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Processing & Shipping Time

All Orders from the Studio Wholesale Program™ require time to be put together. On the next page of the checkout process, you’ll choose from a variety of shipping speeds. Keep in mind that these timeframes represent the door-to-door travel time of the package, and don’t include the time needed to process, gather, or pack the order.

Product Availability

Some of the products offered in the Studio Wholesale Program™ aren’t stocked on our shelves, and are instead transferred to us from manufacturer warehouses. Rest assured, we will always reach out to you with an estimate of how long the order will take to get to you.

COVID-19 and Order Processing

Due to the impact of COVID-19, there are industry-wide delays and backorders affecting all dancewear brands. Please anticipate delays. We will provide you with backorder information as soon as we receive those details from our suppliers. The Studio Wholesale Program customer service team is working as quickly as possible to process all orders. Please note we cannot accommodate add-on or rush orders.

The Importance of Staff Appreciation

It takes a whole lot to run a business. Dance teachers, office staff, and support team members are all vital to the everyday operations and long-term success of a dance studio. Whether it be a studio or a boutique, we think it’s important to make sure that staff members feel appreciated, acknowledged, and fulfilled. We’ll dive into the benefits we’ve seen at our own store as well as heard from your fellow SWP members below.


Team Spirit

Letting someone know that they’ve done a good job really helps lift their spirits. A happy team member is far less likely to get into conflicts than a member who feels unappreciated. Furthermore, a cohesive team generally gets more work done in a shorter period of time, and usually at a higher quality which is a plus for everyone. Here at Inspirations we like to throw a pizza party every month which gives us a chance to unwind, chat, and release any stress we may have been holding on to. It really helps reinforce the dynamic of our relationships - we don’t just work alongside one another, we genuinely care about each other.


Setting an Example

Us adults often think we’re fantastic at keeping things hidden from kids, but in all honesty, children can be quite perceptive when it comes to emotions and relationships. If two teachers are having a spat, dancers can usually sense the tension pretty quickly. Using positive reinforcement to encourage and uplift staff members helps everyone set a great example of teamwork and responsibility that will inspire the students to follow suit.


Understanding the Value of a Great Staff

It’s important to keep in mind that the hours of a dance teacher are far from a simple 9:00-5:00. Finding someone who’s willing to sacrifice their evenings and weekends can be rare, just like finding someone who’s great at teaching the art of dance. So discovering someone who falls into both categories is something to be celebrated.


Ways to Show Your Appreciation

Being organized is a simple, yet effective way to show that you respect your staff. When you show that you care about the business, you show that you care about the people who help you run it. Outlining responsibilities and expectations in a clear, friendly way is one way of doing this (which also helps your entire business run more smoothly). Ensuring that staff members have adequate time off (and treating it in an easy, professional way,) also lets them know they’re appreciated. Kind comments and compliments go a long way (if they’re genuine!). Next time you’d like to offer a correction to a staff member, also mention something you like about the way they operate. Every few months, take your staff out to dinner or to see a show - bonding experiences like this can go a long way in solidifying relationships between staff.

Ultimately, it’s your business to run, and you should absolutely run it in a way that works best for you. We wanted to share some of what we’ve learned from working with our amazing team as well as hearing feedback from your co-members of the Program. We know that working at a dance studio is more than just a job, it’s a second home and an extension of your family, so we wanted to pass along some of our favourite things that we have done to strengthen and grow our team as a whole.