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.
In this episode, Molly Stroud of Jackrabbit Dance shares the three areas of focus you need to ensure studio growth in 2021. Tune in as she shares why it is more important than ever for studios to focus on customer service, automation, and tracking key metrics to thrive. Through the use of reliable, cloud-based dance studio software, Jackrabbit Dance’s mission is to help studio owners take control of their businesses, so they can get back to focusing on their passion–teaching.
Get expert advice from Jessica Scheitler of Financial Groove on the PPP loan forgiveness application. This is a follow up to her Tips For Tracking PPP Loan Spend podcast episode. Jessica speaks candidly about the confusion many studio owners are facing over bank communication regarding the timing of when to begin the process.
Passion-driven and caregiving roles are some of the most susceptible to burnout. In this podcast episode, you’ll hear from Suzanne and Jill, where they share the six causes of dance studio owner burnout and how to prevail. With chronic stress, we often don’t realize we are about to “hit the wall” until it’s too late. This episode is full of actionable ideas and support that will help carry you up, over and through a period of burnout.
Josh Olson of Dance Recital Ticketing shares how studios are pivoting to sell tickets in this pandemic environment. Hear how to set pricing for live-streamed or pre-recorded events. Having an in-theater performance with reduced capacity requirements? Sell tickets for your in-person show without the worry of how to space your audience with their social distancing tool. Confidently navigate ticket sales no matter where and how you’re holding them.
The challenges impacting preschoolers from this pandemic include less movement, more screen time and a multitude of distractions. This is taking a toll on their behavior and listening skills. In this episode, Andrea Trench, Dance Educator and creator of Discover Dance shares tips to create an enriched learning environment in your classroom through see, say, do, play. You’ll get tips to enhance the quality of the dance education and increase student focus and participation.
Dance studio owners want — and most importantly need — to be found online through local search. In this episode featuring Matt Horner, founder of Class Manager and Stage Stubs, he shares the easy things you can do and enhance to improve your online presence.
Dance students who take voice or piano gain extra skills to progress in dance. It is a win for the studio and the student. And the new reality is dance studios may need to add additional revenue without adding cost or risk. In this episode featuring Sam Beckford, creator of OnlineMusicLessons. Today you’ll hear how his program allows dance studios to offer music lessons to their student base simply by referring students to a unique link and getting an ongoing 15% monthly commission on all lesson revenue the studio refers.
In this episode, Tricia Gomez, Global Director of Rhythm Works Integrative Dance and creator of the popular Hip Hop In a Box shares candidly how we can develop our soft-skills to become the best teacher and studio owner that our students need now. In this time of change, let’s chat about looking for hidden opportunities to enrich your staff, finding an untapped population of new students, and creating new virtual, in-person and blended programming that’s suitable for all abilities and levels.
In this episode Cynthia King, Owner and Director of Cynthia King Dance Studio of Brooklyn, New York shares how she has created engagement with new students through virtual meet and greet events over Zoom.
In this episode Sean Dever shares how to best determine your studio pricing and strategy given the current economic conditions. With many schools needing an online and in-person tuition model, Sean gives tips on how often you should raise prices and by what percentage. Learn how you can build new client engagement and grow enrollment with children’s activities in a post-pandemic landscape.
Thinking about virtual dance camps and need some tips for success to keep dancers engaged and enrollment coming in? In this episode we’re joined by Kelly Pfeiffer and Lindsey Alesch who are the dynamic sister-duo who own Megleo’s School of Dance in Illinois. They had over 60 preschoolers in their first virtual “Moana-themed” camp. Listen as they share ideas for days, times, price and how to keep those young dancers engaged as you plan your virtual and hybrid programming.
Get expert advice from Jessica Scheitler from Financial Groove in this episode on how to best track and prepare for your PPP loan forgiveness. She provides useful tips for studio owners as we navigate our dance season and the timing of funding. According to the PPP fact sheet, the loan proceeds are used to cover payroll costs, and most mortgage interest, rent, and utility costs over the 8 week period after the loan is made; and Employee and compensation levels are maintained.
In this podcast with Katie Groven of Dancer-Fitness.com you’ll get tips on how to help students stay safe and strong while dancing at home. Hear some practical exercises that don’t take up much space or require special equipment. Katie offers guidance on three key areas to focus on to strengthen to help avoid injury when our dancers are ready to come back to class and go full out again.
You are not alone when it comes to navigating this unprecedented and ever-changing period of business disruption. In this episode we highlight the growing resource list of time-saving and idea generating information available to you. We look forward to supporting and encouraging you so that you can get back to doing the work you love!
In this podcast featuring Frank Sahlein, of 3rdLevelConsulting, you’ll hear tips and best practice advice on how to keep your dance studio business running in the event of any sort of emergency that is out of your control. Learn what a contingency plan entails and what you should be thinking about as a business owner so that you can keep your operations underway even if you have a sudden loss of income, students, staff or accessibility to your facility. Whether you’re facing a natural disaster to epidemic, this podcast will help you confidently move forward addressing issues face with clarity and confidence.
Who owns the choreography? Studio owners and teachers typically don’t know! In this podcast we tackle the tricky, yet important topics of choreography ownership and copyright infringement. Should you be concerned about copyright infringement if you run a summer dance camp called “Frozen” or “Trolls”. Hear what considerations you should keep in mind for running a theme that ties into the success of popular movies and much more.
You wear so many hats as a dance studio owner! We want you to focus on what matters when it comes to being the leader, manager and awesome #danceboss of your studio. In this episode, you’ll hear how to calculate what your time is really worth and where to focus your time, energy and resources in the most effective way. Plus learn how to keep growing as a business owner both in your skills and mindset even in the midst of a never-ending to do list!