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Become A Highly Successful Dance School Owner!

The 2024 Dance Business Conference is the must attend event of the year for any ambitious Dance School owner, looking to grow their business, find new opportunities and increase success!

This 2 day event, featuring seminars, workshops and networking opportunities helped over 100 amazing Dance School owners elevate their schools to the next level last year.

With our 2024 event set to be even bigger, with more expert advice, numerous exhibitors, and of course even more FUN. It’s a prime opportunity to engage, learn, and map out strategies for achieving your business goals.

Come and join us in Birmingham this August and get ready to make a difference in your dance school’s future!

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Who’s It For?

  • Dance Studio Owners who want to increase student numbers, retention rates & earn more money…
  • Dance Bosses that know they could learn more about business but need some real direction and methods for growth.
  • Business Owners who are looking for support and guidance from a community of like-minded individuals…
  • Anyone who is ready to take their school to the next level...

What You Can Expect

  • Seminars & Workshops designed to send you home with more practical, immediately usable, material than ever before.
  • Fresh & Unique ideas on how to run your dance school/studio successfully, drive retention & build revenue.
  • Opportunities to network, collaborate, to hear new ideas, and validate or change your perspectives on both your business and personal wellbeing. You may hear what others are doing and be inspired to implement something similar – or you could even hear another idea and realise you’re already on the right track!
  • A fun and vibrant event that encourages you to get involved and get to know the other attendees.
  • Celebration of women & men  in business who share your passion for the dance industry.

August 7th & 8th 2024

Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport – NEC

VIP Ticket

$

Access for 2 Days at the Conference (Lunch, Teas & Coffees Provided)

$

Ticket to Dinner Dance (Included)

$

Full Recordings Of All Business Seminars

$

Private Meet & Greet Prior To Conference (Tuesday 6th August)

$

VIP Seating (on both days)

Premium Ticket

$

Access for 2 Days at the Conference

$

Lunch, Teas & Coffees Provided

Exciting guest speakers!

We bring in some of the best international guest speakers in the business (who travel from around the globe to be at the conference!). With a wide variety of skills and experiences to draw from, we will all leave with a higher level of business understanding

Deborah Laws – Various sessions based around mastering running a dance school

Following a highly successful career as a performer, dance teacher, multiple dance school owner, franchisee, and ISTD modern and tap examiner Deborah begun studying business for the dance and performing arts industry in 2016.
She is the author of the number 1 best selling Ultimate Dance Business Planner and hosts the Ultimate Dance Business Podcast. She is a guest speaker for many examination boards and dance events, runs retreats and inspirational days and created the Uk’s first ever conference for dance school owners in 2022 – The Dance Business Conference. She is 100% committed to bringing the dance industry together to aid each others growth.

She is mum to two boys, fur woofer Folki and wife to Philip (also her PA and customer experience manager).

LIVING LIFE AUTHENTICALLY ME! – Buckso DW

Buckso delves into profound conversations where others fear to go! Covering topics close to the heart—perseverance, tenacity and the beauty that unfolds in life after death alongside her powerful message about how experiencing loss is the key to truly understand the art of healing and living authentically

Buckso is an international motivational speaker/host & energy transformation coach who mentors heart led entrepreneurs amongst us, to develop powerful and effective solutions in creating sustainable business’s without sacrificing their core values, or quality of life.

She understands that in order to attract the right people, places and things, it is essential to communicate in such a way that is both authentic and compelling.

You may well recognise her from the small screen as she does pop up on various soaps and dramas in the UK.

Having gone into the world of Acting at 37, Buckso has recently expanded this creative side by diving deeply into her real passion as a Speaker.

From the stage she shares energy and wisdom, gained from her own awakening in 2020.

LIVING LIFE AUTHENTICALLY ME! – Buckso DW

Buckso delves into profound conversations where others fear to go! Covering topics close to the heart—perseverance, tenacity and the beauty that unfolds in life after death alongside her powerful message about how experiencing loss is the key to truly understand the art of healing and living authentically

Buckso is an international motivational speaker/host & energy transformation coach who mentors heart led entrepreneurs amongst us, to develop powerful and effective solutions in creating sustainable business’s without sacrificing their core values, or quality of life.

She understands that in order to attract the right people, places and things, it is essential to communicate in such a way that is both authentic and compelling.

You may well recognise her from the small screen as she does pop up on various soaps and dramas in the UK.

Having gone into the world of Acting at 37, Buckso has recently expanded this creative side by diving deeply into her real passion as a Speaker.

From the stage she shares energy and wisdom, gained from her own awakening in 2020.

Dancing To The Data – Knowing Your numbers – Kirsty Carr

Kirsty is a straight-talking business strategist with 18 yrs of industry experience including running her own business for the past 4 years.

She believes in big business practices without the crappy corporate culture.

She believes in data, taking action and holding ourselves accountable.

She is a stickler for the numbers.

She wants your business to be successful and around for the long run.

She prefers cats to dogs, tea to coffee, sea to snow, champagne to prosecco.

She is ever so slightly obsessed with Korean dramas and food.

She loves to travel and go to gigs, her goal is to combine the two and go off on a world tour with her husband Nobby.

 

How To Create Fomo To Create Sales – Nicola Peake

Founder of Peakes Private Members Club

My passion has always been to help people. My whole career has involved meeting up with fellow ambitious business owners every day and working with them to achieve their goals. Making connections is an overlooked part of business growth, and often the lowest cost!

When I launched my first business, I had no experience and no money. But by making the right connections and focusing my attention on the right people – and a lot of graft – I grew the business to six figures within 12 months, before selling it. So what I’ll be sharing with you inside is action, not theory.

I’ve made a fantastic number of connections online, but the spark comes from meeting people in real life.

I live in Shropshire, I’m married and have two girls. We have two crazy dogs, Bonnie & Charlie. Unfortunately, it’s not me who rules the roost – it’s our cat, Olaf!

How To Create Fomo To Create Sales – Nicola Peake

Founder of Peakes Private Members Club

My passion has always been to help people. My whole career has involved meeting up with fellow ambitious business owners every day and working with them to achieve their goals. Making connections is an overlooked part of business growth, and often the lowest cost!

When I launched my first business, I had no experience and no money. But by making the right connections and focusing my attention on the right people – and a lot of graft – I grew the business to six figures within 12 months, before selling it. So what I’ll be sharing with you inside is action, not theory.

I’ve made a fantastic number of connections online, but the spark comes from meeting people in real life.

I live in Shropshire, I’m married and have two girls. We have two crazy dogs, Bonnie & Charlie. Unfortunately, it’s not me who rules the roost – it’s our cat, Olaf!

Rymel DMOT – The 4 Keys To Building a 6 Figure Business!

Rymel Dmot, Founder of the Elite Business Club & Elite Millionaire Group, is a seasoned Entrepreneur and Public Speaker who knows the best strategies and ‘steps’ to get your business to 6 figures and above.

From being in the dance industry himself as a performer and dance teacher. Rymel knows exactly what it takes to ‘move’ through a challenging and competitive industry to building a successful business.

Charlie day – A multi award winning entrepreneur, she has built three multi six figure businesses from the ground up.

Charlie is passionate about helping business owners create more sales in their businesses and proclaims that ‘selling is easy if you just know how.’ Charlie believes in selling the right way, with integrity and the customers best interests at heart – no sleazy sales tactics or pushy closes with Charlie. She wants to change the face of sales and help people create a sales strategy that works time and time again.

In 2019, at just 31, Charlie won Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Essex; her efforts have been praised by Theo Paphitis when she won Small Business Sunday. Charlie has been featured in The Daily Mail, The Guardian Series, The Independent, The Metro, BBC Radio 2 and Good Morning Britain. She also has a top 50 business podcast; The Entrepreneurs Growth Club.

 

Charlie day – A multi award winning entrepreneur, she has built three multi six figure businesses from the ground up.

Charlie is passionate about helping business owners create more sales in their businesses and proclaims that ‘selling is easy if you just know how.’ Charlie believes in selling the right way, with integrity and the customers best interests at heart – no sleazy sales tactics or pushy closes with Charlie. She wants to change the face of sales and help people create a sales strategy that works time and time again.

In 2019, at just 31, Charlie won Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Essex; her efforts have been praised by Theo Paphitis when she won Small Business Sunday. Charlie has been featured in The Daily Mail, The Guardian Series, The Independent, The Metro, BBC Radio 2 and Good Morning Britain. She also has a top 50 business podcast; The Entrepreneurs Growth Club.

 

Imagine How It Could Feel 

Here’s what last years attendees had to say!

It’s been great to be around a community that you can just openly discuss your business and thoughts without fear of judgement! The speakers have been so inspiring – as Deborah says there’s been many lightbulb moments! The exhibitors is also great I’ve been able to sort my uniform for next year, as well as automation and accountancy!

Alex Sanmogan
– Anna Rose Dance 

Amazing – absolutely Incredible! The energy has been incredible like nothing I’ve ever been to before! I would definitely come back – 100%!

Lizzie Hill
– Supreme Stars Dance Academy

It’s been good really enjoyed it – empowering!! I really enjoyed Nick’s talk – I found him really great! The Networking has been really good! Lots of things that we are doubting ourselves on we are able to talk to others about it about how they’ve dealt with it!

Sarah ward and Nicole Stott
– Theatre dance Studios

Discover New Marketing Trends and Revenue Generating Strategies

Network With Other Dance Business Owners and Take Away New, Fresh Ideas

Meet With Industry Experts That Will Inspire & Motivate You

Check Out The Amazing Exhibitors Hall with Exclusive Offers for Conference Attendees 

Enjoy Top Level Seminars to Learn Exciting Up To Date Strategies On Growing Your School

**NEW FOR 2024**

The Afterglow
Inspiration To Implementation Day With Deborah Laws

Do you leave conferences feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to implement all the valuable knowledge you’ve gained?

Join me for an exclusive and intimate day that will leave you feeling organised, empowered, and ready to take on the world.

Imagine spending a full day in a personal setting with me, Deborah Laws, reflecting on the incredible insights shared by expert guest speakers over the past two days. Together, we will formulate a personalised action plan tailored to your specific needs, ensuring you leave with a clear roadmap for success.

I will guide you through proven strategies that will revolutionise your dance school. This is your chance to tap into my wealth of knowledge and discover what needs immediate action and what can be put on the back burner.

This day of collaboration and inspiration will ignite a fire within you. You’ll be equipped with the tools and clarity you need to think big and act boldly. With my guidance, you will turn knowledge into action and make a tangible impact on your school’s future.

GALA DINNER DANCE & AWARDS PRESENTATION

The dance industry version of the OSCARS! Glam up, feel special, bring your teams and experience the beauty of celebrating an awesome year in your dance business.

There is no party like the Dance Business Conference annual awards party! Dance school principals, teachers, administrators, husbands, wives, partners and friends.

3 Course Meal

Live Entertainment

Awards Presentation

Get your Gala Dinner Dance Ticket for only £65!

Meet Your Host…

Hello there Lovely, it’s wonderful to meet you!

I am Deborah Laws and I am so excited to be hosting the annual Dance Business Conference for all you amazing Dance School Owners again.

I am totally inspired each and every day to get up and show up for the dance industry bosses out there like YOU. I am driven to make your lives easier and motivated to help you make more money while creating wonderful schools for your students.

Having worked, taught and examined in the Dance Industry for nearly 30 years, I now focus all my love and passion on my dance school bosses.

I have invested heavily in the past 8 years learning about business and coaching. Now I simply want to pour all I have learned into you so you can build incredible schools.
Basically I have spent the time learning for you so I can then simplify, and make my learnings relevant for you then pass it on in the easiest quickest way.

My mission is to spread the word – We are not just dance teachers we are smart and savvy business woman too!