Tippi Toes World

Welcome to the heart of Tippi Toes Dance Company! Here you will find insights from our incredible franchisees, experiences from inside the Tippi Toes dance classes around the country (aka hilarious and sweet things that come straight from our little dancers), a sense of our Tippi Toes culture as well as suggestions for how parents can provide healthy lifestyles for their families.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Profile: Tara Cassmann Franchise Owner Rochester, MN

The Cassmann Family

My name is Tara Cassmann and I am the proud owner of Tippi Toes of Rochester, Minnesota.  Together with my husband, Jim of 16 years and our 3 year old daughter Elianna, we are blessed to be part of the Tippi Toes family.  

In 2009, my work temporarily brought my family to Corpus Christi, Texas.  Being new to the area, we researched enrichment opportunities for our then 2 year old daughter Elianna.  Tippi Toes stood out and she started attending baby ballet class. Each session of teaching, building self-confidence, music and body awareness and just being plain silly made us feel that we made right choice for our daughter.  Then it was time to make the right choice for our family.  Shortly after Elianna began classes we met with Sarah and Adam Nuse to discuss Tippi Toes as a business. After that meeting we knew that we wanted to do everything possible to bring Tippi Toes to our home in Minnesota.  Tippi Toes was the perfect combination of my elementary education background and my husband’s music education degree. 
Elianna - A Tippi Toes Star!

Since our classes began in Rochester in the Fall of 2010, we have no doubt about our decision to be part of the Tippi Toes family.  Each day, I get to experience the pure joy each child exudes during and after class, as well as the knowledge that I am making a positive impact of that child’s life.  Teaching, dancing, being silly and working with kids – What could be better?  

Together as a family, we look forward to the day that people across the globe know Tippi Toes by name. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Profile: Tracy Genheimer Franchise Owner OKC

Tracy & Alex Genheimer
My name is Tracy Genheimer and I am the Oklahoma City and surrounding area franchise owner. I started out as a dance teacher for Tippi Toes in my senior year of college and immediately fell in love with it! I love the story-telling we use in class, our awesome music, and our great dancers! After working with Tippi Toes for two years, I had the opportunity to become a franchise owner. What an amazing blessing it has been owning my own business! Having danced since I was three years old, this is an absolute dream come true! I love that I get to dance and teach dance every day! I love what Tippi Toes stands for and that we are able to reach so many children around the country! My husband, Alex, who I married this past May, has been such a wonderful supporter of Tippi Toes. He helps in every way he can and I am so thankful!
Miss Tracy the Ballerina
Tracy and Alex on an adventure