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, August 10, 2012

Tippi Toes hit list for - Hottest New Franchise!

It was so fun today to see an article written showing Tippi Toes
 is one of the Hottest New Franchises! We think so! 
Mostly because the amazing women owning Tippi Toes all across 
the country. It is thanks to each of them, their hard work + 
success that makes us shine! 2012 we have already expanded
 to DC, South Carolina, Illinois! See the article below!
To the extent that prospective franchisees
 can achieve greater financial rewards with
 a well-chosen, growing franchise than with
 one that may have already reached its potential, 
Bond’s Hottest New Franchises promotes those
 companies that have less than 50 operating units
 and which provide great potential for 
entrepreneurial franchisees. Eligible 
companies are listed on this 
website, as well as in the annual 
Bond’s Hottest New Franchises publication.

Tippi Toes Dance Company

Tippi Toes Dance Company
Tippi Toes Dance Company is a family business
 dedicated to the happiness of children and their
 families. Tippi Toes’ goal is to help children develop
 a love for dancing which promotes healthy living
 habits, builds self-confidence, and a love for others.
 Classes are specifically designed to develop motor
 skills and body awareness — Tippi Toes wants to
 help every child’s self-esteem while developing their
 imagination, critical thinking, and sharpening both
 cognitive and creative skills.
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Total Outlets479

Sunday, July 29, 2012

2012 Franchise Conference

This is our adorable group at our franchise conference this year. We were missing 3 franchise families and a few husbands but we had an amazing crew. We had 12 franchise owners meet in Tulsa, Oklahoma to learn, share and develop their business. It was exciting, refreshing and oh so fun! These women are amazing! They are driven, determined and have so much to offer to each other and to Tipi Toes. We all learned so much by getting quality time together. God has blessed this little company to impact over 3000 children this year!!!
Tippi Toes Owners, Megan Reilly and Sarah Nuse. This weekend Tippi Toes We introduced a new CD Make Believe due out August 21, new training DVD's and a new software system built just for Tippi Toes!! Our goal is to help each franchise owner work smarter and grow stronger! Megan 27 weeks pregnant. 
The ladies of Tippi Toes
from back left: Donna, Megan, Laura, Tracy, Teri, Karri, Tara, Katie
front: Mallory, Kasey, Laura, Sarah, Erin, Andrea, Brittany
Not pictured: Lindsey, Claire and Kayla
 Down to business!
 Banquet Dinner Friday evening at the Summit!
 Awarding our Franchise Owner of the Year for 2011-2012 Miss Andrea Dangel in Cincinnati, Ohio
 How precious is she - an amazing women and mother of 4!
 Kasey and Mallory enjoying the first business trip! Many more to come
 Tippi Toes conference = baby shower! Last year we celebrated Sarah's son Hank and this year we are celebrating Megan and Chris's baby Harper due on Halloween. The franchise owners surprised Megan and Chris with a shower!
 Megan was VERY surprised!!!
 Katie and Teri  - they were sneaky and put this all together!
 Let's get down to business - nothing more fun and strange than teaching children's dances to a group of adult women! Our new CD - Make Believe is due out August 21! Sarah doing her favorite thing - teaching!
 Chuck our franchise consultant - we love him!!!
 Enjoy a night at the ballpark!
 We reserved a party deck and enjoyed good food but even better company!
 Sharing ideas and watching some baseball
 Jonathan and Laura - St. Louis Tippi Toes
 There was so much shop talk 

 Awesome husbands that are amazing supporters and team players. Many of these guys work behind the scenes and support their leading ladies! 

 Brian and Erin are incredibly sweet and make me laugh so much! It was hard to say good bye to everyone - but they are all on their way home to get back to business!
We are excited to reach so many more families this coming year and look forward to opening Tippi Toes in new cities around the country. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Importance of Activity for Kids

"A new study of how preschoolers spend their days may make you want to run around screaming, which is apparently more than the tykes themselves get to do. After interviewing child-care providers from 34 very different Cincinnati-area centers—urban to suburban, Head Start to high income—researchers found that kids spend an average of only 2% to 3% of their day in "vigorous activities."
Can you imagine that? Children spending 97% of their day not running around? It's like a desk job, except with cookie time. Excuse me—apple time. When you consider that three-quarters of American kids aged 3 to 5 are in some kind of preschool program and a lot of them come home only to eat, sleep and go back again, this is beyond sad—it's bad."
Yikes!!  The idea of our children's daily routine being compared to a desk job is very vivid and unsettling.  Kids need to have the time to be free, active and physical every day so that they can grow up with activity being a staple in their lives.  
At Tippi Toes one of our main goals is to present activity and exercise in a fun, exciting, positive manner.  We want children to leave class and go home wanting to play "dance class" at home which of course leads to even more activity.  
Let's keep our kids moving so they can live long, healthy, happy lives!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thank YOU!

We are so lucky to be in the business of making kids happy!  Thanks to our incredible Tippi Toes families we have the privilege of teaching kids how to dance, be confident, make new friends, learn a skill, work hard, follow directions, be silly and be polite.
Parents and grandparents give us a chance every week to impact their child's life and we take that honor very seriously!  While in class we get to be silly and entertaining with the kids and we take those endearing and special moments with us as we continue on through the day.  We know that those 45 minutes are precious and so we do everything we can to be sure that the dancers enjoy every minute.
This is just a Thank you to all of the parents who allow their children to participate in Tippi Toes each week.

We hope that Tippi Toes positively impacts your children as much as your children positively impact our lives!

Some of our littlest dancers at Mommy & Me in Texas

One of our hip hop stars with her favorite Texas teachers!

A precious group of Oklahoma Tippi Toes Stars!

Sweet Oklahoma dancer proud of her Tippi Toes shirt and her mom's new car decal!