This ballroom-studio owner in Seattle has always been resourceful, operating a restaurant and creating a popular date-night experience for her clients taking lessons in social dance. But the pandemic is stretching her creative muscles to the max as she tries to preserve both her studio and restaurant businesses until her customers can safely return.
When Chasta Hamilton decided to fold her popular competition program, 76 percent of her team members left for other studios. Today, the training program that replaced her comp team is bigger—and more profitable—than the team ever was, and has helped her studio grow overall. Here’s how she did it.
When it comes to music licenses, asking forgiveness rather than permission is not a sound business strategy. But what does that mean for streaming music in virtual classes, now that they are the new norm? We broke down your biggest music-licensing questions (for both normal times and COVID times).
Now that we’re six months into the pandemic, it’s a good time step back and assess what’s worked well so far. Here’s what has proved successful for these three studios.
How one studio owner created a sizable emergency fund—and why she hasn’t touched it during COVID-19.
One family is itching to return to in-person instruction. Another is understandably scared. Here’s how to make them both—and everyone in between—feel safe, included and engaged.
With a smart, flexible reopening plan, studio owners can keep clients safe and happy—and be responsive to ever-changing, unpredictable COVID-19 restrictions.
How the Tutu School franchise is dealing with COVID-19—and helping its franchisees do the same.
This studio owner had the foresight to identify the sticking points for teaching Zoom dance classes—like the need for silent communication methods with students—and to invest in training her teaching staff to succeed.
This studio owner discovered that for some families reaching out was as valuable to them as the Zoom classes she was creating.