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Why Do So Many Students Quit Dance?

Why Do So Many Students Quit Dance?

Why Do So Many Students Quit Dance? The trouble with owning a dance studio is that students quit. It takes more than passion and hard work to keep your students and families engaged in your studio programs. This podcast gets at the heart of the industry trends and...

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Drama Free Dance Studio, Fact or Fiction?

Drama Free Dance Studio, Fact or Fiction?

Drama Free Dance Studio, Fact or Fiction? Join Kathy Blake as she empowers you to address the topic that seems to be everywhere in dance....drama! There is a normal amount of emotion we can expect from our students, parents and faculty, however, there can be times...

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Take Control Of Your To-Do List

Take Control Of Your To-Do List

Take Control Of Your To-Do List How do you stay healthy, strong, and focused when everyone and everything needs your time, energy and there is so much to do? In this episode Jill Tirone and Suzanne Blake Gerety share different strategies and techniques used by studio...

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Best Advice For Starting A Studio From Scratch

Best Advice For Starting A Studio From Scratch

Best Advice For Starting A Studio From Scratch We've found the quickest route to success as a dance studio owner isn't traveled alone. Yet it's not always easy to find the answers to what you need because this is a very personal business. Dance studio ownership is not...

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Can I Prevent Pre-Class Meltdowns With Preschoolers?

Can I Prevent Pre-Class Meltdowns With Preschoolers?

Can I Prevent Pre-Class Meltdowns With Preschoolers? I love my preschool students but it seems like there are a lot of pre-class meltdowns in the waiting room at various points in the year. I'm worried some parents are dropping dance because they don't even want to...

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Special classes for special needs?

Special classes for special needs?

Special Classes for Special Needs? Are you wondering if it is it better to have different classes for kids with special needs or include them in your regular classes? In this podcast, Tricia Gomez, Global Director of Rhythm Works Integrative Dance and creator of the...

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Create Low-Stress Holiday Shows Everyone Will Enjoy

Create Low-Stress Holiday Shows Everyone Will Enjoy

You may think producing a holiday show is too much work and you just can’t add a full blown production to your plate during the already busy time of year. In this episode, hear how Lindsay Baker of The Dance Centre in Williamsburg, KY and creator of go•dazzle brings a production to life using creative story-telling at the holidays. She’ll share how easy it is to create a lovely show that is low-stress yet full of beauty and magical moments for your families to enjoy.

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Make Sense of Sales Tax

Make Sense of Sales Tax

In this episode we help you make sense of sales tax with Jessica Scheitler of Financial Groove. Where do you begin? What if you know nothing about sales tax and want to better understand what is the right strategic decision for you and your studio? And of course what to expect from the registration process from your state? How do you get a reseller certificate to avoid paying sales tax to vendors at the time of purchase?

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I hate tricks. Do I really need an Acro program?

I hate tricks. Do I really need an Acro program?

In this episode, Mandy Yip shares great tips on how to navigate this common challenge for dance studios who see tricks at competition and at events. Mandy manages the staff and delivery of all training programs, and the Acrobatic Arts syllabus in over 4500 dance studios in USA, Canada, UK, Australia and over 25 other countries. She heads the Acrobatic Arts examination program, and trains and certifies adjudicators to administer exams in studios around the world.

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What is the best way to solve a costume emergency?

What is the best way to solve a costume emergency?

What is the best way to solve a costume emergency? In this episode, Jenilee Houghton, Senior Director of Creative Development for Revolution Dancewear shares how you can solve any costume emergency with the help of some easy-to-find items. From blotting out blood to...

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