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.
Joe Naftal grew up backstage at his mother’s dance studio and he knows that technology can help make life easier and your business better when it solves an important problem. 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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Running a dance studio is hard work, and growing your studio is even more of a challenge. No matter if you’re just starting out—or perhaps you’re a well-established owner; we understand that it’s a uniquely demanding and personal business to own and operate.
As studio owners ourselves, we’ve been there. But, it’s also very possible to be a happy owner of a thriving dance business that you love.
Growing up in the studio family business, Joe Naftal is the marketing director for Dance Connection in Islip, New York. As the studio’s marketing director, Joe oversees business and development, advertising, accounts receivable, public relations, office administration, production of the studio’s annual recital, and is the advisor for the studio’s National Honor Society for Dance Arts chapter.
Joe regularly collaborates with dance studio owners around the world, has been on the seminar faculty of the Energize Conference in Chicago and the Dance Teacher Summit in NYC, and has been featured several times in Dance Teacher Magazine. Joe serves on the Board of Directors for Robin Becker Dance in NYC. Aside from his work at the studio, Joe is a lighting designer, assistant designer, and production manager for classical and contemporary theatre, modern dance, ballet, and opera. He holds a BFA in Lighting Design from University of North Carolina School of the Arts.