Blog

The Dance Studio Gold Mine Hidden In Every Community

baby-ballet-class

What are your studio goals?

Read more…

The Ultimate Guide To Growing Your Dance Studio

40231984_s

I love the quote, "There are shortcuts to happiness, dancing is one of them". 

Sure, there may be many paths to happiness... but why not take the shortcut and just DANCE, right!?!?

My sentiments exactly! 

Many studio owners would agree with me on this quote but might not be as open to the idea that there are short-cuts to dance studio success as well. 

That doesn't make it any less true. 

First we need to define "dance studio success". 

For me, this is any dance studio that fulfills the pe…

Read more…

The Truth Behind “The Place They Start is the Place they Stay”

45220017_ml

Whether you’re new to the dance world, or you’re a veteran dance studio owner, you will have probably come across the saying “the place they start is the place they stay”.

What this simply means is that if a child starts at your dance studio when they are young, they are most likely to stick with your studio for life.

The reason why this is so important is because it can mean real exponential growth for your dance business.

This is how it works:

Many children are ready to begin dance lessons…

Read more…

The Successful Studio Model

This lesson is all about the “Successful Studio Business Model” and the best way to get new students into your studio.

The first secret to studio success is all about RELATIONSHIPS. That’s why "the place they start is the place they stay". And that’s why you’re typically NOT typically going to be able to attract dancers who are already involved with another studio.

And by ages 8, 9, 10 and up… most kids interested in dance are already with a studio.

So, if all the dancers are already dancing …

Read more…

How to Keep Students Returning to Your Studio Year After Year

56599409_ml

If you’re a dance studio owner, the number one business question you probably grapple with on a daily basis is how to maximize RETENTION.

How can I keep my students coming back month after month, year after year?!

It’s a question I get asked often.

My experience over the years has taught me a few things about retention, which I’m happy to share with you:

  1. Love your students – if you’re not in it for the kids, you’re probably in the wrong business! I make it a point to learn my students’ na…

Read more…

3 Important Reasons Why You Should Keep Each Class FRESH

Bake shop fb image

If you feel like your preschool dance classes are getting repetitive or a little dull for you or your students, it’s time to shake things up!

And that’s where the themed lesson plan kits from Princess Ballerinas come in!

The "done-for-you" themed lesson plan kits from Princess Ballerinas keeps each preschool class fresh by introducing new, imaginative themes each session and exciting activities each class! The themes are age-appropriate, fun and engaging for preschoolers. They include: Fairy G…

Read more…

How Dance Lessons Can Help Your Child Master Kindergarten

52036829_m

Has your child been in your care since birth? Has she been in a small home daycare? Are you a stay-at-home-mom?

If so, you may be worried about her making the transition to Kindergarten. How will she cope away from you all day? Will she know how to interact with others? Being worried is a normal part of the parenting experience, but there are a few things you can do to ease her transition – and your worry.

Dance lessons are one of those things.

For many children that come to Princess Ballerin…

Read more…

Making the Transition: Why Your Child Should Continue Dance Lessons When They Start School

31060030_m

I have a lot of parents ask me if they should continue dance lessons as their child transitions into Kindergarten. Many parents are worried that they should stop all extra-curricular activities to reduce stress-levels on their children while they adapt to the new routine of Kindergarten.

However, research shows that preschoolers and young children thrive under routine.

Continuing your child’s regular routine – be it extracurricular activities like dance lessons, or Sunday dinners with their gr…

Read more…

Boost Your Preschooler’s Confidence

50572497_m

      "Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit" - E.E. Cummings

       “Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment” - Thomas Carlyle

       "Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered — just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” - Barrie Davenport

It’s never too early to build your child’s self-confidence. Self-…

Read more…

Developing Your Preschooler’s Imagination Through Dance

96046029_m

Imagination is a beautiful part of being a child. If you’ve spent time watching your child play, you’ll know that imagination can transport them into a whole other world of fun, learning, and excitement.

It will probably come as no surprise that dancing is a wonderful way to exercise your child’s imagination. One of my favorite quotes, which captures the interplay between dance and imagination, comes from the book Pepito’s Story by Eugene Fern:

When he was dancing, Pepito felt as if he could…

Read more…