Secrets for a fun and successful show!
A well-organized and successful show is not only fun, it is a promotional tool for your classes! Student performances can be one of the most powerful marketing events. This course includes everything you need to know to organize a show.
Whether it’s your first time producing a show or your 50th, get ready to dive in with tried and true advice as well as ideas you may not have thought of before. Katayoun will share her tips and secrets for a fun and successful show, learned from organizing hundreds of shows and professional events in the past two decades.
The information in this course will help you:
1. Easily avoid first-timer mistakes.
2. Reduce the stress that inevitably comes with event planning.
3. Put your best face and foot forward to the community.
4. Use your event as a powerful marketing tool for your classes.
We will explore:
Planning & Organization
Logistics & Timeline
Vision & Goals
Building Community with Guest Dancers
Required Equipment, Services & Tasks
Business: Venue Selection, Cost Analysis & Promotion
Recruiting & Preparing Students
Benefits of Performing for Students
Goals for Different Levels of Experience
Laying Down Expectations for Class Participation
Teaching with Performance Goals
Show Theme, Content & Flow
Why have a theme?
Invite Guest Dancers
How to Create the Line-up
MC, Printed Program or Both?
Performance Information & Policies
Rehearsal Rules and Guidelines
Dressing Room Etiquette
Copy for Program or MC
The Big Event
Before the Show
Day of the Show
At the Venue
After the Show
The Next Show
Questions to ask for next time
A recent transplant to San Diego, CA, Katayoun Hutson is a master teacher, author and national presenter. She served the Washington, D.C. area as a respected leader in the performing arts community for two decades, earning a reputation among students and colleagues as a passionate and dedicated creative force. Founder of the Mosaique Collaborative (formerly Mosaique Center for Cultural Arts) in Sterling, VA, she specializes in Iranian and Arab dance traditions with approximately 400 hours of advanced and specialty training in Middle Eastern dance and music. An educator and dance instructor with over 8,000 teaching hours in the classroom and the studio, her methodology highlights the aesthetics of cultural dance with a body positive approach aimed for dancers of all ages and abilities.
Katayoun is author of “Oriental Dance Curriculum, A Complete Guide for the Belly Dance Teacher: Beginner to Multilevel,” which is the first globally-distributed curriculum guide for teaching belly dance. Trained through the University of Virginia Curry School of Education in curriculum, instruction, human development and learning theory, Katayoun merges her classroom experience as a school teacher and her leadership in the belly dance community to bring tried and true teaching methods to the belly dance classroom.
Katayoun shares her expertise in teaching, offering topics ranging from multilevel classes and class formats to curriculum and lesson planning. She also shares her knowledge and perspective of entrepreneurship as well as self-publishing.