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Dance Studio Staffing Solutions

Dance Studio Staffing Solutions

In our latest episode, our special guest, Ginger Haithcox discusses a topic that comes directly from our member group and it is one of the biggest challenges dance studio owners face: finding, hiring, and retaining high-quality staff. Listen in as Ginger talks about what dance studio owners can do to attract applicants for Job openings, how using KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) is a game changer, and how to avoid headaches when delegating to your staff.

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Dance and Body Image: Developing a Positive and Supportive Studio Environment

Dance and Body Image: Developing a Positive and Supportive Studio Environment

In this episode of the Dance Studio 411 podcast, we sit down to have a very frank, open conversation with Amelia Fazio to discuss dance and body image and how you can develop a positive and supportive dance studio environment. The goal of this episode is to keep it real and we hope this outlines how important body positivity and positive language practices are to your studio. We can’t wait for you to listen to this episode with Amelia because her passion shines through in all she does. We hope this conversation inspires you to create a studio environment where everybody feels welcome!

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Dancing With Change: How to Make Meaningful Changes in Your Dance Studio Business with Courage and Confidence

Dancing With Change: How to Make Meaningful Changes in Your Dance Studio Business with Courage and Confidence

Join Suzanne Blake Gerety as she shares one of the keys to studio business growth – change! In this podcast episode you’ll learn the simple yet impactful way to approach making meaningful decisions – from pricing to policies and beyond. You’ll hear how you have an advantage as a dance educator and studio owner to “dance with change”. This episode is designed to boost your confidence and courage when it comes to approaching parents, students, faculty or staff with any new or improved policy.

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3 Benefits of a Dance Studio Student Assistant Program

3 Benefits of a Dance Studio Student Assistant Program

In this podcast episode, our special guest, Ginger Haithcox shares 3 benefits of implementing a student assistant program at your dance studio. Student assistants help with student retention and progression, they help create a future pipeline for dance studio staff, and they enhance the customer experience. Listen in as Ginger provides insight into her successful program and how you can get this complete system for your dance studio.

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Increase Enrollment with Facebook Ads

Increase Enrollment with Facebook Ads

Facebook Advertising can be a huge source of stress for dance studio owners. Let’s be honest, there aren’t many of us who have the time or energy to manage our dance studio’s social media accounts. In this episode, Jill Tirone sits down with Kristian Altuve of Dance Motion Marketing and they discuss three simple ways to help you with your social media and get the most out of your online advertising.

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Budgeting and Profitability Tips for Dance Studio Owners

Budgeting and Profitability Tips for Dance Studio Owners

In our latest episode, Jill Tirone sits down with Sean Dever, CPA to answer financial questions directly from our member group. Sean explains the intricacies of pricing discounts and profitability, why a non-profit may not be right for your studio, and how dance studio owners can benefit from selling additional items like costumes and dancewear. Listen in as he shares his expertise and financial advice to help you avoid pitfalls and increase your profits in your dance studio business.

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Studio Success Insights with Misty Lown

Studio Success Insights with Misty Lown

In our latest episode, Suzanne Blake Gerety sits down with Misty Lown of More Than Just Great Dancing to discuss what’s on the hearts and minds of dance studio owners. Misty explains that key developmental experiences in dance help students become healthy, high-functioning adults and how to communicate the value of dance to families. Listen in as she shares her definition of success, her love of golden retrievers, and how she helps the members of More Than Just Great Dancing succeed.

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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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Family Friendly Dress Codes For Your Dance Studio Business

Family Friendly Dress Codes For Your Dance Studio Business

In this episode, you’ll hear expert tips on establishing and maintaining a dress code program that parents and dancers love. Tiffany Henderson is an industry leader and dance business expert who owns and operates seven Tiffany’s Dance Academy locations in Northern California. Her video-based teacher training system and curriculum, Twinkle Star Dance, is currently implemented in 300+ dance studios worldwide. She shares actionable ideas on how you can easily bring in additional revenue to your business by making dancewear purchases a natural part of your registration process. You’ll also hear how to boost enrollment and use your required uniform to get preschool and elementary classes filled.

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Gender and Sexual Identity Inclusion Training For Dance Studios

Gender and Sexual Identity Inclusion Training For Dance Studios

Feeling unprepared to support students as they come into their identities as members of the LGBTQIA+ community? In this episode, Samm Wesler shares how to create a comfortable, safe environment, how to lead a diversity and inclusion training in your dance studio, and how to implement solid strategies to help you feel more comfortable and prepared when speaking about these topics with your team.

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Building Healthy Habits and Preventing Injuries in the Dance Studio

Building Healthy Habits and Preventing Injuries in the Dance Studio

Encouraging healthy habits and preventing injuries is key to building strong minds and bodies in your dance studio. Dr. Lisa Schoene is a Dance and Sports Podiatrist and a Certified Athletic Trainer who is passionate about keeping dancers in tip-top shape. In this episode, Dr. Schoene shares her expertise on nutrition, emotional support for your dancers, injury prevention, and the importance of self-care for studio owners.

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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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