Setting Goals

It’s that time of year again, time for resolutions!

Resolve to be better, do more, live differently. Everyone does it, right?

Well, it doesn’t have to be the new year for people at Fred Astaire Dance Studio to set goals. That’s how we work day to day, week to week, year in and year out.

Part of our dance-teaching protocols is setting goals with students. That way, we – and they – know what to shoot for.

The goals for each student are different, of course. Perhaps they want to work toward participating in a dance competition. Perhaps they just want to be comfortable social dancers. Maybe it’s desirable to take part in an in-studio performance.

Whatever their personal goals, we want our students to strive harder, and goals help you do that.

I first started taking dance lessons years before I owned a studio, and my teacher didn’t have a goal for me from lesson to lesson. I’d walk in and the teacher would say, ‘What do you want to work on today?’ I always thought that was so weird. “I don’t know,” I would think. “I want to be a dancer.”

Here at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, we set goals for and with our students to help push them further. It could be a showcase, passing the next level of dancing, going to a competition, whatever the goals are, they always push people to become a better dancer, and to engage with the process on a deeper level.

At this time of year, we set goals to become better. It’s about the achievement, the dedication, the purpose. Without a goal, you’re just wandering around. And without a goal, you may never get where you want to go.