Firstly, if you're
new here... Welcome!

Whether you’re just about to start your studio, been doing it just a few years or have been operating your business for many years, I know you’ll find value in spending some time with us.

Our mission is simple – to give you the tools and resources you need to grow your dance studio. Our focus is on providing you with proven business growth strategies that will help you close that gap from where you are today to where you want to be – building that dream studio you have always wanted and deserve.

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As leaders in Dance Studio Education, the DSOA proudly works with over 34,000 dance studios globally every week and impacts the lives of over 800,000 children through their programs and services.

Responsible for the world’s first Dance Studio Growth Curriculum, the DSOA proudly empowers dance studios globally to take a strategic approach to their marketing and acquisition through our flagship online course.

The DSOA is founded and run by Clint Salter: an award winning entrepreneur, business development strategist and best-selling author of 2 books. In addition to regularly serving the top 20% of dance studio owners across the globe, Clint’s extraordinary contributions to the business world have been recognized across many disciplines.

The DSOA has won countless awards for their achievements, including being named a finalist in the NSW Export Awards in 2019 and most recently the Gold Stevie Award for Online Training. Clint has also won the Silver Award at the 2020 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards for Excellence in Innovation in Business Product & Service Industries.

In January of 2019 the Dance Studio Owners Association (DSOA) launched the world’s first Dance Studio Growth Curriculum, empowering dance studios globally to take a strategic approach to their marketing and acquisition throughout a 12-week online course. The ‘Growth’ curriculum was followed up by the launch of the DSOA’s signature Finance and Project Management course, 'Dance Studio Freedom'.

For dance studios, these curricula have resulted in increased jobs, economic turnover, productivity and contribution to the arts. More than 25 businesses who have participated in these courses have reported revenue increase of over 20% in just 12 months.   

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Thanks to innovative strategies led by the DSOA before and during the Covid pandemic, 5% of dance studios saw an increase in revenue as a result of new online revenue streams being introduced, and over 30% of studios surveyed continued to enroll new dancers despite being forced out of their physical location.

We are honored and thrilled to know that our work is having such a huge impact in the lives of not only studio owners, but children who love dance.


Your Studio!

If you’re brand new here, check out our programs page. This will walk you through our philosophy on what we know it takes to build a thriving dance studio, plus we’ll share with you a number of resources you can get access to today to grow your studio – from attracting students, automating your administration and more… it’s all there.

Sold Out Summercamp System!

A complete plan for selling out your studio's summercamp

7 proven, battle-tested tips for a sold out summer camp

10 workshop ideas to make your classes fun & unique

A blank, fillable system to brainstorm your own ideas

30 days worth of content to promote your summer camp

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Start automating and delegating your day-to-day tasks

DSOA is a phenomenal resource and extremely beneficial investment that I will continue to make each year in efforts to grow my studio. I gain a ton of knowledge right at my fingertips both from the owner Clint Salter as well as the other members who are world-wide. How much better does it get than that?

Carrie Bohlmann

Virtuoso Performing Arts, USA

DSOA is such a terrific organization! So glad I joined this new 'family' ... They are here to offer great ideas (and how to implement them), support, encouragement, motivation and so much more! I'm already seeing great results & I cannot wait to see how much more my studio will grow!

Nancy Marcella Green

The Dance Emporium, USA

DSOA is a fantastic community of like minded Studio Owners who are so willing to share their experiences. Owing a dance studio is not an easy task and being a member of DSOA is definitely a ticket to success!

Ryan Bickerton

Dance Stream Victoria, Australia

I love the group because I feel like I have a team now. It's great to have a group of people that understand the challenges Dance Studio Owners face in a unique business environment. I also have so many ideas of what I want to do to build my studio - and the group is helping me map that out, along with a wealth of other information.


Ignite Dance Studios Inc, Canada

I used to think I wanted to run a dance school. It never occurred to me that that translated to running a business as well. The DSOA and SSF program have not only opened my business eyes but gotten me really excited about things I never thought I would be interested in. Things like revenue, retention, marketing and profits. They're not evil words, they're exciting concepts that enhance the experience of all my dancers even more.

Thank you Clint. As always, you are a constant source of enthusiasm and inspiration.

Natalie Stubbs

BDC Dance, Australia

I've been greatly inspired by the creative marketing strategies, business streamlining ideas, community of owners uniting together and Clint's enthusiasm for helping others achieve their goals.


Relevé Studios, USA

I love that it's not just about the concepts. Clint gives you the tools and technology to put the concepts into action.


Children's Dance Theater & Prestige Dance Studio ,USA

The group is full of fresh ideas and new friends to share in my profession. I think no one fully understands a Dance Studio Owner unless you are or have been one :).


Stacey's Dance Studio, USA

I love and appreciate all the wonderful information given by Clint Salter and everyone here. We always knew there was a great dance community but the DSOA has brought everyone together in such a great way. No one know what a dance teacher goes through except a dance teacher!

Tina Sparks

Sparks Dance Centre, Australia