Investing in a dance studio is not different from putting up any kind of businesses for that matter. Much as any businesses finance on the different demands of their respective chosen industry, it is but important to always put in mind what a novice in businesses should and should not do.
It would be a big help if the owner of the business would start as an apprentice and gain experience from other else’s business that he or she is trying to put on his or her own. It is always important to know how a certain institution operates. Other tips that will definitely help out would be make a business plan and strategically design your dance studio and never to go wild hiring.
With dance studios, owners should always remember that it caters several occasions making it more demanding when it comes to costumes. There are those days when dance studios have to provide costumes for their students of different ages, sizes and genres-all this has to be considered more than anything when investing on such business.
There are the shows for the holidays, competitions, group performances, recitals, events that involves the community and regional and national event performances.
1-2 COSTUME DESIGN AND STYLE
This covers the overall look of the costumes and performances. While it has one of the most crucial roles in any dance performances or recitals, it is but important also that it is flexible and not solely focused on just one performance. Since quite a cost is invested on such, it is but important that dance studio can use it on different occasions or events to lessen the cost on each performance.
This generation of Fashion demands not only the overall look of a certain style or get up but also, it needs to have a meaningful function for every creation produced. What is style and costume design without function? Dancers should always be comfortable with their costumes and also, their costumes need to be functional if their routines need more of a change in costume or what not.
4 GENERATION OF STUDENTS
Style comes with age. You don’t dress the younger generations of dancers with a sultry attack since it has to be aligned with what age they are now. It has a great impact when dancers are properly dressed according to their age since this would them move more comfortable with how they look in front of their audiences.
5 DATE OF DELIVERY
While it helps any dance studio to lessen their stress when it comes to costume deliveries, it is also but crucial if this delivery institutions hold up to their commitment on delivering the goods right on time. Owners should be careful as whom they are ordering their costumes since it would create a huge impact on the punctuality or delay of any performances.
6 START THEM YOUNG
“Start them young” is one of the most used cliché but also the most accurate phrases of all. It only meant that families should start involving their kids to several extracurricular activities in particular to practice their cognitive as well as their physical capabilities. This is the reason why a lot of summer workshops are being advertised for the parents to let their children explore even at an early age.
7 QUALITIES OVER PHOTOS
Owners of dance studios should not rely solely on product photos uploaded on social networking sites or other internet-based shops since not everything that you see on the internet, especially with the clothes quality, are authentic. When investing with costumes, consumers for that matter should be keener on choosing the right products for the performers.
8-9 MADE TO ORDER VS IN STOCKS
There is always a better choice between In Stock and Made to Order costumes. While In Stock costumes are reliable most especially when recitals or events are a day away, it is but necessary to check also if the costumes available are still on good conditions. On the other hand, made to Order costumes are perfect when you have a particular design in mind and doesn’t require having it as soon as possible.
10-11 ADVANTAGE AND DISADVANTAGE OF IMPORTED COSTUMES
You can expect a good quality from products coming overseas but this is not true on some cases because exporting countries produce products based on the status and capability of any country’s consumers. Buyers should be keener when buying abroad since it costs more than what is available in the market already.
12 CUSTOMERS SATISFACTION
In any businesses institutions, customer’s satisfaction is the center of its service. While it is important to engage in beautiful and functional products, it is but important to consider what the clients have to say with regards to this. As one cliché goes, the customer is always right.
13 CHEAP OR GOOD PRICE
There are gorgeous pieces that do not require much when it comes to costing while there are those that doesn’t look its best but demand so much from the consumers. Know the difference.
14 OVERSTOCK COSTUMES
Owners have to be mindful on how long costumes are being stocked. While over stocking makes any costumes frail and less gorgeous, it only adds to the cost of buying another batch of costumes for the studio. It is important to invest on costumes that don’t perish when stocked longer than is expected.
15 DISCONTINUED STYLES
There are costumes that come with age but there are also those that can only be used once since it is no longer appropriate to the audiences it tries to perform for. It is not advisable to wear costumes just for the sake of justifying its costs even if it looks like it came from some unwanted closets.
So these are some advises on how to maximize your resources when it comes to costuming for dance studio owners. Hard earned money should not be put to waste just because there are no clear plans on the do’s and don’ts when putting up your one’s own business.