Keeping Students Engaged In The Digital Age – With CLI Studios Co-Founder Jon Arpino

As teachers and business owners, it’s easy to reflect on how much times have changed over the last decade with new technology making our businesses and lives more automated. But what about the impact that technology has had on the bread-and-butter of our business – our dancers?

This is a question that today’s guest has not only asked himself, but has built his business around bringing the very best parts of technology into your classroom to enhance the dance experience. Jon Arpino is the co-founder of CLI Studios and is on a mission to bring a world class dance experience to dancers from all corners of the globe.

In This Podcast

Today Jon joins Clint to share his best tips on keeping students engaged, motivated and safe in the digital classroom.

It was only a few years ago that Jon Arpino was chatting with his good friend and choreographer Teddy Forence about the huge demand for world-class choreographers and teachers to get into dance studios all over the world, but the limited time and resources available to make this a reality. Many hours and planning sessions later, CLI studios was born – a unique online platform where dancers and teachers from all corners of the globe can access and collaborate with industry leading choreographers.

In this exclusive interview, Jon chats with Clint about:

– How CLI Studios went from being a simple idea to a reality in just a couple of years – including some of the hurdles the team faced along the way
– Keeping your students engaged and the importance of staying current with dance trends and ideas
– How to spot great teachers and tell the difference between an outstanding performer and an outstanding educator
– The risks your dancers are facing in the self-taught ‘Youtube era’ and how YOU can combat it in your classroom

Plus loads more!

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About Us
The Dance Studio Owners Association is for studio owners who are ready to commit to building their dream studio through taking consistent action while accepting guidance and advice. It’s for new studio owners and experienced studio owners alike. No matter what stage you’re at in your business, you’ll gain valuable information to take your studio to new levels while becoming a go to studio in your area.

DSOA members also have exclusive access to some of the greatest minds in business through our expert masterclasses, one-on-one mentoring through our member makeover experience, and a monthly Q&A session that directly answers all your pressing questions about being a Studio Owner.  

Our association is a community. It’s a community of dance studio owners who have seen what Clint has not only produced with his own studio, but his Studio Owner clients and program members over 6 years. They’ve seen the results and they want to be a part of the action!

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See you next week for another value-packed episode!




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