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How To Navigate Choreography Ownership And Copyright At The Dance Studio

How To Navigate Choreography Ownership And Copyright At The Dance Studio

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.

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How To Be A Great #DanceBoss

How To Be A Great #DanceBoss

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!

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Minimize Backstage Recital Chaos

Minimize Backstage Recital Chaos

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.

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Dance Studio Trends For 2020

Dance Studio Trends For 2020

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.

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Staying Inspired To Choreograph Recital Routines

Staying Inspired To Choreograph Recital Routines

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.

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The Truth About Overstretching

The Truth About Overstretching

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?

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The Hidden Costs of Costuming

The Hidden Costs of Costuming

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.

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How To Get Started With Acro

How To Get Started With Acro

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...

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How To Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Safe In Dance

How To Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Safe In Dance

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...

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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?

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 popular Hip Hop In a Box shares tips that make a difference if currently have or are exploring a special needs program.

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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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