Audio Transcript

Hey, It’s What’s Happening at Silver Creek Clogging the week of September 20th.

I’m Ruth. I’m here at your Silver Creek Clogging Dance and Movement Center in Silverton, Oregon.

This month, September, all month long we are focusing our Tapping into ExcellenceTMleadership topic on compassion.

And, compassion, it’s an important tool for all of us in becoming great people and becoming great leaders, no matter what we do.

So, a part of what we’ve introduced in our discussions on compassion is the concept of empathy.  And, why it’s so important to develop empathy and that deeper understanding of those with whom we’re in relationship and community.  And, a big part of actually being able to develop empathy in ourselves is to just really understand what it means.

And, so, we could use your help to reinforce what your students have learned in class this month, by asking them if they can tell you what empathy is and just have a little discussion about that on the way to or from classes; and just help reinforce what empathy is and why it’s so important as people as dancers as leaders. Yeah, that would be amazing.

We are so grateful to you as part of our Silver Creek Clogging team.  We know that we could not do this without you.  So, thank you so much for taking the time to chat with your student about that.  It really helps to reinforce what they’re learning in class.

This week, our staff spotlight is on Brooklyn Legg.  Brooklyn is our Assistant Studio Director here, at Silver Creek Clogging, and I’m going to read to you what she has to say. All right? Here’s what Brooklyn says, “Hi. I’m Brooklyn. I joined Silver Creek Clogging in 2018, when I moved to Corvallis, Oregon to attend Oregon State University to study renewable materials, with a minor in business.

“Before moving to Oregon I lived in the Boise, Idaho area. That’s where I took my first clogging and simultaneously fell in love.  Growing up, I spent most of my clogging years with Idaho Rhythm and Dance. There, I grew to become a pro level dancer and compete at nationals at the pro level.

“I’ve been clogging for 13 years out of my 18 years as a dancer. Clogging has brought me so much joy in life.  I feel at home in my clogging shoes.

“Becoming a clogging teacher at Silver Creek Clogging has brought a feeling of home to Oregon.  I love the tapping of the shoes, the thrill of performing, and being able to see students grow.

“What makes it even better is the amazing staff and students at Silver Creek Clogging, who help create the positive environment that exists at the studio.

“I am so blessed to be at Silver Creek Clogging and can’t wait to meet you.”

So, that’s about Brooklyn.  We have missed her so much, in studio, this last year and a half.  We are thrilled that she will be coming back to the studio in the classroom this week.

For those of you who don’t know Brooklyn, I’m just going to tell you (you’re going to find this out for yourself, but I’m going to tell you), she is super smart, she is super energetic, and she is a super caring and attentive instructor.

I’m really excited for this Wednesday, because that’s when she’s going to be starting in the classroom and taking the lead as instructor in our Monday/Wednesday Team Sparkler.  She’s going to assist in our Team Wildfire class and, yeah, so thrilled to have her back. Thrilled for you to get to know her, and meet her, dance with her.  She is just an amazing person.  So, that’s something to look forward to this week. Yay.

Also, this week, on Saturday is our introduction to clogging open house.  We are hosting this open house for brand new, never having been clogging before, students ages 5 and up.  The open house is a chance to meet instructors and see the studio and also take a free preview class.  So, pre-registration is required to take that free preview class. 

If you know of anyone who you think would love clogging and be a great addition to our unique and positive studio community, please give them an invitation. We have invitations for you, we handed them out in class last week and we have some more to hand out in class this week, please give them an invitation to register.  We would love to have more students just like you as part of our studio community. 

And, all the details are in the email, about how somebody can register and, of course, that will be on your invitation to them as well. So, please share the word about that.

Here’s what’s on the calendar.  Please keep these dates and events on your calendar.

So, of course, this Saturday, September 25th is our introduction to clogging open house.  All the info is in your email.

Next week, the week of September 27th, it’s wear your studio t-shirt and some crazy socks to class.  And, even if you don’t have studio t-shirt to wear, or if your studio t-shirt is dirty – crazy socks… so much fun, all right!

In October, Saturday, October 16th, we’re going to have a studio anniversary party.  It’s been 3 years since we’ve moved into this, our studio home, and we’re going to celebrate.  Celebrate our studio home together.  More details to come, but please keep that day on your calendars.

The week of October 25th is, wear your dance friendly, non-scary Halloween costume to class.  Woohoo! That’s a fun one too.

And then, in November, just a heads up, Wednesday, 24th November through Saturday, November 27th – no classes.  We’re going to be closed those days for the Thanksgiving Break. 

And, in January, January 22nd is our winter showcase dress rehearsal and recital.

And, Saturday, June 4th, next year is our summer kick off dress rehearsal and recital.

So, please put those days on your calendars as well.

It does look like we’re going to be at the Silverton Farmers’ Market at some point soon in the future.  We will let you know once all those details are worked out. But, just keep a heads up on that.

And then, also, the Davenport House. Once we’re a little bit out of the woods with COVID, we’ll see if we can get over there and dance for those folks.

So, please put those dates and events on your calendars.

Please remember to chat with your student about empathy and see if they can tell you what they learned in class.  We would love for you to do that.

Thank you so much for being part of Silver Creek Clogging.  Thank you for being part of our team of people who are so dedicated and focused to excellence and to creating great people – not just great dancers, but great people.  We are growing greatness. 

So, thank you so much for being part of Silver Creek Clogging. We appreciate you. We couldn’t do it without you. And, we wish you… Happy Dancing.

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