The DSOA is proud to bring our members industry experts to contribute on a daily basis
to the growth of their studios. From digital marketing and social media
to strategic partnerships and leadership (and everywhere in between) we've got you covered!
Award-winning SEO consultant and copywriter Kate Toon brings almost two decades of experience to the DSOA. Kate’s SEO knowledge base is out of this world and ensures that our DSOA family are getting their brand front and centre in the webisphere.
As a member of the Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (AMDA), Tracy Silver is a teacher, director, choreographer, adjudicator and mentor to Dance BFA students. As a ‘teacher of teachers’, Tracy brings invaluable wisdom to the DSOA as our training expert.
Bestselling author and trainer Kim Barrett is the founder of ‘Your Social Voice’ -an online marketing & lead generation agency serving experts and small business owners. Kim is our social media lifeline in the DSOA family!
Abbey Woodcock is a highly sought-after copywriter and content strategist, specialising in creating effective marketing strategies. Abbey is always happy to share her expertise with our studio owners to market their business effectively using little more than the powerful written word.
Dancer, author and master teacher Deborah Vogel conducts workshops for teachers, students and professional dancers around the world. As our technique expert, Deborah steps up to help our community of studio owners and teachers focus on technique and injury prevention.
With over 20 years of teaching experience and having built and run her own empire in “Jane Grech Dance Centre”, Jane Grech brings new meaning to the word ‘leadership’. As our DSOA leadership expert, Jane generously shares her experience and advice when it comes to systems, recruitment and staff management.
Claire O’Connor is the founder of babyballet™ - the UK’s leading preschool dance franchise. Claire brings her wisdom surrounding preschool dance as well as program development to the DSOA as our program expert.
Media coach, marketing strategist and PR guru Susan Harrow is the founder of Harrow Communications and gives businesses the tools they need to gain life-changing media exposure. As the DSOA’s PR expert, Susan helps our community find the exposure they need to grow the studio of their dreams.
Jennifer Filzen is the founder and CEO of ‘Rock Star Marketing’, where she leads a team of marketers to get businesses in the limelight! As our Marketing expert, Jennifer’s grammy-award winning performing arts background has given her great insight to share with our members about getting seen in all the right places.
Paul Ramondo is one of the best in the business when it comes to advanced Facebook advertising, social media and digital marketing strategies. As our digital marketing expert, Paul helps our DSOA members drive traffic, increase engagement and amplify conversion rates.
Pauline Martin Brooks spends her days working with a range of
forward-thinking small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level through partnerships. Pauline not only helps her clients set up their partnerships and joint ventures, she teaches people how to get partner ready, and is passionate about sharing her knowledge from over a decade working in and around Strategic Partnerships.
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.