It's summertime, which means we're all starting to feel HOT! HOT! HOT!
While a warm room is certainly better than a cold room when it comes to dancing, you don't want your students to get heat stroke at your studio. To help you survive this sweaty time of year, here are tips and tricks that will keep your classrooms comfortable for an excellent class.
1. Reduce sunlight
Use thermal shades to cover any sun-facing windows in your studio. Doing grand allegro while the sun beats down on you from outside is a recipe for heat stroke. Keep those windows covered!
2. Somebody hit the lights
Turn lights off inside the studio when it's not in use. It's energy-saving and cooling. Go team!
3. Close the doors
If your studio doors open directly to the hotter outside air, close them to keep the cooler air in the room with you.
4. Ceiling fans
If you have fans in your studio, make sure they're set to run counterclockwise.
5. Check for leaks
Call a professional to come in and check for holes/cracks around your studio that may be letting hot air in from outside.
6. Window air-conditioning units
If you use a window unit to cool your studio, make sure it's the right size for the room—not too big and not too small.