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Ask the Experts: Purchasing Sound Equipment

June 1, 2015 by

I’m about to purchase sound equipment for my brand-new dance studio. What do you recommend?
A basic PA (public address) system is what most dance studios need. This includes: a sound source, such as your … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Competing Against Former Faculty

June 1, 2015 by
Ask the Experts: Competing Against Former Faculty

A former teacher of mine, who left with many of my students when she joined a nearby studio, now competes with her new studio at one of our favorite competitions. I don’t want to compete … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Getting People to Pay on Time

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

Ask the Experts: Problems with Bartering Structure

Ask the Experts: Problems with Bartering Structure

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

Ask the Experts: Parents’ Unrealistic Requests

April 29, 2015 by
Ask the Experts: Parents’ Unrealistic Requests

I think my students’ parents have been watching too much reality dance TV. They’re convinced that they know what special tricks or acro moves will give their kids an edge in competition. How do I … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Advantages of Technology in the Classroom

April 29, 2015 by
Ask the Experts: Advantages of Technology in the Classroom

Do you think using technology in the classroom really makes learning any easier or better for students?
As someone who uses technology quite a bit in my teaching, I often get the question of whether … Continue reading