Dance Studio Design Blog
Feb
27
2014

Finding qualified and professional dance teachers is a major challenge, especially for studios located outside of metropolitan areas.  The process of hiring a well trained staff is a time consuming task, but once you find the right candidates for your studio it will be time well spent. This guide will help make sure you get the hire right the first time, saving you valuable time and the headache of firing and rehiring. Let’s walk through the process of finding a great dance teacher.

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Feb
25
2014
Written by Michael J. Clark and Lori Shecter

Summer1Summer Programs: Where to Start

Many studios have been asking us how to run their summer programs.  We’ve come up with some steps and ideas to get you started.  First, you need to decide if you want to run a SUMMER DANCE CAMP or SUMMER INTENSIVE.  We differentiate between these two in the following ways:

 

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Feb
24
2014
Written by Michael J. Clark

 First Competition BluesCompetition SM

Competing in your first dance competition can be an emotional experience.  Even if you and your team attend a competition without competing (which I highly recommend), the first time you actually put your team up for judging can be an overwhelming experience.  Many studios experience the "first competition blues" which can be quite a burden to deal with.  Here are some tips to alleviate those "blues."

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Feb
24
2014
Written by Michael J. Clark

Calypso Jump

Competitions: More than Just Trophies

Dance competitions have become a place for studio owners to win prestige and medals.  Many owners have parents pressuring them into ensuring their teams receive the highest scores.  But dance competitions should not be about medals and studio prestige; dance competitions serve a much more important purpose in the lives of the many young women and men who compete in them.

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Feb
23
2014
Written by Lori Shecter

GossipysmFacebook, Lies and Dance Moms

Facebook (and all social media) has changed everything—from the way we grow and conduct our business as well as offering a platform for moms to talk: about the good, the bad AND the ugly to each other and the world about YOUR studio.  I am going to make this short and simple based on the challenges we all now have to face as business owners.

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Feb
21
2014

Schoolmanagementnewsletter (2)Should you use Dance Studio Software?

The answer is YES (see reasons below).Is the way you are operating your studio CUTTING DOWN your enrollment and profit and eating into your valuable time? Some of you may already use school management systems. But our recent survey (thank you for entering) showed us that of about 3500 responses, under 40% used a school management system

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Feb
20
2014
Written by Michael J. Clark

D'acting StrokeD'acting: Acting For Dancers

Most dance performances require a certain amount of "acting" or the ability to display emotion while dancing.  Before a dance is performed upon the stage it is important for the dancers to investigate their character under the direction of the choreographer and develop a strong sense of their purpose on stage.  Here are a few basic exercises that will help your dancers "d'act" effectively.  First here are two ice breakers that your dancers will surely enjoy.  After we will explore exercises that can take your dancers' performance to the next level.

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