Posted May 2, 2018
Every time someone comes into your studio you want them to spend at least $1. You as the studio owner needs to provide them with the opportunity to do that. Get creative! It can be as simple as a vending machine with snacks/drinks, hair supplies that students may need for class, or even a small dance boutique. Let's say you have 300 students who come in 2x per week and each spend $1 every time they are in the studio. That is an additional $600 per week, $2,400 per month, $28,800 per year. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, "Take care of the nickels, dimes, and quarters and the dollars will take care of themselves."
- Sean Boutilier
SEAN BOUTILIER ACADEMY OF DANCE
We developed a program called "We Dance" which is our special needs dance class. We do the program for 6 weeks each semester for free. We require a buddy system each week where our company members sign-up as their way of giving back. We've received publicity from the program through newspapers and television news stations, which has continued to bring in new students.
During recital time, we have a visitor's day to go over all aspects of the recital. At this meeting, we offer current clients $30 off of one month of tuition if they bring in a new paying student to the studio. We have gotten about 10-20 students from this last year through this incentive.
- Kim Massay
KIM MASSAY DANCE
We produce 2 musicals during the year where we charge a flat fee to anyone that is not training at the studio to participate in the show. This allows talent to join us for a short period of time as well as bring in additional income.
Bringing in qualified judges to give feedback to your soloists can be a great way to bring in some extra income and give your students some performance training. We bring in a panel of various judges twice a year and charge $30 per solo. Sometimes we have as many as 90 soloists!
- Kim Delgrosso
CENTER STAGE PERFORMING ARTS
We offer 2 line good luck notes where we charge $25. It is a great way for family and friends to give encouragement to their little dancers and not add additional work to the studio since we already do a recital program.
- Jody Phillips
JODY PHILLIPS DANCE
Creating bonding experiences at the studio for your recreational and competitive students can give them an opportunity to connect, develop a stronger support system for one another, and help bring in additional funds to your studio. Holding movie nights, dance team showcases, bingo night, or a poker night can be a great way to raise money and keep everyone in the studio united.
- Sue Sampson-Dalena
THE DANCE STUDIO OF FRESNO