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Are You Shaping the Future of Dance or Just Showcasing it?

In the world of dance education, there's a stark difference between building talent from the ground up and simply attracting dancers already developed elsewhere. If the main goal of a...

6 Ways to Combat Spring Fever

As spring rolls in, so does the challenge of keeping dancers engaged and focused. The change in weather and the proximity to the end of the school year can make...

The Beauty of the Slow Burn in Teaching and Entrepreneurship

In our fast-paced world, and especially in dance education, there is almost a pressure to see immediate results-whether it's becoming an award-winning choreographer, growing enrollment, or launching innovative programs. Yet,...

Preschool Recital Success: The Backstage Experience

For little ones, the recital can be a scary situation. Think about it…We're in a new space, with new people, in an uncomfortable costume, away from our grownup. That's a...

Coffee Talk: Season 4, Episode 4

Play Video Check out this special Coffee Talk episode featuring Scott Sisbarro & Diane Gudat

Coffee Talk: Season 4, Episode 3

Play Video Check out this special Coffee Talk episode featuring Andrea Trench

Coffee Talk: Season 4, Episode 2

Play Video Check out this special Coffee Talk episode featuring Susie McColl, Kristi Breen, Ann Bettonvil, June Lawrence & Rebecca Brettingham-Filice

Coffee Talk: Season 4, Episode 1

Play Video Check out this special Coffee Talk episode featuring Sandi Duncan.

What it Costs to Replace You as CEO

Recently, I was discussing business finances with some of the Studio Owners in the Certificate of Dance Entrepreneurship program. We landed on the topic of what to pay ourselves as...

Honoring Every Student’s Unique Path

As I often write, we're not just teaching dance; we're nurturing individual growth and witnessing the unique evolution of each student. It's a truth in dance education that no two...

Give Them Something to Talk About

Today, I'm sharing five strategies to combat a chatty class. I'll admit, my early elementary class is probably the loudest you will ever hear, but it's not because my students...

Dance Teachers and Studio Owners: The Real MVPs

Life is like a big performance, and some of the toughest stuff happens behind the scenes, out of the spotlight. It's the quiet warriors, those who tackle the difficulties without...

Boost Revenue

When we initially took charge of our studio, the standard practice among studio owners was to shut down for the summer immediately after the year-end recital. The income generated from...

What if the Whole World Danced? A Dream of Global Harmony

What if the Whole World Danced? A Dream of Global Harmony Imagine a world where every person, irrespective of their background, age, or location, finds a common language in dance....

We Are Always On Stage: Leading by Example in Dance Class

In the world of dance education, teachers are more than just instructors; they're role models and leaders in attitude, discipline, work ethic, and character. This job really brings to life...

Dance Education: A Future of Diverse Voices and Visions

Dance Education: A Future of Diverse Voices and Visions One Approach? Not in Dance Education! In the world of dance education and school ownership, the concept that there is one...

What to Teach When You Don’t Feel Like Teaching

We've all been there. It's dance day and you just don't feel like teaching. Perhaps you're not feeling well, you have had a rough day, or you are working through...

Elevating Dance Education: Values, Community, and Impact

Elevating Dance Education: Values, Community, and Impact In the world of dance, competition is undeniably a part of what we do, but it should never be the sole focus. Dance...

Asking for Feedback Without Getting Your Feelings Hurt

Many business owners would love to get positive or constructive feedback from their customers and staff alike, but most would agree that that the negative feedback - or worse -...

Your 24-Hour Brochure: Selling Dance Classes Around the Clock

Your 24-Hour Brochure: Selling Dance Classes Around the Clock In today's digital age, your dance studio's website is more than just an online presence - it's your 24-hour brochure, always...

Filling Your Cup Assignment

As I connect with more dance studio owners, I find myself thinking about the metaphorical "cup" we carry with us - our Cup of Joy, let's call it. It seems...

Unlocking the True Value of Dance: More Than Just Great Moves

Unlocking the True Value of Dance: More Than Just Great Moves Are you a dance teacher or studio owner eager to attract more students and parents to your classes? While...

The True Art of Choreography: Making Every Dancer Shine

The True Art of Choreography: Making Every Dancer Shine In the world of dance, choreography is an art form that transcends trends and awards. It's not about following the latest...

Five Essential Lessons on Perseverance Our Dance Students Need to Learn

In the ever-changing landscape of a post-pandemic world, our students are facing unique challenges that call for resilience and determination. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted routines, affected mental health, and...