May-June 2017 | Business Bonanza

Business Bonanza

May/June 2017 | Volume 22 | Issue 4 | Buy a copy

Former IBM CEO Thomas J. Watson Sr. is credited with the maxim “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” Watson wasn’t referring to dance education, but the sentiment fits: the successful studio owner knows that without heart there is neither purpose nor profit. Read on for ideas to help keep your heart and your business in sync.

Throughout the month of May, we’ll be publishing selected stories online, with most content available by June 1.

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On My Mind
Words from the publisher.

Tamsin Nutter and Thom Watson

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Grand Battement to Side and Back
David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Wings and Flash Steps
Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | Repetition and Preparedness
Toni Pierce-Sands

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | The Upper Body’s Connected to the . . . Lower Body
Samara Atkins

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Hints for Recital and Exam Music
Nina Pinzarrone

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers.

Words from our readers.

Bulletin Board
Pin. Post. Share.

What’s up in the dance community.

Page Turners
Books of note (new and not).

Moving Images
Videos of note (new and not).

Performance Corner
Our sneak peek at dance shows we’d love to see.

College Close-Ups | Indiana University
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.

Dance History Quiz
Fun facts for teachers and students.

Business Bonanza

The Space Race
by Karen White
When your studio needs more room, should you rearrange, renovate, or relocate?

High Fidelity
by Heather Wisner
Simple steps studio owners can take to keep customers happy and coming back. 

Making a Good Impression
by Debra Danese
What does your studio’s appearance say about your business?

Thriving on the Outskirts
by Bonner Odell
Part 1: Growing enrollment in a remote or small-town studio.

Thriving on the Outskirts
by Bonner Odell
Part 2: Recruiting teachers for a remote or small-town studio.

Studio Support
Software, services, and equipment to make your business run better.

Dance Studio Life, a magazine with a back-to-basics approach, is a division of the Rhee Gold Company, whose mission is to be at the forefront of dance and education by promoting the highest possible standards in teaching. Dance Studio Life understands the soul of the teaching field.