Best Studio Practices

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

I Gave $10,000 and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

September 1, 2014 by

10 ways to attract and reward donors

If you run a nonprofit studio, you might depend on tuition and performance revenue to keep it going, but your donor base plays a crucial role in its success. Donors … Continue reading

Three Sticky Problems That Can Be Solved

August 1, 2014 by

Savvy studio owners share their solutions.
Most of the time, owning your own studio is a pretty rewarding profession. You didn’t go into it expecting money, fame or great hours. You do it for your love … Continue reading

The Price Is Right—Right?

July 1, 2014 by

How to set and when to raise prices
The art of pricing: It’s a slippery slope for studio owners to navigate. How do my rates compare to other studios in town? How much should I be … Continue reading