the dance rebel leadership training.
The Dance Rebel Leadership Training is an 8-week intensive where you’ll have my personal guidance and mentorship on creating and launching your own dance community or class, so that you can:
make dance an active part of your life/career,
make income from it (if you desire),
and create authentic community - no matter how much experience you have or where you live.
it starts in sept.
Registration is open until august 5th or until all spots are filled (and they fill up fast!)
Join from anywhere: sessions are conducted on live video conference.
here are the different modules we’ll cover each week:
You are the glue:
Identify and own your unique “dance voice,” my 3-part process of bringing clarity to who you are as a dancer/mover, no matter how much experience you do or don’t have. (Hint: no formal training gives you a unique angle, just as a ton of pro experience does, too!) You’ll start from a place of inner clarity, knowing yourself and your message so that you can become a magnet for your ideal audience.
Your hips don’t lie:
Starting with what you already know and do naturally with dance, I’ll help you create a clear outline for your class/sessions so that you can feel confident delivering the material and bringing your authentic brilliance to the world.
Break out of dance prison:
Uncover any hidden or obvious blocks to your confidence and expression so that you can dance through your fears and create what you’re meant to. Receive personalized coaching and my dance-based exercises to guide you through this in a visceral way.
Freedom through structure and pacing:
Choose the right ingredients for your dance recipe, and know exactly which small actions will have the most impact so that you can build it effectively. Learn by example through a variety of case studies that will inspire you, and receive templates and sample structures to build off of.
If you build it, they will dance:
Identify your ideal audience and start taking actions to invite them into your community, this way you’ll start creating genuine connections right away and build confidence as I hold your hand through the sometimes scary part of telling people what you’re up to!
Profit and planning:
Choose your plan for profit - or non-profit, or make it free - so that you can be clear on your intentions and take the necessary marketing actions to generate what you desire. Receive planning templates for calculating your profit plan, marketing your offering, and tracking your students.
& 8. additional sessions on pr, money, facilitation:
After the 6 modules are complete, you’ll receive an additional 2 modules of support with me and guest teachers who share guidance on media outreach and public relations, money management, and facilitation skills, so that you can get your movement out there even more!
plus these bonuses:
The Art of the DIY Dance Video:
In this online training series, I'm revealing all the secrets on how I create my D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) dance videos that make an impact. My homemade dance videos have made their way from my iPhone 6 to the big screens of TEDxNYU and Lincoln Center’s Dance On Camera Festival, as well as reaching over 166,000 views (and counting) on YouTube alone.
Learn the technical basics of shooting and editing your own videos - no experience necessary! - and get inspired with artistic direction and guidance for turning your basic video into a work of art that you’re proud of. All so that you can post videos, share yourself with confidence and charisma, and reach more people authentically.
Templates for Success:
Since my side gig as a copywriter has really come in handy over the years that I’ve been building my dance programs, I wanted to also include the exact written templates I’ve used that you can adapt for your audience:
Email invitations to people in your network
Social media post sharing
Waivers and program agreement
join me + create a movement with YOUR movement.
registration closes august 5th.
here are some examples of who it’s for and what’s possible (via real life participants)
"I signed up for the DRLT because I'm ready to clarify my dance voice. As a non-trained dancer, I've been hesitant to move forward with this project on my own but I’m a mover. We’re all movers! I’m so glad that I reached out to Jess! She’s going to help me find my true dance voice and help me redefine dance to create a movement program that’s inclusive to all movers - trained or not!
"I'm really excited to bring a different approach to trauma healing! To help people discover a new relationship with their body - one that fosters curiosity and nourishment with a foundation of love, compassion, honesty and respect. I'm creating a dance/movement course for people who are ready to connect with their inner dancer and in turn discover their own innate capacity for healing, to feel safe in their body, comfortable in their own skin, embodied, integrated and whole."
~ Julie Fernandez, Los Angeles CA
“I signed up for the DRLT because I need guidance streamlining my ideas and understanding how to implement the business side of running a dance program. Having worked with Jess in her other programs, I know she has a lot of knowledge to offer, and I love the way she creates a safe space for people to come together, share ideas and express their creativity.
“I’m creating Camp Create: Be Your Own Hero, a summer dance program for children ages 4-7 who are interested in using movement to access their creativity and express their individuality. I’m really excited to take my ideas and manifest them into a program that is aligned with my beliefs as a dance educator.”
~ Marisa Catena, Wood-Ridge NJ
There are spaces waiting to be filled with dance.
What will yours be?
here’s more about your fearless leader:
Although I quit dancing after high school and thought I'd missed my chance, I proved my 19-year-old self - and society - wrong. My DIY dance videos on YouTube years later were the catalyst for reviving my dance practice AND transitioning my career into my own business and brand, all based on dance.
Since, then I've been invited to speak and perform on stages like TEDxNYU, Lincoln Center's Dance On Camera Festival, New York's Got Talent! competition show, and the New York Comedy Club.
I’ve produced over a dozen showcases for my students in NYC and I’m the creator of the annual Dance-a-Day in the Month of May video series, which continues to spread each year. (Check out 2018’s media feature here!) I’ve also maintained my own weekly blog for the last 7 years, and have worked on and off as a copywriter during that time.
My You Can Dance Again programs and videos have helped hundreds of people in NYC and beyond to reclaim their sense of self through dance, feel at home in their bodies, and revive their creative expression.
In other words, if there’s anyone to guide you in bringing YOUR dance visions to life, it’s me ;)