Dance Studio 411
Summary: Need expert advice on handling dance studio dilemmas and drama? Suzanne Blake Gerety and Jill Tirone take real-life questions directly from our listeners and help you resolve your toughest, most frustrating or just-plain-complicated studio life predicaments. In each episode they tackle the topics that keep you awake at night from how to successfully navigate parent-problems, teacher turnover, student challenges, policy dilemmas, and much more. Join them as they feature innovators who pull back the curtain and offer timely ideas and solutions. We also love to keep things light and have fun along the way! We’re so excited for you to join the conversation.
Holiday shows matter more than ever and we're here to help you make participation easy and stress-free. Tiffany Henderson shares tips on what to include in your holiday performance package, how to budget for your show venue, and how to leverage done-for-you choreography and costume ideas to re-inspire teaching staff and boost dancer confidence. Produce a crowd-pleasing performance that brings out the best in your youngest dancers!
In this episode of Dance Studio 411, we discuss top proven projects that busy studio owners can delegate to their office managers. As a former studio owner for 17 years and currently a dance studio office manager, Patty Rielley draws from her extensive experience and shares specific, real-life examples of how you can plan, organize and delegate effectively.
In this episode, Tiffany Henderson of Tiffany's Dance Academy and Twinkle Star Dance shares actionable ideas on how you can easily bring in additional revenue to your business by making dancewear purchases a natural part of your registration process. You’ll hear expert tips on establishing and maintaining a dress code program that families and dancers love. You’ll also hear how to boost enrollment and use your required uniform to get preschool and elementary classes filled.
Feeling unprepared to support students as they come into their identities as members of the LGBTQIA+ community? In this episode, Samm Wesler shares how to create a comfortable, safe environment, how to lead a diversity and inclusion training in your dance studio, and how to implement solid strategies to help you feel more comfortable and prepared when speaking about these topics with your team.
Keep your students injury-free and in optimum health both physically and emotionally! Dr. Lisa M. Schoene is a Dance and Sports Podiatrist and a Certified Athletic Trainer who is passionate about keeping dancers in tip-top shape. In this episode, Dr. Schoene shares her expertise on nutrition, emotional support for your dancers, injury prevention, and the importance of self-care for studio owners.
In this episode, Cory Sterling, the founder of the heart-leading law firm Conscious Counsel and the author of the book The Yoga Law Book: Legal Essentials For Yoga Professionals, discusses the legal essentials that every dance studio should be aware of. The idea of "the law" can be scary, but Cory helps break through the fear and makes the concepts accessible. Learn what you can do today so your dance studio is protected tomorrow (and for years to come).
Meagan Ziebarth and Colleen Rubio of Resourceful Dance share their best marketing strategies to capture the attention of busy parents. Planning is the key to not feeling overwhelmed in your marketing and program offerings, and Meagan and Colleen offer their easy-to-follow framework to help you better market, and communicate, your summer dance programs in this week’s episode!
In this week’s episode, Alison Jones of Dancewise Studios shares some special and unique things she’s doing to showcase how grateful she is to have her clients stick with her during the lockdown and pandemic. Alison offers creative ways to keep students engaged and reinforces that this year doesn’t have to be bad, it can just be different.
Suzanne Blake Gerety and Jill Tirone share their tips to source, find, and hire teachers for your dance studio. From full-time to subs, guest teachers or choreographers, you'll be ready to find qualified artists on short notice, for the long term, and every situation in between. Learn to consistently source great talent so you never feel anxious or stressed about who will teach your classes. These strategies will help you build your business and dance community network.
Kim Black is the owner of Miss Kim's and a Preschool Dance & Creative Movement presenter. Kim opened her studio during the pandemic and while most instructors would be shaking in their boots, Kim was confident she could fill her space... and she did! Six months after opening her doors she had 400 dance students. How did she do it? She credits the strong support of the DanceStudioOwner.com community and her positive attitude. Listen to this week's episode to hear more and learn her success tips!
In this episode, Jill Tirone and Suzanne Blake Gerety highlight key data to help position their studio for growth in 2021 and emerge from the pandemic. They share insights on enrollment trends, performances, analytics, metrics, and local marketing. 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. Jessica speaks candidly about the confusion many studio owners are facing over bank communication regarding the timing of when to begin the process. Her advice? Have patience. You'll hear how to be ready and what to get lined up for documentation when the time is right to submit for forgiveness. This episode will empower you to maximize time spent on the PPP loan forgiveness documentation.
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.