Articles by Kathy Blake and Suzanne Blake Gerety
How do injury waivers work? Did you ask a lawyer or insurance agent for help?
A signed injury waiver releases you from being held liable if a student is hurt as a result of normal, … Continue reading
How do you find new teachers?
Great teachers can be hired or trained, so it’s useful to seek new faculty from a wide network—while also keeping an eye on developing talent from within. Being clear in … Continue reading
How do you handle changing choreography after a guest choreographer is gone? We have a parent who is upset that a teacher tweaked her daughter’s piece. But we thought the work needed to be adjusted, … Continue reading
How do you price private lessons—per session or per hour? What’s your rate? If you aren’t the one teaching the lessons, how do you split the profit between teacher and studio?
Most studio owners offer … Continue reading
I can’t get anyone to pay on time. Our policy states that tuition is due on the 1st and considered late after the 10th, with a $10 late fee. If it’s still unpaid, kids are … Continue reading
My receptionist, with whom I “exchange services,” has a passive-aggressive attitude lately and is getting caught up in mom drama. How should I handle this?
Bartering is complicated. Because it doesn’t operate like a typical employer-employee … Continue reading