PROJECT MOTIVATE (Business Seminar)
Project Motivate - July 19-21 (Business Retreat)
Project Motivate started it all. This 3-day retreat covers everything business to rejuvenating your dance teacher spirit. Be a smarter business owner while you maintain high standards in dance education. Analyze our ever-changing dance world to help you define who you are and the studio you want to direct.
Who can attend: Studio owners who may register their faculty, office employees, significant others or those who have a hand in the business side of the studio.
FEATURING: Rhee Gold with Special Guests: Wingman for Dance’s Jessica Michaels & Ian Hockley and Denele Sweet
*seminar fee includes: complimentary meals, transportation to and from the hotel & all notes and/or manuals
Project Motivate Summary
Perfect for a first-time, or seasoned studio owner, ready for fresh ideas to improve enrollment, generate additional revenue and examine the possibilities for change.
- Office Manager Handbook
- Analyze Financials
- New Preschool Performing Arts Program
- Recital Success (creative and financial)
- After School Programs
- Smart Scheduling
- Community Performance Concepts
- Summer Camps/Programs
- Team Building/Staff Incentives
- Balancing Family and Work-life
- AND a lot more
Project Motivate is open to all who have a hand in the success of your studio!
Special Events and Guests
Wingman for Dance
A chance for all of us to learn classroom strategies and activities to inspire the next generation of compassionate leaders. Youth today are facing a crisis of confluence of image addiction, elitism and exclusion compounded by the disconnect caused by social media. Jessica Michaels and Ian Hockley will share their remarkable passion for using dance to influence a positive future for our students and the world!
Denele began teaching to a group of local children out of a garage in Seaside, Oregon. Twenty years later, the studio has two locations with 19 teachers and staff. Her innovative approach to business embraces participants of all ages and abilities. Denele will share secrets to successful after school programs, community performances and a unique preschool performing arts program.
|Thursday, July 19||Friday, July 20||Saturday, July 21|
|8:00-9:00||Complimentary Breakfast||Complimentary Breakfast||Complimentary Breakfast|
Confidence in Who You Are and What You Believe is Right
Embracing the right attitude will improve your business, your teaching and your personal life.
If you direct your studio with a culture of respect, regardless of age or skill level, you will be setting yourself up for success.
10:30-12:00 Financial Reality
A series of simple formulas and worksheets to analyze the profit (or loss) per class, per teacher or program. Determine which sectors (preschool, recreational, intensive) are generating the most income.
It's a Choice
Believe it or not, our reaction to life’s surprises are under our control.
|Analyze to Maximize
This entire seminar is focused on smart class scheduling.
|10:00||Office Manager Handbook|
Responsibilities, job descriptions, policies and more.
|Power of Performances
Community involvement is the best advertising for your studio. Learn how to use performances you’re already producing to grow your customer base
From the start of the season through the last finale, we’ll cover many practical processes and strategies to reduce stress for everyone.
Recital: Creative Perspective
Imaginative concepts for both themed and non-themed recitals.
From pre-school camps to advanced intensives, this seminar will offer food for thought on new possibilities.
|12:00||Success with After School Programs|
Tap into your community's need for after school activities. Catering to working parents who want an active, educational and enriching daycare alternative for their children
Maximizing revenue through ticket sales, performance fees, show programs, costumes, and more.
|Invest in Your Team
A motivated and happy team are the backbone of a flourishing studio.
|1:00||Complimentary Lunch||Complimentary Lunch||Complimentary Lunch|
Explore the demographics of the prime studio market; learn how to reach potential clientele and what branding messages sell your product. It will include in depth social media marketing, print and more. Head home with a series of marketing templates that you can utilize instantly.
|Wingman for Dance:|
Heroes Who Go Above and Beyond creating the next generation of compassionate leaders.
Youth today are facing a crisis of confluence of image addiction, elitism and exclusion compounded by the disconnect caused by social media.
Jessica Michaels & Ian Hockley
|Dreams Become Reality
Final words to help you sum up the experience and determine your next step.
Submit your website to be reviewed by Rhee. Learn practical tips to improve your virtual 24-hour brochure.
|Preschool Performing Arts|
Get the next generation of dancers in your studio! Today’s preschoolers are your performers of tomorrow, so plant the dancing seed in them early and nourish their growth with a full day performing arts preschool.
|5:00||5:00-5:30 Literature Exchange|
Attendees share their recital programs, handbooks, marketing and more.
5:30-6:00 Q & A
|6:30-8:00||Poolside Business Brainstorm|
Moderated by Rhee, this fun and enlightening gathering will be the opportunity for Project Motivate attendees to share their "great ideas!"
From the moment the retreat begins you'll be among friends who are focused on being the best that they can be inside and outside of the studio. The DanceLife Retreat Center is a 7,000-square foot log and stone residence featuring a gorgeous studio and meeting space. It creates the perfect atmosphere to grow and study. The fully restored stone fireplaces, beautiful lodge décor, outstanding landscape and acres of pine trees create a sense of peace from the moment you arrive.
COMPETITION: A FRESH PERSPECTIVE
July 8 | $249 | Patty Neal & Rhee Gold
REJUVENATE YOUR DANCE TEACHER SPIRIT
July 9 & 10 | $399 | Sandi Duncan & Rhee Gold
July 11 & 12 | $499 | Hedy Perna & Rhee Gold
JAZZ, MUSICAL THEATER & CONTEMPORARY TOO
July 13 & 14 | $399 | Drew Burgess, Billy Griffin, Katie Kozul & Rhee Gold
TECHNIQUE TUNE UP
July 15 & 16 | $399 | Drew Burgess, Kathy Kozul & Rhee Gold
CREATING YOUR DREAM TEAM
July 17 & 18 | $499 | Maureen Gelchion & Teri Mangiaratti
July 19 - 21 | $699 | Rhee Gold with special guests: Ian Hockley, Jessica Michaels & Denele Sweet