The highest-level, expert-coaching program available for dance studio owners
*It's totally free to apply
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).
It’s 100% free to apply.
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 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
IT’S 100% FREE TO APPLY
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 8 years -- 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!
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE INNER CIRCLE?
PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR GROWTH
IT’S LIKE BUSINESS SCHOOL FOR DANCE STUDIO OWNERS
EXPERT GROUP COACHING & DONE-FOR-YOU SYSTEMS
INVITE YOUR TEAM TO BE TRAINED BY OUR TEAM
PERSONALIZED SUPPORT & ACCOUNTABILITY
9-WEEK ONBOARDING TO GET YOU ACCLIMATED & UP TO SPEED
STEP-BY-STEP PLAN FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS
ASK QUESTIONS & GET ANSWERS RIGHT AWAY
DIRECT ACCESS TO COACHES FOR FEEDBACK & ACCOUNTABILITY
INDUSTRY-LEADING EXPERTS SHARING STUDIO-SAVING STRATEGIES
ACCESS TO MEMBERS-ONLY FACEBOOK GROUP FOR IDEAS
CRYSTAL CLEAR STRATEGIC
VISION & COACHING
LIVE SESSIONS TO PLAN & GET “UNSTUCK”
MAP OUT YOUR STUDIO GROWTH GOALS EVERY 30 DAYS
POWERFUL SESSIONS FOR CLARITY & ACCOUNTABILITY
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.
I know you’re thinking
WHAT’S THE INVESTMENT?
WE GET IT. The 2 things studio owners never seem to have enough of are time and money. So it might seem counter-intuitive to join a program that is going to cost money and take up your time. We know you're thinking it, and that’s perfectly okay! That kind of critical thinking is actually a good sign that you’re ready for the Inner Circle.
Think of the Inner Circle like an investment in your own professional development and future that’s designed to not only earn back your initial investment very quickly, but likely multiply it.
Yes, there is some time investment required, but the done-for-you systems and templates you’re going to get will make implementing everything way easier and way faster than anything you would have done on your own.
Not to mention the monetary costs and time wasted on trial and error when you do it yourself. Our methods are proven to work and get massive returns on investment. The results really speak for themselves.
We've yet to meet a member who said "I wish I waited longer to join the Inner Circle" and we're betting you won't either.
The Inner Circle is the highest caliber of expert coaching and hands-on mentorship out there today for dance studio owners. As you might imagine, a program this transformative and comprehensive is not going to fit everyone’s budget.
We do offer a substantial discount if you pay for your first year in advance. But if a monthly payment plan better fits your current circumstances, we offer that option too.
After you apply, you’ll be invited to join a Right Fit Call with one of our Studio Growth Strategists. You’ll be able to discuss the financial investment on that call.
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
When you join the Inner Circle, you get:
STUDIO GROWTH CURRICULUM
Methods, done-for-you processes & expert training in the following key areas:
- And many more!
Worried about being thrown in the deep end before you’re ready? Don't be! You'll get started with our 9-week Onboarding Plan to ease you in and get complete clarity on the most important items to focus on first!
- In-Person Member Retreats - 2x per year
- Virtual Member Retreats - 2x per year
- Virtual Team Retreat - 1x per year
You can invite any and ALL of your team members to our Virtual Team Retreat, where OUR team will train YOUR team – for you!
- Expert coaching sessions every month hosted by industry leading experts
- 1 Masterclass training per month
- Access to all DSOA vault Masterclasses, handbooks and worksheets
When you join the Inner Circle, you get immediate access to all prior Masterclasses and related handbooks and worksheets plus fresh new expert trainings monthly.
- 1:1 Annual Game Plan
- Quarterly Planning Sessions
- Monthly Planning Sessions
- Weekly Group Calls
Inside the Inner Circle you’ll always know where you’re headed and how to get there. Our Annual, quarterly, monthly and even weekly planning sessions will ensure you stay on track and making major progress towards your goals.
- Exclusive access to our members-only private Facebook group
- Priority customer service
You can share wins (you’ll have many), ask questions, get feedback and ideas in real time, around-the-clock, 24/7.
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.
YOU. ARE. READY.
If you’re committed to growth and you’ve got at least 80 students, you’re the perfect candidate for the Inner Circle.
Isn’t it high time you invest in your studio, invest in yourself as a leader and as an individual?
The transformation that is the Inner Circle doesn’t stop at more students and more revenue. You’ll be able to spend more time with the people you love, doing the things you love. You’ll gain confidence in yourself as a business owner and clarity about the future that you’ve never had before. Your life will be less stressful, and more joyful.
how to apply
Fill out the Inner Circle Application (it's totally FREE)!
Book your FREE Right Fit Call with one of our Studio Growth Strategists.
You’ll have the opportunity to get all your specific questions answered on this 1:1 totally confidential call. You’ll get to discuss your unique situation and whether this program will be the right fit for you. We’ll also discuss the financial investment and your options on that call.
We are looking forward to working alongside you to build the studio of your dreams!
Ready to grow your studio and reclaim your life?
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