The Strengths Of A Small Business

Picture this.

The all-too-familiar feeling of being sat in lockdown #1, biscuits on your right, cup of tea on your left and the 8th series of the week playing in the background whilst your mind whirs away with all possible thoughts. One of those thoughts that kept popping up for me was “What have I learnt in lockdown?”. I hadn’t learnt a new language or started yoga like others I’d seen all over social media. I had, however, learnt more about self care, self worth and about myself than ever before. Having this time to reflect and see more from the outside looking in, I was able to think about the changes I would want to make with my life. A little while after, my small business MRC DANCE was born.

“So, why not just pay a fiver a month for those unlimited online pre-recorded classes?”

Dance is a competitive field, with so many classes and styles available, I wondered how mine would be different? For me, it’s not just a job, it’s something I genuinely enjoy and want others to as well. I want to make each and every individual feel happy. I want to bring out confidence in others and build their skills so they feel accomplished. MRC DANCE is more than just a business to me, as cheesy as it sounds. It allows me to make other people feel worthy, strong, carefree. (Not to mention all the other great feelings everyone should experience, even if for just half an hour).

My classes are live, so, when appropriate, I can help those who aren’t clicking with a step or those who aren’t feeling as confident in themselves and I can do it genuinely- live! It’s also so great as I get to have a chat with my clients and learn more about them too! “You got a new job? Amazing” “How’s your dog after it’s op??”. When a class is pre-recorded (and we’ve all been a victim to this), it is so easy to skip the class or ‘just leave it until tomorrow’. Tomorrow never comes and we’ve lost out on another class.

A happy dance teacher waiting for her class to begin!
Waiting for a class to begin!

This blog post was not really meant for plugging my small business, but to remind those other small business owners to remind themselves- we might be called a ‘small businesses’ but we are mighty! We’ve earnt it and we’re rocking it.

As always, stay safe and keeeep dancing!

Maisie, MRC DANCE 🙂

Dancing through lockdown

MRC DANCE may be slightly biased but believe that dancing through this tough time is a much needed mood-boosting activity. Movement is so important for both mental and physical health and most people don’t realise the movement they’re missing out on by not going about their ‘normal’ weekly routines. From walking around the office, to bouncing around in a bar at the weekend, we’re all missing certain aspects of our active lives.

Fitness-Fun dance class over zoom
Zoom Fitness-Fun class

Here’s 4 things you can do to improve your well-being through these strange times:

  • Join a class with MRC DANCE. Not only will you get the movement you need but you gain the social interaction with a very fun and friendly group and get listen to some great tunes!
  • A walk-a-day will keep the blues away. SAD syndrome is even more present in the winter so make sure you get out for a walk whilst it’s still light for an extra boost.
  • Count your steps! I’ll often check my Fitbit and see I’ve been doing my morning admin for a little too long and it just gives the little push you need to move around a little!
  • Keep up as much of a routine as possible! Wake up at your usual time, get excited for your weekly release of your favourite series, include your daily walk as part of your norm, stay in touch with your friends.

Maisie ❤️

So, with all that being said, make sure you stay safe, keep active, get in touch about dance classes and look after yourselves.