Q: I have a group of intermediate-level dancers who were outgoing, confident performers when they were juniors, but now that they're older, they don't dance with the same fire. They're insecure and feel like everyone is better than they are. How do I build their confidence?
Q: As a studio owner, it's important to me to make age-appropriate choices for music, costuming and choreography. Unfortunately, when we go to competitions, the pieces that aren't age-appropriate are winning. How do I explain these wins to my students and their parents?
Q: I have had a few students leave my studio for a larger one that participates in conventions and hires several guest teachers to do choreography every year (at a high price). What happened to training our own students and doing our own choreography? I'm worried that if I don't jump on the bandwagon, I'll lose more students. What should I do?
Q: During registration time, several of my junior and intermediate competition families shopped around at other studios, looking for the best tuition rates. Then they came to me, asking me to match the other studios' prices. I offer a higher standard of training, but I feel like if I don't compete with these other studios' fees, I'll lose several families. What should I do?