Studio openings are on the rise, and that’s good news for the dance economy overall. But when a new business enters a local market, studio owners often get defensive about their clientele and staff. Here are three businesses in Utah with a refreshingly different point of view.
Dance retailers, check your inventory—three dance teachers share the dancewear and shoe choices that work best in their very different teaching settings.
With talk of a possible recession in the air, it pays to bolster your business now. Not only will it help you weather a downturn, you’ll be positioned to take advantage of opportunities when the economy improves.
Community awards bring a business credibility and free publicity—raising your profile with local dancers, helping to attract top talent to your business and boosting employee morale. Three studio owners talk about the positive impact.
For a dance retailer, what more important group is there than dance teachers to keep as happy, loyal customers? Not only will they buy for themselves, but they can influence generation after generation of new students to purchase their dancewear at your store.
Just as you invest in excellent staff or the right insurance, marketing is a crucial investment for your dance business to grow. Here’s what you should be spending—and how to make the most of your marketing budget.
Among the essential qualities of a strong leader, Christine Cox of Philadelphia’s BalletX counts making mistakes and knowing when to hold back. In this interview, she talks about how her dance career prepared her to head BalletX, which recently opened a new million-dollar facility.
Fresh finds to consider when you’re stocking your dance store shelves this fall
If your store or studio is skipping a formal budget, you are shortchanging your business. Don’t wait for a crisis or an economic downturn to create one.
Once or twice a year every dance store should review these eight key elements of its brand. Then tweak and polish to see sales soar.