59 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 • 21 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.

    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
    Strategic Planning For Your Dance Studio

    Strategic Planning For Your Dance Studio

    Are you ready to have your best season yet? In this podcast, Suzanne Blake Gerety and Jill Tirone reflect on the past season and get focused for the new. Learn to identify the obstacles standing in your way and how to use them as a starting point to help you achieve your goals. They're also covering ways to battle burnout and sharing tips to increase your tuition and fees with confidence. Join us so you can be strategic with your planning for the new dance season!
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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. Be more effective and productive. 
    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
    How to Raise Prices and Fees with Confidence

    How to Raise Prices and Fees with Confidence

    It can be difficult to raise your prices and fees, and many dance studio owners worry about how it will affect their business. In this podcast, Suzanne Blake Gerety and Jill Tirone are sharing ways to navigate rising costs and inflation. You'll learn how to earn extra income through dancewear and costumes while adding extra value to your studio. Through their support and encouragement, you'll get the information and boost you need to head into the dance season feeling confident around raising your prices.
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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
    Time Hacks for Busy Dance Studio Owners

    Time Hacks for Busy Dance Studio Owners

    As a busy dance studio owner, you probably feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. Luckily, with some helpful tips and productivity hacks, you can take back some of those lost hours and create an environment that promotes efficiency and increased organization at your dance studio. All it takes is a little bit of planning, and by implementing these strategies into your daily routine, you’ll find yourself with more time than ever to focus on growing your business or spending time on the things that are important to you!
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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

    • 25 min
    4 Ways to Increase Your Preschool Dance Student Enrollment

    4 Ways to Increase Your Preschool Dance Student Enrollment

    Enrolling preschool-aged students can be one of the most difficult parts of running your own dance studio. Our research shows that studios are the most flexible on enrollment deadlines with this age group; therefore making the full-season commitment less predictable. Thankfully, there are several different ways you can find more preschool-aged dance students without spending your entire marketing budget. In this podcast, Jill Tirone and Suzanne Blake Gerety share four ways to find more preschool-aged dance students that work well at any dance studio, no matter its size or location.
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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

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 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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