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1) Free registration if you students register before a certain date.
2) Bring a friend week and offer a tiered discount: 1 week free for 1 friend, 2 weeks for 2 friends, 3 weeks for 3 friends, etc.
3) Do a girl scout event (contact your local troup) and give them a free registration coupon or a free week of classes
4) Offer birthday parties and give the birthday girl a free week and friends a 10% discount.
5) Offer a free gift (session packs) for early registration
6) Contact your local paper and see if they will write a story about your school-- how great cheer is to help combat the growing problem of teen obsesity. What kind of hook does your school have.
7) Send an email blast to your old students reminding them to re-enroll.
8) Offer a new class this season that have a lot of popularity: acro, zumba (for moms)
9) Send a email to students who dropped out with encentives to re-enroll.
10) Tell families that refer a friend they will get a $15 off coupon good for any class or product in your school.
11) Paper your area: schools, churches, synagogues, parks, rec centers, party or toy stores with fliers for your studio. Offer a free trial class.
12) To have new students trickling into your school aim to do 20 things per month that will brink in 1 student and viola, 20 students per month!
13) ABC: Always be selling! Whereever you go, make sure your friends and family know about your studio!
14) Offer a discount special on your website and run an ad on Facebook linking back to your website.
15) Offer discounts for paying for classes in full upfront.
16) Allow parents to pay by credit card. Offer recurring billing to make payment easy. Check out the new PAYMENT PLAN feature on SCHOOL EMPOWER! Allows parents to pay but NOT ENROLL themselves. Very cool!
17) Make your website your BEST selling feature with amazing design. Check out this cool tropical design website from Dance Studios Web Design.
18) Create awesome videos of your classes and post on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.