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!
Backstage organization is key to a successful dance recital, especially when it comes to keeping dancers safe. Parents today seek up-to-date information on their child and want reassurance that they can be notified in case of an emergency. In this episode you’ll hear tips on how to keep your recital organized and running smoothly. Learn what Joe has gleaned necessary when it comes to backstage success for parents, dancers, teachers and studio owners.
Stay ahead of trends, be informed, and use this information to better your business in 2020 and beyond. In this episode Jill Tirone and Suzanne Blake Gerety highlight what they see happening at studios and in the industry around social media, customer communication, dance programs, studio culture and more.
Finding ways to stay artistically inspired as a dance teacher and studio owner can be hard especially when most of the day is spent doing all the things that take away from time to be creative. In this episode you’ll hear from Lizzie Makenzie who has been dancing, teaching, coaching and choreographing in the Chicagoland area for over 20 years. She’s the co-founder of Extensions Dance Company and Extensions Dance Center. Lizzie shares tips on how to stay inspired to choreograph recital routines.
Extreme flexibility is becoming the new normal. We’re inundated with images on social media of dancers sitting in oversplits or contorting themselves into circus-like positions. But is it safe?
There are so many details that go into costuming your dancers. Parents don’t see nor do they understand the time you put in receiving, sorting and distributing costumes to your students. In this podcast you’ll hear how to gain back some of your precious time so you can put your focus on the things that matter most.
How To Get Started With Acro At Your Dance StudioThinking of starting an Acro Dance program at your studio, but aren’t sure where to begin? In this episode, Melissa Klassen shares: What acro dance is and how it differs from gymnastics How to know if acro is right for...
How To Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Safe In DanceIn this episode, Misty Lown shares her commitment to setting standards that support the goal to keep kids happy, healthy and safe in dance. With the relaunch of Youth Protection Advocates in Dance, she shares how it is...
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...