The Time Saving Solution To Bring Body Positivity To Your Studio

Spring is finally in the air here in upstate New York, and I’m totally into the cliche of spring cleaning. I’ve been cleaning my house, my closet, my pantry, you name it. This is also the time of year I get an itch to inject some fresh and fun new things into my dance classes.

That itch is what led me to the idea of an Affirmation Station in my dance space. I teased this idea a few weeks back in my Instagram stories and hopefully it’s peaked your interest. So what, exactly IS an Affirmation Station?

Well, it’s kind of exactly what it sounds like! It’s a station to set up in your studio that has bits and bobs to affirm, inspire, and uplift your students (and you and your staff even), to reinforce positive thinking, growth mindset, and body positivity - things I think we can never practice enough.

Affirmations for dancers
growth mindset for dancers

The BEST thing about this? It’s a huge time saver (which I know is a big deal for us busy dance teachers and studio owners)! There’s a bit of prep to do to get started, but then this Affirmation Station works for you, all on its own, delivering big results around the clock for just a tiny bit of your time.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Grab a table or bench and set it up in a high traffic area of your studio (lobby, dressing room, etc.). Make it look purdy! Use a tablecloth or fabric to dress it up and make it eye catching.

  • Make your own sign that says ‘AFFIRMATION STATION!’, or download mine below.

  • Set out a jar with affirmations written out on pieces of paper. Also include blank sheets of paper and pencils or pens so students can both take an affirmation, and write one to leave in the jar.

  • You can also post inspiring quotes on the table and post pictures of your students. Anything that makes you smile, and that will uplift your students is fair game!

I’m super excited to start my Affirmation Station with my students, and now it’s your turn to give it a try!

You can download an 8 1/2 x 11” sign and a list of affirmations to get you started by signing up for my monthly newsletter! Fill out the form below and an email with your free downloads will be on its way to you!

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Will you be giving these Affirmation Stations a try? Let me know in the comments below, and happy dancing!