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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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Product Profile: Ballet Bingo and Nutcracker Ballet Bingo Sets

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Product Profile: Ballet Bingo and Nutcracker Ballet Bingo Sets

Our Bingo Sets were introduced in 2011 in both Ballet and Nutcracker Ballet styles.  We were inspired to make these games when we stood back and looked at the sheer volume of high-quality ballet and Nutcracker Ballet character designs in our catalog.   Ballet Bingo uses 41 original illustrations of ballet positions and terms and includes pronunciation keys to help new dancers understand the (mostly) French terms.  Nutcracker Ballet Bingo uses 48 characters for a fun Holiday-themed game.  They're the perfect games to play at a Nutcracker Tea fundraiser or Ballerina Birthday Party!   These Bingo Sets are also a fun way to...

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Tips for Organizing a Nutcracker Ballet Performance Boutique

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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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Tips for Hosting a Nutcracker Tea Party

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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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