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Epic Dance Floor Theory Video at Baldwin Wallace

Epic Dance Floor Theory Video at Baldwin Wallace

  We love it when we form a really great relationship with a school. Baldwin Wallace University is one of those schools; we have done Dance Floor Theory there several years in a row now. Each time is a blast. Kathy Petras, the Assistant Director of Student Life at BW put together this great video below of footage from Tom’s programs. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did! It’s kind of awesome for the SK team to watch it from the other side of the camera. 🙂

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What It’s Like to Be in a Dance Floor Theory – Awesome Video

What It’s Like to Be in a Dance Floor Theory – Awesome Video

Baldwin Wallace sent us this epic video they put together of Tom and his Dance Floor Theory program this year, set to the tune of “Take a Walk,” a fun song that captures the carefree spirit of the programs.  Check it out: Here in the office, we got goosebumps watching the interactions between students, the pure joy and love in the Free Hugs, and the genuine laughter. We know that these amazing student leaders are going to go on and make their campus even more fun and fulfilling for all members of the college community. We want to shout out and say thanks to the amazing people at Baldwin Wallace. Thanks for an awesome program!

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5 Ways that a Second Grader Followed Dance Floor Theory

5 Ways that a Second Grader Followed Dance Floor Theory

  Christian Bucks is an adorable second grader from Pennsylvania who realized that some of his classmates were lonely during recess time. Having heard about a “Buddy Bench” being used in a German school, Christian suggested to his school administrators that they also install one. The Buddy Bench is a designated bench on the playground where students who are feeling sad or lonely can seek friendship. This idea might reminds you of the Ball Pit project at University of Wisconsin La Crosse. The idea is to form new friendships between people who happen to occupy the same space at the same time. We love this story because Christian is following some of the Dance Floor Theory Tips, without even knowing it. Fun is the easiest way to change people’s behavior for the better The Buddy Bench is usually found in […]

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Student Leader Spotlight: Candy Melara (College of DuPage)

Student Leader Spotlight: Candy Melara (College of DuPage)

School and Year: College of DuPage, ’16 Major: Special Education Leadership position: Membership/ Fellowship Officer for Phi Theta Kappa How do you define leadership?  I define leadership as a lifelong learning process that involves people working together effectively towards the realization of a comprehensive vision guided by shared values and ethical commitments. A leader should be capable to make decisions, be open-minded, have self-awareness, inspire and motivate others while building character through integrity. What first inspired you to become a student leader/get your current position? I chose to be involved as a student leader because leadership is borne everywhere you may go: leadership has a constructive impact that is significant to those around you. More specifically, I want to be a positive role model to students who believe they are not capable of achieving their goals, as I once thought in high school. Moreover, […]

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I Got DFT’ed…And I Didn’t Like It.

I Got DFT’ed…And I Didn’t Like It.

Last week I was part of a panel discussion for TiE on the New York startup scene. I was invited to talk about my experience as both a TechStars Alumnus and founder of Red Rover and AlumniChoose. Before the event officially started, everyone was casually networking around the room. At one point a lady popped into my conversation and introduced herself and asked what I did. As soon as I finished describing AlumniChoose, she tapped the shoulder of someone nearby and said we needed to talk to each other. As soon as she brought the two of us together in a handshake, she walked away without saying anything. Then a few moments later, she tapped another person I was talking with and pulled him, mid-sentence, away from our conversation and into another one. I continued to watch her work her […]

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Blender Events Brainstorming List

Blender Events Brainstorming List

If you follow our blog, you probably noticed we started a new segment called ‘Blender Events‘ where we highlight possible Blender Events student leaders could run on their campus. If you’re a DFT alumni, you should already know the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of Blender Events. If the term is brand new to you, click here to get caught up. WWW.MCD-GRP.COM/CAT/advance pay day loans online At most DFT leadership trainings, we break into small groups to generate Blender Event ideas that could be implemented throughout the year. Because it is a brainstorming session, every idea is accepted no matter how impossible or kooky it is. In the past, we left the brainstorm lists with the schools to use as they please, but recently we started collecting the lists with the goal of generating a master Blender Event brainstorm list. Occasionally I’ll go […]

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The Social Waltz

The Social Waltz

While hanging out in Central Park, I watched a large group of people picnicking in a grassy area nearby. Without attempting to stare too much, I’d glance back to the group every five minutes. Each time I looked back, everyone had switched places. It was one big social waltz where everyone mingled with everyone. Thinking back on events I’ve either hosted or attended, the best ones involved some kind of social waltz where no conversation dragged on too long and everyone mingled and connected with everyone. Sometimes a social waltz happens organically, but more often, it’s up to the host (you) to make the social waltz happen. In Dance Floor Theory, step two in turning a bad dance into a good dance is to introduce people to each other. DFT alumni should recognize this step as the “uh have you […]

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