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Q: We had a talented pair of sisters join our competition team this season. They came to us from another studio that I've known for many years, and earlier this week, that owner called to ask me to help her collect a large balance due from their family. Should I get involved, or leave it to her to sort out?

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Q: Last year, dancers on my comp teams missed a lot of classes for school trips, cheer squad, exams, and religious and family commitments. This had a definite effect on our comp routines. How do you manage attendance at your studio?

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Q: Every year I struggle to bring in guest faculty for my summer intensive without breaking the bank. Do you have any suggestions?

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Q: Our regional comp season is over, and there are still two months until our Nationals. How do we stay motivated?

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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?

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Joanne Chapman cultivates excellence and a familial atmosphere at her Canadian studio. Photo by Don Boskovic/Exposé Studios, courtesy of Chapman

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?

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Q: Do you have any advice for how to clean competition pieces?

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Q: What kind of fundraisers do you do to cover students' competition fees, and how do you use the money raised?

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