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Articles by Kathy Blake and Suzanne Blake Gerety

Ask the Experts: Stepping Back from Teaching

This is my 35th year. What’s the proper way to step back and begin letting qualified teachers teach my classes—without raising concern from parents or making my dancers feel like I’ve left them?
When you start … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Convincing Parents About More Training

By Kathy Blake and Suzanne Blake Gerety

Ask the Experts: Studio Business, Competitions and Technology in the Classroom

by Kathy Blake and Suzanne Blake Gerety

Ask the Experts: Promoting Your Brand

How do you promote your logo and brand among your students? We offer custom merchandise but tend to have low orders, no matter the price point. 
We find that our tween and teenage students are our best … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Injury Waivers

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

Ask the Experts: How to Find New Teachers

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