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etp777

Active Member
#81
I know you hate it when I say this etp, but you don't live in the boondocks and could always look around you know. If your studio is the best then its still going to be so if you look at the alternatives. I didn't start at a chain studio exactly but it was an independent studio where the owners were spinoffs and used the same strategy. Twas a warm and fuzzy place to dance - and I still look back on it with affection - but turns out it was not the b-all and end all for my needs.
Heh, nothing wrong with saying that. I actually go to two studios regularly, and a bunch more less often (chain and not). Ons is one of most competitive studios in area, other one is, well, mine. :) I haven't yet found one that I like more than mine. So I'm contuining to work on improving my studio. Actually had a long conversation with two of pros from my studio about increasing competition around our studio.
 
#82
well thats a constructive way of achieving your ends - change the studio. Thats what i love about the US - you will find this odd but in many places few people think of changing the environment if they don't like it. The only option is to move to a new one. Indeed, its one of the unheralded greatnesses of the US...
 

DL

Well-Known Member
#83
well thats a constructive way of achieving your ends - change the studio. Thats what i love about the US - you will find this odd but in many places few people think of changing the environment if they don't like it. The only option is to move to a new one. Indeed, its one of the unheralded greatnesses of the US...
Shaw (who was Irish) once said something like:

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world in which they live. Unreasonable people attempt to change the world to suit their preference.

Therefore, all progress depends upon unreasonable people.
 

wooh

Well-Known Member
#85
well thats a constructive way of achieving your ends - change the studio. Thats what i love about the US - you will find this odd but in many places few people think of changing the environment if they don't like it. The only option is to move to a new one. Indeed, its one of the unheralded greatnesses of the US...
Of course, he could be trying to make changes that will make the studio less inviting to others. In which case, it wouldn't be constructive, be destructive.
 
#86
Any person can only put forward what they think is a good idea, whether its used depends on many factors including, hopefully, the needs of others. If the studio is well run its management will incorporate new ideas if they see them as being generally positive for the studios future.
 
#87
It would be nice if more studios at least were open to the ideas and toss them around. So to speak.

You never know when something is a great idea or a flop unless one is willing to at least first acknowledge it and maybe then incorporate it.

If it brings the desired results you stick with it, if it brings the opposite then you nix it.

But it never hurts to try new things. Sometimes status quo gets a bit outdated or boring.

Those who are completely unwilling to change will over time see the detrimental effects that has. No matter how successful it may appear.

Especially if the "caliber" (I use this word loosely) of people, while on the surface appear what it is you want, is in actuality quite the opposite.
 

and123

Well-Known Member
#88
It would be nice if more studios at least were open to the ideas and toss them around.
Amen to that. At my former (hence "former") studio, they absolutely were not listening to what we wanted and needed from our lessons, particularly group. Put up with that for far too long, and then finally.... SEE YA. The formerly warm fuzzies turned to bitterness at their unwillingness to fulfill the needs of the loyal dancers as they (attempted to) grow and learn. That's just plain bad business. I'm not talking just one or two people complaining. There was a large group of us with the same issues, and I'm sure we would have continued to sink large sums of money into that place had they cared enough to entertain our ideas.
 

and123

Well-Known Member
#92
maybe studios need suggestion boxes?
Heck, I even went so far as to suggest something like that -- ask the students for their input about classes. I said you can then ignore it if you want, but at least the students will get the false feeling that the studio owner is listening to them.

Pfffft.

But like Elise said, if a studio/instructor isn't fulfilling your needs, move on.
 
#95
yes, but you can always place a trash can right next to the box...:rolleyes: even if you only get one good suggestion in 100, its still a good suggestoin.

Another way to do it is to have a studio 'general meeting'. This is common in some organizations - and studios (or rather dance places) that are cooperatives routinely do it as part of mangement. Of course people have to come to it - so it needs some purpose - but it could be tied to an important social event such as before an annual party.
 

fascination

Site Moderator
Staff member
#97
yes, but you can always place a trash can right next to the box...:rolleyes: even if you only get one good suggestion in 100, its still a good suggestoin.

Another way to do it is to have a studio 'general meeting'. This is common in some organizations - and studios (or rather dance places) that are cooperatives routinely do it as part of mangement. Of course people have to come to it - so it needs some purpose - but it could be tied to an important social event such as before an annual party.
agree..if suggestions are actually what go in there...
 

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