What’s Best for Your Business?

April 1, 2014 by

The pros and cons of different legal structures for your studio

When Jilissa Cotten decided to open her Corpus Christi, Texas–based studio in a community already saturated with dance schools, she didn’t question her attorney’s advice … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: How Do I Use Class Time Efficiently?

April 1, 2014 by

Q: I always seem to run out of class time. Is there a tool to help me perfect the timing of my lessons?
A: My own classes are 44 minutes long, but, oh, what I could do … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: How Old Should Students Be for a Solo?

April 1, 2014 by

Q: I have a really talented student who has been begging me to choreograph her a solo that she can compete with. The problem is that she’s only 5 years old. How old do your students … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Costume Donations

Q: I have a lot of old costumes that I’ve accumulated over the years. Do you know of any organizations that would welcome a big costume donation? I’d feel better knowing the costumes were going to … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: The Flipped Classroom Model

March 1, 2014 by

Q: After hearing fellow teachers rave about the flipped classroom model, I’m thinking of adopting it myself. Do you think it could work for dance classes?
A: The flipped classroom model holds that instead of using class … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Dealing with Overdue Payments

March 1, 2014 by

Q: How long do you allow debt to accumulate with a student? What’s your policy for dealing with that and getting parents to pay up?
A: Students with outstanding choreography, costume and competition fees or overdue tuition … Continue reading