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Your Dance Studio Should Participate in Small Business Saturday

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Your Dance Studio Should Participate in Small Business Saturday

The biggest shopping day weekend of the year is fast approaching!   Have an open house with specials to encourage local shoppers to get out and support your small business!  This is the kick-off weekend for what will result in 30% of retailers' sales for 2016!  Small Business Saturday was started in 2010 by American Express as a counterpart to big-box retailers' Black Friday and e-commerce's Cyber Monday as a way to encourage the support of local brick-and-mortar businesses.  Small Business Saturday's sales were up 14% in 2015 and are expected to increase in 2016! Celebrating this shopping holiday can be especially...

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Tips for Personalizing Your Dance Gifts

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Tips for Personalizing Your Dance Gifts

Being in the personalized gift business, we hear these types of questions often: What text should I put on my item(s)? How many words fit or look good on this item? Can I add text to a different place than what is shown on your website? We've compiled a few recommendations to help make your personalized gifts great! What text should I put on my gift? Giving a personalized gift to commemorate a performance or special event is such a special experience.  Just think about it for a minute.  Who doesn't love to see their name in print (or engraved)??  Not only will...

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Tips for Organizing a Nutcracker Ballet Performance Boutique

Fundraiser Ideas The Nutcracker Ballet

Tips for Organizing a Nutcracker Ballet Performance Boutique

Late summer is the perfect time to start planning your upcoming Dance Company fundraisers. One of the most popular fundraisers (paired with the most popular ballet performance) is a Nutcracker Performance Boutique.  Volunteers research and purchase inventory, make crafts and baked goods to sell, and stand for hours in the lobby of a theater selling the fruits of their labor to support the dance company performing that season. How is such a daunting task organized and carried out? How do volunteers make time for coordinating such an event between taking their young dancers to classes, rehearsals, and costume fittings? We've...

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Studio Sleepover

Ballet Dance Recital Fundraiser Ideas

Studio Sleepover

Nurture Friendships Formed Through Dance Recital season is in full swing and summer break will soon be upon us.  Many dancers will go to various summer dance programs and have fascinating new experiences.  Dance is a wonderful team-building experience that can create close and lasting friendships among dancers.  Since everyone has their own uniquely busy schedule these days, it can be hard for dancers to take time to spend with their fellow dancers outside of a formal dance class or rehearsal.  Why not help to nurture these friendships by hosting an exciting sleepover event? This could be a fun end...

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Tips for Hosting a Nutcracker Tea Party

Ballet Fundraiser Ideas The Nutcracker Ballet

Tips for Hosting a Nutcracker Tea Party

Promote your upcoming performance with this fun event! The Nutcracker Tea Party is a popular event to hold a week or two prior to Nutcracker Ballet Performances. This is a great way for the younger students at your dance school and community get excited about going to The Nutcracker! It also gives the more experienced dancers an opportunity to inspire young dancers (or non-dancers) to continue with (or begin) dance lessons. Hold a Nutcracker Tea Party event for young children and a parent, or have volunteer chaperones ready to assist and give Moms (and Dads) the morning off! Serve fun...

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