Here are 5 ideas from our Facebook group, some came from you, and some came from the inspiration we took from you!
Idea 1: Rhonda Foote’s Tot’s ‘n Teens class! Pair a preteen or teen dancer with a tot (18 months to 3 years.) Have teens volunteer and add it to their college and job resumes. Both sides benefit and it’s so much fun! Rhonda reports the classes sell out!
Idea 2: Lisa Peresan asked “how to engage adult dancers” and we responded! Combine the fun of dance with the fun of food, wine, and drink! Rhonda Foote gave us some amazing names to call these evenings out: Bar after Barre (Ballet), Tap into Wine (Tap), or Wine ‘n Cheese ‘n All That Jazz (Jazz)!
More adult dance ideas from our own Michael J. Clark: 6 weeks (or however long you want) to a new body! Give a dance class that ends in various beauty tips/ideas. Example: a nutrition talk, a manicure, partnered massages, new food trends, vitamin discussion, stress relief ideas, socialization secrets, etc. Third idea: Dance Away Doubts! This class could work for teenagers also. The class infuses ideas about confidence and how to build self-esteem. Have group discussions, bring new ideas you find online, and practice various ways you can increase self-esteem through dance!
Idea 3: From Rhonda Foote: (We already know that Youtube is the best tool for Search engine optimization on your website), but many studios don’t know how to make videos. Rhonda gave us Flipagram: pulls from Facebook, Instagram, and your camera roll to create a video of your memories. Select your favorite moment, arrange them in order and then post to your favorite social network. It’s that easy. This app is perfect for creating a digital scrapbook of a family party or holiday. We went a step further and found:
- Cameo – Special effects and other editing tools are built into the program giving creative users a large arsenal of features to produce high-quality films. Web profiles were a new addition to the app so professionals have an easier way of sharing their stuff with each other online.
- Light – From the touch screen, users can instantly add music and voiceovers while capturing something in action. Combine clips from other projects to make a feature-length film.
- Instagram – Not only is it great for your photos, but it is also great for advertising too! Instagram goes hand in hand with Twitter and can improve the look of your photos.
- Camera+ – Camera+ is our pick for the best camera app for the iPhone because it’s fast, easy to use, feature-packed, and consistently updated. Camera+ is fantastic for a number of reasons, but the best feature Camera+ adds is the ability to set focus and exposure separately. You also get a variety of shooting modes (including a stabilizer, timer, and burst mode), a solid digital zoom, and a grid to make sure your compositions are interesting. Camera+ also has a ton of editing options where you can add effects, create layers, edit balance, enhance based on the scene, and plenty more.
Idea 4: Profit Margin Calculator
After talking to so many NON-PROFITABLE dance studios, we put together a spreadsheet to see if discounting or free costumes can be a better solution rather than multi-class discounts! We also created a spreadsheet for you to figure out pricing.
Idea 5: Facebook Ad Wizardry
We know that setting up a Facebook ad seems very complex, but it’s really quite easy!