Running a busy dance studio is hard work. And the hardest part may just be determining where to put your greatest energy: the location and appearance of your studio, the friendliness and expertise of your dance instructors, the choreography and planning of recitals all reflect on you and help determine your studio’s success and future.
We’re guessing you love making sure every single little detail is just right, when it comes to your dance studio. And you don’t want to spend extra time managing schedules, payments, and other necessary tasks unrelated to your main passion. After all, you wanted to start a dance studio, not a business, exactly. But a business it is, with dry-and-boring details that must be managed professionally. You don’t want to be left in the dust while everyone else is catering to online natives, but you don’t want to spend a ton of time — or money — trying to figure it all out. Well, we have the perfect solution for you: Jackrabbit Dance software.
Paperless Is On Pointe
As a dance studio, you may love to work with children, but you also need to communicate with their parents. Today’s parents don’t see online registration and payment options as an “extra bonus”: they expect it. They’re used to checking their phones to find out about everything from play dates to major world news, so if you want your studio on their radar, you need more than a stagnant website with basic information.
To both serve existing clients and attract new ones, you need an efficient, user-friendly, web-based management system. Parents who can access scheduling, payment, and other dance-lesson-related information from their device at any time will be much happier than those wondering where that paper form, schedule, or receipt went. Add in the increasing awareness of the environmental impact of all that paperwork, and you have even more motivation to go paperless!
Timing Is Everything
We’re not just taking about dance moves here. Choreographing a family’s schedule can be quite a challenge, and while dance may be your studio’s main event, each of your students has a family with plenty of other activities. If you’re going to remain part of their dance of life, you need to be flexible enough to allow for their other commitments. If registration and payment can be accepted only particular days and times, you risk eliminating certain families from being able to join. With Jackrabbit Dance software, though, dance parents can register and pay on their own schedule, wherever they can get online.
And it’s not a complicated maneuver, either: even those parents who aren’t particularly tech-savvy will find the well-designed interface and convenient step-by-step process easy to navigate. With a single website visit, dance parents can both register and pay. Jackrabbit Dance allows for quick and easy registration along with immediate confirmation — no hoping a check didn’t get lost in the mail or waiting to get a phone call or a schedule. After registration, parents can easily view their account and track payments, absences, make-up lessons, and recital updates.
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