Studio Owner Buzz: Facebook Marketing Tips

Four Fantastic and Free marketing ideas using your Facebook fan page to hold a contest!

1) Picture Match
Make a status on your fan page say something like:

“One Week Only! Change your profile picture to match ours and be entered to win a $20 gift certificate to the studio. One entry per day, per family.”

Within minutes you will see your logo EVERYWHERE!

2) Instant Testimonials. Ask your fans to leave a comment about “why they joined” or “their favorite memory of last year was” to get entered in for a drawing.

Your fan page will be covered with fabulous testimonials!

3) Recruit Fans!
Another type of contest results in your page getting more fans. Your fans must try to refer new people and the new fans must post a comment and say who their friend was that linked them.

At the end of the time period, the person with the most referrals wins the prize.

4) Fan Photos.
Ask your fans to upload a photo of their child to your fan page and have all of their families and friends “like” the page & their child’s photo. The student with the most likes wins.

Prize Ideas: a free week of classes, or free month, free costume, free dance bag or simply a dollar amount gift certificate. Don’t have the money to give away – give “parent of the month” or “student of the month” or post the winning comment / picture somewhere prominent in the studio or year-end program.

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New Music Mondays: Sunny Choi

We have a fun way to spice up your ballet class! Today’s New Music Monday is all about the piano artist, Sunny Choi.

Sunny plays classical piano covers over Top 40 hits and many are available on her Facebook page for FREE download. Not all will work for ballet class because of changing tempos and unusual phrasing, but here are a few of our favorites:

“Why Don’t We Just Dance” (Josh Turner) – use for: Tendu, Degage, Frappe, Petite Allegro

“Alejandro” (Lady Gaga) – use for: Ron De Jambe / Tendu / Petite Allegro

“Temporary Home” (Carrie Underwood) – use for: Adagio

“Your Love Is My Drug” (Ke$ha) – use for: Petite Allegro

“Haven’t Met You Yet” (Michael Buble) – use for: Degage, Frappe, Pique turns

From her Facebook page:

“Sunny Choi…has a rare gift called “perfect pitch” and this talent allows her to play almost any musical selection that she hears without the aid of written music. Sunny has spent the last decade fine-tuning her gift and has developed her business “Sunny Choi Music” around her love of music and powerful talent.”

Now go and enjoy the free downloads!