We have an amazing year planned for you at the Belly Dance Business Academy. Our instructors are working hard to create classes and workshops to meet your business needs.
Here is a TENTATIVE list of the upcoming topics*.
*Topics, formats or instructors are subject to change.
See something you need that we don't offer, just let us know!
Sales Tax Exemption: What does it mean and what are my legal responsibilities? By DeAnna (free class)
Using Facebook for Marketing by Jenn (free class)
How to Teach Multilevel Classes by Katayoun (class)
Business Plans: What are They and Why Do You Need One? By Terri (class)
Broadcast Courses by Nadira (class)
Communication by Lisa (workshop)
Filming and Editing Your Dance Instruction/Performance Video by Tina (workshop)
Secrets of Successful Belly Dance Teachers by Katayoun (free class)
Accounting Lingo for the Non-Accountant by DeAnna (free class)
How I Used Meet Up to acquire New Students for Myself and the Rest of My Local Belly Dance Community by Susan (class)
How to Build a Show Part 1 by Lesley (class)
Creating Your Own Style by Kelly (class)
Building Community by Jenn (class)
Festivals: How to Find the Right Festival for You by Lesley (free class)
Business Models for Belly Dance Classes: How to Align Your Class Format with Your Artistic Vision and Teaching Goals by Katayoun (class)
Habits to Support your Dance Business by Nadira (class)
Ethics for Dancers by Terri (workshop)
Making a website by Tina (workshop)
Crowd Sourcing: An Exploration of Platforms for Belly Dance by Terri (free class)
Tracking Revenue and Expenses: Why All of the Buckets? With DeAnna (class)
Low Cost Video Production by Nadira (class)
The Hostess with the Mostest: Hosting a Weekend of Workshops by Jen and Susan (workshop)
Following Your Heart: The Journey of Dance with Kelly and Lesley (webinar)
Renting Space for Classes: How to Chose the Right Place? By Terri (free class)
Excel Level 1 for Dancers by DeAnna (class)
Class Content, Structure and Pace for Different Levels by Katayoun (workshop)
SEO and Analytics
Diversifying Your Business for Success with Carolena (webinar)
Strategic Planning for Belly Dancers by Terri (free class)
Skill and Standards: How to Create Levels for Student Success by Katayoun (class)
How to Build a Show Part 2: Presenting Your Ideas to Venues with Lesley (class)
Creating Financial Statements with DeAnna (workshop)
Opening a Studio with Jenn (workshop)
Essential Elements of a Beginner Belly Dance Class by Katayoun (free class)
How to Make the Most of Online Schools by Lesley (free class)
Asking Your Students to Promote Your Business Using Business Reviews and Social Media with Susan (free class)
How Dance Makes You Feel Better with Kelly (class)
Curriculum and Lesson Planning for Belly Dance Teachers by Katayoun (workshop)
Preparing to Prepare Your Small Business Taxes by DeAnna (workshop)
I have had 25 years of small business ownership and consulting experience that I will draw upon to help you reach your business goals.
I am the co-owner of the Belly Dance Business Academy (BDBA). In addition to running the BDBA, I am the Owner of Third Eye Dance in MN, Producer of ATS® Homecoming now called Reunion and the former Project Manager for The ATS® Magazine. I have written two books, produced an instructional DVD, lectured and taught dance extensively and run successful dance businesses in two states.
My professional experience prior to dance includes a Master of Theological Studies in Feminist Theology and nonprofit management including serving as the Executive Director of Rape Crisis, Domestic Violence and Women's Centers in TN, OH, NC and MN. My training and experience in counseling allows me to offer insightful and compassionate guidance to you on your journey.
Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you for joining us to learn more about what's scheduled at the BDBA. We will be releasing at least 4 classes a month so visit frequently.
Let us know if you need training on a topic that isn't on our schedule.
If you are looking for further assistance with your business needs, consider joining our Coaching Circle annual or Coaching Circle monthly membership for ongoing support as you implement what you learn at the BDBA.
I look forward to getting to know you at the Belly Dance Business Academy.