The highest-level, expert-coaching program available for dance studio owners
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Transform your studio into a stand-out business that is growing and profitable without your 24/7 involvement
You started your studio out of a passion for dance and the adoration of your students. Unfortunately that passion and impact on the community don’t always translate into a profitable business and you may feel like you're wearing too many hats, can't take time away from the studio and have nothing to show for your endless effort.
There IS a way to pay your bills, pay yourself and get out of the daily grind of studio operations!
We work with hundreds of studio owners every day and we know the things you need more of: time and money.
Studio ownership doesn’t have to be stressful for you to be successful
You CAN build a profitable studio that kids love to attend and you love to run.
You CAN build a studio that not only functions but actually grows while you’re away, giving you more free time with your loved ones.
Let us show you how to stop running around putting out fires and return to the passionate, confident leader you were when you first started out (just with a lot more cash in the bank and way more time to spend doing the things you love).
*We'll let you know when a spot opens up
The Inner Circle is right
for you, if you...
...Have LESS THAN 200 students & are making a small or part-time living
You’re frustrated because you’re working harder than you could have ever imagined, yet you can barely make ends meet. Money comes in one week and right back out the next. You feel alone in your business journey and sometimes it feels like no one takes you seriously. Some people in your life might even use air quotes when referring to your “business” or consider it your “side-hustle.” If only they knew the actual amount of hustle that you put in – day in and day out. They may not get it, but we do. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed at this stage. You just need some guidance on how to move forward and grow your business to fulfill your ultimate vision.
...Have between 200-400 students & your own venue
You’re dealing with the challenges of recruiting and keeping good teachers, while also trying to keep all of your parents and students happy. Your enrollment numbers are stable, but you still feel like you can never get ahead. Your to-do list is never ending and you’re so focused on staying afloat that you’re just reacting to what’s going on around you, never getting on top of it. We’ve been there. In fact, this is where about 40% of studios in this industry are. This is a sink or swim moment for you and your studio. You need a solid business model, gap-free enrollment system and a robust marketing and engagement strategy in place to make sure it’s the latter.
...Have 400-800 students but zero free time
You’ve recruited responsible and passionate teachers that the students love, but you’re working harder than ever. You’re still teaching in the studio several hours a week and doing the jobs of about 6 different people. Sure, you’re earning good money but you feel like you have no personal life. Your phone and email inbox are always blowing up and even when you’re physically away from the studio, you’re always there mentally. If you live in a small town, you might feel like things have plateaued, you’ve exhausted the market and there are no more families to offer your services to. As the studio grows you’re finding it harder to meet everyone’s expectations and you know that something’s got to give. At this point, it’s all about implementing systems, delegating and training your staff to take over so that you can get your life back without compromising the success of your studio.
...Have MORE THAN 800 students and are THE go-to studio in your area
You have built a solid business model with processes and systems all dialed in which has greatly freed up your time. You’ve introduced multiple revenue streams so you’re not worried about finances or the long-term outlook of your studio. Your marketing and engagement plan is working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, which means you are always enrolling new students. You might be thinking “This is the dream! Why do I need the Inner Circle?” First off, there’s ALWAYS room for improvement and better, more efficient systems that save you time and money. But it’s also lonely at the top. Inside the Inner Circle, you’ll be surrounded by other growth-oriented studio owners to share ideas with, get inspired and celebrate your BIG wins. You’ll also learn leadership skills allowing you to fully step into the Studio CEO role
the inner circle has helped studio owners in each of these phases of studio ownership take their studios to the next level!
12 new students enrolled in 1 week!
Week 2 of IC and we are at 81!
29 new students & I've increased my retention to 83%
The highest caliber of dance studio specific expert training, personalized support and strategic coaching out there today
When you join the Inner Circle, you’ll get the specific proven, plug-and-play systems that will transform your studio. Our world-class coaches will help you map out a crystal clear strategic vision that’s 100% unique and tailored to your specific business goals and definition of “success.” And with personal check-ins, fun contests and regular coaching calls, you’ll have all the accountability, support and motivation you need to reach those goals.
You’ll also get 24/7 access to a collaborative community of growth-oriented studio owners who are teeming with innovative ideas and feedback. Plus, continuous training and education from world-renowned industry experts to encourage and inspire you to stay ahead of the curve and the competition.
MEASURABLE RESULTS, SCALABLE STRATEGIES AND FINANCIAL CLARITY
7 dancers in 7 days!
from 530 to 780 students in 5 weeks!!
$2000 extra in camp sign ups!
we are up $23,000+ from 2021 q1!
one million $ profit in my business!
highest student enrollment ever at 148 and growing!
30 new students in 30 days!
five additional enrollments in 24 hours!
18 new enrollments in two weeks!
within 30mins we had 45 pre schoolers register!
Over 90% retention of unique students!!
When you join The INNER CIRCLE
- 8-Week Onboarding
- 1:1 Annual Game Plan*
- Quarterly, Monthly and Weekly Planning Sessions
- Studio Growth Curriculum
- Done-For-You Systems
- Monthly Content Bundles
- Monthly Master Classes
- Facebook Ads Training
- Studio-Specific Financial Coaching
- Round-the-Clock Community Support
- Strategic Vision-Setting
- Expert Coaching
- Team-Building Opportunities
- Priority Customer Service
- Private Trainings Podcast
Reserve Your Spot On The Waitlist!
PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR GROWTH
BUSINESS SCHOOL FOR DANCE STUDIOS
Think of our Studio Growth Curriculum as a university for Dance Studio Owners. Inside the Inner Circle we have 9 core subjects that are taught through videos and templates. Our members call them “plug and play” systems because all of the work is done for you.
We’ll provide a timeline mapping out which subjects we recommend you conquer and in the order you should complete them for maximum success. You can access the curriculum anytime through our Inner Circle membership portal. You have the option to follow our recommended yearly plan, or go at your own pace! The choice is up to you.
CORE CURRICULUM SUBJECTS
- The Customer Journey
- The Enrollment Process
- Your Student Attraction Marketing Plan
- Copywriting Crash Course
- Content Calendar
- Paid Advertising
- Building A Knockout Brand
- Outside The Box Marketing
- 12 Month Marketing Calendar
- Keeping Students All Year Round
- The Customer Experience
- Numbers 101
- Financial Model
- Class Capacity
- Pricing Structure
- Revenue Streams
- Systems Playbook
- Project Planning
- Goal Setting/Vision Casting
- Org Chart & Team Growth Planning
- Team Meetings
- Performance Reviews
- Hiring Funnel
- Team Onboarding
- Position Descriptions
- Wages & Pay
- Team Retreats & Training
- Personality Tests
- Seven Figure Studio Mindset
+ more EXCLUSIVE RESOURCES
- MONTHLY CONTENT BUNDLES
- STUDIO BEST-PRACTICES GUIDES
- PRIVATE TRAININGS PODCAST
We put together the industry’s BEST coaches who will share the secret sauce that we really don’t share anywhere else. It’s “next level” information that you won’t find in any other program videos, podcasts, webinars or community.
Inside the Inner Circle, you'll have total access to our most requested systems to grow and lead your studio, including:
The 11-Step Enrollment Process
Student Attraction Marketing Plan
Facebook Paid Advertising
The Hiring Funnel
The Team Onboarding System
IC Finance Model
Top Revenue Streams
Re-Enrollment and Engagement Process
Copywriting Crash Course + Content Calendar
Plus, many more!
Monthly Master classes
Our Inner Circle Coaches hold LIVE Master Classes each month! Every month, you’ll learn a new done-for-you system that will come with a workbook, templates, and/or scripts where applicable. Once implemented, these done-for-you systems will amplify your studio growth and help you start earning quick wins right away.
Facebook Ads Training
Inner Circle members have access to a deep dive, up-to-date training with Meta Ads experts. Inside the IC, we help you update your Ads strategies, find out what’s working these days in the paid ads space -- and more importantly -- what’s NOT working. Get daily support in the Facebook group plus small group implementation sessions.
Inner Circle members* will have the opportunity to invite their team members to bi-annual virtual retreats hosted by the DSOA. There are breakout workshops for sales teams, operations, customer service and more departments essential to healthy studio growth.
These team trainings are designed to train your team in the latest systems to streamline your business, as well as provide new ideas and inspiration.
PERSONALIZED SUPPORT & BUILT-IN ACCOUNTABILITY
Your Inner Circle journey starts with a Welcome to the Family Call to give you a virtual tour of your Inner Circle Membership. From there, we provide a clear plan for your first 8 weeks so you can best leverage the Inner Circle's resources and begin to implement what you learn quickly, without feeling overwhelmed.
1:1 Annual Game Plan
After your Welcome to the Family Call, you will start your journey inside of our 8-week On-Ramp program. Each week will get you focused on the most important systems inside of the Inner Circle for getting results right away. At the end of your 8 weeks inside On-Ramp, we will schedule a 1:1 Annual Game Plan with your Studio Growth Coach. The goal of this 45-minute call is to map out your next 90 days with us and how we are going to achieve 3 big wins during that time. Brainstorming and strategizing your 3 big wins will be the primary focus for this call.
Some common 90-day wins include:
- Hiring and training a new office manager
- Reducing teaching hours by 40-60%
- Increasing their take home wage
- Spending 1-2 additional nights at home with their family
- Re-launching their preschool dance department with a stand out brand
- Putting in place a sustainable financial model that increases the profit margin by 5-10%
- Finding 5 additional hours a week by implementing our planning systems
- Boosting student retention by 5-15% month over month
You’ll walk away from this session with a clear vision and step-by-step execution plan for the next 90 days.
Priority Customer Service
Our Inner Circle members are our priority and to ensure we reply to any questions or enquiries, we have a dedicated email address for you. You won’t have to wait at the end of an email queue. Your emails go to the top of our list and will be answered quickly by our Member Success Team.
You can also utilize our exclusive Inner Circle SMS Customer Service, for convenient help from our team when you’re on the go!
Weekly Office Hours
Our group calls are where the rubber meets the road.
This is sacred time we dedicate to your specific questions and obstacles. Our ‘Office Hour’ sessions are where we tackle immediate issues like:
- Your new student enrollment campaign bombs
- You lose your best teacher
- You have a parent causing havoc in the studio
We also celebrate your wins and highlight your successes to inspire and empower the group.
At least once a week, we host group coaching calls exclusively for Inner Circle members to deliver exclusive training sessions and help you with whatever questions or issues you might need help with that week.
You not only get access to our coaching staff on these calls, you also get to connect with other Inner Circle members who may have faced your exact challenge and have come out the other side a winner.
And, one of the most important aspects of the call is… ACCOUNTABILITY.
The group (including our coaches) will keep you on track to make sure you hit your targets.
Think of it like a “booster shot” for your quarterly plans. We are there to support you!
All calls will be recorded and placed in our Inner Circle member website so no need to worry if you miss one.
Get your dose of our topic experts like Kim McSwain (Team & Leadership Guru), David Westveer (Finance Maestro), Julie Kay Stallcup (Curriculum Queen), and Jeanne-Marie Branche (Content Creation Boss) for continued growth! We go live with each of these experts 4x per year.
MEET OUR COACHES:
Studio Growth Coach
Studio Growth Coach
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Studio Growth Coach
Studio Growth Coach
Studio Growth Coach
Sales & Marketing Coach
JULIE KAY STALLCUP
Unlimited Momentum Calls
While there is an abundance of support to help you achieve your goals inside the Inner Circle, there may be times when you need to have a one-on-one conversation with one of our mentors.
As an Inner Circle member* you have the opportunity to book as many 20-minute 1:1 Momentum Calls with our coaches as you need. Our members rarely use these calls due to the daily support we provide, but they are always there if you need them.
COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY & TRANSFORMATIVE EVENTS
ROUND THE CLOCK COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Inside the Inner Circle you’re always supported and have access to answers quickly when challenges arise. Our team will ensure that you stay on the right track and are knocking your goals out of the park.
To do that, you need checkpoints. You need to be accountable. You need answers when times get tough. That’s why you’ll have access to an Inner Circle members-only private online group where you will receive round the clock support and feedback from our private global community.
The information that will be shared in this group won’t be available anywhere else. It’s nothing like the DSOA Facebook Group. It’s really next level thinking and strategies.
SMALL GROUP SESSIONS #SQUADGOALS
Jim Rohn said in his famous quote: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Well look out, because you’re about to become a world class CEO. Within the first 6 weeks, Inner Circle Members* will be placed into one of our squads (small groups of 8-10 studio owners). Our Squad program gives you the ability to utilize a close group of fellow Inner Circle members who can offer you direction based on their experiences. Held monthly online, Squad sessions allow you to dig deep and get the answers you need in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
Unlimited 1:1 Marketing Momentum Calls
Get hands-on support during these 1:1 Marketing Momentum Sessions!* You’ll be able to book a call at your convenience to get personal support with Facebook Ads, marketing funnels, content strategy, and more!
CRYSTAL CLEAR STRATEGIC VISION & COACHING
Map Out Your Week Sessions
Each Monday, we go live to help you map out your goals for the week and get “unstuck.” You’ll have direct access to ask anything you like. Nothing is off limits and we won’t leave the call until everyone feels their questions have been answered and their challenges have been overcome. Our team will also make sure you leave equipped with the resources you need to tackle that week’s BIG goal.
30-day Monthly Planning Sessions
On the first Monday of every month, you’ll be invited to our 30-day Planning Session. Hosted by our Inner Circle leadership team, these sessions are designed to map out your goals for the next 30 days and how to get there.
Quarterly 90-day Planning Sessions
People often ask us how our Inner Circle members achieve such big results. Our 90-day Planning Sessions are a key ingredient in our massive studio success formula.
These happen live and on a quarterly basis. Each member is required to send in their plans so the mentoring team can track your progress during the following months. These powerful sessions throughout the year give you the clarity, direction and focus you need to achieve your business growth goals.
We’ve also introduced a brand new scoring system for tracking your progress quarter-to-quarter. This gives you a concrete idea of where your studio shines and where there’s room for improvement.
The Inner Circle has helped me to get clarity on my vision, my why, and establish an incredible studio culture.
Darby Iva Pack
The Inner Circle has really helped me organize my business and implementing the systems they teach is one of the best things that happened to my studio. The feedback from our parents is wonderful but the result I’m most proud of is my strength as a studio owner.
Over time, the biggest game changer was the 11 step enrollment process. It is hands down the smartest, most effective thing you can do for your business.
I was almost ready to close my doors. The Inner Circle has made me a confident CEO, I now take care of myself outside of the studio, and I have a never ending source of inspiration.
Things were out of control and I needed help. I had lost my passion. But now my finances are under control and I've gotten my life back.
WOULD YOU BE WORRIED ABOUT THE INVESTMENT IF YOU GOT RESULTS LIKE THESE?
IT’S TOTALLY FREE TO APPLY, SO YOU’VE GOT NOTHING TO LOSE
The Inner Circle was created by studio owners, for studio owners
Our founder and CEO, Clint Salter, started his dance studio out of a passion for teaching dance and a love for children that still endures to this day. But, at the time, he had absolutely NO IDEA how to run a business.
He was wearing way too many hats and most days would just cross his fingers and pray that nothing would go horribly wrong.
He didn’t have time to even think about creating a plan or strategy to grow the business because he was struggling to keep the studio afloat and make ends meet.
It was challenging to say the least, but eventually he cracked the code to running a successful dance studio...
IN JUST 12 MONTHS CLINT'S STUDIO WENT FROM 30 STUDENTS IN A COMMUNITY HALL TO HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS, CLASSES AT CAPACITY AND MULTIPLE REVENUE STREAMS IN PLACE.
Fast forward nearly a decade -- the keys to Clint's studio transformation have been integrated into the proven, done-for-you strategies inside the Inner Circle. We empower studio owners to create the same success, abundance and fulfillment in their lives and businesses that Clint did, minus the costly trial and error along the way. Our team has impacted the lives of over 35,000+ dance studio owners globally through our programs, podcasts, newsletters, trainings and live events.
We have poured our heart and soul into providing the highest caliber of expert coaching, hands-on mentorship and community support out there today for dance studio owners. And we’ve packaged it all up into the transformational crown jewel we call the Inner Circle.
435 registrations in the first 24 hrs!
20 camps with 215 campers!
Our spring break camps just sold out!
Win! I've outgrown my home studio.
so far I've got 12 students!
222 enrollments in 24 hrs!
400 students enrolled!
6 of our classes are already oversold!
we took in $200,000 in revenue in January!
Over 300 NEW students at the studio!
HERE’S WHAT LIFE LOOKS LIKE AFTER THE INNER CIRCLE
After joining the Inner Circle, I experienced my fist profitable year. Now I have systems and processes for everything and if I can do it, I know anyone can.
Ryan & Rebecca Bickerton
Now that we have this networking tool and the accountability that comes with it, it has set us on a path of success. Clint is bringing us the most current tools in our sector that we wouldn’t have known about if we weren’t part of the Inner Circle.
I started the Inner Circle 7 years ago. In that time, my business has propelled in student numbers, in understanding how to be a CEO and learning more about how I can make an impact in other people’s lives through my dance studio.
The Inner Circle is probably my best investment as a leader. Every year I learn something new and I’m inspired by all the studio owners that are around me. It helps me become a better leader.
Veronique Sevigny Le-Clerc
Since joining the Inner Circle, we've double our students, I feel like a CEO, and I now can take days off every week.
Ready to grow your studio and reclaim your life?
*We'll let you know as soon as a spot opens up