttons, printed through Sticker Mule to give away at event
  • Staff and dancers dressed in their favorite wild/jungle attire.
  • Animal print balloons and glow sticks
  • Spotify playlist with a ton of fun wild, jungle, party songs on it 

Pre-Covid, our open house was carnival atmosphere with everyone going from studio to studio with a bounce house, face painting, fashion shows, performances, dance parties, photos and more! The studio was packed and crazy and amazing! 

Socially distanced,  our theme was Rhythm Berry Bananza! A small cluster of guests were escorted from room to room, each with a different experience: A welcome and fun performance, teacher photos, learning about our year-end show with photos and posters, company performances, photo ops and class demonstrations. Staff was available to answer questions about classes or registration, and they received prepackaged snacks as they left! Since one staff member escorted them through the whole thing, it flowed smoothly,  controlled the crowds and ensured all attendees got full experience!

10 fun themes for almost any event:

  • Rainbow (Rhythm Rainbow Dance Party)
  • Wild About Rhythm (Jungle Jam)
  • Disco Skate Party (Disco anything!)
  • Fruit Punch Party (All things fruity, fresh, colorful, summery) 
  • Candy Carnival (All things sweet)
  • Out of this World (Rhythm Space Jam)
  • Dance Grooves & Game Time (Rotation of games incorporating dance)
  • Splash Bash (Rhythm Splash Bash - all things water, beach, hawaiian)
  • Princesses, Villains & Magic...Oh My! (Disney-esque)
  • Bloomin’ Boogie (floral, garden, sunny, happy)
  • Our Twirl to Go downloads are a fun resource for activities or themes too!

We hope this has inspired you to come up with a fun theme to kick off your new season!

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