An Open Message to Dance Studio Owners

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Here it is, the Fourth of July. While families kick back and grill up some hamburgers and hot dogs and enjoy fireworks, dance studio owners are trying to catch their breath now that recitals are over, and the only thing left in the current dance season is Nationals.

Right after Nationals are dance camps, and for some studios, that is when new music is introduced for next season’s choreography. For those studios, now is the time to start prepping the music, in time for their dance camp debut!

How is music handled at your dance studio? Who edits the music to the right length for routines? Is it left up to each teacher to supply their own music? Is it a hodgepodge of aunts, uncles, spouses, friends, and students, all of whom have varying degrees of musical talent and audio editing skill? Or do you have it professional produced by a studio engineer who not only knows music, but understands the demands of skillful editing expressly for dance choreography?

If you are currently producing your dance music via the hodgepodge/patchwork method, and are tired of the hassle of pulling together CDs from all different people, I would urge you to consider Squirrel Trench Audio’s Soup-to-Nuts Music Editing Service. With this program, ALL of your studio’s music will be professionally edited AND each one of your students will receive their very own practice CD with all of their songs for the season. Not only that, you will also get a set of complete teacher CDs as well as a set of backup CDs. And by charging a nominal music fee to each of your students for their practice CD, your studio will actually make a small profit on the whole thing.

You pour your heart and soul into teaching your dancers, making sure every detail is right in their choreography, their costume, hair and make-up. Shouldn’t the music be as crisp and perfect as it can possibly be as well?

And what could be better? You, as studio owner, no longer have to worry about the music that your teachers are using, your students each get their own practice CD, your teachers each get CDs with all of their songs, you get a backup set of CDs for competition, and the studio makes a small profit.

It’s a win-win-win situation. Currently, Squirrel Trench Audio is doing this program for OnStage Dance in Stratford, Ontario. We have the opportunity to provide this package to two more dance studios this season. If you are interested, email me right away. Tell me approximately how many students your studio has, and I will email you a spreadsheet to show you how the financials could work for your particular studio.

Break a leg at Nationals and for the 2011-2012 dance season!