Streamlining Your Studio Office
Last month we spoke about controlling chaos especially with your front desk. This month I want to talk about ways to streamline your studio office. Whether you have a small or large office area the key is to keep it as mess free a possible and as functional for everyone that needs to use it as possible. In your office it is helpful to have a computer, a fax machine, a printer and a copy machine. You will need sufficient desk space to be able to keep incoming mail in a tray or inbox and still have space to work and a file cabinet that you can lock for all your client and student information.Read More
Letting go of Negative Dance Students
What do you do when you have a student who’s extremely talented, naturally gifted and a brilliant performer but their attitude outshines the aforementioned? How do you handle the lack of respect, the inappropriate comments to peers, the insults to your studio and the all-around negativity? While it may seem tempting to bite your lip because these type of talented dancers make your studio “look good,” the long term ramifications can affect your business, the precedent you’re setting and the example you’re setting for the other students.
Growing pains aside, we all deal with adolescents who have an off-period from time to time where they may seem distracted, disconnected in their classes and their attitude is not what it usually is. Fair enough. We are dealing with teenagers, hormones, emotional roller coasters and drastic physical changes to the body here. But, as teachers, we are keen enough to differentiate and cut a kid a break when a usually well-mannered dancer is having a bad week vs. this being the actual temperament and usual behavior of a student.Read More