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UDMA is pleased to offer THREE educational opportunities throughout the weekend - all geared towards continued business growth for your studio.

Seminar registrations are $20 per person.


Our seminars are open to studio owners who may register their office employees or staff.

Rejuvenating your Recitals
Saturday: 9am - 10am
Presenter: Joe Naftal, Dance Connection

Step outside of the typical “stage” ideas for your performance season and create a memorable, crowd-pleasing theme that you can use throughout the year! Whether your performance is a new spin on a classic theme or something brand new to you, this session is for you. Get inspired with new ideas for music, props, scenery, lighting, and more. We’ll help you build excitement around your studio’s events and give you the tools to expand your recital concepts.

Studio Challenges & Trends Forum
Saturday: 10:15am - 11:45am
Facilitators: Dan Barris, Taylor Hiller, Suzanne Gerety, TBD
In this interactive seminar, we will discuss some of the most difficult challenges your studio is facing, and the impact current trends have on your business. Parental requests for exceptions to policies that have an impact on your financial bottom line and studio culture are increasing every year. In the age of “social media”, we will work together to create a way to respond to parental studio questions while keeping your dignity and business intact. You will walk away from this seminar with the tools you need to address parental requests, competition team problems, and general lack of respect towards participation requirements. Ask questions and get solution-based ways to address these on-going challenges.

Creating Inclusive Environments in the Dance Studio
Sunday: 8:30am - 9:30am
Presenter: Katie Gatlin, YPAD

Cultivating an environment in which every dancer feels respected and connected is crucial, but it is not always easy. Inclusion extends beyond physical presence; it encompasses the entire dancer and their environment. Join Katie Gatlin, Advisory Panel Member from Youth Protection Advocates in Dance, to explore these principles of inclusion and how it contributes to and shapes your dance studio environment.

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