Sinopse

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.

Episódios

  • Creating An Enriched Learning Environment For Preschool Dancers

    Creating An Enriched Learning Environment For Preschool Dancers

    16/10/2020 Duração: 20min

    The challenges that dance teachers face from this pandemic are many. The ones impacting preschoolers most include less movement, more screen time and a multitude of distractions at home. This is taking a toll on their behavior and listening skills when they come to dance class. In this episode, Andrea Trench, Dance Educator and creator of Discover Dance shares tips to create an enriched learning environment in your classroom and reach and teach multiple learning styles (VAKT) through see, say, do, play. You'll get tips that will enhance the quality of the dance education you are providing along with increased student focus and participation. This can help with choreography retention as well as it helps student understand and apply corrections and feedback. Ultimately making dance class a fun and engaging experience that your youngest students will look forward to each week! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Running a dance studio is hard work, and growing your studio is even more of a challenge. No matter if you're just st

  • Stand Out In Local Searches with Google My Business

    Stand Out In Local Searches with Google My Business

    06/10/2020 Duração: 23min

    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. Starting with your Google My Business listing, you'll hear how key it is for new customers to see what people love about your studio. Plus Matt shares the fundamental basics that every website needs to get right and how you can make those easy edits. Be the stand out local business and top ranked dance studio in your area, use this episode to maximize your free listing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 b

  • Profit For Your Studio Without Expense, Risk Or Staff

    Profit For Your Studio Without Expense, Risk Or Staff

    16/09/2020 Duração: 23min

    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, 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. Learn More About Membership: http://www.DanceStudioOwner.com/joinnow

  • Playing to a New Audience in Times of Change

    Playing to a New Audience in Times of Change

    14/08/2020 Duração: 26min

    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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. Learn More About Membership: http://www.DanceStudioOwner.com/joinnow

  • Using Virtual Meet  Greets To Connect With New Students

    Using Virtual Meet & Greets To Connect With New Students

    22/07/2020 Duração: 24min

    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. You'll hear how she has created an innovative solution to build enrollment during a time when traditional in-person open house events are not possible. Cynthia shares technology tips on how to set up a simple booking process for parents and their children. Gain useful tips on how she demonstrates teaching methods over Zoom and what they can count on whether they are learning fully online or via a hybrid model of in person and virtual. Hear how she incentivizes parents to take action and register and how she conveys the value of a dance education and what they can count on during their school-year. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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

  • Set and Raise Prices Without the Fear of Losing Students

    Set and Raise Prices Without the Fear of Losing Students

    09/06/2020 Duração: 26min

    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. He shares how to roll out new pricing and what percentage of customers you can afford to lose if you raise tuition to meet your financial goals for studio health. Learn how you can build new client engagement and grow enrollment with children's activities in a post-pandemic landscape. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. Learn More About Membership: http://www.DanceStudioO

  • Boost Enrollment with Virtual Dance Camps

    Boost Enrollment with Virtual Dance Camps

    19/05/2020 Duração: 18min

    Thinking about virtual dance camps? Need some tips for success to keep dancers engaged and enrollment coming in? In this episode we're joined by Kelly Pfeiffer and Lindsey Alesh 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, fees and how to keep those young dancers engaged as you plan your virtual and hybrid programming. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. Learn More About Membership: http://www.DanceStudioOwner.com/joinnow

  •  Tips For Tracking PPP Loan Spend

    Tips For Tracking PPP Loan Spend

    23/04/2020 Duração: 37min

    Get expert advice from Jessica Scheitler of 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. Learn More About Membership: http://www.DanceStudioOwner.com/joinnow

  • At Home Strength Training And Injury Prevention For Dancers

    At Home Strength Training And Injury Prevention For Dancers

    20/04/2020 Duração: 19min

    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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. Learn More About Membership: http://www.DanceStudioOwner.com/joinnow

  • Studio Business Support and Resources

    Studio Business Support and Resources

    20/03/2020 Duração: 19min

    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! Dance Studio Support Resources: http://www.DanceStudioOwner.com/support ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. Learn More About Membership: http://www.DanceStudioOwner.com/joinnow

  • Dance Business Emergency Planning

    Dance Business Emergency Planning

    16/03/2020 Duração: 34min

    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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 y

  • Who Owns The Choreography?

    Who Owns The Choreography?

    20/02/2020 Duração: 25min

    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. This episode references helpful information including: Martha Graham Sch. & Dance Found., Inc. v. Martha Graham Ctr. of Contemporary Dance, Inc., 380 F.3d 624 (2d Cir. 2004). and also “Works Made for Hire Under the 1976 Copyright Act” http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ09.pdf https://www.dance-teacher.com/who-owns-the-choreography-2392337996.html https://www.dancestudioowner.com/public/copyright-the-line-between-inspiration-and-infringement.cfm https://www.dancestudioowner.com/members/Do-dance-studio-owners-need-to-pay-for-a-license-to-use-music.cfm ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Running a da

  • How To Be A Great #DanceBoss

    How To Be A Great #DanceBoss

    06/02/2020 Duração: 24min

    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! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. Learn More About Membership: http://www.DanceStudioOwner.com/joinnow

  • Minimize Backstage Recital Chaos

    Minimize Backstage Recital Chaos

    23/01/2020 Duração: 23min

    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. Try a Free Demo: https://www.checkinpointe.com/app/demo-register.php?ref=3 Register for Check In Pointe: https://www.checkinpointe.com/app/register.php?ref=3 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 a

  • Dance Studio Trends For 2020

    Dance Studio Trends For 2020

    09/01/2020 Duração: 20min

    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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. Learn More About Membership: http://www.DanceStudioOwner.com/joinnow

  • Staying Inspired To Choreograph Recital Routines

    Staying Inspired To Choreograph Recital Routines

    05/12/2019 Duração: 20min

    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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. Learn More About Membership: http://www.DanceStudioOwner.com/joinnow

  • The Truth About Overstretching

    The Truth About Overstretching

    21/11/2019 Duração: 33min

    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? As a dance studio owner, you want to make a positive impact on the lives of our students and do it safely. So if you're looking for more clarity around what to stretch, when to stretch and how to stretch, this podcast is for you. In this episode, Christine Jones of mUvmethod covers: Flexibility and Mobility: what they are, what limits them and what improves them What overstretching actually is. The three reasons she believes it’s happening And the solutions to avoid overstretching while safely maximizing flexibility and joint range of motion to ensure your dancers meet all flexibility milestones in order to meet the technical side of dance with ease and efficiency all while spending less time each week stretching… Crazy right? Grab your free stretch guide: https://www.DanceStudioOwner.com/public/images/mUvmethod_stre

  • The Hidden Costs Of Costuming

    The Hidden Costs Of Costuming

    13/11/2019 Duração: 24min

    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. Josh Black, Managing Director for Nimbly, shares how one of the biggest problems studio owners face has inspired a new innovation that promises to reduce your stress and save you loads of time all while you keep control over the ordering process. For more information and to get started, go to: https://experience.revolutiondance.com/nimblydirectnew  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 b

  • How To Start An Acro Program At Your Dance Studio

    How To Start An Acro Program At Your Dance Studio

    11/11/2019 Duração: 24min

    Thinking 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 your studio How to find and retain good acro teachers How to ensure your students' safety  How to make sure your acro program is profitable Grab your free ebook: https://www.acrodanceteachersassociation.com/adtachecklist For more info and to register:https://www.acrodanceteachersassociation.com/waitlist ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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.  Learn More About Membership: http://www.DanceStudioOwner.com/joinnow

  • How To Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Safe In Dance

    How To Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Safe In Dance

    07/11/2019 Duração: 23min

    In 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 more important than ever for studios and teachers to be informed and equipped to create a healthy environment for students. Through the use of online courses, YPAD courses educate dance studios and communities worldwide on the core elements in constructing an environment focused on the well-being of kids and a sustainable, safe future for dance. For More Information, go to: https://www.ypadnow.com/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 th

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