... "So Rewarding and empowering... I don't know who is happier, me or my students! Just finished night 1 on a BBS lesson @ the rec ... they had a blast!! The look on of the lead's face was priceless...he said, finally, I can dance confidently from the get go, instead of waiting half a song to get my moves "on"!! :) The new information that I can give my students is so rewarding & empowering. Pure joy...in fact, sometimes. Thank YOU Edie!!"
Jessica G. - Certified Red Belt Pro Trainer
... "I LOVE the online Step-by-Step Videos!!. Extremely helpful!!
Tonya Outlaw, Certified Red Belt Pro Trainer
... "I am HONORED to have the opportunity to be a part of something of this magnitude!
This has been an AMAZING journey for me and of course this is just the beginning! Over time, it will impact me personally and of course my school in ways that I cannot even imagine!! I am loving it!
Cassandra Parrisch, Certified Instructor Trainer
... "It still astonishes me to understand how much training with Edie has changed both my dancing technique and my presence while dancing. The first time dancing in Boston since returning from Blue Belt Training in Denver, women smiled while dancing with me like they never had and exclaimed, "You're not a Boston dancer! Where are you from?!"Little did they know I had received all my dance training but one week while dancing in Denver with Edie. That's how much Edie changes and improves people's dancing. It's incredible!"
Sam Newland, Certified Blue Belt
... I simply cannot find the words to convey how excited I am about being a part of the BBS System!! I was in training most of the day ... and have learned so much! Willie McIntosh is an absolutely fantastic instructor, not to mention a wonderful person, but he has made this training one of the best training sessions I think I have ever had. The material that we have covered is absolutely fantastic and I can already see how it is going to transform my students, classes, business, and me both personally and professionally. I already KNOW that this is by far one of the BEST INVESTMENTS that I could have ever made for my students and my dance company.
C.P - Baila con Pasion Charlotte, NC
It was the best investment I had made in a long time. Now I need to continue and learn more. what is next in your program? - J.R., New York, NY
...Our studio has ALWAYS had a fairly large class for beginners, but our RETENTION was not there. We would lose about 75% of our students from beginner to Intermediate. Honestly I personally feel that with our BBS system, your retention will be what keeps your income going and set you up for privates! Our privates have went up DRAMATICALLY were we would get maybe 1 private every 2 months to now privates (2 and 3) daily. Thats because they want to catch up to their belt level because of missed classes. Keep in mind that Edie has a DBM course that will address how to make money with your studio. We have been in operation now with Baile Con Sazon since 2009. When we took the DBM (Dance Business Management) course earlier this year, it addressed issues that we have had in the past and current issues that were on going! We never had issues with getting students and advertising but issues like: How to deal with maverick students, rival studios, how to create multiple streams for income...from instructor contracts to running your dance team..it covers! So to answer your question, the BBS will teach you:
a. How to dance
b. How to teach people to teach how to dance
The DBM will teach you "Dance Business"!
- Reginald Santiago, North Carolina
I've already integrated some of your methodologies into my classes with amazing responses
from the students. Any instructor who wishes to improve him/herselfor wishes to run a dance studio or danceteam more efficiently and successfully should attend your workshops at the earliest possible opportunity; it will change their whole outlook on dancing and teaching. Thank you for so openly sharing all of your knowledge and experience with me and withthe world. - A.D. Bangalore, India
I felt that your stories told was the most important part. They were a great help in understanding the business side as a dance instructor, as well as the experiences that went on in getting to where you have become today. Another thing that I felt was most important - BLUE TAPE! I will attend another Instructors Training, in fact, I already have a few that are wanting to go to the next Instructors Training! - A.A. Los Angeles, CA
I have never known someone with your level of worldwide recognition who is so humble and approachable.
You have been an inspiration, not only in terms of your dancing, but also your business development and attitude in general. Itwill be an honor to be able to work with you. Jennifer Jurgens - J.J. Mexico
I can't stop thinking about all of the things that I need to get done in order to gain momentum w/ the Salsa biz.
Now I feel like there aren't enough hours in the day to do everything I need to do, and this completely expands outside of Salsa and into all other areas of my life...
- JH, Denver
It was amazing! I learned so much and you are amazing at what you do!
It was the best time and moneyinvestment I've ever made! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us :) Wow! It's very hard just to pick one since a lot of information she covered was amazing and mind blowing. I really enjoyed learning about unique teaching methods.
- A.M. Los Angeles, CA
This was my second instructor training course with you and this blew me away. I'm so happy that I attended
and had the opportunity to meet others with the same passion. I can see how much more you've added and the difference in focus on the physical trianing ..- A.D. Miami, Florida
The White Belt Course was "Excellent" because I am a visual learner and learn best from diagrams. Edie uses concrete examples that help students understand. The presentation was well-organized and very well done. She gave an excellent explanation of timing, and how to find both the "1" and the "2". I felt that Edie's emphasis on the student's perspective was the most important part of the training...- J.L. Colorado Springs, CO
The thing that stuck in my mind the most was all business and marketing training that you can do in Salsa!What was most important to me was in the Level 2 in the workbook, everything that covers how to run a successful dance company and level 1, how to teach. - C.B. East Coast, USA
Your empowering attitude, amazing energy and marketing ideas to penetrate the local market gave me the opportunity to live my dream and grow my studio members to new heights.You gave me good pointers from your experience working with other studios around the world; they really make a difference in making a studio work....- J.M. Atlanta, GA
I love and enjoy learning from instructors that feel passionate about teaching, like you. This training was a true blessing for my husband and I. Not only did we get the training, but we also got the counseling. Couples doing this business "together" can't hear it from themselves that what they are doing is "wrong" or not the best way to handle conflict, they have to hear it from someone else. This training has instantly changed our lives and opened up a new door for us. There are so many new ideas that we have learned and will put into practice to have a successful business. The training was so much more worth than what we paid for it. We are so glad we came and... - A&H Flores, Los Angeles, CA
I'm still reeling from all the information we reviewed during the Instructor Training Course. It's going to take me a few weeks to digest all of it. It was a very comprehensive course full of new ideas from both an instructional and managerial perspective. In addition, the course has helped me take action on ideas & plans that I've been putting off for quite some time. Things that I know will really help grow my business. You really helped motivate me!...- S.F., Seattle, WA
The information and knowledge that you provided to us was worth much more than what the course actually cost! Thank you so much for the enlightenment given through your instructor's training course. I will definitely utilize all that you have shown me in my recently started dance company! Thank you! - T.D. Baltimore, MD
What a wonderful experience your course was! You covered a lot of what I hadn't thought of, things that if I would have known before starting out that I would have done differently. It was a great learning experience and I will definitely utilize all of the knowledge that was given for my company and encourage other instructors to take your course as well! I would definitely recommend this course to all of my fellow instructors! - J.C. Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ever since the workshop, my classes have never been the same, it's only better. I just want to thank you for your help and advice. And today my wife and I will be performing at the SLC Salsa Congress, we're very excited because we will also be teaching a "Tango Salsa" workshop. That is what we will be performing as well. I remember you telling us to always be original and different. - W&R. Charlotte, NC
Just one hour into your course I knew it was going to be so helpful to, not only to my business, but also to my outlook of my business. I returned home with a burning passion to implementso many new ideas. I want to thank you for being the amazing person you are. You shared, informed and lit up a few light bulbs in that room over the 2 days. The great part is that you did it with a down to earth, humble, humorous and straightforward approach. I can see nowwhy you are so sought after...
- R.G. Worcester, MA
You certainly gave me great insight on how to improve how I teach Salsa & how I conduct my business back in Atlanta. It was also great to meet other instructors & to have the opportunity to network with other dance studio owners all over the U.S...- S.C. Atlanta, GA