Dance Studio 411 show

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.

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 Boost Enrollment with Virtual Dance Camps | File Type: audio/mp4 | Duration: 18:19

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.

  Tips For Tracking PPP Loan Spend | File Type: audio/mp4 | Duration: 37:18

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.

 At Home Strength Training And Injury Prevention For Dancers | File Type: audio/mp4 | Duration: 19:07

In this podcast with Katie Groven of 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.

 Studio Business Support and Resources | File Type: audio/mp4 | Duration: 19:47

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:

 Dance Business Emergency Planning | File Type: audio/mp4 | Duration: 34:47

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.

 Who Owns The Choreography? | File Type: audio/mp4 | Duration: 25:05

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 muc

 How To Be A Great #DanceBoss | File Type: audio/mp4 | Duration: 24:05

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!

 Minimize Backstage Recital Chaos | File Type: audio/mp4 | Duration: 23:34

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.

 Dance Studio Trends For 2020 | File Type: audio/mp4 | Duration: 20:53

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.

 Staying Inspired To Choreograph Recital Routines | File Type: audio/mp4 | Duration: 20:51

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.

 The Truth About Overstretching | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:30

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.

 The Hidden Costs Of Costuming | File Type: audio/mp4 | Duration: 24:39

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.

 How To Start An Acro Program At Your Dance Studio | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:42

Thinking of starting an Acro Dance program at your studio, but aren’t sure where to begin? In this episode, Melissa Klassen shares important info to start and grow an acro program at your studio. Grab your free ebook: For more info and to register:

 How To Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Safe In Dance | File Type: audio/mp4 | Duration: 23:59

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.

 Why Do So Many Students Quit Dance? | File Type: audio/mp4 | Duration: 21:25

The trouble with owning a dance studio is that students quit. It takes more than passion and hard work to keep students and families engaged in your studio programs. This podcast gets at the heart of the industry trends and issues. You will hear three techniques to help attract students year-round and help grow your enrollment by boosting your retention rate.


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