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.
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?
I hate tricks, do I have to add Acro to my programming? 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.
In this episode, Jenilee Houghton, Senior Director of Creative Development for Revolution Dancewear shares how you can solve any costume emergency with the help of some easy-to-find items. From blotting out blood to fixing hems with tape, you'll be prepared for anything and send your dancers on stage looking their best.
What are the results when we don’t create a safe, positive, supportive, inclusive environment, or role model our values or don’t have a plan to deal with conflict in a resilient way? Unhealthy behaviors. Or worse, kids giving up and losing hope. So let’s be proactive. In this episode, Jessica Michaels, Global Program Director of Wingman for Dance shares way to create a positive inclusive studio environment.
Up until now, we write off or dismiss the physical anxiety symptoms by telling ourselves that somehow this is the price we pay to make the world a better place, one dancer at a time. In this episode Tiffany Henderson, owner of seven dance studios and creator of Twinkle Star Dance explores the impact of continued stress and anxiety on us and what we can do to change for the better and for our health.
You put all your energy into creating a memorable and fun dance recital. It is very disheartening when you struggle to get many of those dancers back again in the fall. In this episode, hear tips on how to prevent post-show fallout and keep those students engaged all year long with Tiffany Henderson, owner of 7 dance studios and creator of Twinkle Star Dance.
The longer a balance is left unpaid the harder it is to collect, especially when a student has been allowed to participate past your stated policy for accounts overdue. Our personal connection to our dance families can make these type of conversations uncomfortable however, learning to run a business and holding people accountable financially is important for the future success of your studio. We'll cover how to properly charge fees as well as how to be pro-active in your payment collection.
What do you charge for recital tickets? I just had a parent ask me what the money goes towards from the ticket sales and it really took me by surprise that I had to give that information out." That's the tricky topic we're covering in this episode with Joe Naftal from Dance Connection, Long Island, NY and author of "Standby in the Wings: A behind the scenes guide to producing the perfect dance recital". He offers practical tips on how to powerfully answer this question and get back to loving your show!
"What can I do when the other studio in town copies everything that I do? Maybe I'm overreacting but its just so frustrating, especially when I have all these great ideas and I'm trying to be innovative and exciting." In this episode hear how to create your own unique brand that differentiates you from you competitors with Jill Tirone, community manager of Dance Studio Owner and digital marketing expert for dance studios.
"Should I kick a kid off the team due to competition no-show?" with Kathy Blake
Welcome to the Dance Studio 411, where we answer your real life questions about your toughest studio life predicaments. Parent-problems, teacher turnover, student challenges, policy dilemmas, and much more. Let’s talk about what is keeping you awake at night and what you can do about it! Get to know your hosts, Suzanne Blake Gerety and Jill Tirone.