Exeter, NH (PRWEB) December 8, 2010
DanceStudioOwner.com, a collaborative online membership community and resource for studio owners worldwide, today announced that co-founders Kathy Blake and Suzanne Gerety have been invited to serve as regular columnists for Dance Teacher magazine's monthly "Ask the Experts" column. The mother-daughter team will share the insights they have learned during 35+ years of experience managing a successful dance studio to help the magazine's subscribers get answers to the questions that most concern them.
Blake and Gerety have contributed to Dance Teacher as expert sources for various articles and at the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City in 2009 and 2010, where their presentations on topics including student retention, staffing, studio ethics and social media were among the highest ranked presentations at the convention.
"Suzanne and Kathy have demonstrated to us - and our readers - that they know what it takes to run a successful dance studio," said editor in chief, Karen Hildebrand. *With the help of the two of them, we can now focus the 'Ask the Experts' column specifically on issues faced by studio owners and directors.”
Upcoming "Ask the Expert" columns will focus on staffing issues; handling complaints as the studio owner; enrollment and registration concerns; and marketing challenges, management, setting policies and more. At times Blake and Gerety will feature other outside experts to contribute to the column.
"Ask the Experts is a great advice column for the dance world," Gerety said. "Studio ownership is a complicated and often lonely business, so owners bring us their big problems to solve. When we address their concerns, many of which we've experienced ourselves, they receive professional, supportive advice to resolve their problems effectively. We look forward to helping Dance Teacher's readers grow their business and keep their passion for dance alive."
DanceStudioOwner.com subscribers can now enjoy a specially priced subscription to Dance Teacher Magazine for $14.95/year – 75% off the cover price!
Dance Teacher, published by DanceMedia, is the only magazine written exclusively for dance educators. Whether they teach at a studio or conservatory, in a K–12 setting, or at a college or university, Dance Teacher addresses their daily challenges, concerns and triumphs. Each issue includes practical advice from leading educators plus tips on how to run a successful program or studio.
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DanceStudioOwner.com, launched in 2008, is a collaborative online membership community and resource for studio owners worldwide on everything they need to know to attract students, find or retain top talent, inspire loyal faculty and staff, and love the business of dance. Created by Suzanne Blake Gerety and her mother, Kathy Blake, whose Kathy Blake Dance Studios is still going strong after 35 years, DanceStudioOwner.com provides a venue for members to share, learn, grow, and be inspired by experts in artistic direction, business management and dance studio ownership. Members include studio owners and directors from North America, Europe, South America and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.dancestudioowner.com