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Level up your studio this winter at Thrive! 

From the creators of Energize and Twinkle Star Live— Join us for invigorating two-day retreats in Secaucus, NJ and Livermore Wine Country, CA. 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 studio to the next level with:

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

  • One-on-one dancewear dress code planning + holiday 2020 costume preview

  • 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!

WHEN

JANUARY 30–31, 2020

(NEW JERSEY)

*Event is on a Thursday & Friday

WHERE

EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON SECAUCUS MEADOWLANDS

455 PLAZA DR
SECAUCUS, NJ 07094

WHEN

FEBRUARY 27–28, 2020
(CALIFORNIA)

*Event is on a Thursday & Friday

WHERE

LAS POSITAS VINEYARDS

1828 WESTMORE ROAD, LIVERMORE, CA 94550

 
 

FEATURED PRESENTERS

Industry experts with more than 50 years combined experience.

TIFFANY HENDERSON

Tiffany Henderson, owner of seven Tiffany's Dance Academy locations in California, founded Twinkle Star Dance as a complete toolkit for studio owners that enables them to "plug" a recreational dance program into their existing studio without increasing their workload. Her expertise comes from her experience from running her seven locations with her more than 2,500 students and enrollment of more than 4,000.

 

Tiffany produces four Nutcrackers each December and a professional dance performance each year, and her 300 performing company dancers participate in 4 convention competitions each season. She also still teaches 15 hours a week and produces 25 annual recitals during the first two weeks of June. She is a regular guest speaker at Dance Teacher Summit, DanceLife Conference, and Danceteacherweb Conference, and a contributor to Dance Teacher magazine, DanceStudioOwner.com, and Dance Informa Magazine.

SUZANNE BLAKE GERETY

 Suzanne Blake Gerety is the director of DanceStudioOwner.com, the leading resource to help you build a successful business and keep the passion for dance alive. She is the second-generation owner of her family’s studio in N.H., where she and her mom continue their mission to reach dancers of all ages and experience. Suzanne was born into the dance studio life and brings the perspective of owner, educator, mom, and businesswoman.

Suzanne is a long-time featured columnist for Dance Teacher Magazine’s, “Ask the Experts” and regularly teaches business seminars at industry events. She is known for helping studio owners through important transitions: start up, growth points, faculty and employee relations, rebranding, financial hardships, and buying and selling businesses. Her authentic and real-life approach to solve complex problems is what fellow colleagues say makes her guidance so valuable.

 

TICKETS

  • Learn how to produce profitable recitals

  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Twinkle Star Method

  • Private shopping preview event*

  • Educational break-out sessions

  • Cocktail hour during private shopping event

  • Get trade secrets from industry experts with 20+ years of experience

  • Early Bird Pricing available until December 31, 2019 (a $50 savings)

 

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE (SECAUCUS, NJ)

SEMINAR OVERVIEW

Where is the money in your dance studio? Tiffany will expose the two areas of your business where you should direct your energy; show you how to maximize your monthly tuition revenue while increasing enrollment; and tell you why getting your dancers on stage for recitals is crucial to your bottom line. This session will give you actionable steps toward simultaneously growing your dancers and your business. 

Do you ever wonder what's normal when it comes to student retention, teacher pay, or tuition prices? In this session, you will get a chance to peel back the mystery on dance studio industry data—get the information that only a fraction of the industry knows! You will see survey findings, market research insights, and insider tips from the thousands of studios and schools Dance Studio Owner has coached and trained for over a decade. Learn how you can have an advantage too! This seminar will give you clarity on where to spend your precious resources, including time, money, and energy. Make this your best season yet and be empowered by information.

What is Twinkle Star Dance? Gain exclusive access to the trademarked pre-school and school-aged dance curriculum that has increased hundreds of studios’ revenues by over $100,000 per season. Tiffany shares her methodology on how the classes are structured, the benefits of a teacher training system for your studio, and the power of the brand when marketing to millennial moms. 

Nimbly is your studio's online dance boutique. Sell dancewear and costumes to your students in a snap! Learn how this valuable service for studios saves you time, minimizes inventory risk, increases your studio's revenue, and makes parents happy! All around less stress while making you look good at the same time? Yes, please.

Are you feeling completely overwhelmed by so much to do? It's time to take a few things "off your plate". This seminar will show you how you can prioritize, delegate, and train your team to do tasks around the studio with confidence. This will free you up to do what you do best and focus on growing your business. If you're still a one-person operation, you can use this seminar to create more structure and focus to your time. Learn some time-saving hacks to be productive and get things done!

Are you ready to maximize profit from your holiday shows and recitals? Tiffany shares her insights into producing performances, including the unique way she structures her shows to improve customer experience; the system she is using to earn a guaranteed profit on every single costume, pack of tights, and pair of dance shoes sold; and how she increases her ticket sales revenue each year.

What can you do when the other studio in town copies everything you do? It can be frustrating, especially when you have great ideas and you are trying to be innovative and exciting. In this seminar, you'll hear how to create your own unique brand that differentiates you from you competitors. You’ll also get clarity on how to navigate the ever-changing dance industry while getting crystal clear on your studio direction and commitment to the why behind your business.

Are you one of the thousands of studio owners that struggles with hiring, training, and managing your staff? Tiffany shares her 20+ years of employing teachers and administrators, including her step-by-step interview and hiring process; the importance of “on the job” training and weekly meetings; and tools for managing people and projects.   

VENUE AND ACCOMMODATIONS

NEW JERSEY

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Secaucus Meadowlands
455 Plaza Dr, Secaucus, NJ 07094

EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON SECAUCUS MEADOWLANDS

  • ​Complimentary breakfast 

  • Free happy hour

  • Pool and fitness center on site

  • Less than 10 minutes from the airport

  • 10 minutes from NYC

CALIFORNIA

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Thrive will take place at Las Positas Vineyards, a beautifully appointed venue complemented by breathtaking vineyard views.

LAS POSITAS
VINEYARDS

Las Positas Vineyards

1828 Wetmore Road, Livermore, California 94550

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The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa

4549 Cross Road, Livermore, CA 94550

THE PURPLE ORCHID WINE COUNTRY RESORT & SPA

  • Complimentary wine "Gathering Hour" 

  • DirectTV

  • Outdoor pool/hot tub 

  • Fireplaces

  • Free wifi

 

COMING SOON TO A LOCATION NEAR YOU!

  • SECAUCUS, NJ
    January 30–31, 2020

  • LIVERMORE WINE COUNTRY, CA 
    February 27–28, 2020

  • SCOTTSDALE, AZ
    July 10–12, 2020

  • CHICAGO, IL
    August 14–16 2020