Best Studio Practices

5 Mistakes That Could Be Holding Your Studio Back

January 30, 2015 by

And some quick and easy fixes

Running a studio can be a major juggling act. You have to stay on top of the big things, like paying rent on time and chasing after delinquent payments, … Continue reading

7 Tips for Doing Discounts Right

December 29, 2014 by

How to motivate clients to spend more—without giving away the store.
Studio owners have long offered discounts on tuition to attract new clients and encourage existing clients to register for more classes. Laura Sciortino, who has … Continue reading

Same Space, New Revenues

December 1, 2014 by

Get more bang for your studio buck by hosting events and activities outside of regular class time.

When “Dancing with the Stars” debuted on television nearly a decade ago, Corey Burns saw the potential for his … Continue reading

Everything You Wanted to Know About Costumes But Were Afraid to Ask

November 1, 2014 by

Tips, tricks and a timeline
If your year-end studio recital involves costumes, you’re aware of what headaches, hassles and horrors lie beneath every glittery sequin. Year after year, studio owners take on the challenge of making … Continue reading

The Best-Laid Plans

October 1, 2014 by

Practical planning for your studio’s financial success—it’s not just for start-ups.

If you hear the words “business plan” and feel a chill of fear ripple down your spine, chances are you’re like the majority of studio owners. … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: How Do You Keep Routines Fresh?

October 1, 2014 by
Ask the Experts: How Do You Keep Routines Fresh?

Q: Last year, my kids who compete with the same solo all year long were really sick of their routines by the time Nationals rolled around. I want to make sure that doesn’t happen this year. … Continue reading