Q: Our recitals are too long when we have both competition and recreational dancers performing, so I'm considering having two separate performances. Do you have any advice on how to do this without creating drama?
Q: I'm looking to create some summer rituals and traditions at my studio. What are some of the things you do?
A: Creating fun and engaging moments for your students, staff and families can have a positive impact on your studio culture. Whether it's a big event or a small gesture, we've found that traditions build connection, boost morale and create strong bonds. I reached out to a variety of studio owners to gather some ideas for you to try this summer. Here's what they had to say.
Q: Our dancers' parents want to observe class, but students won't focus if I let them in the room. I've tried having them observe the last 10 minutes of class, but even that can be disruptive and bring the dancers' progress to a halt. Do you have any advice on how to handle this?
Q: I just had a teacher quit midyear, and it wasn't on good terms. I need to e-mail the parents about it, but don't want to cause a panic. Any suggestions on how to mitigate damage and make a smooth transition with the new teacher?