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Dance Studio 411

This is Dance Studio 411 where we answer your real life questions about your toughest studio life predicaments. Parent problems, teacher turnover, student challenges, policy dilemmas and so much more! Let's talk about what's keeping you awake at night and what you can do about it. Here are your hosts Suzanne Blake Gerety and Jill Tirone.

Oct 16, 2020

The challenges that dance teachers face from this pandemic are many. The ones impacting preschoolers most include less movement, more screen time and a multitude of distractions at home. This is taking a toll on their behavior and listening skills when they come to dance class.

In this episode, Andrea Trench, Dance...


Oct 6, 2020

Dance studio owners want, and most importantly need, to be found online through local search.

In this episode featuring Matt Horner, founder of Class Manager and Stage Stubs, he shares the easy things you can do and enhance to improve your online presence.

Starting with your Google My Business listing, you'll hear...


Sep 16, 2020

Dance students who take voice or piano gain extra skills to progress in dance. It is a win for the studio and the student. And the new reality is dance studios may need to add additional revenue without adding cost or risk.

In this episode featuring Sam Beckford, creator of OnlineMusicLessons, you'll hear how his...


Aug 14, 2020

In this episode, Tricia Gomez, Global Director of Rhythm Works Integrative Dance and creator of the popular Hip Hop In a Box shares candidly how we can develop our soft-skills to become the best teacher and studio owner that our students need now. In this time of change, let’s chat about looking for hidden...


Jul 22, 2020

In this episode Cynthia King, Owner and Director of Cynthia King Dance Studio of Brooklyn, New York shares how she has created engagement with new students through virtual meet and greet events over Zoom.

You'll hear how she has created an innovative solution to build enrollment during a time when traditional in-person...