Are You Ready For Fall? Things To Consider Post Pandemic

Our way of life has changed within a few short months.  No longer can we grab a beer at a bar (depending on where we live!), go to a concert, dance at a club or even go out into public without a face mask on. 

As we adapt within our personal lives to this change, we also have to think about how we are going to adapt to these changes in our business as well.  

Of course we are all familiar with Zoom, by now we all have our sanitizing plan down pat, and we spent late nights deliberating the traffic flow of our studio or our policies if and when we close down again.  

But what some of us haven't considered is the change in our daily tasks and all of our processes at the dance studio.

The more we look buttoned up and organized, the more our customers will believe in us and feel safe sending their kids back to the classroom.  All over the country, so many parents are up in arms with the school system because they can't make a decision on a tangible...

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Creating A Membership Site For Your Studio

Ever since our world went nuts in March, we have been hearing the word “pivot” again and again from our mentors.  As a Dance Studio Owner, that’s a daunting prospect.  I don’t want to run a business devoid of giggling children, sweaty dancers and helpful parents buzzing around.  I long for the “old normal” where my building is brimming with people and our events are lively and filled with healthy sized audiences. 

I started thinking about how I could balance the past with our impending future, planning the fall reopening in a safe manner, while also creating an online revenue stream that would serve as a safety net if we are forced to shut down again in the future. 

I am so excited about what my team and I have been developing at our studio, and I want to share it with all of you.  It involves a Kajabi Membership Site, all the info your parents would need to know to thrive in your studio, and a steady stream of money...

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Benefits Of Dance In Young Children

Why should you enroll your child in a dance class?
 
Dance is so much more than just a great physical activity. Dance prepares your child in so many ways. It may come as a surprise to discover how valuable an early dance education can be and how it can make an impact on the rest of your child's life.
 
1. They become stronger and more flexible
Any kind of physical activity helps to make your child stronger. Dance also focuses on flexibility, endurance, and overall body awareness.
 
2. They learn to focus on details
When your child attends dance class, over the years, they will learn to pay attention to details. Which arm is the teacher using? Where is her focus? What foot are they using? This attention to detail will carry over and your child will start to become more observant in the rest of the world.
 
3. Their confidence grows as well as responsibility and time
management
For many new dancers, the dance class is their first real classroom...
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5 Ways To Save Time In Your Weekly Schedule

save time schedule May 27, 2020
Here comes the new dance year... that means it's time to start re-evaluating your life, finances, and also your daily schedules. There is no time like the present to change up some things to save you money AND your sanity.
 
As a dance studio owner, our lives are busy, busy, busy, with a little bit of crazy sprinkled on top. Add in the 100+ tasks we need to accomplish to run our dance studios, and we need to find time to run our households and our families.
 
Do you find the daunting daily tasks hard to do? Are you playing catch up to clean your house, grocery shop, make school lunches, and be the 'taxi mom'? What about the family chef, or even finding time to do something for yourself like go shopping, get your hair or nails done, or even get a massage?
 
Hopefully, some of the ideas listed below will help you save time in your daily schedule and gain more time for yourself!
 
1. Take time to create your weekly schedule
This is a necessity so you...
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3 Secrets To Make More Money When Ordering Dance Costumes

costumes money May 27, 2020
It's that time of year again!
 
You stress and have nightmares about costume ordering; They won't come on time, you will receive the wrong sizes and will have to make exchanges, you forgot a costume, and now pay higher shipping. What does this mean for you?
 
LOSING MONEY!
 
That is something we NEVER want to do in our business, but sometimes, it seems that this happens more often then we would like.
 
So how do we STOP losing money, and make more of the 'Cha-ching'?
 
Listed below are 3 easy tips to remember and implement into your costume ordering process THIS YEAR!
 
1. UTILIZE VENDOR DISCOUNTS
This seems easy, but we all fall into the trap of not ordering on time or ordering from too many vendors and not maximizing the greatest potential discounts.
 
Make sure to have a task calendar and follow it faithfully! By ordering early, your guaranteed delivery, bigger discounts, and overall peace of mind.
 
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10 Questions To Ask Your Child After Dance Class

Uncategorized May 06, 2020
As a parent, I find it frustrating when my child participates in an activity and I ask them afterward “How was class?”,  “What did you learn?”
 
Their response is “I don’t know” or “Nothing”.
 
As a parent it makes me wonder if the activity is worth my money and if my child is actually learning anything.
 
Now, on the flip side as a dance teacher, I will teach an awesome class
where I see so many improvements. The children are starting to
understand the steps, follow directions, and join in when I ask questions.
 
I believe that they are going to go home and gush about how wonderful class was, everything they learned, and how they absolutely LOVE dance.
 
We as teachers have no idea that when we unleash these little dancers into
the world they will respond to their parents as if the class didn’t mean
anything or all they are doing is playing...
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Why You Should Streamline Your Dance Studio

Multiple times you hear key phrases as to how you should be running your dance studio; streamlining, putting it on auto-pilot, and delegating.
 
But all you are thinking about is gaining more students to make more money.
 
Only problem?
 
It doesn't matter if you have 30 or 3000 students. You will never be able to grow your business if you don't have the proper procedures in place. If you are working non-stop day and night with only 30 students, just think what will happen when that number grows? You lose control very fast and you won't be able to sustain your numbers.
 
Let's start with the basics of WHY you should streamline your studio and why it is an important factor in your business.  If you don't realize the "why" you won't be able to realize the "how"...
 
Freedom
Streamlining your dance studio will give you one enormous benefit (I lie, there are many, but this is the one that everyone loves!) FREEDOM!! Yes, freedom from...
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5 Ideas To Make More Money Throughout The Year

Uncategorized May 06, 2020
Like most dance studio owners, by the end of September you have reached your potential steady monthly income. Other than a few add or drops, your student numbers and tuition will be consistent for the next nine to ten months. Typically, we are looking anywhere between $5,000 - $50,000 per month depending on your studio size.
 
If you are not happy with your monthly numbers, there are ways you can help supplement your income to bring more business to your studio!
 
1. Sell Merch
 
We like to use the term Merch, but of course, we mean Merchandise! This can be anything from Studio team wear, classroom attire, shoes, legwarmers, Christmas gifts or recital gifts. We do dance jewelry, makeup, and bun makers. We even put together preschool kits which include a dance bear, and dance prop materials from class. This is a huge success with our mommy and me program, especially when looking for Christmas gifts for their 2-yr. old!
 
2. Offer 8-week sessions
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