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.
Law Essentials Every Dance Studio Owner Needs to Know

Law Essentials Every Dance Studio Owner Needs to Know

Cory Sterling is the founder of the heart-leading law firm Conscious Counsel and the author of the book The Yoga Law Book: Legal Essentials For Yoga Professionals. He’s worked with hundreds of clients in the dance, health and fitness industries. In this episode, he discusses the legal essentials every dance studio should be aware of. The idea of “the law” can be scary, but Cory helps break through the fear and makes the concepts accessible. Learn what you can do today so your dance studio is protected tomorrow (and for years to come).

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How to Build an Effective Communication Plan for Summer Dance Programs

How to Build an Effective Communication Plan for Summer Dance Programs

Meagan Ziebarth and Colleen Rubio of Resourceful Dance share their best marketing strategies to capture the attention of busy parents. Planning is the key to not feeling overwhelmed in your marketing and program offerings, and Meagan and Colleen offer their easy-to-follow framework to help you better market, and communicate, your summer dance programs.

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Connect and Engage with Students as You Rebuild Your Enrollment

Connect and Engage with Students as You Rebuild Your Enrollment

Alison Jones is the Founder of Dancewise Studios, the home of some of the most inspirational dance classes of a wide variety of different dance styles since 2005. Alison teaches students of all ages and was one of the first studios to be certified in authentic street dance in the UK. In this week’s episode, Alison shares some of the special, and unique, things she’s doing to showcase how grateful she is to have her clients stick with her during the lockdown and the pandemic. 

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Find the Right Dance Teacher at the Right Time

Find the Right Dance Teacher at the Right Time

As a dance studio owner it’s not if you’re going to need a new dance teacher, it’s when! In this podcast hear tips from Suzanne Blake Gerety and Jill Tirone on how to source, find, and hire teachers for subbing, guest teaching, on short notice, for the long term, and every situation in between. You’ll hear how you can easily get in the habit of consistently sourcing great talent so you never feel anxious or stressed about who will teach your classes. Use these strategies to build your business and network with your dance community.

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400 Dance Students Within 6 Months!

400 Dance Students Within 6 Months!

Kim Black is the Owner of Miss Kim’s in Burlington, North Carolina. She was selected as Dance Teacher Magazine’s Dance Teacher of The Year in 2020 and is a Preschool Dance & Creative Movement presenter. Kim opened her studio during the pandemic and while most instructors would be shaking in their boots, Kim was confident she could fill her space… and she did! Six months after opening her doors she had 400 dance students. How did she do it? She credits the strong support of the DanceStudioOwner.com community and her positive attitude. Listen to this week’s episode to hear more and learn her success tips and tricks!

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Key Data Every Studio Owner Should Know

Key Data Every Studio Owner Should Know

In this episode, Jill Tirone and Suzanne Blake Gerety highlight key data that every studio owner should know to position their studio for growth in 2021 and emerge from the pandemic. They share insights on enrollment trends, performances, website analytics, social media metrics, and local marketing to set you apart and be ready to bring more dancers back to class. This information is based on current survey data gathered from thousands of studio responses throughout this dance season. Get a competitive edge and inspiration to make strides in building up and strengthening your dance studio this year.

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