DANCE WITH THE DANCERS Total Body Trifecta joyfully announces the return of JENIFER RINGER as one of our teachers! She began teaching us in 1999 and continued in-person until she retired from NYCB in 2014. She will teach a virtual ballet class on Monday, September 13 from 11:45-12:45. The cost is $15 with pre-registration due by September 10th. See the DWTD page of our website for payment information.
LABOR DAY MORNING CLASS: Join Mare on Monday, 9/6 at 10am for a special cardio class that combines Upper Cut with Tabata Sculpting intervals. Please bring a set of weights and be prepared to WORK IT OUT!
CLASS NEWS Renee and Mare will teach a 4 week Country Cardio + Core on September 1, 8, 15, and 22. No experience necessary and all level participants are welcome to attend. On September 8 and 15 immediately after class, stay and watch a fun 15 minute video created by Lydia Huibregtse for Dance Alliance's "Dancing Through Time Virtual: The Golden Age of Hollywood" series. The theme of the video is Hollywood Westerns!
Mare will teach Upper Cut + Tabata on Mondays September 13, 20, 27 at 4:30. No experience necessary. Bring weights, towel and water.
September subs will be as follows: Tuesday 9/21 Trifecta Mix with Sharyn at 4:30; Wednesday 9/22 Country Cardio with Renee at 4:30. No Balletone Thursday morning 9/23.
ZUMBA will substitute for Balletone on 9/23 from 6:00-7:00pm with licensed Zumba instructor Samantha Charwat. This class will be part of the class card HOWEVER members must pre-register by Sunday 9/19 in order to receive the Zoom invitation directly from Sam. If this class is successful, it can be offered once a month as part of our class offerings in this time slot.
THE AGELESS DANCER FALL 2021: Mare will teach an 11 week session of Ballet Barre & Balance from September 22 - December 8 both in-person and via ZOOM from 12:45-1:45pm in Studio 2 of the new SPAC School of the Arts (SOTA). 11 classes for $99. Registration is now open: www.spacschool.org
INSTRUCTOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT: Our staff has been busy honing their craft as fitness professionals. Mare took a Balletone Choreography Workshop on 8/29 that included "Music Mapping" and new simple phrases. In September, she will take an AB LAB course through Muscle Mixes. Renee and Sharyn will take a course called HIIT It Yoga through NETA.
MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS: An analysis of the past three months resulted in the following findings: there has been a dramatic drop in attendance of 20 LESS participants per week since June 1st and class averages less than the necessary 6 participants to make payroll for several classes on the current schedule.
WHAT DO I PLAN TO DO AS OWNER? I have purchased both print and digital ads that will begin this week to try to gain new members. I will also investigate a digital survey to gather your input with regard to our current offerings, times, and class types moving forward. I will also contact the members who have not attended classes since May to encourage them to use up their current inactive cards by December 31, 2021. I will also consider a price increase of $45 for 10 classes which would take effect November 1st if attendance does not improve to an average of 70 participants per week.
WHAT CAN YOU DO AS MEMBERS? Please try to attend classes on a consistent basis and renew in a timely manner after Sharyn sends you a reminder email because a constant source of revenue is needed to meet fixed costs. Please feel free to share suggestions WITH YOUR INSTRUCTOR via email that can make class more enjoyable for you. Please contact me if days and times no longer work with your schedule especially if you are returning to the work force after a long hiatus.
You are valued and loved and we are committed to continuing TBT87 INDEFINITELY! We hope you will support us as we continue our mission to bring you fitness workouts that are safe, fun, and effective from the comfort of your own homes. Mare, Sharyn and Renee