A scholarship program can allow you to keep financially struggling families in the fold. Here’s how to create one without compromising on revenue.
Between the potential for a new revenue stream and possible increased demand from studio families who don’t want to travel or spend big bucks this year, there are compelling reasons to start a summer program in 2021. Here’s how to do so successfully, from two veteran studio owners.
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.
Whether you’re a dance business with employees or a freelance dancer or solopreneur, here’s what you need to know about applying for PPP loan forgiveness.
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.
Hundreds of dancers from dozens of dance studios huddled onstage awaiting awards; a theater full of parents; a new city every week. The traditional formula for dance competitions clearly won’t work in COVID-19 times. So what’s the alternative?
Amid the uncertainty of doing business during the COVID-19 pandemic, two popular community dance hubs with very different trajectories—L.A.’s EDGE Performing Arts Center and Chicago’s Visceral Dance Center—share their plans for the future.
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.
With all the challenges dance studios, stores and dancewear makers face during this pandemic economy, it’s easy to act from a place of fear. But now, more than ever, the smarter strategy for your business is to focus on your strengths—and on helping the whole dance industry stay strong.