May-June 2018 | Business Bonanza

Business Bonanza

May/June 2018 | Volume 23 | Issue 4 | Buy a copy

A dance studio is an unusual type of business. Our customers—our students—are also our prized product. We take them in as raw material, eager and untrained. We get to work, and when we are done, we’ve created accomplished, happy dancers. And that success is what keeps new customers walking through the door.

Throughout May and June, we’ll be publishing selected stories online, with most content available by July 1.


On My Mind | Words from the publisher.

Cutting Through the Chatter
Karen White
A Trend That Must End
Tamsin Nutter

Tips for Ballet Teachers | Flexing the Feet and Pointing Through the Shins
David Arce

Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs
Samara Atkins 

Tips for Special-Needs Teachers | Cognitive Processing
Tricia Gomez

In My Humble Opinion | Make Time for Mentoring
Emily Bufferd

Dollars, Cents, and Due Diligence | How Will the New Tax Law Affect You?
Michelle Cote 

Teacher Tune-Up | “Why You Want to Leave Me?”
Sandi Duncan

Ask Rhee Gold | Advice for dance teachers.
Creating new opportunities for students
When to hold registration
Staying in the know
Focus on the positive


Mail | Words from our readers.

FYI | What’s up in the dance community.
Dance for World Festival Celebrates 10th
Classical Repertoire Subject of RAD Teacher Program
Chicago Teacher Recognized by Global Award Program
College Aids Student With Studio Dream

Media Hub | Onscreen, on the page, and online.
The Dumb Girl of Portici
Tap Into Improv: A Guide to Tap Dance Improvisation
Aerial Dance: A Guide to Dance With Rope and Harness
Synchronous Objects

Competition Zone | Getting Tough With Team Drama
Joan F. Smith

Studio Style | BPM Dance Complex
Makeovers, renovations, and dream spaces.
Heather Turbeville

Did You Know? | Who is Garth Fagan?

Collective Wisdom | Ideas and advice from teachers.
Acting the Dance
Roll Call Response


Support Our Vets
by Jill Randall
Veteran teachers have much to offer a studio. Here’s some sage advice for keeping them engaged and active.

Nonprofit Alternative
by Michelle Jones Wurtz
One studio owner enjoys the funds and freedom of a fiscal sponsorship.

A Fresh Start
by Ryan P. Casey
Studio owners find happiness the second time around.

Handing Over the Keys
by Chris Koseluk
Maybe the best buyer for your studio is right under your nose.

Studio Solutions
Online systems to make your studio run smoother.