It’s that time of year again: time for studios to showcase their students’ talent and put on a big show! And like any big event, there are bound to be a few (sometimes unwelcome) surprises. So it’s best to be prepared and in good spirits! Prepare your dancers for whatever situation might come up during […]
It’s biggest day of the year for your families. If your students are like mine, they are raring to go! And it’s easy to see why when you consider all of the hard work they have put in over the past year preparing for recitals: 30+ weeks of lessons 2-3 minutes of choreography for each […]
Literally speaking, producing a recital is the act of looking back and showing what you have learned or accomplished over the course of a school year. It’s all about making great memories that can be enjoyed for years to come. The whole recital experience is full of memory-capture elements such as the recital program book, […]
I remember it so clearly…during one of my early years of studio ownership, I was sitting at the kitchen table with my head in my hands, completely paralyzed and overwhelmed. We had just crossed into the month of April and there were SO MANY things that I still needed to do in order to get […]
Of the many hats studio owners wear, one of the most important ones is that of a marketer for our business. In fact, if you think of all of the ways you have marketed your studio over the past year you will probably be surprised to find out just how much time is spent promoting […]
Thanks to Chasta Hamilton Calhoun, founder and creator of the Dance Exec, we’ve put together a complete dance recital checklist to help studio owners get ready for their big event. DOWNLOAD this extensive guide here! As studio owners, we know the power that the recital has on your brand. At the end of each year, […]
Recital and performance season is here! Looking for an inexpensive (and easy) dance recital organization tip? 🙂 When I was dancing, I always kept all of my belongings in a laundry basket which helped in transporting items to and fro. I encourage all of my students and backstage volunteers to follow suit- when everything is labeled […]
Before you drive yourself crazy running around, take a breather and take a look at this checklist of the things you need to do over the next two weeks.
On stage during a recital, audiences see the result of months of hard work. What they don’t see is all the chaos going on behind the scenes.
Read on for some tips that will help you have success with recital volunteers this spring and beyond.
As a studio owner, I have three lists running in my brain at all times. I’m always asking myself the following three questions: What needs to be done today? What needs to be done in the next 2-6 months? What can I make for dinner without going to the store? (Not kidding on that last […]
Some people think the “show” is what happens onstage at the spring recital, but every dance studio owner knows that the REAL show happens backstage! If you want to see a real symphony of choreography, watch the show from behind the curtains because that’s where the magic happens. Changing costumes, fixing makeup, getting kids lined […]
If you’re looking for extra hands to help at your dance studio’s recitals, use these tips to make the most of volunteers.