63 episodes

Need expert advice on handling dance studio dilemmas and drama? Suzanne Blake Gerety and Jill Tirone take real-life questions directly from our listeners and help you resolve your toughest, most frustrating or just-plain-complicated studio life predicaments. In each episode they tackle the topics that keep you awake at night from how to successfully navigate parent-problems, teacher turnover, student challenges, policy dilemmas, and much more. Join them as they feature innovators who pull back the curtain and offer timely ideas and solutions. We also love to keep things light and have fun along the way! We’re so excited for you to join the conversation.

Dance Studio 411 Dance Studio Owner

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 22 Ratings

Need expert advice on handling dance studio dilemmas and drama? Suzanne Blake Gerety and Jill Tirone take real-life questions directly from our listeners and help you resolve your toughest, most frustrating or just-plain-complicated studio life predicaments. In each episode they tackle the topics that keep you awake at night from how to successfully navigate parent-problems, teacher turnover, student challenges, policy dilemmas, and much more. Join them as they feature innovators who pull back the curtain and offer timely ideas and solutions. We also love to keep things light and have fun along the way! We’re so excited for you to join the conversation.

    Dancing With Change: How to Make Meaningful Changes in Your Dance Studio Business with Courage and Confidence

    Dancing With Change: How to Make Meaningful Changes in Your Dance Studio Business with Courage and Confidence

    Join Suzanne Blake Gerety as she shares one of the keys to studio business growth - change! In this podcast episode you’ll learn the simple yet impactful way to approach making meaningful decisions - from pricing to policies and beyond. You’ll hear how you have an advantage as a dance educator and studio owner to “dance with change”. This episode is designed to boost your confidence and courage when it comes to approaching parents, students, faculty or staff with any new or improved policy.
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    Running a dance studio is hard work, and growing your studio is even more of a challenge. No matter if you're just starting out—or perhaps you're a well-established owner; we understand that it's a uniquely demanding and personal business to own and operate.
    Learn More About Membership and Join Our Community: https://www.dancestudioowner.com/podcast
     

    • 25 min
    3 Benefits of a Dance Studio Student Assistant Program

    3 Benefits of a Dance Studio Student Assistant Program

    In our latest episode, our special guest, Ginger Haithcox shares 3 benefits of implementing a student assistant program at your dance studio. Student assistants help with student retention and progression, they help create a future pipeline for dance studio staff, and they enhance the customer experience. Listen as Ginger provides insight into her successful program and how you can get this complete system for your dance studio.
    The Studio Ambassador System: Train your studio assistants with confidence! This course provides dance studios with a complete assistant program that ensures high-quality training, evaluation and appreciation of student assistants.
    Visit learn.dancestudioowner.com to get the full Studio Ambassador System for your dance studio!
     
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    Running a dance studio is hard work, and growing your studio is even more of a challenge. No matter if you're just starting out—or perhaps you're a well-established owner; we understand that it's a uniquely demanding and personal business to own and operate.
    As studio owners ourselves, we've been there. But, it's also very possible to be a happy owner of a thriving dance business that you love.
    Learn More About Membership: http://www.DanceStudioOwner.com/podcast

    • 23 min
    Increase Enrollment with Facebook Ads

    Increase Enrollment with Facebook Ads

    Facebook Advertising can be a huge source of stress for dance studio owners. Let's be honest, there aren't many of us who have the time or energy to manage our dance studio’s social media accounts.
    In this episode, Jill Tirone sits down with Kristian Altuve of Dance Motion Marketing and they discuss three simple ways to help you with your social media and get the most out of your online advertising.
    Join Kristian Altuve and Bryce Conlan of Dance Motion Marketing in their Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/howtogrowyourdancestudio
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    Running a dance studio is hard work, and growing your studio is even more of a challenge. No matter if you're just starting out or you're a well-established owner, we understand that it's a uniquely demanding and personal business to own and operate.
    As studio owners ourselves, we've been there. But, it's also very possible to be a happy owner of a thriving dance business that you love. 
    Learn More About Membership: https://dancestudioowner.com/podcast
     
     
     

    • 18 min
    Fill Your Summer Camps and Boost Enrollment All Year Long

    Fill Your Summer Camps and Boost Enrollment All Year Long

    In this episode, Brad Bingham of Enrollio shares his top tips to fill your summer camps! These proven methods and ideas are easy to implement and, best of all, can be used all year round.
    Enrollio is the #1 Growth & Reputation Accelerator for Dance Studios, Swim Schools & After School Programs. Enrollio helps studio owners worldwide capture more website enrollments, reduce task load, & elevate brand reputation almost entirely on auto-pilot. Enrollio was created by Brad Bingham, tech/marketing hubby for his wife Hope MacDonald who owns the award-winning dance studio Bella Ballet in Maryland.
    Learn the Proven Process to Fill Your Camps & Classes in 5 Days! Click here to join the 5-Day Challenge
    Click here to start Your Free 14-Day Trial of Enrollio
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    Running a dance studio is hard work, and growing your studio is even more of a challenge. No matter if you're just starting out or you're a well-established owner, we understand that it's a uniquely demanding and personal business to own and operate.
    As studio owners ourselves, we've been there. But, it's also very possible to be a happy owner of a thriving dance business that you love. 
    Learn More About Membership: http://www.DanceStudioOwner.com/podcast

    • 20 min
    Budgeting and Profitability Tips for Dance Studio Owners

    Budgeting and Profitability Tips for Dance Studio Owners

    In our latest episode, Jill Tirone sits down with Sean Dever, CPA to answer financial questions directly from our member group. Sean explains the intricacies of pricing discounts and profitability, why a non-profit may not be right for your studio, and how dance studio owners can benefit from selling additional items like costumes and dancewear. Listen in as he shares his expertise and financial advice to help you avoid pitfalls and increase your profits in your dance studio business.
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    Running a dance studio is hard work, and growing your studio is even more of a challenge. No matter if you're just starting out—or perhaps you're a well-established owner; we understand that it's a uniquely demanding and personal business to own and operate.
    As studio owners ourselves, we've been there. But, it's also very possible to be a happy owner of a thriving dance business that you love. 
    Learn More About Membership: http://www.DanceStudioOwner.com/podcast

    • 20 min
    Studio Success Insights with Misty Lown

    Studio Success Insights with Misty Lown

    In our latest episode, Suzanne Blake Gerety sits down with Misty Lown of More Than Just Great Dancing to discuss what’s on the hearts and minds of dance studio owners. Misty explains that key developmental experiences in dance help students become healthy, high-functioning adults and how to communicate the value of dance to families. Listen in as she shares her definition of success, her love of golden retrievers, and how she helps the members of More Than Just Great Dancing succeed.
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    Running a dance studio is hard work, and growing your studio is even more of a challenge. No matter if you're just starting out—or perhaps you're a well-established owner; we understand that it's a uniquely demanding and personal business to own and operate.
    As studio owners ourselves, we've been there. But, it's also very possible to be a happy owner of a thriving dance business that you love. 
    Learn More About Membership: http://www.DanceStudioOwner.com/podcast

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

sarahsoda123 ,

Start up guide

There are many studio owner podcast out there, but this is by far my favorite one!! I’m getting realistic advice and I don’t feel like I’m constantly being pressured to buy something or sign up for a service. The advice on studio startups is EXACTLY what I needed!! It’s so hard to find things for people like me who haven’t started yet. Most things are targeted towards people that have an existing studio and are looking to expand, restructure, etc. But this episode was perfect for me and I would love it if there was more content like this!

lrdancedirector ,

Thanks for Sharing!

This is a wonderful addition to the resources and support DanceStudioOwner.com offers for dance industry professionals in a studio setting. Podcasts are a big motivation for me and I am very excited to see you here! Time is so valuable and being able to listen to advice, ideas, suggestions and learn while I am carpooling or getting ready in the morning is just what working moms like me need to stay focused and positive! Thank you, Jill and Suzanne!

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