Congrats, you made it through 2020. One bright side of the year: Both you and your studio families have become accustomed to quick pivots, which means now’s the perfect time to make big, bold changes at your studio. Here’s what changes you might want to consider—and how to execute them wisely.
The new year is the perfect time to set clear boundaries and make communication more efficient at your studio. Experts Kathy Blake and Suzanne Blake Gerety shared their tips.
When the pandemic hit, many studios set up temporary outdoor dance spaces to keep dancing safely in person. Alana Tillim of Santa Barbara Dance Arts took this a step further: investing $20,000 in a permanent outdoor studio that is already starting to paying off—and will serve her for the long run.
Studio owners had to reimagine their recitals on the fly this year. What changes—from new locations to virtual performances to red carpets—will stick around for 2021, and maybe even for the long haul?
Lovely Leaps began 2020 with programs in eight preschools and a small weekend-studio enrollment. It’s ending the year having taught over 3,500 students through its robust virtual-class program. Here’s how the owner did it.
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.
After teaching for more than 30 years—most recently building a successful preschool program for a dance studio in Burlington, North Carolina—Kim Black decided it was time to open her own business. But the very day she signed the lease for Miss Kim’s Children’s Dance and Arts was the day North Carolinians learned dance studios were required to close due to the pandemic. That didn’t stop her.
COVID-19 has made studio owners work together, connect more deeply with their studio families and transform their businesses. And that’s a good thing, says Rhee Gold.
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.