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Independence Day, Lobby Edition

Independence Day, Lobby Edition

During the pandemic, many dance studios closed their lobbies and found alternative ways to successfully execute administrative tasks and serve their populations.  This shift ...

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Five Reasons Why I’m Opting Out of the “Done Club”

Five Reasons Why I’m Opting Out of the “Done Club”

The Done Club. Around May or June, if you’re in the dance industry, this phrase starts popping up on social media with the frequency of 2014’s Ice Bucket Challenge. But, for ...

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The Flow of Your Show: Making Transitions Happen

The Flow of Your Show: Making Transitions Happen

The flow of your show is key to keeping clients happy and pleased with your year-end performances. The goal should be a quick, seamless, and stress-free performance, which ...

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Resurrecting Your Recital, Part I: De-Escalation

Resurrecting Your Recital, Part I: De-Escalation

Recitals are back, baby! If you’re like me, you feel nothing but excitement for that familiar dusty, wooden smell of a theater. Before you jump to the celebration, take some ...

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Resurrecting Your Recital, Part II: Reviving the Excitement!

Resurrecting Your Recital, Part II: Reviving the Excitement!

Recitals are back, baby! While you may be bubbling with excitement for show days, others may need a reminder about WHY this is an exciting time. Here are five ways to build the ...

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F@!* and Other Four-Letter Words to Remember this Recital Season

F@!* and Other Four-Letter Words to Remember this Recital Season

It’s the most wonderfully crazy time of the year: Recital Season! While we may not fully be “post-pandemic,” we are most certainly entering the most normal performance season ...

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A State of Grace: Balancing the New Normal

A State of Grace: Balancing the New Normal

As we all finish our show seasons, we might have allowed ourselves a second of celebration before the reality of the challenges ahead fully set in. While we are closing the ...

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Ring in that Summer Cha-Ching: Ways to Keep the Revenue Rolling During the “Off Season”

Ring in that Summer Cha-Ching: Ways to Keep the Revenue Rolling During the “Off Season”

  The #1 way to generate revenue for your dance studio is to keep as much of your revenue in-house as possible. While summertime is typically known as the “low-revenue ...

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Falling ≠ Failure: Three Steps for a Graceful Recovery

Falling ≠ Failure: Three Steps for a Graceful Recovery

As dance educators, we know how GOOD it feels when our students persevere. Whether it is the music cutting out during a performance or a brave recovery after an unexpected fall, ...

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Time to Get it Done: Bossing Up and Being Present

Time to Get it Done: Bossing Up and Being Present

Happy New Year!  We are still trucking through the COVID-19 crisis and salvaging our businesses. But we have more knowledge than ever and gain more with each and every day! ...

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Making the Most of Your Minutes: Planning with Purpose

Making the Most of Your Minutes: Planning with Purpose

We all know the song “Seasons of Love” from the musical RENT. It asks, “How do you measure, measure a year?” If you’re like me, many of my minutes in 2020 were measured through ...

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‘Tis the Season to Rock Additional Revenue

‘Tis the Season to Rock Additional Revenue

Whew, what a year it has been! As we cruise into the home stretch of 2020 (cheers!), now is the time to think about safe and seasonal ways to focus on your community and generate ...

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Rocking Your Recital From Now Till Final Curtain

Rocking Your Recital From Now Till Final Curtain

Recital Season is upon us! For most dance studios, this is "the big game" in our industry. It is an opportunity to build community over a shared interest, celebrate your students' ...

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The Digital Dilemma in Dance Studios:  Purposeful Boundaries & Opportunities for Engagement

The Digital Dilemma in Dance Studios:  Purposeful Boundaries & Opportunities for Engagement

With increased consumer engagement rapidly expanding in the digital sphere, how do we create purposeful boundaries and opportunities for engagement in our dance studios? The line ...

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