Tiffany Henderson

What is Thrive Studio Conference Anyway?

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You’re busy running a dance studio business…but do you feel like it is running you? If you’re feeling overworked and underpaid or straight up wishing you knew how “all the other studios do it” you are not alone and we can help you level up!

Register now for "How to Make Your Dance Studio Thrive" on Thursday, October 17 at 10:30am PST/ 1:30pm EST.

Join Tiffany Henderson, Creator of Twinkle Star Dance and Owner of seven studios, and Suzanne Blake Gerety, Founder and Director of Dance Studio Owner, as they share what it really takes in today’s industry to not only survive, but how to Thrive!


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From the creators of Energize and Twinkle Star Live-- join us for an invigorating two-day retreat in Dallas, Texas. Thrive was designed with the busy studio owner in mind. We’ve planned fresh new seminars that will empower you and your staff to take your studios to the next level. Mark your calendars for November 14–15th. We can't wait to see you there!

Take advantage of our Early Bird pricing prior to October 20. Save $50 on attendee fees!

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Why Good Children's Dance Teachers Are Important

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Why Good Children's Dance Teachers Are Important

Tiffany Henderson with Amanda Scott

If you look at the demographics within your dance studio business you will find 90% of your enrollment is comprised of dancers ages 2 - 12. Often times, when you first open your studio you are a “one woman show” and as your enrollment grows, classes are added to your schedule. Soon you are teaching 10 hours per week, 25 hours per week, 40+ hours per week in addition to all the other tasks it takes to manage your business and it becomes overwhelming!

I am here to remind you that being a “one woman show” as a dance studio owner is not sustainable. You are only one person! If you are teaching all the classes yourself, you simply cannot manage your business in a way that it can grow. Good children’s dance teachers are the pathway to growth for your business. They enable you to step away and improve work/life balance. Dance teachers are the lifeblood of any dance studio and will make or break the future financial and emotional success of your dance studio business.

To put it lightly, finding good children’s dance teachers is difficult. Dance is a niche market and our pool of qualified dance teacher applicants is sparse and sometimes non-existent. This is because dance teachers come to us with different backgrounds and training - mostly with little to no “preschool” or “school-aged” dance teaching experience; they prefer teaching high school and/or advanced dancers. Dance teacher applicants may have limited skills or little professional dance training or they only proficient in select styles - Modern or Advanced Ballet, for example. In addition, dance teachers sometimes have limited teaching availability due to second or other full-time jobs and geographical restrictions. Finally, most Universities and professional training programs don’t educate or ready dance students for a career teaching preschool or school-aged children dance.

So how do we find good children’s dance teachers? We don’t, we create them. As a studio owner you are proficient in training dancers as young as 2 years old dance steps of many styles. This is proof that you can also train an adult any style in dance with the proper resources and procedures. In my 20+ years of owning dance studios I have found it is not that dance teachers don’t WANT to teach preschool and school-aged dancers, it is that they don’t KNOW what or how to teach them.

Join Tiffany for her next small-group coaching session on Teacher Management this Friday, October 11 at 9:30am PST/ 12:30pm EST.


Have a vision for your dance studio business, but unsure of the steps you need to take or systems you need to implement to get there?

Join industry expert and dance studio owner Tiffany Henderson for the 2020 Dance Studio Owner Challenge.

Benefit from Tiffany’s 20 years of dance studio management and business strategy on a wide variety of topics including how to expand to multiple studio locations, how to hire and train teachers for your preschool and school-aged programs, and how to sell your business successfully.

This 10 month small group coaching and discussion runs September 2019 to May 2020 and includes:

  • Monthly Small Group Coaching and Discussions

  • Monthly Studio Accountability Check In’s and Measurements

  • Discounted Live Event Pricing

Ready to make 2020 your most successful and profitable dance season yet? Let’s get started: http://bit.ly/2020dance

Episode 4 - "Part 2: Recital"

Tiffany Henderson is an industry expert, speaker, and the owner of seven Tiffany's Dance Academy locations in California. She is the founder of the Twinkle Star Dance program implemented in over 300 dance studios world wide.

Episode 4 ”Part 2: Recital”

In our fourth episode of “How to Survive Dance Studio Life” Tiffany and Amanda discuss why Recitals are important for the growth of your dancers and how they are essential to your bottom line. Listen to the five reasons Recitals should be one of your biggest priorities as a studio owner; why you should market your Recital as an experience and not just another event on your calendar; and hear the latest trends Tiffany is seeing across her seven dance studio locations.

Check back every Wednesday for more inspiration on “How to Survive Dance Studio Life” with Tiffany Henderson.


Links from this week’s episode: 

Check out the complete Curtsy Collection for Twinkle Star Dance here: https://www.revolutiondance.com/dance-costumes/curtsy/

Want special pricing on the Curtsy Collection? Learn more about how Twinkle Star Dance works here: https://www.twinklestardance.com/how-it-works

From the creators at Energize and Twinkle Star Live - join us at Thrive! Studio Conference in Dallas, TX November 14-15, 2019: https://www.thrivestudioconference.com

Interested in hearing more about Nimbly and Nimbly Direct? Schedule a demo here: https://www.shopnimbly.com/NimblyHome

Introducing Thrive! with Tiffany Henderson

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CATCH TIFFANY IN DALLAS NOVEMBER 14-15

From the creators of Energize and Twinkle Star Live-- join us for an invigorating two-day retreat in Dallas, Texas. Thrive was designed with the busy studio owner in mind. We’ve planned fresh new seminars that will empower you and your staff to take your studios to the next level. Mark your calendars for November 14–15th. We can't wait to see you there!

  • Actionable plans to increase revenue and ensure long-term studio success

  • One-on-one personal shopping to help curate the perfect recital

  • Seminars that inspire your employees and instill success for dancers, both in and out of the studio.

  • Plus, special appearance by Suzanne Blake Gerety from Dance Studio Owner!

See the full schedule here: https://www.thrivestudioconference.com

Take advantage of our Early Bird pricing prior to October 20. Save $50 on attendee fees!

Introducing the Curtsy Collection for Twinkle Star Dance

Introducing the new Curtsy Collection for Twinkle Star Dance!

Tiffany worked with the talented designers at Revolution Dancewear to create 20 adorable and affordable costume styles that pair perfectly with our choreography. This is the very first Twinkle Star Dance costume line and is available to ship March 2020 for your Spring Recitals.

Additionally, Twinkle Star Dance subscribers also receive an exclusive discount.


*Check out the Curtsy Collection video: https://youtu.be/my7Ht9Ig6CA


*See the full Curtsy Collection: https://www.revolutiondance.com/dance-costumes/curtsy/

Tiffany Henderson is an industry expert, owner of seven dance Tiffany’s Dance Academy studios, and the founder of the Twinkle Star Dance program implemented in over 300 dance studios world wide.