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Category: Expert Advice From Misty Lown
Three Ways to Evaluate Your Dance School Enrollment

Three Ways to Evaluate Your Dance School Enrollment

As I travel the country talking to studio owners the question I hear exchanged more often than any other is some version of: “How big is your studio?” I understand the motivation ...

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Dance Studio Teacher Staff Meetings That ROCK

Dance Studio Teacher Staff Meetings That ROCK

The school supply lists are posted at Target, the mailbox is filling up with registration paperwork for my children’s schools and Facebook is blowing up with pictures of kids in ...

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First Impressions Still Matter

First Impressions Still Matter

In business we call it “first impressions.” Psychologists call it “thin slicing.” Regardless of what you call it, career experts say it takes just three seconds for someone to ...

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Summer Dance Camps and More: Filling Hours at Your Studio

Summer Dance Camps and More: Filling Hours at Your Studio

To borrow a made up word by one of my favorite bloggers, Glennon Doyle Melton, Summer is a BRUTIFUL season at the dance studio. BRUTIFUL? Yes. Beautiful + brutal = brutiful. ...

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Dance Studio Registration: Back-to-School Starts TODAY!

Dance Studio Registration: Back-to-School Starts TODAY!

It’s mid-April, right? If you own a dance studio, that’s not EXACTLY true. It may be the middle of April on your Google calendar, but if you are like me, your mind is somewhere ...

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Backstage Management Tools for Dance Recitals

Backstage Management Tools for Dance Recitals

As a studio owner, I have three lists running in my brain at all times. I’m always asking myself the following three questions: What needs to be done today? What needs to be ...

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Parent Teacher Conference for Dancers

Parent Teacher Conference for Dancers

Looking back, I feel like I have had three different lives as a studio owner: Studio owner before kids. Studio owner with young kids. Studio owner with kids in other ...

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7 Ways to Ensure a Strong Dance Summer

7 Ways to Ensure a Strong Dance Summer

As I sit down to write this article, it’s 10 below zero outside the doors of my studio. We are in the depths of winter in Wisconsin and summer is on my mind. But, I’m not thinking ...

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It’s Halftime: Mid-Season Dance Teacher Reviews

It’s Halftime: Mid-Season Dance Teacher Reviews

It's halftime! No, I’m not talking about football (and I call the Packers’ mid-game break “intermission” anyway). I’m talking about halftime of the DANCE SEASON—the midway point ...

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Dance Studio Registration Tips – The Final PUSH

Dance Studio Registration Tips – The Final PUSH

When I started my business, I started dance studio registration in June of each year and closed it in early November because that was when we measured students and ordered recital ...

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Profitable Recital Costumes Start Now

Profitable Recital Costumes Start Now

No one in our industry would question that producing a recital takes the TOP spot for biggest project of the year. Coming in at a close second, however, is the process of ordering ...

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Back-to-Dance Tips: How to Thrive

Back-to-Dance Tips: How to Thrive

Does the thought of having to sub for someone on top of your already hectic schedule make you sweat? Does the idea of having to plan a holiday show keep you up at night? Is your ...

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10 Tips for a Confident Dance Teacher Contract

10 Tips for a Confident Dance Teacher Contract

My five kids are all getting ready to go back to school in the next week and along with registration for school comes paperwork…lots of paperwork. Dance schools are no ...

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Dance Registration That Rocks

Dance Registration That Rocks

It’s THAT time of year again! Yes, you know it…. ZERO time. Zero time? Yes. That’s what I call the period after recital. In my world, it looks something like this: From ...

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The Worst Dance Mom Ever

The Worst Dance Mom Ever

It’s official. The Worst Dance Mom Awards are out and the winner is (insert drumroll)...me. Shocked? Don’t be. Many dance studio owners and teachers have a unique ability to ...

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