My first experience teaching dance online was in 2007 when I first started teaching at A Global Rhythm Dance Studio in Southern California. These videos were part of launching a new beginner ballroom dance class series at the studio. In each of these videos, we teach a basic step, and then share information about an upcoming class in the studio. The goal was to take a value-added approach to our marketing by providing a free first step lesson to students, and then invite them into the studio to learn more.
The Recording Experience
Recording the videos took some planning. First we chose which step to teach, and which music to use for the demonstration. We did our recordings at night after closing, so there were no students around. In order to maintain a consistent shooting frame throughout the recording process, we marked the floor with tape. One mark for the…
Ever see an item for sale as NIB or NWOT? Ever wonder what they mean? Here’s some common terms I’ve come across.
NIB new in box
NWOT new without tags
TTS true to size
OBO or best offer
MOC mint on card
NRFB never removed from box
COA certificate of authenticity
NOS new old stock
OOAK one of a kind
NBW never been worn
NIP new in package
NWT new with tags
BF best fit
VGC very good condition
BNWT brand new with tags
BNWOT brand new without tags
Depending on the platform you use, these terms can be useful in describing your item or saving space within the title. Buyers may also include these terms in their search. Be sure to include terms that fit your items description for better visibility. Have some terms to share? Let me know.
First, my condolences to those who have suffered during this pandemic due to the loss of a loved one, personal illness or financial loss. I have lived a good many decades and have never experienced anything like this before. It feels like we’ve entered “The Twilight Zone.” Last night my husband and I went out to dinner just to feel normal. It was good to see people sitting at the outdoor tables enjoying a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.
This morning I got to thinking that for those of us who resell things (vintage or not), how will this pandemic affect our businesses? Here’s what I’ve come up with…
Sourcing Could Become More Difficult
My county has a mandatory cancellation of gatherings over 1000 people and is recommending canceling gatherings over 250 people. So my local monthly flea market is canceled this Saturday. I was planning on…
Something I do to stay busy and bring in a little extra income as a stay at home mom is reselling. Reselling is taking things you have around your house, or when you buy used clothes, shoes, or home decor and list them for sale online, once the items sell, you ship them out. This is something that doesn’t have to have “set” hours, unless you want it to. It’s something that you can make work into your schedule instead of fitting your life into a work schedule, unless you want to.
This is the ultimate “side hustle” if you ask me. I am able to fully decide how busy or not busy I am. I am able to decide when I am in “mommy mode” and when I am in “mother hustler mode” each day. This gives me the freedom to make the decisions about how my day goes…
As a long-time house dancer, I had been desiring a way to film myself that would be more useful than my still phone on a tripod. I have seen some awesome dance videos on social medias, and also many that leave me wanting to see more. It is a huge advantage to be able to employ a moving cameraman perspective. When the lens can follow the dancer, that makes for great dance film. Realistically, however, all we have during practice is ourselves (and maybe a cat).
Enter the Pivo Pod. It’s a small tripod adapter that syncs with a software application in your smartphone. This software has a few different content creating features built in, but I am most interested in the action tracking capabilities. I love trying new technology, but let’s face it: a lot of tech looks better than it is. I first saw an ad for Pivo…
Hello dancers! If you are temporarily not working or working less, I feel you, and so I want to share a few ideas that I have used to make some extra money from home. I have done all these before, and while they are not meant to be a full-time dance income replacement, they may help to supplement you whatever your current situation may be like.
Resell Your Dance Clothing on Poshmark
If you have got any dance practice wear or costumes you won’t wear again, consider listing it on a resell app like Poshmark. I have used Poshmark for both buying and selling and have even found dance shoes for a great price. Poshmark was intended to be used to sell luxury and designer items too, so they have an authentication process available if you would like to list higher priced items such as ballroom competition gowns. For a…
Poshmarks Founder and CEO Manish Chandra sent the following message to users:
“Dear Poshmark Community,
My heart is heavy with our nation’s tragic history of violence and racism that continues to target the Black community. So many are hurting, including many of you, and this pain cannot be ignored. I grieve for those who have lost their lives, their loved ones, their innocence, and their opportunity in life as a result of prejudice and discrimination.
We stand with the Black community. As a company, we haven’t spoken out publicly on important social issues like racism and injustice up to now, but we need to use our voice to help drive change and support the path to healing. The crisis of systemic racism in America is something that demands action and attention from all of us. As a first step, we are donating $100,000 across a number of organizations for their vital work to advance racial justice, civil rights, and economic empowerment in the United States: the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the National Urban League. We also want to create a future with more women of color in technology and will be supporting Black Girls Code as part of this donation.
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We’re proud of the strong community we’ve built together over the years, one that leads with love and one where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Although the gravity of the injustice is immense, I believe in the power of community, the possibility that comes when we work together, and that love will always overcome hate.
Thank you for being part of the Poshmark community.”
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