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Ask the Experts: Technology Grants

November 1, 2015 by

My technology budget is nonexistent. Do you know of any grants I could apply for, as a dance teacher in a K–12 school?
The number-one clearinghouse for grants is the Foundation Center. If you live in … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: How Many Hours for Comp Kids

November 1, 2015 by

How many hours a week are competition kids required to dance at your studio? Ours have to put in six hours, but I’m thinking of upping that. 
At our studio, the number of hours depends on … Continue reading

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: Technology for Reflection Discussions

October 1, 2015 by

My students get to go on great field trips to see performances, screenings and panels. I’d like to make more of an effort to include reflection, post–field trip. Any technology suggestions?
Too often, we run … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Minimum Age for Starting Dance

October 1, 2015 by

What’s the minimum age for starting dance at your studio? I get a lot of “But she’ll turn 2 in December!” from parents.
We offer introductory classes in ballet, jazz and acrobatics for 2 1/2- and … 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