Does your studio have a spirit week? While spirit weeks are most commonly associated with schools, they can be a fun, uniting time during a studio’s year as well. They can break the ice during the beginning of the year, transform a mid-year haul into a revamped week, or kick off competition season. At a studio I taught at, we would have spirit week every week before a competition, with different themes each day. During run-throughs, it was blue and gold day and the studio pride couldn’t have been stronger.
Plan your spirit week out at least 2 weeks in advance. Announce it while sending an email to parents and post on Facebook for a reminder. Most-spirited dancer receives a studio t-shirt, water bottle, or whatever else you’d like to hand out.
Now without further ado, here are some unique ideas for your spirit week:
Spirit Week Ideas
- Old Costume Day
- Dress like your Favorite Teacher Day
- Studio Colors Day
- Crazy Hair Day
- Crazy Sock Day
- Favorite Dance Outfit Day
- Ballerina Day
- Sassy Jazz Day
- Pink & Proud Day
- Christmas Day
- Twin Day
- Shoutout/Kudos Day (have a box for dancers to write kind things)
Create a Hashtag for your socialmedia account and have your older students and/or parents tag their dancers! This will create some buzz and showcase your studio as a fun place to dance, learn and grow.
Do you celebrate time during your season with a spirit week? It may be time to implement!