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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.

Nov 21, 2019

Extreme flexibility is becoming the new normal. We're inundated with images on social media of dancers sitting in oversplits or contorting themselves into circus-like positions. But is it safe?

As a dance studio owner, you want to make a positive impact on the lives of our students and do it safely. So if you're...

Nov 13, 2019

There are so many details that go into costuming your dancers. Parents don’t see nor do they understand the time you put in receiving, sorting and distributing costumes to your students.

In this podcast you’ll hear how to gain back some of your precious time so you can put your focus on the things that...

Nov 11, 2019

Thinking of starting an Acro Dance program at your studio, but aren’t sure where to begin? 

In this episode, Melissa Klassen shares: 

  1. What acro dance is and how it differs from gymnastics
  2. How to know if acro is right for your studio
  3. How to find and retain good acro teachers
  4. How to ensure your students' safety 
  5. How to...

Nov 7, 2019

In this episode, Misty Lown shares her commitment to setting standards that support the goal to keep kids happy, healthy and safe in dance.

With the relaunch of Youth Protection Advocates in Dance, she shares how it is more important than ever for studios and teachers to be informed and equipped to create a healthy...