– Tools & Resources –
Having designed websites for dance studios and performing arts organizations for over 20 years, I can comfortably say I’m an expert in dance studio website design, tools, and best practices.
Below you’ll find a list of helpful posts from this blog, as well as a number of juicy tools and resources I can heartily recommend!
Are you wanting to increase enrollment at your dance studio through your website, but not sure how to do so? One of the first things I’d recommend is to improve your website’s calls-to-action.
Click below to get a (Free!) Calls-to-Action Guide + Workbook, featuring juicy tips and actionable steps that can lead more site visitors to and through registration!
Are you frustrated that your dance studio’s website isn’t showing up nice & high in the search engine listings? It can be a challenge to improve your ranking, especially if neighboring studios are doing a great job with their own search engine optimization.
Use my #1 DIY search engine optimization tip to begin fixing this problem! Click the button below for a (FREE) SEO Checklist and instructions to get you started.
Planning to embark upon a website redesign for your dance studio? With a little planning, you can be confident your new website will not only be gorgeous, but that it will capture qualified leads and move prospects handily towards registering for your dance programs.
This guide + workbook shows you the important steps to planning and prepping for a successful dance studio website redesign. Click below to learn more and download!
If you’re a DIY-er, you may want to consider using Squarespace to build your dance studio’s website. Squarespace is simple, straight-forward, and easy to use. While simplicity and a limited number of features can make life easy, it can also make life, well, limited, and that’s the downside to Squarespace. Still, very worth considering if you’re on a shoestring!
If you’re preferring to use WordPress to build your own dance studio website, I’d recommend checking out Envato Marketplace. Envato is an online community for creative assets, tools and talent. I used Envato Elements to find and buy my WordPress theme for this blog. They have a ton of options that are fun to look through & select from.
We coordinate studio owners’ websites with their studio software service for online scheduling and registration, and so we knew Studio Director and Jackrabbit to be the most used options among our customers. Still, I didn’t expect this to become quite such a two-company race! Because they service the vast majority of the survey takers, I’ve focused primarily on them in this newsletter, but they’re not the only players.
Other studio software services include (but are not limited to) Akada/Danceworks, MindBody, Dance Studio Pro, and ClassJuggler.