I know what it’s like to be on the brink of closing up your studio.

I recall the challenges of putting on performances with ZERO budget (don’t laugh: once I actually spray painted garbage bags to make do as costumes as there wasn’t any money to spend on outfits.  *shudders*)

And I know the pain of having incredibly talented students who aren’t in a position to pay their fees and desperately wanting to help them.

As a studio director, you make a huge impact on the lives of your students, giving them memories they will cherish the rest of their lives.

But sometimes, it’s god-damn-hard.

I know so many studio directors who scrape by each month, living on passion and the smiles of their students.

I’m passionate about helping you grow your studio, in whatever way I can.  And I believe that improving your studio’s marketing is the fastest way to get you into a better, more comfortable place.

Which is why, for the first time, I’m offering scholarships into the SEP.

But these aren’t your ordinary scholarships…

This is a two-part scholarship that’s not just for you!

PART ONE: You will receive full access into the Studio Expansion Program and all the bonuses that go along with it.  Over 10 week’s we’ll work together to create a comprehensive plan to grow your studio and I’ll give you all the resources to make it easy. This part of the scholarship is worth $1497.


PART TWO: As my gift, I’m going to be giving each of the three scholarship winners a $500 Cash Bonus to be used as a Student Scholarship.  

This money is for you to use as a Scholarship for one of YOUR students.  

It’s to be used to pay for extra lessons, or competition fees, or costumes for one of your deserving students.

I’d like you to note that this isn’t necessarily for your most talented student, but for a student who needs the joy and fulfillment your classes bring.

It’s for the child who sees your studio as a home, when home doesn’t feel like home.  

For the student who you know is doing it tough and for the student who you couldn’t bear to see them not continue their lessons.

You’re probably used to dipping into your own pocket to help out students who have fallen on hard times.

I’d like to take that pressure off you and give you and your students a helping hand.  

My decision to do this twofold.

Firstly, it’s because my driving passion is to engage more students in the performing arts.  I believe wholeheartedly in the life enriching benefits of the arts and have seen how it can change lives, my own included.  This is the larger purpose behind Studio Expansion and my way of paying it forward.

Secondly, it is inspired by a student I used to teach named Leilani.  I’ll tell you her story another time.

Here’s how to apply for a Studio Expansion Scholarship:

  1. Film a short video that is less than 90 seconds.  The quality isn’t important – it’s your message that matters.
  2. Upload it to YouTube with the title:  #studioexpansionscholarship (it has to have the hashtag so we can find it)
  3. Then, email the link to the video to [email protected] with the email title: “#studioexpansionscholarship Entry”
  4. Get your entry in before 5 March at 6pm Sydney Time.

The winners will be announced on Friday 6 March!

Get those videos in and if you’d like more information on the Studio Expansion Program, click here:

 Love Chantelle x


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