Our DSOA Members are among the most dedicated and passionate dance studio owners across the globe, and have committed to growing their businesses to provide the best possible dance education for our future industry leaders.
We are proud to show them off.
A trusted brand since 1981, Hubterdon Academy of the Arts are grateful for the loyalty of thousands of families, who over the past three and a half decades have grown their community of music and arts lovers to what it is today
Aisling is the CEO of Primaballet, and currently has over 700 students and runs classes from 11 community hall venues in Dublin, Ireland. Although she has been with the DSOA for only a few months, in that time Aisling has taken all of the resources and advice in her stride and grown her numbers by over 300+ this year alone!
Annette is the co-founder and CEO of 'Steps 2 Stardom'. She absolutely loves teaching children and creating a 2nd home for them at Steps 2 Stardom. Annette and her team enjoy helping each and every child reach their full potential and enabling them to learn so many valuable life lessons along the way.
At LHQ Danceforce, Lynn and her team are committed and passionate about all aspects of dance, with a focus on strong technique and high-energy performances. The director and teachers at LHQ Danceforce in Agawam, Ma build the self esteem of their dancers through positive reinforcement, while challenging their students to perform at their highest potential. The LHQ team achieve maximum results in a disciplined and friendly environment.
BDC Dance Studios owner Natalie Stubbs took her first ballet class at age three in the small, West Australian town of Esperance, Natalie was one of those children who thrived on ballet and never looked back. She completed her vocational examinations at Perth’s Academy of Ballet and Performance, becoming an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance as well as being a candidate for Solo Seal.
Cheryl and Sarah are the owners of Annex Dance Academy, and offer recreational and competitive programs at their studios. This year the duo are celebrating over 10 years in business and are proud to be part of their student's best dance instruction experience.
Courtney and her dynamic team at Snap Dance Studios in Cochrane, CA believe dance should develop self confidence, create healthy minds and bodies, and teach valuable life lessons.”
Dance Sensations is a prominent locally owned dance studio, which offers quality, affordable dance and cheer tuition in the Kiama and Shellharbour areas. Dance Sensations is about to enter its 16th year of operation, and currently serves over 550 local children each week and employs 15 dedicated staff. Our classes are taught in purpose built state of the dance studios in both of our locations in Brown St, Kiama and Addison St, Shellharbour.
Dance Stream Victoria is a fresh and exciting dance school that is tailored to suit both serious dance students who want to take their dancing to the next level and also recreational students who just love to dance. Students of Dance Stream Victoria are encouraged to reach their full potential through structured classes and a supportive, welcoming environment.
Elan Dance Arts founder and CEO Shawna Kwan began her dance training in Ottawa at The Greta Leeming Studio. From that moment on, she fell in love with the dance world. She has been teaching for over 20 years. She holds her ADAPT certification and is also a trained classical singer and has a strong background in musical theatre. She continues her love of dance through teaching, choreographing and judging throughout the country.
Footloose Performance Studios offers exciting and engaging classes for all ages. Providing quality dance training within a positive and encouraging atmosphere, our classes allow students to learn dance whilst having lots of FUN and making lifelong friends and memories along the way!!
For Bambi, it was literally a dream come true when she had the opportunity to open her own dance studio in 2013. After 15 years of teaching dance, Bambi opened Dance With Me School of Dance in Bel Air. She is the studio’s main instructor and the artistic director of the company.
"Gemma is the CEO of Dance In Motion Academy in Worcestershire, England. She started the studio in 2008 and provides classes to over 500 students each week in all styles of dance and cheer."
Industry Dance owner Casey Tangye Casey has a love of the performing arts. Starting dance classes at the age of just 4, Casey has studied jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, ballet, musical theatre, vocal, acrobatics & drama. She first learnt with Dimarco Dance Academy later to become Dance Network Australia & Chatterton Ballet Academy later to become Ansell's Academy of Ballet.
"Jodi's studio 'Releve Studios' have a goal to foster a love for creating and performing while building skills and confidence in their students. What a joy to see a them grow and progress! Relevé is more than a performing arts studio. It's a community of people passionate about building each other up and supporting and encouraging each other to grow."
Kellie and Vanessa McCormack, the principals of k&v dance.corp, established their dance school at Heathcote in 1987. Since then the studio has expanded enormously and is now recognised as one of Sydney’s leading and most successful dance and performing arts studios!
Kelly is the owner of DIS Dance in Sydney's Rouse Hill region. She runs a popular recreational studio and values a non-competitive and safe dance environment for her dedicated students.
"Laura is a babyballet franchisee where she covers the areas of Romford Central, Chelmsford, Brentwood and Billericay Romford in the UK. She's been running her babyballet business for 4 years and... wait for it... has around 600 under 6 year olds coming to her for classes each week! 53 classes 7 days per week! Laura is so passionate about this age group and is now looking to expand into running an school for 6+."
Located at Pearl & Webster in lovely Middleburg Heights, Ken and Sharie have built thier entire studio for their students. The pair welcomes any student to explore all forms of dance in an affordable non-competitive environment. Students of all ages and levels can take that dance class they have always dreamed of taking. From the aspiring dancer to the novice looking for some exercise and fun, Rock City Dance (RCD) will meet their needs.
Marguerite founded The Renaissance School of Dance in Papatoetoe in 2004. She teaches Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Ballet dance styles. She has been dancing herself since she was 3 years old, doing exams, performing and choreographing in various events, including Santa Parades, music videos, jubilees, Auckland Children’s Musical Theatre, Manukau Performing Arts and City Dance Company.
Michelle Hopper has worked extensively in the performing arts industry for the last 20 years. Having worked with the world’s leading choreographers in film, TV, musical theatre she has cemented herself as a highly sought after commercial dancer. Returning home to the Gold Coast, Michelle now wants to share her wealth of experience and expertise to train the next generation of performers.
Miss Dani is the proud owner of Bay of Plenty Performing Arts which opened its doors in 2014. Dani has been teaching in Auckland and Sydney for over 10 years. During this time she has also been busy performing as a cheerleader for the Auckland Blues, Vodafone Warriors and NZ Breakers. Some of her career highlights include winning NRL Cheergirl of the Year and touring as a backup dancer for Basshunter and 3OH!3.
Moore Than Dance' pride themselves on having the most professional and dedicated staff around. Angela's staff members not only teach, but are working professionals in their fields. Current and former students receive quality training and have performed on Broadway, The Guthrie Theater, The Children's Theatre Company, Stages Theater and many others. They have also acted and danced in commercials and television shows. Angela and her team at 'Moore Than Dance' make performing dreams come true!
Patti's studio 'Core Dynamics Pilates and Dance' is located in Alberta, Canada and has been running for 9.5 years. Patti's studio is the true definition of a dance family, and have built a reputation on their warm and welcoming environment. Patti's staff is top notch and she is proud to receive great feedback about how much her students of all ages love their teachers.
Rebecca Liu-Brennan is the principal of PAWS studios in Western Sydney. She has been teaching for over 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to pass on to her amazing students. Some of her career highlights include choreographing for two groups for Australia's Got Talent, choreographing for an Opera and recently choreographing a piece for Delta Goodrem for Project Pink a huge breast cancer gala.
Shari McLeod trained in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose and has traveled around the world and back to share her talents and experiences with us. She has taught Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, directed and choreographed for 33 years at Studio S Broadway.
With a wealth of international professional experience, Redlands Dance Studio owners John and Rebecca are passionate about sharing their knowledge and love of the arts with their students. They believe that every child deserves the best in dance education.
Karen Davis' team at All Things Dance have a strong focus on dance education and providing the best possible training to enhance technique, creativity and confidence. The 3 large studios host over 500+ students in classes each week in Geraldton, Western Australia.
Alouettes Academy is a family oriented and inspiring place to learn how to dance, play an instrument, sing, act and have fun, while building life lasting friendships. With only 4 years of history teaching dance, music and theatre, Alouettes Academy is already a highly regarded arts school in Kendall, Miami, providing a save, nurturing and encouraging environment for students to explore and develop a passion for the arts.
Michelle Hanson is the director of The Arts Project of Orange County - a one-stop creative studio committed to cultivating a passion for the arts through private lessons, group classes, workshops and performances. Michelle's dedicated team offers a wide range of art, music, theatre and voice classes from beginners to seasoned performers.
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
I was recommended to join DSOA by a dear friend. I am so glad I did. You need to surround yourself with successful people if you wish to raise your own bar and be successful. This group challenges me to try things that I need to learn to elevate my business. Money well spent
Tara Pickford, Sparks Dance Centre, Australia
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.”
Dana, 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.
Jodi, 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.
Stephanie, 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, 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
The Dance Studio Owners Association is a community of over 300 STUDIO OWNERS from every corner of the world. Each of our members make up our family. We focus on supporting our STUDIO OWNERS in each area of their business and life. Each month they have access to online master classes with business, dance and marketing experts. Plus opportunities to ask their burning questions and get the help they need to continually grow as a business owner, leader and human being.