For the sixth year in a row, we are excited to present the survey results collected from our annual dance studio software reviews survey. We asked dance studio owners to answer questions about their dance studio management software, and over 500 studio owners did just that. If you’ve considered investing in software to help you […]
The holiday season is underway! With Halloween behind us, check these great activities, songs, dances, and fun costume ideas to celebrate Thanksgiving at your studio! Thanksgiving-Themed Games Ideally, activities for a dance class will have kids running and moving If you’re looking for some fun games to play in the classroom, Dance Exploration put together […]
Want to make your recital picture days as efficient as possible? Pre-plan the classes’ portrait poses, so that they can be immediately prepared when they enter the photo room. There are several things to think about when planning your studio’s recital photos. But, if you put in a little preparation you’ll save yourself stress and […]
Need to know how to get ready for a dance competition? Check out these resources we’ve put together so that you and your stars are ready to hit the big stage! Pre-Preparation: 2-3 Months Out We say “pre-preparation” because competition season should be on your calendar WAY before the week of the big day(s). Your dance […]
Everyone knows how important a great dance costume is. All of the hard work and practice put into routines by dancers deserves to be highlighted in a special and beautiful way, and a costume can do just that! If you’re like any of the studio owners I know, you put in TONS of time and […]
When you’re talking about the best dance movies of all time, nothing beats the classics. From the signature lift in “Dirty Dancing” to the final audition scene in “Flashdance,” the classics embody traditional ballet and ballroom dance styles. All the while, they narrate charming love stories and show what it takes to be a successful dancer. But, […]
Spruce up your competition routines this year with unique, infectious music that will have the crowds on their feet.
Dance is a medium for expressing yourself, and as a teacher you have the freedom to push your creativity to the limit through choreography. There’s two sides to choreographing recital pieces for your classes: the side that challenges your students but also recognizes the limits of their skill level, and the side that lets your […]
If you’re considering dance as a profession, earning a university degree can and should be on your radar. While a degree in dance is certainly not the only option available for dreamers looking to dedicate themselves to the art, it is a well-established path to technical proficiency and documentable learning. As you start preparing applications […]
Writing ads effectively is essential for bringing in new clients to the studio.
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Teaching dance is a fulfilling career that allows you to share your passion with others. A dance teacher education can be a combination of performance, formal training, and other experiences with dance. After dancing their entire lives, some dancers decide to devote their time to teaching. However, dance teachers lead busy, hectic lives ruled by […]
For new dancers and their parents, ballet terminology can be a bit intimidating. Many of the names for moves and positions are in French – and there’s so many of them! If you or your child’s first dance class has your heads spinning, don’t stress any longer. Read on for a overview of the basic […]
Prevent cosmetic catastrophes and makeup meltdowns with this handy checklist.
Follow these tips to get you and your dancers to the competition without the stress.