Dance Studio 411
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Suzanne Blake Gerety and Jill Tirone take real-life questions directly from our listeners and help you resolve your toughest, most frustrating or just-plain-complicated studio life predicaments.
Strategic Planning For Your Dance Studio

Strategic Planning For Your Dance Studio

Are you ready to have your best season yet? In this podcast, Suzanne Blake Gerety and Jill Tirone reflect on the past season and get focused for the new. Learn to identify the obstacles standing in your way and how to use them as a starting point to help you achieve your goals. They’re also covering ways to battle burnout and sharing tips to increase your tuition and fees with confidence. Join us so you can be strategic with your planning for the new dance season!

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How to Raise Prices and Fees with Confidence

How to Raise Prices and Fees with Confidence

It can be difficult to raise your prices and fees, and many dance studio owners worry about how it will affect their business. In this episode of the DanceStudio411 Podcast, Suzanne Blake Gerety and Jill Tirone are sharing ways to navigate rising costs and inflation. You’ll learn how to earn extra income through dancewear and costumes while adding extra value to your studio. Through their support and encouragement, you’ll get the information and boost you need to head into the dance season feeling confident around raising your prices.

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Time Hacks For Busy Studio Owners

Time Hacks For Busy Studio Owners

As a busy dance studio owner, you probably feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. Luckily, with some helpful tips and productivity hacks, you can take back some of those lost hours and create an environment that promotes efficiency and increased organization at your dance studio. All it takes is a little bit of planning, and by implementing these strategies into your daily routine, you’ll find yourself with more time than ever to focus on growing your business or spending time on the things that are important to you!

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4 Ways to Increase Your Preschool Dance Student Enrollment

4 Ways to Increase Your Preschool Dance Student Enrollment

Enrolling preschool-aged students can be one of the most difficult parts of running your own dance studio. Our research shows that studios are the most flexible on enrollment deadlines with this age group; therefore making the full-season commitment less predictable. Thankfully, there are several different ways you can find more preschool-aged dance students without spending your entire marketing budget. In this podcast, Jill Tirone and Suzanne Blake Gerety share four ways to find more preschool-aged dance students that work well at any dance studio, no matter its size or location.

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Produce a Magical Holiday Show with Ease

Produce a Magical Holiday Show with Ease

In this episode, Tiffany Henderson is sharing expert tips for producing a crowd-pleasing holiday performance on a short timeline that brings out the best in your youngest dancers! Holiday shows matter more than ever and we’re here to help you make participation easy. Learn what to include in your holiday performance package, how to budget for your show venue, and how to leverage done-for-you choreography and costume ideas to re-inspire teaching staff and boost dancer confidence.

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Top 5 Tasks to Delegate To Your Office Manager

Top 5 Tasks to Delegate To Your Office Manager

In this episode of Dance Studio 411, Patty Rielley shares her top projects and tips that busy studio owners can share with their office managers. She believes a little planning goes a long way and organization is the key to delegation. As a former studio owner for 17 years and currently a dance studio office manager, Patty draws from her extensive experience and gives specific, real-life examples of how you can organize and delegate effectively.

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