Lean dance businesses and solopreneurs may not have the budget for in-house experts or administrators. Luckily, these four organizations offer resources and support on everything from digital marketing to finances to compliance—often for free.
Last winter, Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh made the bold decision to postpone its annual Nutcracker. The result: an out-of-season (but no less festive) production with fewer COVID restrictions and some unexpected benefits.
Master classes at local studios have taken on new importance as conventions and intensives continue to be limited. Here’s how to make sure your program serves your students—and has sound business backing.
After the mostly unprofitable virtual and distanced recitals of 2020, 2021 is the year to make up for lost revenue with these clever, studio-owner–approved tips.
How the company known for testing the limits of physical prowess parlayed its brand into programming for older adults—and a new digital revenue stream.
The artistic director and CEO was recently recognized for his compassionate leadership. We asked him what it means to be a compassionate leader in dance, and how that’s changed since the pandemic.
6 dance business leaders on what they’ve learned in the past year, and what they’re changing for the long haul.
When the pandemic hit, Dallas Black Dance Theater was one of the few dance companies that chose to charge for their virtual performances from the get-go. Executive director Zenetta Drew shares how they did it—and why more companies should try.
General operating funds are what keep the lights on at dance nonprofits. But before COVID-19, they could be difficult to procure, with big donors wanting to designate gifts for pet projects and foundations wary of giving unrestricted cash. Here’s how COVID-19 is changing that.
While the current economic picture is grim for many Americans, the “K-shaped” recovery means high earners may have even more wealth than before the pandemic. For nonprofit dance organizations, this is good news—if they can successfully leverage their asks.