When studio owner Kyle Preiser teamed up with university educator and longtime convention faculty Judy Rice, their 2020 plan didn’t factor in the arrival of COVID-19. But rather than postpone the launch of Alpha Dance Convention, they committed to making it a learning experience. Here’s how, with flexibility, patience and a relationship-first approach, their start-up has made good use of a challenging time.
After 30 years, a new generation of leadership has stepped into the shoes of the organization’s original founders, with ambitious plans to put this former horse farm on the cultural map.
In times of recession or other financial difficulty, one response might be to rein in one’s activities and tighten the purse strings. Gina Gibney has a history of success by taking the opposite approach.
Business leader Misty Lown convened (remotely) more than 700 dance studio owners to create an action plan in response to COVID-19 studio closures. ICYMI, here are the takeaways.
On March 17, longtime studio owner Misty Lown hosted a virtual gathering of more than 130 dance industry leaders to discuss COVID-19: State of the Industry. Here are six takeaways from the presentation.
Like many artists who eventually choose to transition into nonperforming careers, Robert Hartwell had a dream to coach students. He started a small business with his own savings (and big personality) that within three years was generating $1 million in annual revenue.